The passing on of Chris Renwick remains a major loss to the business community and by extension to St. Lucia. I write today on my personal interaction over the last fifty years, based on the transportation of cement from both Trinidad and Colombia. Chris Renwick was recognised as the “cement king” of St. Lucia and single-handedly his organisation never failed St. Lucia in ensuring that cement as a valuable commodity was always available to consumers.
Regardless of the challenges at the points of loading and discharging, Chris always maintained a friendly and professional response to his customers. He extended major credit terms to his customers and through his generosity many small businesses grew as a result of the manner in which his company operated.
The second phase of our interaction came when we entered involved in the Supermarket industry and again it was a distinct honour working with Chris based on his attitude of working together which was just part of his character and which remained unmatched. He developed a sound business with dedicated employees and between the staff and his daughter Cherly, the name Renwick and Co. will live on. As St. Lucians, we need to recognise the level of his contribution made by a superb individual.
May he rest In peace