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Robb is new MoBay chamber boss

Published:Friday | May 24, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Mark Titus, Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau:

Prominent Montego Bay-based attorney-at-law Nathan Robb became the new president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) on Wednesday and immediately warned the police that the chamber would be quite vocal when matters of concern arose.

Noting that the chamber was fully supportive of the crime-fighting measures recently outlined by Assistant Commissioner of Police Warren Clarke, Robb said, "While the chamber will fully support you, we are going to be making sure that we get the required service … in terms of responsible policing and openness." He directed the comments specifically to ACP Clarke, who was in attendance.

Robb was elected unopposed at the chamber's annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday night. He replaced businessman Davon Crump and will lead an executive comprising Gloria Henry, first vice-president; Marcus McKenzie, second vice-president; and Fagan Calvert, third vice-president.

Support for development

Robb pledged the chamber's continuous support for the development of the city of Montego Bay and the parish of St James, especially with regard to ensuring that no effort was spared in putting an end to the parish's monstrous crime problem.

In looking ahead to the tenure of his successor, Crump said he believed a solid foundation was in place for Robb and his team to succeed in their mission to serve the chamber well.

"I am hoping that our new president will continue the thrust and the momentum that we have gained over the past two years in our advocacy in keeping with our mandate to ensure that St James is the number-one place to live, work, and do business," Crump told The Gleaner following the AGM.

"As a chamber, we have made enormous strides over the past two years to ensure that we have a national voice, in keeping with our mandate, which is to promote, support, and advocate on behalf of the entire St James business community, ensuring that we have a positive business environment that will shape the economic future and well-being of this region," added Crump.