• Half of the entertainment sector is “in bad shape”, according to CEO of Main Event Entertainment Group Solomon Sharpe, who is arguing for the authorities to find a way for “getting the entertainment ecosystem going” again, as guest presenter at the weekly Mayberry Investor Forum. The Government is in discussions with the sector on specific COVID protocols for a limited reopening of the industry during the summer.
• Restaurants of Jamaica is testing a new service by which customers may place food orders through WhatsApp. It’s piloting the service in Portmore, where the KFC Cumberland outlet will fill orders messaged to the store and customers can then pick up kerbside. That began June 1. The Cumberland experience will guide the roll-out of the service nationally, said KFC operator, Restaurants of Jamaica.
• Kingston Properties Limited has secured a 13-month bridge loan from Victoria Mutual Investments Limited, as it continues the buildout of its property portfolio. Kingston Properties aims to have one million square feet under ownership of management by 2023.