Three-way presidential race for MoBay Chamber of Commerce
Mark Titus, Staff Reporter
Three prominent St James businessmen are now campaigning to replace former Jamaica Public Service Company executive T’Shura Gibbs as president of the influential Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the next Annual General Meeting in April.
Winston Lawson, assistant general manager for the National Commercial Bank corporate banking division in the western region; well-known actor and entrepreneur Brian Brown; and businessman Norman Reid all intend to run for the post.
Gibbs, now focused on her own business venture, has no interest in going for a second term, after unseating Gloria Henry in a feisty contest last year.
She has, however, declared her support for Lawson, a career banker.
Lawson has some experience as a chamber leader as a former president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Reid, in the meantime, has the support of past presidents Davon Crump and attorney-at-law Nathan Robb.
"I understand Montego Bay, I know its environs, I have lived here, worked here and will never left here,” said Reid.
Brian Brown has been a fixture on the board of directors under several presidents and might be hoping that loyalty can favour him.