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.

Service station disaster

By | 2018-04-21T21:47:33+00:00 April 21st, 2018|news|

This motorist, who gave his name only as Randal, looks at the damage to his car, one of three crushed by a billboard at the Texaco service station at the intersection of Half-Way-Tree and Oxford roads in Kingston yesterday. (Photos: Naphtali Junior) Three people escaped injury yesterday when a massive advertising billboard fell on three [...]


By | 2018-04-21T14:35:03+00:00 April 21st, 2018|news|

KINGSTON, JAMAICA (April 19, 2018) —During Wednesday’s AGM of the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ), members elected BCIC’s GM Peter Levy to take over the position of President, effective immediately. Levy replaces outgoing President, Eric Hosin, President of Guardian Life who served for two years. Under the IAJ’s Constitution the Presidency is rotated every two [...]

IDB’s Retirement Savings Laboratory a good initiative

By | 2018-04-21T14:12:40+00:00 April 21st, 2018|news|

The Retirement Savings Laboratory launched by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a worthy initiative that should be embraced by all governments in the jurisdictions to which it applies. According to the IDB, this project is designed to increase the number of people saving for retirement in Latin America and the Caribbean. The bank estimates [...]

Appleton’s Joy blend wins ‘Rum of the Year 2017’

By | 2018-04-21T14:09:04+00:00 April 21st, 2018|news|

With rums being produced from a vast range of source regions from Trinidad to Cuba, having a special blend developed right here in Jamaica is indeed an international honour. And with global rum prices ranging from US$70 to an eye-watering US$2,400 per bottle, the distinction of winning a global taste test can have serious and [...]

Dr Kingsley Chin wins International Entrepreneur of the Year Award

By | 2018-04-21T12:57:12+00:00 April 21st, 2018|news|

Left to right: David Oh, Philadelphia City Councilman; Cherri Gregg KYW News Radio; Blane Stoddart President of YCPN; Derek Green, City Councilman; Dr Kingsley Chin; Ronald McKay; Consul General Trudy Deans;and Jean Wintz Dabne and Claudia Colon, both of YCPN. (.) The Young Caribbean Professional Network (YCPN) last week presented Dr Kingsley Chin, renown spinal [...]

Jamaican economy remains on track — IMF

By | 2018-04-17T14:53:39+00:00 April 17th, 2018|news|

RAMAKRISHNAN... I'm happy to report it all went well The IMF supports the idea of Jamaica disengaging from it and moving towards economic independence, as was recently outlined by new Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke. In fact that was how the current lending arrangement was designed, according to Dr Uma Ramakrishnan IMF mission chief [...]

JamaicaEye gets strong support from private sector

By | 2018-04-17T14:21:51+00:00 April 17th, 2018|news|

MITCHELL... we will be endorsing it to our members individually THE national closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance programme, geared at improving public safety and security, is receiving strong support from members of the private sector, who believe that the initiative will make an impact on crime in the country. Dubbed 'JamaicaEye,' the public-private partnership, launched in [...]

PSOJ supports rationalisation of public bodies

By | 2018-04-16T04:19:38+00:00 April 16th, 2018|news|

Private Sector Organisation President Howard Mitchell (Photo: Michael Gordon) The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) yesterday came out in support of the stated intent of Minister of Finance Nigel Clarke to proceed with the rationalisation of public Bbdies. “The PSOJ supports the execution of this initiative as a very necessary step to achieve the [...]

FULL TEXT: After the IMF era… This time has to be different, says Finance Minister

By | 2018-04-16T04:01:22+00:00 April 16th, 2018|news|

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has declared that Jamaica must take a different approach this time round after the conclusion of the staff-monitored Stand-by Arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). "We have been here before. This time, however, the post-IMF era, has to be positively different," Clarke said Wednesday at the labour market forum [...]

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