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WATCH: Zippy quick response motorbike unit coming for Montego Bay

By |2019-10-28T02:15:20+00:00October 28th, 2019|news|

Police personnel participating in specialised bike riding training in Montego Bay, St James in preparation for the rolling out of a quick response unit in the second city and western parish. Criminal elements across St James, especially within the city of Montego Bay, are in for perhaps the fight of their lives when a new [...]

Green Climate Fund now launched with US$300,000 grant

By |2019-10-28T01:10:34+00:00October 28th, 2019|news|

From (L-R): UnaMay Gordon, principal director, Climate Change Division in MEGJC; , Katherine Blackman, climate finance advisor, Climate Change Division; Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in MEGJC; Laetitia De Marez, Director, Climate Change Analytics Inc; Frances Fuller, deputy director, Climate Change Analytics Inc; and in the background Paolo Cozzi, implementation specialist, Climate Change Analytics Inc. [...]

Some Sagicor employees can now work from home

By |2019-10-28T01:04:22+00:00October 28th, 2019|news|

Sagicor Group Jamaica recently implemented a 'work- from-home' policy, offering its team members the opportunity and flexibility to complete their duties from the comfort of their home. The policy, which came into effect in August 2019, was piloted for a period of approximately six months before officially being rolled out across the group. In a [...]

UN official happy with Jamaica’s prep for disaster risk conference

By |2019-10-28T00:56:35+00:00October 28th, 2019|news|

Jamaica is on track for a successful hosting of the Seventh Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas and the Caribbean (RP20) in July 2020, Raul Salazar, the head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean has said. The event will be [...]

IDB, regional development banks launch joint report on liveable cities in the Caribbean

By |2019-10-28T00:44:17+00:00October 28th, 2019|news|

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has collaborated with the African Development Bank (AFDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in launching a joint report on liveable cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB said the report, “Creating Livable Cities: Regional [...]

Sagicor implements work-from-home policy

By |2019-10-27T14:37:13+00:00October 27th, 2019|news|

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sagicor Group Jamaica recently implemented a work- from-home policy, offering its team members the opportunity and flexibility to complete their duties from the comfort of their home. The policy, which came into effect in August 2019, was piloted for a period of approximately six months before officially being rolled-out across the group. [...]

Key Insurance continues on its journey to recovery

By |2019-10-27T13:15:43+00:00October 27th, 2019|news|

From (L-R): Sandra Masterton, managing director, and Natalia Gobin-Gunter, chairman and non-executive director of Key Insurance, speaking at an AGM held by the company on Wednesday. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) After incurring net losses of 167.5 million over the last financial year, Key Insurance has said that in pushing its company up to profitability levels, they [...]

SEAF launches new private equity fund in the region for SMEs

By |2019-10-27T13:06:33+00:00October 27th, 2019|news|

Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF), an American-based investment management company partnering with Sagicor Investment, has moved to develop a private equity fund for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Caribbean. The fund is expected to address the risk capital financing and business advisory needs required for the growth of entrepreneurs and SMEs in the [...]

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