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  • The passing of Ralston Smith, CD, pathfinding communicator and businessman, represents for me, a personal loss.
  • He helped to pioneer the field of corporate communication in Jamaica with the founding of Public Relations Associates.
  • Ralston willingly became recruiter, mentor, teacher and guardian for a long list of media and communication professionals, who later rose to great heights of accomplishments in their vocations.

The passing of Ralston Smith, CD, pathfinding communicator and businessman, represents for me, a personal loss. Ralston personified the quintessential professional who gave his best in every occupational area he chose to pursue. He helped to pioneer the field of corporate communication in Jamaica with the founding of Public Relations Associates, an enduring communications outfit which survived the test of time for some fifty years. During that time, Ralston willingly became recruiter, mentor, teacher and guardian for a long list of media and communication professionals, who later rose to great heights of accomplishments in their vocations.

He provided long, loyal and distinguished communication advisory service to me in various capacities during my periods of Ministerial tenure from Industry Trade and Tourism in the 70s to Minister of Development Planning and Production  after 1989….READ MORE

 

Download Tribute by the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson on the Passing of Ralston Smith 

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