MINISTER CUFFIE PAYS TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM JONES
August 4, 2017
The Minister of Public Administration and Communications, the Honourable Maxie Cuffie wishes to extend condolences to the family of former Chairman of Petrotrin, Malcolm Jones who passed away at the Augustus Long Hospital, Pointe-a-Pierre this morning.
Minister Cuffie said Jones made a significant contribution to this country’s energy sector and gave his best years to public service when he could have chosen a far more lucrative path in the private sector.
Jones worked at the Ministry of Petroleum and Mines where he acted in various capacities: Chemical Engineer, Development Engineer, Project Process Engineer, and Associate Project Manager. Thereafter, Jones served as the President of Trinidad Nitrogen Company Limited before heading the methanol and urea division of the National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago. He was also Managing Director of the National Gas Company. Jones was subsequently appointed President and CEO of Titan Methanol Company before taking up the chairmanship of the Board of Directors and CEO of Petrotrin.
“With his knowledge and experience Malcolm Jones had the option of a career outside of Trinidad and Tobago which would have made him a wealthy man. I think it’s commendable that he instead chose country over personal enrichment and worked so many years in the state sector although he was aware this meant constant public scrutiny.”
Minister Cuffie said this exemplified his dedication to country and showed that Jones took his civic duty seriously.
“Today’s labour force can learn from the example Malcolm Jones has set. He demonstrated discipline and tenacity and was always resolute in his approach to the job at hand. He left a powerful legacy.”
History will be kind to him. His leadership, his work and his ideas will remain with Trinidad and Tobago and will be immortalised in the energy industry, said Minister Cuffie.