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Althea dawkins

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

We had the pleasure of interviewing our international BOSS located in Saint Ann, Jamaica! Let’s see what she has to say!

Tell us about yourself!

I was born in the parish of Trelawny, on November 22, 1971, and I am the fourth of seven children. I currently serve as the Managing Director of Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours Ltd for over 25 years. Additionally, I serve in the following roles: Treasurer for the Association of Jamaica Attractions Ltd (AJAL) for twelve 12 years; First Vice President for AJAL for four 4 years; and I am a member of the Saint Ann Chamber of Commerce. I am the former vice-president of the Rotary Club of Ocho Rios East from 2017-2018.

In November 2006, the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) awarded Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours for consistency in operational standards over the period 2001 to 2006. In the same year, The Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals honored me as Boss of the Year for Saint Ann. And in May 2011, the Saint Ann Chamber of Commerce presented the Tourism Award to Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours Ltd in recognition of my dedicated contribution to the tourism sector. My greatest fulfillment comes from assisting those in need, especially children. I’ve never ceased to positively influence the lives of those I come in contact with.

What is your profession? What do you do as an entrepreneur?

I am the Managing Director of the Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours, Ltd. As the Managing Director, I create leaders while simultaneously creating and capitalizing on business opportunities.

Why did you choose the profession you are in?

I had the requisite skills and my profession chose me. Since being in my profession, I have been following my true north.

Who or what is your number one motivator and why?

President Barack Usain Obama is my number one motivator. I admire him because of the impeccability of his life and his spirit of calmness and perseverance. Second, Hon Percival James Patterson. He too exhibits a level of calmness that all great leaders should possess along with how measured and purposeful he is with his deliveries.

If you can name one person that helped you get to where you are now, who would that person be and how did they help you?

"Seek the help of those who have done successfully that which you are trying to do." This has been my mantra and Mr. Eon B. Jarrett has been instrumental in mentoring me in my incipient years as a business leader.

If you could give a piece of advice to someone who aspires to become an entrepreneur, what would your advice be?

Stay the course and don't reinvent the wheel.

How can the community get in touch with you?

To stay connected with Althea Dawkins, follow her social media handles below:

Facebook: Blue Mountain Tours Ja

Instagram: @bluemountaintoursja

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