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Isle Chix Ponders Poultry Operation Across Caribbean

by 5m Editor
7 May 2012, at 10:37am

JAMAICA - Managing Director of Isle Chix Limited, a Clarendon-based Jamaican poultry operation, Alexx Antaeus says his company is seriously considering expanding to Jamaica’s north coast and exporting to other Caribbean nations in light of the very positive growth prospects over the next two years.

Jamaica Observer reports that Isle Chix Limited was incorporated in November 2009 and began farm operations in July 2010 at Osbourne Store, Clarendon. It specialises in the production of the "All Natural Jamaican Cornish-style Hens." The Isle Chix Chicklet Antaeus pointed out is a "hand-fed, tender, one and a half pound chicken, similar to a Cornish hen and has less fat, more protein and cooks in half the time. We sell primarily to upscale hotels, supermarkets and restaurants." He went on to state that, "The chicklets are proving a major success."

Isle Chix employs just over 20 persons, and if expanded, hopes to employ over 100 persons. He said one major obstacle to the business is the high cost of electricity and the usual challenges with bureaucracy. Antaeus says if Jamaica is able to successfully deal with these issues much more investment will flow.

Mr Antaeus, who says he is in love with Jamaica, is a Greek born national who spends most of his time between Jamaica, running his farm operations on spot and New York City where he is engaged in the music business through his company Monom Productions. Antaeus is an award - winning composer/recording artiste and producer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Industry from the California State University. He is also a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the governing party for the Grammy awards.He has also been involved in recording, remixing, or producing for a diverse selection of pop, reggae, hip-hop, dance, and R&B artistes.

Isle Chix showcased its products at last weekend's Expo Jamaica 2012 put on by the Jamaica Manufacturer’s Association and Jamaica Exporters Association at the National Arena in Kingston.