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

June 23, 2021

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

June 9, 2021

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

May 13, 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

May 10, 2021

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

May 5, 2021

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

May 4, 2021

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

March 10, 2021

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

March 8, 2021

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

March 1, 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

February 26, 2021

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

January 22, 2021

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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Children of Household Workers receive tablets from GraceKennedy for Christmas

December 23, 2020

Christmas came early for the children of 25 Jamaican Household Workers in need, who have benefitted from a donation of 25 tablets valued at over J$850,000 from the GraceKennedy (GK) Group. The handover of the digital devices took place at the GK Headquarters on Harbour Street in Kingston yesterday and were received by a small …

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GraceKennedy Investor Briefing – November 16, 2020

November 16, 2020

An video stream from GraceKennedy’s Investors’ Briefing held on November 16, 2020, to discuss the company’s 2020 third quarter financial results can be accessed below:

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GraceKennedy Investor Briefing – November 16, 2020

November 11, 2020

Senator Don Wehby, CD, Group Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Limited, invites you to participate in our Investor Briefing to discuss our 2020 third quarter results on Monday 16th November 2020. The briefing will take the form of an livestream  from 2:30 to 3:10 p.m. Jamaica Time (-5 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)) and can be accessed …

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GraceKennedy Continues To Record Significant Growth In 2020

November 5, 2020

Revenues up J$9.09 billion or 11.8%; Profit before Tax up 51.5% In the release of its results for the third quarter of 2020, the GraceKennedy Group has announced significant improvements in its performance compared to the corresponding period last year, marked by considerable increases in revenues and net profit. For the three-month period ending September …

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The Decade of Action Begins Now!

October 2, 2020

GK Foundation Lecturer Margaret Jones Williams underscores the importance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030  [KINGSTON, JAMAICA – OCTOBER 2, 2020]  Reduction of poverty, access to education, improved health care, the empowerment of women, and access to water, are just a few of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations Development …

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GK Foundation Partners with UNDP for Virtual Lecture on the Sustainable Development Goals

September 25, 2020

The GraceKennedy Foundation will partner this year with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to present its annual public lecture which will focus attention on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The lecture, which will take place on September 30 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom, will be delivered by the United Nations Development Programme’s Deputy Resident …

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GraceKennedy Announces Executive Changes, Effective October 1

GraceKennedy (GK) Group CEO Don Wehby has announced several senior management changes within the Group, which are set to come into effect on October 1, 2020. The Executive-level changes, Wehby explained, are in keeping with GK’s strategic vision which includes offering long term consumer and shareholder value, through a performance driven culture, sustainable growth and …

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Margaret Jones Williams to Deliver 2020 GK Foundation Public Lecture Virtually

September 21, 2020

The GraceKennedy Foundation (GKF) has announced that environment and development policy expert Dr Margaret Jones Williams, United Nations Development Programme’s Deputy Resident Representative for Suriname, will be the guest presenter at its 2020 public lecture which will be hosted virtually on September 30 starting at 11:30 a.m. EST. The annual lecture, which typically takes place …

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