Monday, 28 October 2019

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: JMMB’s Keith Duncan elected PSOJ head … Usain Bolt helps build home for St. Catherine fire victim … Lennox Channer appointed new NHT Chairman

>> Lennox Channer is the new Chairman of the National Housing Trust (NHT). His three-year appointment runs until September 2022. Channer heads up a board that also includes Senator Kavan Gayle, Doran Dixon, Senator Kerensia Morrison, Granville Valentine, Sergeant Patrae Rowe, O’Neil Grant, Nesta Clare Smith-Hunter, Jeffrey Hall, Colin Barnett, David Wan and Ryan Parkes.

>> Teaming up with Food for the Poor, Usain Bolt gave fire victim Sean Sutherland "the best birthday gift ever" when he made a sizeable donation towards the construction of a home for the Ellerslie Pen, St. Catherine resident - and pitched in with some manual labour as well. Sutherland makes his living as a vendor. His home, which he shares with relatives, went up in flames back in July. Bolt's donation of US$3800 was matched by Food for the Poor. 

>> CEO of the JMMB Group and Co-chairman of the Economic Oversight Committee (EPOC), Keith Duncan, has been elected president of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ). He succeeds Howard Mitchell who did a two-year tenure. Duncan's vice-presidents are Jackie Sharpe, Mariame Robinson and Jeffrey Hall, with Vikram Dhiman as treasurer. Says Duncan, "The PSOJ will play a leadership, collaborative and facilitatory role in engaging stakeholders [and] being a catalyst for Jamaica achieving its social and development objectives under Vision 2030.

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