The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has been awarded the prestigious 2022 RJRGleaner Honour Award in the category of Science and Technology for its environmental sustainability work. The awards ceremony took place on September 19, 2023 at RJR’s offices on Lyndhurst Road in Kingston.
GraceKennedy Foundation Wins RJR Gleaner Honour Award for Kingston Harbour Cleanup Project
September 21, 2023
GRACEKENNEDY TO PROCEED WITH SHARE BUY-BACK
September 15, 2023
GraceKennedy (GK) Limited has advised that it has received the requisite regulatory approvals for its share buy-back programme, which was announced on March 1 this year.
GraceKennedy Commits over J$64M in Back-to-School Support
September 4, 2023
GraceKennedy (GK) Group has announced an investment of over J$64 million in back-to-school support, just ahead of the start of the 2023/2024 academic year.
GRACEKENNEDY ACQUIRES UNIBEV LIMITED
August 2, 2023
Acquisition of beverage manufacturer advances GK’s position in the local spring water market GraceKennedy Limited (GK) has announced that it has come to an agreement to acquire Unibev Limited, a privately owned Jamaican manufacturing company which specializes in fully integrated beverage solutions. The transaction, which remains subject to customary closing conditions, will place GK in …
GRACEKENNEDY REVENUES HIT J$78.23 BILLION AT HALF YEAR MARK, UP J$5.64 BILLION OR 7.8%
July 31, 2023
PRE-TAX PROFITS UP J$716.7 MILLION, OR 13.2%, TO J$6.14 BILLION GraceKennedy Limited (GK) has released its financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2023. For the period, GK achieved revenue of J$78.23 billion, representing an increase of J$5.64 billion or 7.8% over the first half of 2022. Profit before tax (PBT) increased to …
GraceKennedy Officially Welcomes 2023 Birthright Cohort to Jamaica
July 24, 2023
GraceKennedy officially launched its 2023 Birthright Programme with a welcome reception at the company’s headquarters in Downtown Kingston on July 14. The reception introduced this year’s GK Birthright Interns, four university students from the Jamaican Diaspora: Logan Wright, University of Central Florida, USA; Bianca Byfield, Harvard University, USA; Samaya Miller, University of British Colombia, Canada; …
GraceKennedy Birthright Programme to Host Four University Students of Jamaican Heritage this Summer
June 7, 2023
This summer, GraceKennedy will host four university students of Jamaican heritage from the USA, UK and Canada for its annual Jamaican Birthright Programme.
GraceKennedy 2023 Annual General Meeting
May 31, 2023
GraceKennedy’s 2023 Annual General Meeting which was held on May 31, 2023 can be viewed below.
GraceKennedy Delivers Strong Q1 Performance
May 11, 2023
REVENUES UP J$2.84 BILLION OVER PRIOR YEAR; PRE-TAX PROFITS INCREASE BY 20.6% GraceKennedy (GK) has released its unaudited financial results for the three-months ended March 31, 2023. For the period, GK achieved revenues of J$39.09 billion, representing an increase of 7.8% or J$2.84 billion over the first quarter of 2022.
Tertiary students to benefit from over J$25 million in scholarships from the GraceKennedy Foundation
May 10, 2023
Applications are now open for the 2023 GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) scholarships. This year, over J$25 million in scholarships will be awarded by GKF to Jamaican students attending the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in the 2023/24 academic year.
New GK ONE App Has Received Almost $300 Million in Remittances Since its Launch
April 21, 2023
GK ONE, the new mobile app from GraceKennedy, has received over J$290 million in Western Union remittances since its launch in November 2022. The GK ONE app boasts several features, including a digital wallet, and a free companion pre-paid card which can be used anywhere Visa is accepted locally, online, or abroad.
GraceKennedy Foods thanks Firefighters
April 6, 2023
GraceKennedy (GK) Foods has made a sizeable donation of products to the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) to say thanks for their valiant firefighting efforts this year. The products were presented to a JFB team, led by Commissioner Stewart Beckford, at GK’s headquarters in downtown Kingston on Monday, March 27.
GRACEKENNEDY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST GK CAMPUS CONNECT FOOD BANK PATRON, DON WEHBY
April 4, 2023
GraceKennedy (GK) Group CEO Don Wehby has been announced as the first patron of the GK Campus Connect Food Bank. The announcement was made at a special event at the University of Technology’s Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, yesterday. In his new capacity, Wehby will play an active role in encouraging individuals and organisations …
GRACEKENNEDY COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF SCOTIA INSURANCE CARIBBEAN LIMITED
April 3, 2023
Company to be rebranded GK Life GraceKennedy (GK) has completed its acquisition of Scotia Insurance Caribbean Limited (SICL) and has announced that the company is to be rebranded as GK Life.
GraceKennedy Rejects Violent Gestures at Champs
March 31, 2023
GraceKennedy has noted images and videos circulating in traditional media and online, depicting a young male athlete making a violent hand gesture upon winning a race at the 2023 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships, currently being held at the National Stadium.
GraceKennedy Foundation hosts the Kingston launch of Firstborn: The Life of Luis Fred Kennedy at GraceKennedy’s Headquarters
March 23, 2023
On Thursday, March 9, the GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) hosted the family of the late Luis Fred Kennedy and other members of the GraceKennedy (GK) family at the Kingston launch of Firstborn: The Life of Luis Fred Kennedy, a new book by his son, Dr Fred W. Kennedy.
GraceKennedy Invests Over J$170 Million in Champs
March 21, 2023
Special award to be given to a teacher and coach from the winning schools GraceKennedy (GK), title sponsor of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Athletic Championships (Champs), has announced that its investment in the annual junior track and field meet will exceed J$170 million this year. In addition to the J$82 …
GK MUTUAL FUNDS LAUNCHED
March 7, 2023
GK Capital Management and Trinidad & Tobago Unit Trust Corporation partner to offer three new funds for Jamaican Investors The AC Hotel in Kingston was abuzz with the spirit of Caribbean partnership on Monday, March 6, as GK Capital Management, the investment and advisory arm of GraceKennedy Limited (GK), and the Trinidad & Tobago Unit …
GraceKennedy Investor Briefing
March 2, 2023
Don Wehby, Group Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Limited invites you to a virtual investor briefing to discuss the 2022 annual financial results of the GraceKennedy Group on Monday, March 13, 2023. The briefing will be hosted online via Zoom at 2:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) (-5 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)).
GRACEKENNEDY REVENUE INCREASES 10.5% OR J$13.6 BILLION TO J$142.9 BILLION IN 2022; PROFIT BEFORE TAX J$10.2 BILLION
March 1, 2023
Share buy-back approved by the Company’s Board of Directors GraceKennedy (GK) has released its annual financial results for the year ended December 31, 2022. During the period GK recorded strong top-line growth, realising revenue of J$142.9 billion, an increase of 10.5% or J$13.6 billion over the corresponding period in 2021.