Lloyd Distant Jr elected new JCC president

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) today elected Lloyd Distant Jr as its president during its annual general meeting held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew.

The new JCC executive body for the 2018 – 2019 period includes first vice president Michael McMorris; second vice president Ian Neita; third vice president Keith Collister and fourth vice president Melanie Subratie.

Wilbert Spence was re-elected as honourable treasurer of the organisation.

Three new directors were also elected — Damion Dodd of Seprod; Camille Facey of Facey Law, and Jamie Ogilvie of Jamaica Broilers Group.

The JCC welcomed the new leadership saying that the new team has already indicated its intention to be “bold and fearless in seeking new and innovative ways to drive growth for Jamaica while advocating for an environment that provides for business success”.

Addressing members after his election, Distant stated that, “we are at a point of unique convergence for businesses in Jamaica, something we have not seen for at least 20 years. Consumer confidence hitting an all-time high, the highest period of business confidence ever recorded; investments at extraordinary levels; a relatively stable economic environment and advanced infrastructure investments that show what can be achieved when concepts and plans extend across political administrations”.

Distant alluded to the fact that the Chamber has always expressed the view that the success of Jamaica lies in growing the economy. He indicated that over the coming year and beyond, the JCC will be increasing its voice on the things that will maintain and continue to drive growth.

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