Wednesday, 31 July 2019

SOCIETY, SOCIETY: All eyes on Usain Bolt’s 76 Tower / Business Access TV gone ‘Global’ / Bruce James gets the big job

>> Skyscraper alert! Usain Bolt’s ‘towering’ new building, the 76 Tower, prominently located on Half Way Tree Road in St. Andrew, has everyone talking – and speculating about its impending grand opening. When is the big day? The high-rise (constructed by Virtuoso Architect Limited), about six stories tall, looks almost ready to start adding offices and boardrooms and shops. And from what I see so far, the lights are on every night, the Marksman security guards are alert on duty, and basically it’s almost show time. By the way, you can spot Bolt’s To Di Worl’ logo (cast in vivid lights at the top of the building) from about a mile away. Butch and Adam Stewart had better watch out! 
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>> The guys are Business Access TV are also making major moves. According to recent reports, the five-year-old company (formed by Garth Walker and Leighton Davis) has been sold to Dawgen Global, following a multi-million-dollar settlement. Walker is happy with the deal. This transaction will see BATV becoming a part of the Dawgen Global service firm,” he says, “expanding the brand even further beyond our shores.” According to Dawgen’s Dawkins Brown, they have a $200-million expansion plan in the works that will see them introducing their services to more Caribbean islands.
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>> Movements: As the indomitable Christine Legarde waves goodbye to colleagues at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jamaica is saying hello and welcome to Donald Ray Tapia (an Arizona businessman who has served in the US Air Force) as the new US Ambassador.
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>> Shake-up at Sagicor again! President & CEO Chris Zacca has also been given the chairmanship of Sagicor Investments Limited; Bruce James (noted banker and MVP Track Club president) is now Chairman of Sagicor Bank, while Peter Melhado sits at the head of the table as Chairman of the board of the Sagicor Group.
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>> Spotted: Richard Byles heading to his car in the parking lot across from the finance ministry (at Heroes Circle) on Tuesday. A source tells us he was attending a meeting as he gets set to take over as Governor of the Bank of Jamaica in mid-August.







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