Out of our common vision, the KLE Group (aka Kingston Live Entertainment Group) was born. The dynamic of the group and the collective expertise has been our strength. Focused on nightlife entertainment, we launched our first venture in December 2008, the uber-chic Fiction Lounge in Kingston.
Dedicated to delivering a full sensory VIP experience combined with outstanding décor and design, Fiction Lounge surpassed expectations.
On the heels of Fiction’s success, we went in pursuit of our 2nd venture developing a brand that perfectly blended music, food, culture, sports and entertainment in one destination. This idea was brought to life in partnership with one of the world’s most marketable athletes and ‘Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records’ opened in April 2011.
To be the premier entertainment and lifestyle group in Jamaica and beyond. The KLE Group is now pursuing exciting new projects in gaming, tourism and real estate development.
Building dynamic lifestyle brands that will evolve the landscape of entertainment, satisfy our customers, inspire our team, enhance our community and deliver exceptional shareholder value.
We are not only bringing entertainment to the Jamaican people, but we also give back to the growth and development of our country. The KLE Group supports charitable organizations and efforts that seek to better our nation. For many years, we have made contributions and donated our products and services to The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation to support its outstanding fundraising efforts for The Bustamante Hospital for Children.
Other beneficiaries of our support include The Chain of Hope Jamaica, The Sow-A-Seed Foundation and The Yendi Phillips Foundation, among others. In support of our nation’s development, our partnerships and donations also span into the business fraternity and include hosting young professional organizations and associations to spark networking and giving of our establishments to film business TV programmes and publish magazine products in an effort toward stimulating our economy and encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit. We will continue on our path of social responsibility and our mission to make a difference in Jamaica.
Mr. Jarrett brings tremendous experience in the entertainment industry, being a founder/ director of DNA entertainment since 2004, an entity instrumental in the hosting and execution of the ATI Negril weekend and a host of other premium events.
Over the last eight years, DNA entertainment has hosted over 80,000 local and international patrons. Mr. Jarrett received various certifications in business from the Institute of Management and Production in Jamaica.
He further received the European Union scholarship to pursue a Masters of Architecture, which was completed in 2004.
Mr. Powell also has substantial agricultural investments, which includes the production and export of produce and has an interest in Jamaica Hydroponics Ltd., a company that grows and distributes vegetables to hotels and retail outlets. Jamaica Hydroponics Ltd. owns and operates the largest hydroponics farm in Jamaica.
Upon returning to Jamaica in 1992, Mr. Matalon joined his family’s group of companies as a project supervisor to multiple affordable housing development projects at West Indies Home Contractors Ltd. (WIHCON).
After gaining invaluable experience with the group, including Operations Manager at Redimix Concrete Limited and the return to project management for WIHCON, Mr. Matalon took the bold step in leaving the group to pursue his own ventures in project management and business development.
Mr. Matalon has also continued to specialize in the field of project management as he completed training with the Project Management Institute (PMI) at Boston University and has achieved the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from PMI, which is the highest credential offered in the field of project management.
Mr. Shirley has been the Managing Director of Celli-Shac Limited for the past twelve years, which operates three branches of Digicel Stores and a subsidiary DVD rental store, Movie-Shac.
Mr. Shirley is also a Founder and Director of Velle Sports International Limited, Locker Room Sports and Jamaica Coffee Corporation. Mr. Shirley was conferred with an Associate’s degree in Business Management from Miami Dade Community College.
Mr. Shirley was conferred with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Florida International University. Mr. Shirley is also Treasurer of the Barbican Football Club, and a member of Tennis Jamaica and The Jamaica Boxing Board.
Brand Manager at J. Wray & Nephew Ltd. and Head of Sales and Marketing for the Multimedia Division at The Gleaner Company Limited. Mr. Bourke was conferred with a Bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies (Business/Marketing) and Economics from Dalhousie University (BA) Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Since 2007, he has been the Chairman of the Development Bank of Jamaica and serves as the immediate past-president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in 2009; while serving on a number of special national committees established to advise the Government on financial and economic matters.
in 2002 specialising in general commercial practice; corporate law; financial services
and regulation and real estate.
Prior to joining FINSAC, he practised law at Myers, Fletcher & Gordon (Kingston, Jamaica) between 1993-1999, specialising in commercial litigation and he currently serves as a director of First Global Financial Services Limited, Independent Radio Company Limited and the Postal Corporation of Jamaica Limited. He has also served on the Caribbean Technical Working Group on Corporate Governance in St. Kitts, and is a featured speaker.
Mr. McDonald is a Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the Best Practices Awards Committee
of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, and regularly carries out public-sector corporate
governance training in Jamaica. Mr. McDonald is an Associate Tutor,
Norman Manley Law School.
Prior to her appointment as Ambassador, Ms. Marks chaired several private and public sector Boards, including the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. and the Central Wastewater Treatment Company Limited (CWTC). She also served as Deputy Chairman of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Director of the Board of Royal Bank of Trinidad & Tobago Securities Jamaica Limited, Jamaica Trade and Invest Ltd., National Health Fund and the University of the West Indies (Mona School of Business).
She is the first female President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AMCHAM). Ambassador Marks holds both Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in Business Administration from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, and Nova South Eastern University (School of Business & Entrepreneurship), Florida, USA, respectively; and is the recipient of numerous awards and citations from her peers and various organizations. These include: Ernst & Young Nominee for the “Caribbean Entrepreneur of the Year 2000”; the Jamaica Observer Business Leader of the Year Award nominee for 2000; the Florida International University Business Leader of the Year Awards for 2003 and 2010.
The Zuar Ard Jarrett architecture and design accents the most sophisticated social and single player gaming. It is serviced throughout by elegant wait staff providing cocktails and eats to stimulate your pallet, together with the unique characteristics of mystery, luxury, technology, service, gaming and celebration. Culminating in one majestic landmark “The Secret Room” (name subject to change).
In partnership with Jamaica’s leading gaming company, Supreme Ventures Ltd.,
the first gaming lounge will be strategically located between Fiction Lounge and
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records in the Market Place.
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records comes to life with the viewing of a big sports game, a nail biting race or the main event.
Every seat is the best seat in the house with over forty TV screens, a 20 foot high definition retractable screen and interactive
tables in booth seating that you can transform into your own
customized technology zone.
Top it all off in the Gears Zone where exclusive merchandise
awaits patrons in the gift shop, featuring signed copies of
Usain’s book, Puma gear, or signature
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records coffee.
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records is a true representation
of the person it represents and stands for power, excellence,
limitless drive, top quality and outstanding execution.
Poised for growth locally and globally, brand
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records is going ‘to the worl’!
This new entertainment playground has an uber-chic design, offering an upscale and intimate space for its sophisticated crowd to enjoy a high energy atmosphere. Delivering the VIP experience to all patrons, Fiction introduced a new level of experience of bottle service, VIP booths and elite membership.
Fiction is perfectly placed in the popular Marketplace on Constant Spring Road in Kingston, amongst a wide variety of premium restaurants and an overall locale that speaks to an upscale clientele with a special taste for the exquisite.
It’s where the mature cool kids with cool kids hang out in an enviro-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy planting a tree, observe the mesmerizing turtle nesting grounds, dance, sing or just lie in the sand and connect the stars. It’s pure, it’s real, it’s an authentic modern tropical community that will be the new standard in boutique living.
The combination of tailored villas, sophisticated condos and swim up living spaces frame views of nature and shape a seamless environment of luxury that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Bessa’s savvy indulgence will be the young sophisticated traveller’s dream, a contemporary playground where you can connect while you disconnect. Your mind will be free as you reinvent yourself at Bessa.
This coliseum style setting will have a magnificent dance floor in the centre where patrons can marvel at LED screens and projection walls that will bring the vibe to life! Famous will feature over-the-top extravagance and promises to truly impress.
With multiple VIP destinations, Jamaica’s top DJ’s spinning, a stage for LIVE shows and unlimited service... Famous will unleash the hottest nightclub destination for Portmore patrons night after night in an incredibly powerful atmosphere unlike any other.