Canopy uses AIS technology for claims processing

By |2019-05-30T12:22:01+00:00May 30th, 2019|news|

From left: Stacey Halsall Peart, chief operating officer, AIS; Doug Halsall, chairman and CEO, AIS; Sean Scott, CEO, Canopy Insurance New entrant to the group health and life insurance market, Canopy Insurance Limited, has partnered with technology firm Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS) to utilise its Provider Access System (PAS) that undertakes online, real time insurance [...]

Canada firm makes new gold find and plans to drill

By |2019-05-30T12:18:04+00:00May 30th, 2019|news|

Carube Copper Corporation made new gold and copper finds in Jamaica and wants to drill for the metals, according to the Canadian company’s latest market filings . There are strong levels of gold in the soil and rocks, and the Main Ridge project will “rapidly advance to drilling stage,” said Carube. The Main Ridge project [...]

Pension market tops $600b

By |2019-05-30T12:14:43+00:00May 30th, 2019|news|

Jamaica’s life insurance companies continue to manage more than 50 per cent of local pension funds, according to the latest data from the Financial Services Commission, FSC, which is also reporting that the market has grown to $601 billion in value. As of December 2018, there were 26 licensed investment managers working with the sector, [...]

Cedric Stephens | Fight motor lawlessness with data science

By |2019-05-27T12:57:11+00:00May 27th, 2019|news|

Gleaner articles provide the subtext for today’s piece. One was headlined ‘Safeguarding our Children.’ It was written by Cecelia Campbell-Livingston and published on May 18. Mrs Campbell-Livingston writes about family, religion and other matters. She previously wrote about an accident in which 11 students from Edwin Allen High School in Clarendon who were ‘lapping up’ [...]

COK rolling out green financing for households, micro firms

By |2019-05-27T12:53:55+00:00May 27th, 2019|news|

COK Sodality Cooperative Credit Union is working with two foreign outfits to develop a financing programme for renewable energy products targeted at micro, small- and medium-enterprises and low-income households. The EcoMicro programme is a partnership between COK and Enclude BV, a Netherlands-based microfinance platform, in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank, and LAB, a green [...]

Gov’t goes hi-tech to stop road crashes

By |2019-05-27T12:27:59+00:00May 27th, 2019|news|

Licence plate-recognition software that will allow law-enforcement authorities to nab delinquent motorists is to be introduced in Jamaica this year, the National Works Agency (NWA) has warned. According to the NWA’s manager of communication and customer services, Stephen Shaw, everything is in place to make the system work. “We are going to be using our [...]

Jamaica leading the region on cannabis

By |2019-05-26T19:34:51+00:00May 26th, 2019|news|

From left: Balram Vaswani, chief ganja officer of Kaya Inc; Kathy Miller, Radio Cayman; Delano Seiveright of Jamaica's Cannabis Licensing Authority; Prentice Panton, CEO of Reflections Cayman; T'Shura Gibbs, CEO of Zimmer & Co; Douglas K Gordan, founder of CanEx Jamaica at Capital Meets Cannabis conference at the Westin Resort in Grand Cayman on Thursday. [...]

Green light for illiterate drivers – ITA petitioned to give licences in customised exam

By |2019-05-26T19:30:46+00:00May 26th, 2019|news|

Jamaicans who are functionally illiterate could soon have a better chance of securing a driver’s licence, as the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) has been petitioned to modify the examination that is used to measure road-safety knowledge. This appeal was made by members of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) who were recent guests at a [...]

Despite weakened global growth, LAC to see slow increase – UN report

By |2019-05-24T20:02:44+00:00May 24th, 2019|news|

Despite a weakened global economic growth, outlook projected by the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2019 report, which was released yesterday in New York, suggests that growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to slowly increase. However, risks remain tilted to the downside due to external and domestic factors. The [...]

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