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GK FOODS SHOWS JAMAICAN NURSES “WE CARE”

GraceKennedy (GK) Foods has been showing Jamaican nurses that ‘We Care’ through a series of initiatives recognising their sterling contribution to the nation’s COVID-19 response. The activities were executed by Grace Foods under the theme ‘Taste that Moves You to Care’ theme between August 30 and September 17 and included donations of Grace products valued …

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GK INSURANCE CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH DONATION TO 10 LOCAL EARLY CHILDHOOD INSTITUTIONS

GK General Insurance Company Limited (GK Insurance) is 40 years old! To celebrate this major milestone, it is equipping 10 early childhood institutions with much needed sanitation equipment to facilitate compliance at the start of the 2021/22 academic year.

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570 RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE AT GRACEKENNEDY BLITZ

The GraceKennedy (GK) Group in collaboration with the Private Sector Vaccination Initiative (PSVI), hosted a COVID-19 vaccination blitz at its headquarters in Downtown Kingston yesterday, Tuesday, September 7, 2021. 570 participants in the blitz received either their first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose, including 67 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years. …

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GRACEKENNEDY 2022 BIRTHRIGHT PROGRAMME NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM NORTHEAST USA

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has opened applications for the 2022 GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme to candidates from the Northeast USA.

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First Global Bank Increases Agent Locations to Improve Financial Inclusion

First Global Bank (FGB) Limited, the banking arm of financial services powerhouse GraceKennedy Financial Group, recently expanded its banking agency network with two First Global Money Link (FGML) locations in rural Jamaica. The new banking agent locations opened in Highgate, St. Mary and Albert Town, Trelawny.

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GraceKennedy Completes Acquisition Of Scotia Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited (SIECL)

SIECL to operate as GraceKennedy Life Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited  GraceKennedy (GK) has completed its acquisition of Scotia Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited (SIECL) and has also announced that the company is to be rebranded under the name GraceKennedy Life Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited (GK Life).

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GRACEKENNEDY HALF YEAR REVENUES UP J$6.8 BILLION OR 12% OVER PRIOR YEAR; PROFIT AFTER TAX UP 30%

GraceKennedy (GK) Limited has released its unaudited results for the six months ended June 30, 2021. For the period under review GK realized revenue of J$63.4 billion, representing an increase of J$6.8 billion or 12.1% over the corresponding period of 2020. Profit before other income was J$3.9 billion, representing an increase of 26.1% over the …

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GK Insurance partners with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to launch GK Weather Protect

GraceKennedy Insurance (GKI) has launched its latest policy innovation – GK Weather Protect. The announcement was made today, Tuesday, July 20, at a hybrid launch event hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, who collaborated with GKI to roll out the new parametric policy.

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VIVIAN CRAWFORD HAILED AS A ‘NATIONAL TREASURE’ AT THE 2021 GRACEKENNEDY FOUNDATION LECTURE

The 2021 GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) lecture delivered on its promise to share the rich and diverse heritage of our island nation. The lecture, which was presented by Vivian Crawford, Executive Director of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), was streamed live via Zoom and attracted an audience of over 700 online participants from Jamaica and overseas …

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Vivian Crawford to deliver GK Foundation’s 33rd Annual Lecture on Jamaica’s Heritage

Jamaica’s rich and diverse heritage will be the focus of the GraceKennedy Foundation’s (GKF) 33rd annual lecture, which will be live streamed online via Zoom on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm. The lecture, entitled Jamaica’s Tangible and Intangible Heritage: So Much to Tell, will be presented by Mr Vivian Crawford, Executive Director of the Institute …

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GRACEKENNEDY CONTINUES TO DELIVER A STRONG PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021

Revenues up 8.8% or J$2.54 billion over prior year period; Profit Before Tax up 26.6% Kingston, Jamaica, May 13, 2021 – The GraceKennedy (GK) Group is reporting strong results in the first quarter of 2021. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, the GK Group achieved revenues of J$31.39 billion, representing an increase of …

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LOCAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM OVER J$21 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE GRACEKENNEDY FOUNDATION

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has invited Jamaican students who will be attending local universities in the 2021/22 academic year to apply for scholarships.

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GK Foundation launches environment-focused A/V training programme for urban communities

The GraceKennedy Foundation has kicked off its Kingston Harbour Eco-System Adaptation Model (KHEAM) project, with the launch of an environmentally-focused audio-visual training programme for residents of five communities in Kingston.

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GRACEKENNEDY PLEDGES OVER J$13 MILLION TO ST VINCENT RELIEF

The GraceKennedy (GK) Group has responded swiftly to support relief efforts in St Vincent following several massive eruptions of the island’s La Soufrière volcano in April. GK has pledged over J$13 million in assistance for the Caribbean island nation, which will primarily go towards the purchase and shipping of supplies for its residents.

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876 SPRING WATER TO BE ACQUIRED BY GRACEKENNEDY

GraceKennedy has come to an agreement with Bliss Limited and UniBev Limited (UniBev) to acquire the 876 spring water brand. 876 spring water has been distributed by World Brands Limited (WBS), a GraceKennedy subsidiary, since it entered the market in 2017. This is the second announcement of an acquisition by GraceKennedy this week. The acquisition …

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GraceKennedy Investor Briefing

A video stream from GraceKennedy’s Investors’ Briefing held on March 8, 2021, to discuss the company’s 2020 annual financial results can be accessed below:

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GRACEKENNEDY TO ACQUIRE SCOTIA INSURANCE EASTERN CARIBBEAN

GraceKennedy has come to an agreement with Scotia Insurance Caribbean Limited to acquire 100% of the shares of Scotia Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited (SIECL), with the associated transaction being subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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GraceKennedy Limited Investor Briefing – March 8, 2021

Senator Don Wehby, CD, Group Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Limited, invites you to participate in our Investor Briefing to discuss our 2020 annual financial results on Monday 8th March 2021.

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GRACEKENNEDY RECORDS BEST FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IN ITS HISTORY

2020 revenues up J$12.3 billion or 12% over prior year; profit before tax up 58% The GraceKennedy (GK) Group has achieved record-breaking results for the financial year ended December 31, 2020. GK experienced exceptional growth in revenue in 2020, resulting in the Company recording its best financial performance in its 99-year history.

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GK Cares! – GraceKennedy donates 213 devices for online learning valued at over J$5m to Jamaican tertiary students

Just in time for the resumption of classes, the GraceKennedy (GK) Group has donated 213 internet-enabled devices for online learning to Jamaican tertiary students through its GK Cares Tools for Schools initiative. The donation, which includes tablets and laptops valued at over $5 million, was marked at a virtual handover ceremony on January 21 hosted …

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