LEASA Industries Ltd, south Florida’s prolific manufacturer and distributor of health food products, is the most memorable
chapter in the story of one man who has lived multiple lives.
With steely grit and iron will, George Yap exorcised the ghosts of his political and economic misfortunes in Jamaica,
learned new skills and started afresh at the bottom of the pile in a foreign country.
“I did not know what I was doing,” Yap confesses. “In the first year I had revenues of US$5,000 and lost US$30,000. I was
bankrupt and could not go back to Jamaica.”
This was the inauspicious circumstance facing Yap and his wife Einez as they struggled to make a living in 1977, one year
after their self-imposed exile to Miami.
Read : “Jamaica Observer : George Yap” an article by Jamaica Observer