My Kingston - Bernard St Aubyn Henry

Chairman RedBk Jamaica Ltd, and Group President & CEO FIMI Wireless

Sunday, December 11, 2011

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What's your earliest memory of Kingston?

My earliest memory of Kingston would be Prep School in Harbour View (before moving back to St Elizabeth).

What's your favourite home comfort?

At home nothing beats relaxing with my family and a great book.

And the last book read?

I spend time in my Bible daily, and the last books I've read would be Double Double by Cameron Herold, and The Cabal by David Hagberg.

What's the last bit of music that stirred your soul?

For me '70s or '80s rhythm & blues is always a soul-stirring experience.

Name the last three places visited on vacation

Most recently I've enjoyed a visit to Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; and The Bahamas

Share a few of the places in your Kingston Black Book

That would be Susie's Bakery & Coffee Bar and Jo Jo's Jerk Pit & More, for a casual lyme.

Where's your favourite chill spot on the island?

Jack Sprat in Treasure Beach.

What and where was the best meal enjoyed in Kingston?

This is a definite toss-up between Jo Jo's cow foot on Tuesday's and any entrée at East Japanese Restaurant.

What was your last bit of retail therapy?

My Samsung Galaxy Tab

What's your favourite beverage?

 The smooth spirits of Demerara El Dorado, 15- year old rum, perfectly chilled.

What upsets you?

 Arrogance and laziness are two traits that are most upsetting to me.

How and when did the idea of RedBk develop?

The idea of RedBk came about as a direct result of the challenging economic times in which Jamaica now finds itself. About five to six months ago a group of local investors got together to brainstorm about outside the box opportunities that would fill a need in the marketplace, while at the same time help to stimulate the economy and create jobs. Thus emerged the dawn of RedBk.

And the colour Red

'Red' is the acronym for Reach Everybody Directory, so the colour was coined from the name.

How has the feedback been thus far?

The feedback has been fantastic; the buzz is out so interest is growing.

Are there any other projects you're working on right now?

No, not at this time... I think!

Finally what's your philosophy?

"You are blessed to be a blessing."

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