Tuesday 14 July, 2020

JWN's $35 million ‘Restart Pack’ leaves St James bars in high spirits

A representative of J Wray and Nephew (left) presents a package to Joslyn Stewart in Montego Bay, St James.

A representative of J Wray and Nephew (left) presents a package to Joslyn Stewart in Montego Bay, St James.

Bar operators were left in high spirits on Tuesday after J Wray and Nephew (JWN) started pouring out packages to  some of the over 500 bars in western Jamaica that are set to benefit from the company’s $35 million ‘Restart Pack’ initiative that is aimed at assisting the business establishments' recovery from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A team from JWN visited bars in St James, where they distributed packages of products to bar owners.

The company’s Commercial Director for Jamaica and the Caribbean, Michelle Brown-Sinclair, said the move is geared towards helping "small retail businesses and the Jamaican economy in general”.

The ‘Restart Pack’ initiative is targeting over 2,000 bar owners across the island with the restocking and the reopening of their businesses.

Bars across the country were ordered closed for over two months as a measure to help restrict the spread of the COVID-19.

The Restart Pack of twenty-four 200ml bottles of liquor includes the new Kingston 62 Jamaica Gold Rum brand, Appleton Estate Signature Blend, Magnum Tonic Wine and Campari, as well as hand sanitisers.

Following his receipt of a package, Joslyn Stewart, operator of Trackside Bar in Mount Salem, Montego Bay in St James, expressed his gratitude to JWN.

“I am glad for the contribution. This will go a far way,” Stewart said.

Meanwhile, Paul Graham, operator of ‘Bonafide’ on Lawrence Lane in Montego Bay, was equally grateful.

“I want to say thanks to J Wray and Nephew for their generosity. It is well received," he said.

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