Build Expo for 2017 in Montego Bay
parents were mentors at the time when the word wasn’t so thrown around.”
The Kingston-born Chin-Loy Chang left Jamaica at 17 to attend Ryerson and went on to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) where she excelled, working in various positions including reporter, producer and announcer for CBC Radio local and international services.
Other career highlights include being a consultant with leading US public relations firm Ruder Finn and Rotman. The client? Jamaica. In 1987, she headed the radio arm of the Jamaica Information Service. ChinLoy Chang also trained journalists in several English-speaking Caribbean countries and Haiti and was a visiting lecturer at the University of the West Indies at CARIMAC. She returned to Canada around 2000,where her charity work really blossomed.
One recent Jamaican project was building the Lloyd’s Basic School in St Thomas, a project undertaken by FFPC. The school is in her late husband’s honour. She also recently donated an award named for her parents, Lloyd and Daphne Chin-Loy, to the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson. Right now, she’s preparing for the CB Group/UWI 5K Run for which she is co-patron. She will continue to serve others in any way she can.
“Life is about making a difference in each other’s lives,” she said, noting it’s not just about writing cheques. “It’s about giving of yourself and then of your resources, (before quickly adding with a smile) as Ray
would say.” Dwight Crawford WITH SIGNALS on the horizon of a likely spurt in construction projects, especially along the north coast, a major Build Expo and Conference, under the theme ‘Build the Future Today’, is slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre in June of next year. It will attract mounting private-sector and government support and will offer substantial networking opportunities to participants.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness, in reference to renewed and consumer confidence in the island stated, “I am confident that the event will be at the highest global standards and that there will be specific focus on the many possibilities for development throughout the island.”
Lead organiser for the event, Montego Bay businessman Dwight Crawford, said, “The Build Expo & Conference 2017 is coming to the Montego Bay Convention Centre on June 9-11 and will be held in order to establish a world-class Build Expo for Jamaica and the wider Caribbean region. We are dedicated to promoting the industry, homeownership and property development; with emphasis on clean, alternative energy solutions and environmentally responsible practices.”
The expo will present local, regional and international exhibitors of products and services with the array of industries connected to the building and property development sectors. These include finance, hardware, furniture and appliances, architecture, landscape and interior design.
Donnette ChinLoy Chang explains how she got involved in charity work. WORLD-CLASS EXPO