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We Believe That Fees Should Be Reasonable, So…….. No More Fees On Dormant Accounts At First Heritage – Roxanne Linton

New CEO of First Heritage Credit Union, Roxanne Linton in her first town hall meeting with members located in Kingston and St. Catherine last night weighed in on the local debate about banking fees. In an address aimed at unifying the new ‘family’ forged from 3 entities, she laid out the FHC’s strategies to deepen […]

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A Very Optimistic View Of The Future Will See Kingston Becoming A Destination And The True Centre City Of The Caribbean In 10 Years.- Andrew Holness

Jamaica must begin to look beyond opportunities lost and start acting on the lessons learnt Prime Minister Andrew Holness has set a 10-year timeline to leverage Jamaica’s untapped economic potential into the paradise he said it can and should become. The following was edited from a published presentation he gave during a tour of the […]

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Jamaica’s Economy on the Up & Up – How did Guardian Group’s business in Jamaica fare?

The rally of the Jamaican economy has had profound effects on the people living there, which has translated into many positive changes for Guardian Group. After a three-decade long struggle with low growth and high public debt, Jamaica’s government a year ago initiated a comprehensive economic stabilisation programme. The Jamaican economy went through a number […]

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Is The “Undervalued” GraceKennedy Group an Acquisition Target? 4/4 Split Into Two Separate Companies ?

Should GraceKennedy be split into two separate companies – GK Foods and GK Financial Group? Analysts believe that GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby will now be under pressure to increase shareholder value to ward off any possible thoughts or attempts at a friendly acquisition or worst a hostile takeover. Options include but not limited to […]

Knutsford Express Recorded 40% Increase In Net Profit To $170M For 2016/17

Is The “Undervalued” GraceKennedy Group an Acquisition Target? 3/4 Business Valuation

But how much is the GraceKennedy Group really worth? 000  000  000  000  000    2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 Number of Shares*(including treasury shares) 994,887 992,837 993,669 1,000,977 1,005,957 Shareholders’ Equity JA$ 42,063,925 38,047,441 36,533,101 32,765,684 30,702,837 Percentage increase over prior year 11% 4% 11% 7% 7% Market Capitalisation JA$ 40,083,997 26,889,363 20,214,540 18,374,601 […]

Knutsford Express Recorded 40% Increase In Net Profit To $170M For 2016/17

Is The “Undervalued” GraceKennedy Group an Acquisition Target? Part 2/4 Potential Bidders

Potential Bidders The acquisition cost of the GraceKennedy Group to a big multinational company like Kraft Heinz, Unilever or even P&G would not be difficult to pull off, even at a premium which is usually the case. These companies could either choose to acquire the Group, selling off the financial business to a third party […]

Knutsford Express Recorded 40% Increase In Net Profit To $170M For 2016/17

Is The “Undervalued” GraceKennedy Group an Acquisition Target? Part 1/4

Analysts and Investors have been suggesting for some time now that the Jamaican international conglomerate GraceKennedy Limited is heavily undervalued, and the disparity in market cap valuation with the likes of the three separately listed Lasco companies as a Group, could be the clearest indication. The GraceKennedy Group which trades on both the main market […]

Knutsford Express Recorded 40% Increase In Net Profit To $170M For 2016/17

Prime Minister, Withdraw All The Additional Taxes That Were Announced By Finance Minister And Go Forward With A Policy Of “Higher Growth And Lower Taxes”. Jain

An Open Letter To Prime Minister Andrew Holness Dear Hon. Prime Minister Re: Additional Tax Package for FY 2017/18 I am concerned about the Budget as presented. It is not a good move for the country .Hence, I feel that it is my duty to write this letter for your kind consideration. I believe that […]

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We Need More Leaders At The Different Levels Of The Public Sector With What I Would Call A High “Transformational IQ” – Chuck

The conversation about leadership must be encouraged in Jamaica. Here is why: • We face unprecedented challenges as a nation not merely because of domestic developments but also because of dramatic shifts in countries that are important to the economic stability of Jamaica; • The face of global security has changed with matters such as […]

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