Tributes are being paid this morning to Sameer Younis who died Sunday, September 1.
Among those expressing sadness at the death of the late business leader are Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Opposition Leader Dr. Peter Phillips and the Wolmer’s Family. Mr. Younis, a successful businessman was at different time’s head of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and the Jamaica Manufacturers Association. He was forthright in speaking about national issues and contributed to several institutions to assist the disadvantaged. He was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 2013.
In his tribute, the Prime Minister said Mr. Younis “was a business giant who served Jamaica with distinction. He worked tirelessly in the private sector to help build a better Jamaica. Indeed, as an entrepreneur for more than 50 years in Jamaica, Mr. Younis helped to shape the local business environment.” The Prime Minister recognized Mr. Younis’ contribution and service to less fortunate Jamaicans. Mr. Holness said Jamaica has lost “one of our great developers of the industry.”
The Opposition Leader said Mr. Younis was a nation builder who was committed to positive values and law and order.
“He was more than an accomplished and successful businessman, he was also a man who dedicated his life to public service to advance the development of Jamaica,” said Dr. Peter Phillips
The Wolmer’s Trust said Mr. Younis was a Wolmerian. “‘Sammy’, as he was affectionately called will be remembered not only as a Past President of both the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association but also as a tireless campaigner for the upliftment of young Jamaicans from inner-city communities,” the trust said in a release.
He has left to mourn his wife Leila and children.