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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.

Holness: Last-quarter growth was two per cent

By |2019-04-10T13:20:10+00:00April 10th, 2019|news|

Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaking at yesterday's breakfast briefing on the Wigton Windfarm Limited IPO, hosted by lead broker Mayberry Investment Limited at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston. THE Jamaican economy grew a year-on-year two per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has confirmed. Holness made the disclosure while [...]

Feds break up US$1.2b Medicare orthopaedic brace scam

By |2019-04-10T13:16:29+00:00April 10th, 2019|news|

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:28 A Federal authorities said Tuesday that they have broken up a US$1.2-billion Medicare scam that peddled unneeded orthopaedic braces to hundreds of thousands of seniors via foreign call centres. The US Justice Department announced charges against 24 people across the country, including doctors accused of writing bogus prescriptions [...]

Consumer confidence among businesses, consumers still trending upwards

By |2019-04-10T13:12:51+00:00April 10th, 2019|news|

The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce-commissioned business and consumer confidence indices indicate that optimism among businesses and consumers remains on an upward trend. The business confidence Index increased to 151 points in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the first quarter of 2018, when it dipped to 136, and represented an increase above December 2018, [...]

Fulton tackles farmland hijack – JAS boss criticises housing boom on prime agri lands

By |2019-04-10T13:03:12+00:00April 10th, 2019|news|

The conversion of prime farmland in St Catherine into residential developments has come under withering criticism from Lenworth Fulton, the president of the Jamaica Agricultural Society. Developers have, over the last decade and a half, been building out a range of housing schemes across swathes of farmland in St Catherine. Among the developments is construction [...]

Damien King says Gov’t revenues have increased by $100 billion

By |2019-04-09T15:47:51+00:00April 9th, 2019|news|

Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), Dr Damien King, says that the improved fiscal management being exercised by the government has increased tax revenue by some $100 billion. “The ability to use resources to provide the services which government is supposed to (provide) is that better fiscal management increases compliance, and increases [...]

Global Canna Labs closes first medical cannabis sale in Jamaica

By |2019-04-09T15:45:04+00:00April 9th, 2019|news|

Canadian company, Global Canna Labs (GCL) has received approval from the Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) to commence commercial medical cannabis sales domestically to licensed dispensaries. The company has announced the sale of 46.5 kilograms of dried medical cannabis products in the local dispensaries since their formal approval late in March. GCL's investor, LGC Capital [...]

Guardian Life Limited: Celebrating 20 years and 120 long service employees

By |2019-04-09T15:42:29+00:00April 9th, 2019|news|

One hundred and twenty employees of Guardian Life Limited were recently recognised by the company at its 19th Awards Ceremony, held at the Sunken Gardens, Hope Gardens. The event saw over 400 team members from across the island coming together to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary and support those who displayed exceptional performance in 2018, [...]

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