What are your earliest memories of Kingston?
Among my earliest memories are riding my mother's lady's wheel bicycle around the Whitehall Avenue area where we lived, to go buy fresh milk from the Indians in Cassava Piece.
What do you miss most when you are away from Kingston?
The party scene: Maiden Cay Party, Frenchmen Utopia,
Wet Sundays by Garth, etc.
What has been your most memorable meal in the city?
Curried goat from Moby Dick, downtown Kingston.
If you were mayor (of Kingston) for the day, what one thing would you focus on and why?
Food and cultural development to include restaurants, sidewalk cafés, kiosks with reggae music playing everywhere, people eating ackee and saltfish, drinking Red Stripe and Blue Mountain coffee. This would contribute to the cosmopolitanisation of downtown.
Share the title of the last book you read.
How to Start, Finance, and Manage Your Own Small Business by Joseph R Mancuso.
What's on your current iPod playlist?
Strength of a Woman by Shaggy, On a Mission-Jamaica 50 by various artistes, Set Up Shop by Damian Marley, Thank You by Dikta, Duh Yuh Ting by Tommy Lee, Are You Ready? by Vybz Kartel, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel, You Can Get It If You Really Want It by Jimmy Cliff, Amazing Grace by Sanchez and High Mas by David Rudder.
What's your beverage of choice?
Guinness mainly, but I like vodka as well.
What cologne are you currently splashing?
Boss: Hugo Boss, Edition
You're always impeccably groomed. Share with us a few of your wardrobe essentials.
Shirts and T-shirts; Robert Graham, D Squared, Paul Smith and Robin's Jeans and my wardrobe wouldn't be complete without Bill Edwards.
Shoes: Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Prada.
Share with us your last bit of retail therapy.
An 'outta orda' splurge at Selfridges, London.
Share a few places in your travel black book.
Tokyo, Japan; Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China; Hamburg (especially the Nürburgring circuit), Germany; Paris, France; and London, England.
You're a successful entrepreneur. What are your essential trade tools?
Insightfulness, the ability to find opportunities in adversity and create opportunities for others, good mentors and the willingness to transform.
What advice would you give to someone in business now who wants to throw in the towel?
Absolutely not! Courage and tenacity are necessary ingredients!
What would you say to someone hoping to start their own business?
Get into the game. There are many people around to assist you, including me.
Finally, what's your philosophy?
God first, mother, family and genuine friends, as well as endeavouring to be the best person that you can be. These are the ingredients for a good life.