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Graduates With Proficiency In Math Receive Better Pay

By |2015-02-25T20:05:40+00:00February 25th, 2015|news|

Eric Hosin, president of Guardian Life Limited, has said that graduates who pursue careers that require proficiency in mathematics such as actuaries, gain better-paying jobs in Jamaica and across the globe. Hosin was speaking yesterday in his capacity as vice-president of the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ) during a workshop it sponsored for math teachers [...]

Power group promotes ethics in business

By |2015-02-25T19:55:31+00:00February 25th, 2015|news|

BY STEVEN JACKSON Business reporter jacksons@jamaicaobserver.com Power Group’s executive chairman Graham Power (left) engages in a discussion with (from second left) John Roomes CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators Caribbean, Robert Levy chairman of Jamaica Broilers, JMA’s Brian Pengelley, and Omar Azan. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)  GRAHAM Power, the South African known equally for his entrepreneurism and [...]

Big turnout for Sagicor Sigma Run

By |2018-08-17T06:55:37+00:00February 25th, 2015|news|

Monday, February 23, 2015 YESTERDAY'S 17th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run recorded the largest number of registrants, just under 24,000 people, according to the organisers. The 5.5-kilometre walk, run and wheelchair road race raised $26,048,095 million, which was presented to Cornwall Regional Hospital's Neo Natal Unit and Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation at a [...]

Budget Of $641.56 Billion For 2015/16

By |2015-02-20T18:08:43+00:00February 20th, 2015|news|

By Godfrey Barnes February 19, 2015 A budget of $641.56 billion has been presented by the Government for fiscal year 2015/16, with $432.57 billion earmarked for Recurrent (house-keeping) expenses and $208.98 billion for Capital (development) spending. This represents an increase of $102 billion over the revised Estimates for Financial Year 2014/15. http://jis.gov.jm/budget-641-56-billion-201516/

To ensure Jamaica wins at the next elections

By |2015-02-20T17:58:01+00:00February 20th, 2015|news|

Monday, February 16, 2015 Co-chair of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Richard Byles gives an update on the performance of the economy at a press briefing in New Kingston on Tuesday. (Photo: JIS)  We note the comment by co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Mr Richard Byles that, with parliamentary elections just [...]

31 road deaths since January

By |2015-02-17T01:46:17+00:00February 17th, 2015|news|

Friday, February 13, 2015 JOY Thomas-Griffiths, 55, of a St Mary address, became the 31st road fatality since the start of 2015. According to reports, Thomas-Griffiths was a backseat passenger in a public-passenger vehicle travelling along Coloraine main road, last night. The taxi was hit head-on by a speeding motorist travelling in the opposite direction. [...]

Dynamic change in insurance market to bring higher and lower prices — Craig

By |2015-02-16T00:44:49+00:00February 16th, 2015|news|

Sunday, February 15, 2015 CRAIG... Jamaican people have become a lot more aware of their rights  CHIEF executive officer of Billy Craig Insurance Brokers Limited, William Craig, says the insurance market will continue to see significant increases in employers' liability claims this year -- even while pricing for other types of insurance is likely to [...]

Insurance head honcho tackles customer treatment

By |2015-02-16T00:39:09+00:00February 16th, 2015|news|

Published: Sunday | February 15, 2015.  Cedric Stephens, Contributor I will use today's column to discuss an email that I received from the head of an insurance company. The message he conveys is of importance to insurance consumers, his company's customers and to the insurance market as a whole, even though we agreed that I [...]

Real Or Fake! Bogus Auto-Insurance Documents Flood The Market As Scam Widens

By |2015-02-16T00:31:40+00:00February 16th, 2015|news|

Published: Sunday | February 15, 2015.  Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter If, God forbid, you were to meet in an accident and the other party offers to bear the full cost of repair without reference to the police or an insurer, you could be dealing with a motorist with fake insurance documents. Scammers across the island [...]

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