Monday, 27 March 2017

NEWS FEED: Jacqueline Cummings elected JBA head + Digicel launches ‘Face of Change’ initiative + Ready TV picks Portmore

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: Chris Dehring has found the ideal home base for his new cable company, Ready TV (which is set to begin operations shortly): Portmore, St. Catherine. According to the renowned businessman and former LIME/Flow CEO, the St. Catherine municipality has a supersized workforce, it’s a major constituency for cable customers and it’s already home to 80 percent of the company’s staff. “It’s a large market, and it makes sense to set up ourselves here first,” he told the congregation of the Portmore Gospel Assembly, where the Ready TV team worshipped recently. “We have made Portmore our home, and you have welcomed us, and I am extremely grateful to the Portmore community for allowing us to come into your homes. This company is going to be an engine of growth and industry in this country, and we appreciate you wanting to be a part of what we plan to do.”

WOMAN IN CHARGE: Jacqueline Cummings is the new President of the Jamaica Bar Association (JBA). Cummings, who has been a practising attorney for more than two decades, was elected to replace Sherry-Ann McGregor at the JBA’s recent Annual General Meeting in Kingston. Stuart Simpson was elected to serve as Vice Presitdent. As her résumé attests, Cummings has done extensive work in civil and criminal law, as well as personal injury cases, estate and tax matters, immigration and family law. A well-rounded Jamaican, she has played and performed administrative duties for several sports locally and is a past member of the disciplinary commitee of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the Jamaica Table Tennis association (JTTA).

POSITIVE SPIN: “The Face of Change initiative will motivate and inspire those community groups that have been actively delivering critical service to the needy and most vulnerable across the island,” explains Digicel Foundation chair Jean Lowrie-Chin, referring to their latest community empowerment and outreach initiative that has been endorsed by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen’s I Believe programme. “Face of Change will encourage and reward the spirit of voluntarism and human compassion. For the majority of these organizations, funding is not easily available, yet they remain resilient in their efforts and steadfast in their determination to make a difference in their communities.” To learn more about Face of Change and to get involved with the cause, visit faceofchange.causewrx.com.






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