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For the fifth successive year, GraceKennedy Limited (GKL), in association with the Jamaica Household Workers’ Union (JHWU), will honour household workers for their outstanding performance, through the staging of the GraceKennedy/Heather Little-White Household Workers Awards. 

GraceKennedy Limited (GK) has issued a call for more of its employees to take advantage of the benefits of flexible work arrangements. 

The battle against garbage polluting Jamaica’s beaches saw a brave effort by GraceKennedy Limited (GKL), one of several corporate entities which participated in the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day. 

Applications are now open for the 2019 GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme.  

The month-long cultural immersion programme allows university students of Jamaican parentage from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, to participate in a month-long all expenses paid internship in Jamaica. During the internship, the students will be learning about the land of their parents’ or grandparents’ birth while working at a GraceKennedy subsidiary linked to their career interests.

GraceKennedy Limited (GKL) has announced that one of its associated companies in Barbados, Signia Financial Group Inc., has acquired Globe Finance Inc. 

First Global Bank Limited (FGB), the commercial bank of the GraceKennedy Group, has officially established agent banking, a first for Jamaica. This was revealed at an official launch of the Bank’s inaugural agent location in the Boulevard Supercentre, on Thursday September 6 2018 in Kingston. 

The GraceKennedy Foundation held its annual Carlton Alexander Memorial Bursary Awards Ceremony at GraceKennedy Limited’s (GKL) HQ in downtown Kingston on August 31, 2018.  Twenty children of the Group’s employees received academic bursaries valued at a total of $1.2 million for the 2018-2019 academic year.  

Group CEO of GraceKennedy Limited (GKL) Don Wehby, has announced changes to the Company’s structure and to its management team effective August 1, 2018, in preparation for the celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2022. 

In releasing its Interim Stockholders’ Report for the Second Quarter ended June 2018, the Board of GraceKennedy Limited at its meeting on July 31, 2018, reported revenues of J$48.4 billion, an increase of 4.3% or $2 billion over the corresponding period of 2017.    This was driven largely by growth in its Food Trading and Insurance segments. 

[KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JULY 17, 2018] As GraceKennedy Limited heads into its 100th birthday in 2022, it has announced a round of restructuring activities starting July 2018.

GraceKennedy Limited has announced the appointment of Indiana Minto Coy, PhD and Peter Moses CD, OJ to its Board of Directors, effective 26th June 2018.

Kingston, Jamaica: June 14, 2018; GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) is announcing the all island roll out of its consumer micro-loans product – GK Proxim.

GK Proxim offers unsecured loans of up to $70 000.00 with three months to repay. Consumers may use as proof of income their salary slip; remittance receipts or bank statements to qualify for the loans, with loans being processed within 48 hours.

GraceKennedy Limited (GraceKennedy) today announced that it will acquire a 35% share in Catherine’s Peak pure spring bottled water brand, which is owned by Peak Bottling Company Limited (PBCL), subject to further due diligence. The acquisition is being undertaken following the signing of a binding memorandum of understanding between GraceKennedy and PBCL at GraceKennedy’s Harbour Street offices. 

GraceKennedy Limited 2018 Annual General Meeting.
At GraceKennedy Ltd.’s Annual General Meeting, held on Wednesday, May 30 at the Company’s Harbour Street, Kingston Headquarters; Don Wehby, Group CEO, signalled to shareholders some of the strategic plans for the Company in the lead up to its 100th year anniversary in 2022.

Don Wehby, Group CEO of GraceKennedy Limited was on Saturday, May 19 presented with A Key to Broward County by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness.  Broward County is located in Florida, USA.

(Kingston, Jamaica; May 11, 2018) The GraceKennedy Group has recorded revenues for the first quarter of 2018 of $24.9 billion and net profit of $1.3 billion. The results show positive performance with increases of 5.1% on revenue and 14.9% on net profit over Q1 2017.

Event Will Bring Caribbean Diaspora Together “In Pursuit of a Better Tomorrow… Today”

KINGSTON, Jamaica; May 10, 2018 – As part of an ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, and GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union’s Agent in many Caribbean markets, announced the 2018 Town Hall series will take place from May 17 to 19, in New York and South Florida. Under the theme “The Caribbean Diaspora: In Pursuit of a Better Tomorrow…Today,” this will be the sixth free diaspora community gathering the companies have hosted together.

First Global Bank’s latest mini branch was recently opened in Hopewell, Hanover, bringing to twelve the total number of locations across the island.

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