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Ken Boyea says thanks to all for making his dream a reality

Ken Boyea says thanks to all for making his dream a reality

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Following the prayers and blessing of the building, and a short ribbon cutting ceremony, the automatic doors of the new Aunt Jobes supermarket officially glided open for business.{{more}}

Dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps, contractors, suppliers and customers were on hand to celebrate with the Boyea family, the latest addition to their growing group of companies, which already includes the Kingstown Aunt Jobe’s supermarket, and two branches of Kentucky Fried Chicken among others.

Still to come is another KFC outlet, a Pizza Hut, and an automobile dealership at the Arnos Vale complex where the supermarket is located.

At the last Friday, September 17 official opening, patriarch and entrepreneur Ken Boyea thanked all who contributed to the project, which he said was more than ten years in the making.

According to Boyea, the supermarket took 18 months to complete.

He expressed special thanks to main financiers Bank of Nova Scotia, as well as contractors OECC among others.

Family was not left out of the acknowledgements; as Boyea lauded his brothers and sister for their encouragement and thanked his sons for their support.

He said that the area is expected to be one of the most modern complexes in the country when it is completed by the end of October.

Eldest son Luke, who is General Manager of the establishment, said that the supermarket is more efficient and equipped with modern technology.

He said that he believes that the project was done right and also used the opportunity to thank many of those who were involved in making the dream a reality.

The blessing of the building was done by Father Sylvanus Regisford, and the ribbing was cut by the elder Boyea’s sister Ann Joshua and his fiancé Shanda Sandy. (JJ)