Davon Crump remains MoBay Chamber boss
Mark Titus, Gleaner Writer
BUSINESSMAN DAVON Crump, the regional manager for Chas E. Ramson in western Jamaica, was last Wednesday returned unopposed as president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the organisation's annual general meeting at The Wexford Court Hotel, in Montego Bay.
In expressing gratitude for the faith placed in his leadership by affiliates of the chamber, Crump re-committed himself to giving good service to the chamber, as well as to throw his full weight behind tackling issues affecting the western city.
"Our continued work to remain relevant will see us venturing into previously unchartered territory," Crump said. "These include encouraging a greater involvement from the large number of Chinese merchants operating in the city, engaging our political and civic stakeholders to clean up downtown Montego Bay, and seeking to restore the town's status as a cruise ship destination."
The chamber president also noted that he intends to play a lead role in addressing contentious issues such as street vending and traffic management, which are key factors to be addressed in creating a suitable environment for the region's most popular tourist resort.
"We can no longer tolerate vendors journeying from faraway places taking over the entrances to businesses downtown, with the operators feeling powerless to protest," noted Crump. "We can no longer tolerate taxi operators using every street in downtown Montego Bay as passenger pick-up points, much to the detriment of persons going about their business."
The top leadership of the team that Crump will lead in his quest to achieve his mandate are Gloria Henry of the Montego Bay Free Zone - first vice-president; Marcus McKenzie of Tank-Weld Metals - second vice-president; Fagan Calvert of Deloitte and Touche - third vice-president.
CAPTION: The board of directors of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 2012-2013.Seated (from left) are Marcus McKenzie, second vice-president, Gloria Henry, first vice-president; Davon Crump, president, Fagan Calvert, third vice-president; directors Nathan Robb and Parsha Buddo. Standing (from left) are Sonia Clarke Bowen, Joy Clarke, Kathleen Cooke, Mary Chambers, Lisa Watt, Roger Hamilton, Ann-Marie Burke and Patrick Fletcher. Missing are directors Adam Stewart, Anthony Pearson, Norman Reid, Jan Pollack, Brian Brown and Kishin Samtani. - Photo by mark titus