Wednesday, 15 November 2017

NEWS FEED: Sean Paul, Beres among Jamathon headliners + David McConnell appointed SVL Chairman + Robin Levy moves to Credit Union League

TAKING CHARGE: Supreme Ventures Limited has a new Chairman. Noted businessman W. David McConnell has been appointed to the post, replacing Paul Hoo, whose much-publicized resignation came after a $2.9 billion share transaction resulted in Mayberry Investments calling for a shake-up of the SVL board. McConnell, who is the co-Managing Director of Select Brands Limited, a leading local wine and spirits company, has been welcomed into the SVL family. “We are pleased to have David as Chairman of the SVL board. We are confident that under his experienced leadership, the company will continue to grow exponentially,” says Ian Levy, who was Interim Chairman prior to McConnell’s arrival. “The entire company stands ready to support him as we work together for SVL’s success.” 

PREMIERE ‘LEAGUE’: Effective November 6, Robin Levy is the new Group CEO of the Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League (JCCUL). He succeeds Glenworth Francis, who retired from the post after 28 years. Levy comes to the JCCUL from the Jamaica Stock Exchange, where he was deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Jamaica Central Securities Depository (JCSD) and the JCSD Trustee Services Ltd. A certified fraud examiner, risk manager and financial specialist, Levy holds a Bachelor’s from UWI Mona and an MBA in Finance from the Marist School of Business, based in New York. 

MUSIC FOR LIFE: Jamaican entertainers can always be counted on support a worthy cause. A massive star-studded lineup has been confirmed for the Jamathon hurricane relief and recovery fundraising concert, being produced by the Joe Bogdanovich-led DownSound Entertainment and Caribbean Love Now. Beres Hammond, Etana, Sean Paul, Jah Cure, Romain Virgo, Kevin Downswell, Assassin, Beenie Man, Christopher Martin and a host of others will grace the stage in support of the charitable cause. The concert is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 22, at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.

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