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Global Banking and Finance Magazine Ranks Jamaica at #5 For 2018 – 12 Best Economies To Start A Business.

The highly respected Global Banking and Finance Magazine has ranked Jamaica at number 5, with a rating or DTF -Distance to Frontier of  97.3, for 2018 in its just released 12 Best Economies To Start A Business. The Distance to Frontier was a 0.57 percent improvement on 2017. The list which had New Zealand at […]

Patricia Hayle Selected as the 2018 ICAJ Distinguished Member Awardee.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) congratulates Mrs. C. Patricia Hayle, FCA, FCCA, on being selected as the 2018 ICAJ Distinguished Member Awardee. The prestigious award is presented annually to a member of the ICAJ who has contributed, through his/her outstanding achievements, to the development of the Institute and the Accountancy profession. The award will […]

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Appoints Colette Delaney New Chief Executive Officer.

Regional financial services institution, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, has announced the appointment of Colette Delaney as its new Chief Executive Officer. Delaney, whose appointment becomes effective on November 1, succeeds Gary Brown, who retires on October 31. Delaney is a banking professional of more than thirty years’ experience, having started her career with CIBC in […]

GraceKennedy Associated Company in Barbados, Signia Financial Group Inc. Acquires Globe Finance Inc.

GraceKennedy Limited (GKL) has announced that one of its associated companies in Barbados, Signia Financial Group Inc., has acquired Globe Finance Inc. The transaction is estimated to cost a total of BBD11.8 million and will result in the formation of the amalgamated company, which will be known as SigniaGlobe Financial Group Inc. GKL currently holds […]

We Are In A Brave New New World, Requiring A Different, Mature, Nationalist Approach

Over the past year the PSOJ has been heard to speak on a plethora of issues across a wide subject area of National life. This activity has engendered some criticism as to its appropriateness and authority to do so and it is, I submit, necessary for me to make an evidence-based response to that criticism. […]

Jamaica Stock Exchange E-Campus Postgraduate Course Accredited by University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is announcing that its Postgraduate Course has been accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), meaning that Diploma’s obtained by persons who pursue this course of study is recognized in Jamaica and internationally as a diploma of a standard fit for use and acceptance globally. According to JSE’s Managing […]

Blue Power Group Profits Bolstered Significantly By Favourable Changes In US$ Exchange Rate.

Chairman of the Blue Power Group Limited, Dhiru Tanna, is reporting in the company’s just released Unaudited Financial Statements for the Quarter Ended July 31, 2018, increased sales and significantly improved profits. In the period under review profits have been bolstered significantly due to favourable changes in the exchange rate. He reported that the company […]

Jamaica Broilers Group Reporting 6% Increase In Revenues For Quarter Ending July 2018

The Directors of Jamaica Broilers Group Limited have released their unaudited financial results for the quarter ended July 28, 2018, reporting Group revenues of JA$12.2 billion, a 6% increase over the JA$11.5 billion achieved in 2017. Gross profit for the quarter was reported at JA$3.2 billion, a 19% increase over the previous year. In his […]

How To Innovate Yourself With These 7 Useful Steps

 “Personal innovation is the act of making a change in your life with the aim of making your world a better place” – Jeffery Baumgartner.   Over the last 10 years, much of my work focused on organizational innovation. Now it is time to turn the spotlight on personal innovation. Like organizations, individuals need to innovate. Innovation is about […]

Agent Banking We Knew Was Going To Be “Blue Ocean” Territory

When we started the journey in 2017 to deliver Agent Banking, we knew it was going to be “blue ocean” territory, but we knew we had the right people, brand, products and services to credibly deliver this new innovation to communities across Jamaica. FINANCIAL INCLUSION: Agent Banking is another innovation from the GK Group as […]