My Kingston - Derrick Fabian Cotterell

CEO/Chairman Derrimon Trading Ltd

Sunday, November 25, 2012    

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What are your earliest memories of Kingston?

Going to downtown Kingston to shop, also to Gun Boat and Buccaneer beaches to swim.

What do you miss when you're not in Kingston?

The hustle and bustle, the noise, the people, the daily conversation with the boys at the traffic lights.

What are your favourite home comforts?

My garden and, my Koi fish pond.

What would you do if you were mayor (of Kingston) for a day?

I would clean up the city like it has never been cleaned before: garbage removals and enforcing the anti-litter law. I would also implement a system for it to be sustained.

Share with us the title of the last book you read.

From Good to Great by Jim Collins. (It's my second read).

And a few places in your travel black book.

Oh Lord, there are so many... here are two: Lake MainStay, Essequibo, Guyana and YSFalls, St Elizabeth, Jamaica.

And the last bit of music that stirred your soul?

My God is Awesome sung by the Central Church of God Choir - Charlotte, North Carolina.

What was your last bit of retail therapy?

A BlackBerry Playbook.

Which cologne are you currently splashing?


Which is your preferred beverage?

Beet juice.

What upsets you?


You're an established entrepreneur. What advice would you give to someone looking to start a business?

Have a positive attitude in whatever you do. Not because it has not yet been done or exists, does not mean it cannot be done.

Also treat your mistakes as learning opportunities

Share with us your latest projects.

Upgrading my Koi fish pond and installing a solar pump.

What's your favourite 'chill' spot?

(smiling while answering the question) My backyard.

What's your advice to a first-time visitor to Kingston?

Visit Emancipation Park after having a Moby Dick curried goat. Talk to the locals as much as you can (especially the children).

Finally, what's your philosophy?

Matthew 6:33. Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.




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