Jamaican returns to invest in Port Antonio
A Jamaican living in the United States has returned home to invest in her home town of Port Antonio, Portland, amidst the COVID-19 crisis, so as to create sustainable employment for the local people and to provide women with timeless fashions.
This entrepreneur, Theresa White, who has her own line of clothing and is a designer, opened an all-women clothing store, ChicByT, at Bridge Street in the resort town, retrofitted with varying clothing designs and fabulous fashion, including evening wear and designer dresses. She said that the store is the first of three establishments that she plans to open which will showcase the very best in women's classic clothing for distinct occasions, while bringing the experience to two other parishes slated for opening in Kingston and St Ann (Ocho Rios), respectively.
"At a time when the pandemic is taking its toll on countries worldwide, including Jamaica, I choose to return home to invest not only in my country, but to create sustainable employment for the local people, and also to provide our women with a classical line of clothing," White said.
ChicByT currently has two employees, both graduates of Titchfield High School. One of the worker, 19-year-old Christine Henry, said that being able to land a job at this time means the world to her.
"I want to go to university so much, but without a job it was near impossible. I have landed my first job and I am truly grateful to Mrs White for having faith and trust in me," Henry said.