>> Effective September 10, Major Hugh Blake is the new CEO at Supreme Venture Racing and Entertainment. Blake succeeds Brando Hayden, who occupied the post for a short period before departing the company. A commissioned officer of the Jamaican army, Blake also has a background in business that has seen him working with such notable entities as Jamaica Cane Products Sales and the Lascelles deMercado conglomerate. Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment is used by parent company Supreme Ventures Limited to oversee its horseracing business, Caymanas Park.
>> Buoyed by his passion for Brand Jamaica, coupled with his wide experience in marketing, sales and the arts, as well as agro-processing real-estate and tourism, Oliver Mair has been tapped to take over as Jamaica’s consul-general to Miami this month. A former sales and marketing manager at Jamaica Broilers, Mair replaces Franz Hall, now the Director of Protocol in the foreign affairs ministry. Mair, an award-winning theatre practitioner, has also worked with the Jamaica Table Tennis Association and Air Jamaica.