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2016 promising for NIF — Deer–Williams

By |2015-12-21T12:15:34+00:00December 21st, 2015|news|

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 A view of the Melia Braco Village property in Trelawny SENIOR director of investments of the National Insurance Fund (NIF) Audrey Deer-Williams indicated this week that the NIF which lost some $6 billion in the national debt exchange (NDX) of 2013 is firmly back in growth mode. The fund whose total [...]

Proposed public sector pension scheme will require constitutional change

By |2018-08-17T06:55:23+00:00December 21st, 2015|news|

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips, has tabled in Parliament the Pensions (Public Service) Act which seeks to give effect to the proposals for reforming the public sector pension scheme.According to the Bill’s Memorandum of Objects and Reasons, it is seeking [...]

Integrity Bill committee says no to further restriction on PEPs

By |2018-08-17T06:55:23+00:00December 18th, 2015|news|

Contractor General Dirk Harrison THE joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament, which has reviewed the Integrity Commission Bill, has rejected a proposal from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) to bar “politically exposed persons” (PEPs) from becoming members of the commission. The committee, in its report to Parliament tabled in the House of Representatives [...]

Insurance companies selected to cover athletes

By |2018-08-17T06:55:23+00:00December 18th, 2015|news|

Thursday, December 17, 2015 | KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Insurance companies Guardian Life and Allied Insurance Brokers have been selected as the providers of group health, life and personal accident insurance for more than 1,000 of the nation’s athletes who represent the country in various sporting disciplines. This follows Cabinet’s approval of the Jamaica Athletes [...]

Athletes’ insurance plan gets Cabinet approval

By |2018-08-17T06:55:23+00:00December 18th, 2015|news|

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2015 Cabinet has approved the Government's athletes insurance plan to provide group health, as well as life and personal accident insurance, for more than 1,000 athletes across all sports. Information Minister Sandrea Falconer made the announcement during yesterday's Jamaica House press briefing. "Cabinet has approved the selection of the Guardian Life [...]

WALK GOOD LLOYD GOODLEIGH – LATE PRESIDENT OF THE JUTC

By |2015-12-16T13:58:53+00:00December 16th, 2015|news|

Condolences to the family of the Late Lloyd Goodleigh (Left) former President of the Joint Conference of Trade Unions.  IAJ had the privilege of being involved with the JUTC in the presentation of a one day workshop on simplifying the Pension Reform Paper put out by the Joint Select Committee of Parliament for Public Service [...]

NCB expects active partnership in GHL – Hylton

By |2015-12-11T12:56:59+00:00December 11th, 2015|news|

Friday, December 11, 2015 HYLTON... we expect quite an active and lively relationship between NCB and GHL National Commercial bank (NCB) Jamaica Limited indicates that it will be using independents to represent its interests on the board of Guardian Holdings Limited (GHL), following the completion of the transaction in which it seeks to acquire controlling [...]

Phillips says how 100k new jobs will be created

By |2015-12-11T12:47:36+00:00December 11th, 2015|news|

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 PHILLIPS... in tourism alone you are guaranteed another 28,000 to 30,000 jobs LUCEA, Hanover – Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has sought to explain how a number of the 100,000 jobs will be created if the People’s National Party (PNP) should form the next Administration, following the next general election. Phillips, [...]

Insurance Helpline | Vehicle valuations shouldn’t be taken as gospel – Part 2

By |2018-08-17T06:55:27+00:00December 9th, 2015|news|

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 Last week's article produced a lot of chatter. This took place among different groups of persons. This is exactly what I had intended. Based on the reactions of people with whom I came into contact, the group included consumers, professionals in the business of estimating the values of vehicles and insurance company [...]

NCB Jamaica to acquire 29.9 per cent stake in Guardian Holdings

By |2018-08-17T06:55:27+00:00December 1st, 2015|news|

Published:Monday | November 30, 2015 | 4:04 PM In a statement this afternoon, the Guardian Group said the acquisition will be made through the private purchase of some of the shares held by companies owned by the Lok Jack and Ahamad families and the International Finance Corporation. The National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCBJ) is [...]

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