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The Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) regrets to inform members of the death of Janice Budd, the Shipping Association of Jamaica’s (SAJ) head of  communication, who has provided public relations services to the CSA through its arrangement with SAJ. Miss Budd died on Tuesday, January 2, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Her substantive post at the Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ) for the last three years (3) was operations manager, communications and member services.

JaniceBJanice served the media for over 20 years in various capacities. She is perhaps best known nationally as a news anchor at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, CVM TV and RJR Group. In 2010, she transitioned to print journalism coordinating the editorial content of Jamaica’s Sunday Observer newspaper.

She also worked in corporate communications at the National Commercial Bank prior to joining the SAJ.

Of her profession, she has been quoted as saying, “I love words, I love writing, it has been easy”.

Upon hearing of her death CSA president David Jean Marie shared his memory of as Janice, “a lovely person.”  “Words cannot express the sadness of such a moment.” He said. The general manager of the CSA Mr. Fernando Rivera remembered Janice as a “smart, dedicated, a true professional, but, more importantly, an excellent person.”

The Caribbean Shipping Association wishes to express its condolences to her family and friends, colleagues and well-wishers.  She made an indelible mark on us and will remain in our hearts.


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