Tributes pour in as Alison McLean passes

THERE HAS been an outpouring of praise and sympathy from local and international organisations in reaction to the passing of Alison McLean, former head of the Child Development Agency (CDA) and United Nations (UN) representative.
She was 59.
McLean, also a former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Entertainment, Gender Affairs and Sport, was the representative for the UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) for the Caribbean up to the time of her death.
She died Sunday night after ailing for some time.
McLean, née Anderson, served as representative of MCO Caribbean from May 2017 up to her death.
“Alison led the MCO Caribbean for three years and in that time we were able to learn from her expertise, shared in that distinctive and will-be-forever missed pitch of voice. We learned her love for all things Jamaican and Caribbean. Like the Caribbean, Alison was ‘likkle but tallawah’,” the UN message read.

Michel Gantois appointed new JPS CEO

THE Board of Directors of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has appointed Michel Gantois as the new president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company, effective May 31st.
His appointment follows the departure of Emanuel DaRosa, who will move to East-West-Power Barbados (EWPB), a majority shareholder of JPS, to take up the post of vice-president.

Gantois expressed elation on being appointed to lead the country’s main power utility company.

“I look forward to joining the JPS team and to leading the company towards its next phase of growth, building on the excellent work performed so far by so many,” he said.

He described JPS as a company with strong roots in the community, having a proud history in supplying essential services to the people and the industries of Jamaica.