About IAJ

The business of the IAJ is managed by a Board of Directors comprising the CEOs of the Life and General Insurance Companies. The Board is made up of four representatives from the life sector and four from the General Insurance sector.

Taxi drivers ‘under pressure’, protest new Road Traffic Act

By |2018-11-20T11:57:05+00:00November 20th, 2018|news|

Taxi operators who ply the Mountain View to Half-Way-Tree route in St Andrew park their motor vehicles on Hope Road in St Andrew to protest the proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Act, among other things, yesterday. OPERATORS of public passenger vehicles (PPV) who ply the Mountain View to Half-Way-Tree route in St Andrew, yesterday [...]

Tertiary education is no panacea

By |2018-11-20T11:53:25+00:00November 20th, 2018|news|

On October 29,2018 it was reported that approximately 800 new students, and an estimated 1,600 returning students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, had been deregistered for failure to meet their tuition fees. In joining the age-old debate, commentators have posited some daring claims imploring the Government to “deal with the [...]

IDB provides funds to strengthen national health care system

By |2018-11-20T11:48:28+00:00November 20th, 2018|news|

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says it is providing US$100 million in loans to Jamaica to help strengthen its national health care system. The Washington-based financial institution said that the funds will aid Jamaica's fight against non-communicable diseases (NCD). The strengthening of Jamaica's health policies that target NCD risk factors [...]

NCB to make new offer for Guardian Holdings shares

By |2018-11-20T11:44:47+00:00November 20th, 2018|news|

NCB Financial Group Limited (NCB), which operates one of the largest financial entities in the region, will make another bid for additional shares in regional insurance conglomerate Guardian Holdings Limited of Trinidad (GHL) following a determination by the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC ) and agreement by a minority shareholder group including [...]

Growth & Jobs | JAMPRO trade mission penetrates Cuban market

By |2018-11-20T11:40:10+00:00November 20th, 2018|news|

To support the agency's market development strategy and market penetration efforts in Cuba, the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) led a trade mission to the Havana International Fair (FIHAV). The fair, which was held from October 29 to November 4, is the largest annual multisector trade fair in Cuba, and is organised by the Cuban government [...]

Growth & Jobs | IDB: Consider catastrophe bonds

By |2018-11-20T11:36:45+00:00November 20th, 2018|news|

Jamaica should consider following Mexico's example by developing catastrophe bonds as part of its disaster risk management strategy, says Yuri Chakalall, senior specialist, natural disaster and risk management at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The catastrophe bonds issued by Mexico are insurance-linked securities, which provide its government with cash payouts in the event of specified [...]

16th most powerful woman – Jamaican lands high ranking in Fortune Magazine

By |2018-11-20T11:30:01+00:00November 20th, 2018|news|

The most recent ranking by Fortune Magazine has shown that Ann-Marie Campbell is the 16th most powerful woman in the world for 2018. Campbell is the executive vice-president at the Home Depot Stores. This means she is in charge of approximately 2,000 stores in the United States, and she credits this success to her Jamaican [...]

Sagicor wins big at AMCHAM Awards

By |2018-11-19T13:55:54+00:00November 19th, 2018|news|

Team Sagicor celebrates big wins at AMCHAM's Business and Civic Leadership Awards Gala. From left are Michelle-Ann Letman, assistant manager, public relations and corporate social responsibility; Alysia White, assistant vice-president, group marketing; Marchelle Williams, talent management officer; and Simone Walker, vice-president, group marketing and executive director, Sagicor Foundation, show off the award received for Sagicor [...]


By |2018-11-19T12:20:32+00:00November 19th, 2018|Economic Data|

Bank of Jamaica announces its decision to hold the policy interest rate (the rate offered on overnight placements with Bank of Jamaica) unchanged at 2.00 per cent. This decision reflects the Bank’s assessment that inflation will approach the upper end of the 4.0 per cent to 6.0 per cent target by June 2019 and will [...]

Oran Hall | Buying stocks to get a certain return?

By |2018-11-19T12:05:47+00:00November 19th, 2018|news|

QUESTION: I really want to start buying shares from local companies, even maybe from foreign companies like Amazon, but really I am looking at next year, by God's will. How much money would I have to invest in order to get back what I invested, plus earn 50 per cent profit on what I invested? [...]

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