BCIC's Simone Foote is nothing short of regal in her tribal print skirt and complementing top. It was a jolly good time for those in attendance at the IAJ Christmas Party at the Guardian Life car park in New Kingston last Saturday. Here are a few of the ladies and gents who graced the event. [...]
Health insurance is a highly desirable commodity for a majority of Jamaicans. This was confirmed by a recent survey which found that 85 per cent of persons who are not now covered by health insurance, would welcome it. The findings were contained in a Gleaner-commissioned survey conducted by pollster Bill Johnson and his team in [...]
LIFE INSURANCE Gross Premiums for 2015 were $32B, 8.5% more than the $29.5B reported in 2014. New Annualized Premiums for Individual Life for the year was $4.9B. This represented an improvement of 6.8% on the annual premiums recorded in 2014. Sums assured for 2015 were $181.2B 8% more than 2014. These increases came despite [...]
The Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Dr. Wayne Henry, reported at the Institute’s quarterly press briefing, that the economy continued to record growth during the second quarter of the fiscal year. For July–September 2016, real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have increased by 2.2 per cent relative to July–September 2015. Real value [...]
Statistics relating to CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SUMMARY ACCOUNTS Fiscal Monitoring Table FY 2016/17 boj-gov-breifing-november-2016
3:25 pm, Wed November 23, 2016 RJR News A 3.2 magnitude earthquake shook several communities in St. Thomas on Tuesday night. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, the Earthquake Unit of the University of West Indies, Mona said it occurred at 8:37 p.m. with the epicentre located in Trinityville. A 3.2 magnitude earthquake is considered minor [...]
General Accident recorded net profitability of $311.6 million for the first nine months of 2016. It is well above the prior year performance, an increase of 169 per cent.
IAJ organized a splendid send off function for Former IAJ President Hugh Reid who resigned from his position as President of Scotia Insurance and is migrating. This Gleaner publication of October 14, highlights some of the activities at the function.
LONKENG... the idea is to gradually phase out the BOJ’s surrender requirements MONTEGO BAY, St James – Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) board has approved a new Stand-By Agreement to replace the existing arrangement which comes to an end in March 2017. The new economic programme will provide Jamaica with [...]
Prime Minister Andrew Holness (second left) and Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley (left), listen to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Fortress Energy, Wes Edens (third left), during a tour of the new LNG Terminal at the Montego Bay port on November 11. Others (from fourth left) are: Chairman of the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), Dr Vin Lawrence, and Chief Executive [...]