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

September 23, 2022

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

September 9, 2022

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

September 8, 2022

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 Invests Over $50 Million In Back-To-School Support

September 7, 2022

As GraceKennedy (GK) continues its 100th anniversary celebrations, the Group has invested over $50 million in back-to-school support, ahead of the start of the 2022/2023 academic year.

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GRACEKENNEDY TO ACQUIRE SCOTIA INSURANCE CARIBBEAN LIMITED

August 30, 2022

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

August 10, 2022

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

July 28, 2022

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

July 7, 2022

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

June 10, 2022

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

June 7, 2022

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

May 25, 2022

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

May 17, 2022

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

May 12, 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

May 11, 2022

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

May 9, 2022

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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GraceKennedy receives US Congressional Proclamation

April 22, 2022

Wehby, GraceKennedy honoured for Excellence in Global Business Leadership at AFUWI Gala GraceKennedy (GK) was well represented at the 25th Annual Legacy Awards Gala of the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) on Thursday night (April 21) in NYC, as the GK team came out to support GK Group CEO Don …

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GRACEKENNEDY INVESTING IN BLUEDOT

April 13, 2022

The GraceKennedy (GK) Group has announced that it has entered into an agreement with entrepreneur and information technologist Larren Peart to make a private equity investment in Bluedot. Bluedot was founded by Peart in 2016, and is a full-service research and data intelligence consultancy, which uses data collection and analytics to inform business insights and …

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THE BEST CHAMPS EVER!

March 21, 2022

GraceKennedy excited to celebrate GK100 at the 2022 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships Excitement was in the air as the GraceKennedy (GK) team joined the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) and other stakeholders at this morning’s launch of the 2022 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships (Champs) at the National Stadium in Kingston. The launch, which …

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