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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.

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 [...]

Sagicor volunteers to labour at children’s homes today

By |2019-05-24T13:21:17+00:00May 24th, 2019|news|

MORE than 300 Sagicor team members and Sagicor Foundation volunteers will be out today 'labouring' at four children's home across the island in support of the national Labour Day theme 'Child Safety…It's You, It's Me, It's All Ah We'. The four homes receiving improvements are: Reddie's Place of Safety in Rollington Town, Kingston; SOS [...]

General Accident profits from promotions

By |2019-05-24T13:14:27+00:00May 24th, 2019|news|

Last year, General Accident decided to let its hair down with a new promotional campaign, and the general insurer is still reaping gains from it. The first signs of the campaign’s impact showed up in the company’s year-end results for 2018, when the general insurance company, which trades on the market as GENAC, generated profit [...]

At least four NWC systems have dried up due to drought

By |2019-05-24T13:11:24+00:00May 24th, 2019|news|

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that at least four of its water supply systems have dried up as a result of ongoing drought conditions in sections of the island. The NWC says its Higgin Town, Dawson and Content plants in St Ann are out of water. So too has the Violet Bank system in rural [...]

Employment rate continues to climb

By |2019-05-24T08:52:30+00:00May 24th, 2019|news|

JAMAICA's employment level hit a new high in January, showing 1,232,700 people across the country reporting to work. The data was revealed by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) yesterday during its press briefing for the January to March 2018 quarter. Director General of the PIOJ Wayne Henry noted that the largest increases in employment [...]

Drier, hotter wet season forecast for Caribbean

By |2019-05-24T08:48:06+00:00May 24th, 2019|news|

PHILLIPSBURG, St Maarten (CMC) — The dry conditions affecting the Caribbean over the last few months are expected to continue into September for most of the region, forecasters said today. “For the June to August, we are expecting it to be drier than usual or close to normal. So we are already dry and we [...]

Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal, say US weather officials

By |2019-05-24T08:44:20+00:00May 24th, 2019|news|

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. weather officials say the Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It says four to eight of them will become hurricanes and two to four of those major hurricanes with 111 mph winds or higher. NOAA Administrator [...]

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