Joining the rest of the island, including academia and the business community, in mourning the death of Dr Marshall Hall, the People’s National Party (PNP) has lauded him as “an inspirational leader who made outstanding contributions to Jamaica”.
In a statement, the PNP offered its “sincere condolences to his wife, Dr Jeanette Hall, his children, grandchildren, relatives, colleagues and friends”.
Said the PNP: “We are deeply saddened by his passing, as he was one of Jamaica’s finest economists and business development leaders. Dr Hall was a true patriot who believed in the upliftment of people through education and economic development. He was a man of great service to the people of Jamaica.”
PNP President Mark Golding offered his sympathies to the family and friends of Hall.
“May his soul rest in eternal peace. He was a gentleman and a brilliant scholar who loved his country and dedicated his life to contributing to the development and strengthening of private and public sectors in post-independence Jamaica,” said Golding.
The PNP, as was noted in other tributes today, said Hall served as a director at Jamaica Producers Group Limited for 40 years and as group managing director for 27 years.
He had a lasting career in academia for over 60 years and served the nation in various leadership capacities. He was the dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Head of the Department of Management Studies, chairman of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute and a member of the West Indian Commission.
Hall also gave public service to a number of institutions including the Police Service Commission, Police
Civilian Oversight Authority, as well as the Caribbean Maritime University.
In recognition of his lifetime of business leadership and public service, Hall was awarded membership in the Order of Jamaica in 2010, the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander and was inducted into the PSOJ Hall of Fame.