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T

O BE associated with an

organisation since its

inception and more than

half of my 54 years of existence is

quite an honour and one that I am

extremely proud of.

I am Dexter Hunter, a security

officer at Factories Corporation of

Jamaica, a job I proudly executed

for over 29 years.

It was in 1988 that I was called

to attend an interview for the job

of security officer at the offices of

the Kingston Free Zone. I knew I

had applied for the job with a

company called Factories

Corporation of Jamaica Limited,

but did not know what to expect

or the relationship of the

organisation to the Kingston Free

Zone.

NERVOUS

I was nervous, but as a young

man just starting a family and

being employed to an organisation

where the salary was not great and

the work environment was

challenging, I knew I had to make

a change and this interview was for

me that change.

The nervousness and

uncertainty disappeared during the

interview when it became clear

that another free zone was being

established by the name of Garmex

Free Zone and the operations

would be similar in nature to that

of the Kingston Free Zone even

though management and oversight

would be carried out by Factories

Corporation of Jamaica, as

opposed to the Port Authority of

Jamaica.

The interview was a success. I

was selected to join a group of

persons to carry out security

operations at the Garmex

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017

PLEASE SEE

DEXTER

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Dexter Hunter

FCJ’s longest

serving

employee