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GK FOUNDATION, VOLUNTEERS REMOVE OVER 37,000 POUNDS OF GARBAGE FROM THE KINGSTON HARBOUR

The restoration of the Kingston Harbour has been a long-standing area of focus for the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF). Accordingly, each year the Foundation coordinates beach clean-ups along the Kingston Harbour coastline. This year, GKF’s annual clean-up series took place on September 10 and 17 respectively.

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GK FOUNDATION CEO TO SPEAK AT GLOBAL ISLAND SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Chief Executive Officer of the GraceKennedy Foundation, Mrs. Caroline Mahfood will be a featured speaker at this year’s Island Innovation Virtual Island Summit. The zero-carbon conference takes place over seven days, from September 26th to October 2nd, 2022, with participants from 100+ island communities, including the Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Pacific Islands and South …

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2023 GRACEKENNEDY BIRTHRIGHT SUMMER INTERNSHIP

GraceKennedy (GK) has announced that applications are now open for its 2023 Jamaican Birthright Summer Internship Programme. The application period will run from September 1 to November 30, 2022.

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CHILDREN OF GRACEKENNEDY EMPLOYEES AWARDED CARLTON ALEXANDER BURSARIES VALUED OVER $2.1M

The children of 23 GraceKennedy (GK) employees have been awarded bursaries valued at a total of J$2.1 million by the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF). The recipients received their bursaries in time for the new school year, at the virtual staging of the 31st Carlton Alexander Memorial Bursary Awards ceremony on August 26, 2022.

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GRACEKENNEDY TO ACQUIRE SCOTIA INSURANCE CARIBBEAN LIMITED

GraceKennedy (GK) has confirmed that it has come to an agreement with The Bank of Nova Scotia to acquire 100% of Scotia Insurance Caribbean Limited (SICL), with the associated transaction being subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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RADCLIFFE DALEY APPOINTED PRESIDENT & CEO OF FIRST GLOBAL BANK

GraceKennedy Limited (GK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Radcliffe Daley as President & CEO of First Global Bank Limited (FGB), effective September 1, 2022. Mr. Daley has over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services sector and has been acting in the role since Mariame McIntosh Robinson’s departure from the …

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OVER 1000 POUNDS OF GARBAGE REMOVED FROM SIRGANY BEACH THANKS TO GK FOUNDATION

Over 75 volunteers, mobilised by the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) and its partners, gathered at Sirgany Beach in East Kingston on July 16, 2022, to remove 1,092 pounds of solid waste from the shoreline.

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GRACEKENNEDY HALF YEAR REVENUES UP J$9.2 BILLION OR 15% OVER PRIOR YEAR

Company continues to deliver a positive performance, reporting profit before tax of J$5.46 billion  GraceKennedy Limited (GK) has released its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2022. During the first half of 2022, GK achieved revenues of J$72.59 billion, representing an increase of 14.6% or J$9.24 billion over the corresponding period in …

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Over 874 pounds of garbage cleared by the GK Foundation in Kingston Pen Cleanup

On Saturday, June 18th, the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) and its partners mobilised volunteers to remove more than 874 pounds of waste from the shoreline adjacent to the Kingston Pen Gully in downtown Kingston. The cleanup was carried out under the Kingston Harbour Cleanup Project, which is being delivered by between GKF, The Ocean Cleanup and …

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GK Birthright Interns Welcomed to Jamaica

Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this month GraceKennedy (GK) is hosting four university students of Jamaican heritage from the USA, UK and Canada in Jamaica, as participants in its 2022 Birthright Programme. The programme is designed to anchor the students’ roots in Jamaica’s rich heritage and culture.

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Radcliffe Daley Appointed Acting President & CEO of First Global Bank (FGB) Limited

GraceKennedy Limited (GKL) has advised of the appointment of Mr. Radcliffe Daley as the Acting President & Chief Executive Officer of First Global Bank (FGB) Limited, following the resignation of Mrs. Mariame McIntosh Robinson, effective July 18, 2022. Mr. Daley is currently the Chief Operating Officer of FGB and has over thirty (30) years’ experience …

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GK ANNOUNCES NEW JOINT VENTURE WITH TTUTC

GraceKennedy (GK) has announced that the investment and advisory arm of its GraceKennedy Financial Group (GKFG), GK Capital Management Limited (GK Capital), has signed a joint venture agreement with the Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation (TTUTC). The new venture, which remains subject to the requisite regulatory approvals, will allow GK and TTUTC to partner …

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GK Group CEO Credits 100th anniversary to Happy, Engaged Team

GK Employee Appreciation Week 2022 gets underway Happy employees make successful companies. This was the perspective shared by Group CEO of GraceKennedy (GK), Don Wehby at the Company’s Devotion with a Difference, which kicked off GK’s Employee Appreciation Week (EAW) activities on Monday. The special 100th anniversary (GK100) inter-faith edition of GK’s groupwide devotion was …

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GRACEKENNEDY DELIVERS GOOD PERFORMANCE IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2022

REVENUES UP J$4.9 BILLION OVER PRIOR YEAR; PROFITS UP J$53.9 MILLION GraceKennedy (GK) has released its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ending March 31, 2022. The Company maintained a stable performance for the first quarter of the year, achieving robust revenues of J$36.26 billion, an increase of 15.5% or J$4.86 billion over the …

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KEY INSURANCE REPORTS POSITIVE Q1 PERFORMANCE

Profit-before-tax up 197% over corresponding period of last year Key Insurance Company Limited (Key) continues to deliver strong financial results and has announced a strong 2022 first-quarter performance. In its unaudited first-quarter financial results for the three-month period ending March 31, 2022, the Company reported Profit-Before-Tax (PBT) of $3.4 million, which is a 197% increase …

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JAMAICAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM OVER J$25 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE GRACEKENNEDY FOUNDATION

GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has invited Jamaican students who will be studying at local universities to apply to its annual scholarship programme. The Foundation is offering over J$25 million in scholarships to students attending The University of the West Indies, the University of Technology Jamaica, the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and …

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GRACEKENNEDY TO HOST GK BIRTHRIGHT PROGRAMME RECIPIENTS FOLLOWING A TWO-YEAR HIATUS

Following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GraceKennedy (GK) Group will resume its Birthright Programme in 2022. Under the internship programme this summer GK will accommodate four university students of Jamaican descent from the USA, UK and Canada for a five-week professional and cultural immersion experience.

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STEVEN WHITTINGHAM APPOINTED DEPUTY CEO OF GKFG

CEO of the GraceKennedy (GK) Group and Chairman of the GK Financial Group (GKFG) Don Wehby has announced the appointment of Steven Whittingham as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer of GKFG, effective April 1, 2022. In his new role Whittingham will assume a greater leadership role at GKFG in line with GK’s robust succession …

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GraceKennedy Investor Briefing – March 9, 2022

A video stream from GraceKennedy’s Investors’ Briefing held on March 9, 2022, to discuss the company’s 2021 annual financial results can be accessed below:

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Investor Briefing – March 9, 2022

Don Wehby, Group Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Limited  invites you to a virtual investor briefing to discuss the 2021 annual results of the GraceKennedy Group on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The briefing will be hosted online via Zoom at 2:30 pm (Eastern Standard Time) (-5 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)). Streaming Details: Register in advance for this webinar: …

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