Sunday, February 1, 2009

Jamaica fighting back!,"jamaican Observer", today:


University of Technology (UTech) honorary graduates Maurice Facey (left) and Gordon 'Butch' Stewart (2nd right) pose with UTech officials Lord Bill Morris of Handsworth (2nd left), chancellor; Edward Seaga (centre) pro-chancellor; and Professor Errol Morrison, president after yesterday's ceremony in which the university conferred honorary doctorates upon Facey and Stewart for outstanding contribution to Jamaica's development. The ceremony was held on the UTech campus in Papine, St Andrew. (Photo: Joseph Wellington)
Citing his personal example, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart suggested yesterday that "Jamaica is fighting back and refusing to roll over and play dead", in the midst of the global financial crisis.
"As soon as we saw the signs, we started planning, we put in a lot of new products and product upgrades and we took the necessary steps to ensure our survival," he said, an apparent reference to spending cuts, including salary reductions for senior executives and redundancies across the Caribbean chain"

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