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December 2019
 

06 December 2019

Hon Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, greets Raymond Walker, Chairman & CEO of Caribbean Assurance Brokers Ltd (CAB), at the relaunch of the CAB Loyalty Programme at Mercedes-Benz Showroom in Kingston on December 5, 2019. At centre is Natalie St. Louis, Strategic Corporate Consultant, CAB. Minister Shaw commended CAB for the relaunch of the loyalty programme, noting that it was a way of giving back to its over 50,000 customers who will be able to receive discounts from over 200 healthcare providers. CAB has also partnered with Silver Star Motors Limited where customers can now benefit from a discount of $500,000 off the purchase price of a Mercedes-Benz.

Insurance industry excellent avenue for economic growth, says Minister Shaw

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
Accounting, as it does, for some 11.5 per cent of the country’s financial assets, the Hon Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has described the insurance industry as an excellent avenue for economic growth. “The industry saw total assets amounting to $316.2 billion as at March 31, 2018, representing an increase of 8.4 per cent over the $291.6 billion reported for the period ending March 31, 2017,” said Minister Shaw. Noting that there has been a steady growth in sales in the life insurance sector, Minister Shaw stated that “life insurance companies continue...


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Hon Audley Shaw discusses discount on a Mercedes-Benz car with Managing Director Jackie Stewart-Lechler

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
Hon Audley Shaw (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, discusses the discount on a Mercedes-Benz car with Jackie Stewart-Lechler, Managing Director of Stewart’s Automotive Group, at the relaunch of the Caribbean Association Brokers Loyalty Programme on December 5, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Showroom in Kingston. Others, from left, are Raymond Walker, Chairman &CEO, Caribbean Assurance Brokers Ltd (CAB), and Natalie St. Louis, Corporate Consultant at CAB. Minister Shaw commended CAB for the relaunch of the loyalty programme, noting that it was a way of...


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Chairman & CEO Raymond Walker converses with Hon Audley Shaw at the relaunch of the CAB Loyalty Programme

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
Raymond Walker, Chairman & CEO, Caribbean Assurance Brokers Ltd (CAB), speaking with the Hon Audley Shaw (right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, at the relaunch of the Caribbean Association Brokers Loyalty Programme on December 5, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Showroom in Kingston. Noting that this was CAB’s way of giving back to its over 50,000 customers who will be able to receive discounts from over 200 healthcare providers, Minister Shaw commended CAB for the initiative.


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Hon Audley Shaw at the relaunch of the CAB Loyalty Programme at Mercedes-Benz Showroom

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
Hon Audley Shaw (centre), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, shares a light moment with (from left) Natalie St. Louis, Corporate Consultant, Caribbean Assurance Brokers (CAB), Raymond Walker, Chairman & CEO, CAB; Jackie Stewart-Lechler, Managing Director of Stewart’s Automotive Group, and Amanda Lechler, Brand Manager, Silver Star Motors Limited. The occasion was the relaunch of the CAB Loyalty Programme at Mercedes-Benz Showroom in Kingston on December 5, 2019. Through this programme, over 50,000 customers will be able to receive discounts from over 200 healthcare...


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President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association, Richard Pandohie (2nd right), shares a thought with lead Auditor, National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ), Yvonne Castel (centre), at a special luncheon to recognise the entity's quality professionals held on Thursday (Nov. 28) at the Spanish Court Hotel in St. Andrew. Sharing in the conversation (from left) are: Chairman of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica's (BSJ) Standards Council, Senator Matthew Samuda; Manager of the NCBJ, Michelle Sturridge; and lead Auditor with the NCBJ, Gillian Duncan.

National Certification Body Hails Quality Professionals

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
The National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) has recognised the work of its quality professionals in ensuring the delivery of quality standards in the marketplace. These professions, including auditors and technical experts, who have served the NCBJ from its inception in 2007, were honoured at a special luncheon held on Thursday (Nov. 28), at the Spanish Court Hotel in St. Andrew. They work in the field on behalf of the entity to ensure that quality audits are delivered to clients on a consistent basis. Manager of the NCBJ, Michelle Sturridge, said that the quality professionals are the...


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Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Director of Enforcement and Monitoring, Faith Graham, addresses a recent JIS Think Tank.

CLA Looking To Implement Transitional Permit For Small Farmers

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is exploring the establishment of a transitional permit to facilitate the ease in which small farmers can enter the medicinal cannabis industry. Speaking at a JIS Studio 58A session on November 28, Director of Enforcement and Monitoring at the CLA, Faith Graham said this is one the initiatives being finalised to increase the number of small farmers operating in the industry. She noted that the transitional permit will allow farmers an 18-month period where they can begin operating in the industry, without the full licence. “With the transitional permit,...


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Senior Supervisor at Contax360 BPO Solutions in Montego Bay, Huandrae Frater, addresses a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, which was held at the agency’s Regional Office in Montego Bay, St. James, recently.

Employees Laud Global Services Sector

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
Employees working within the Global Services Sector (GSS) are welcoming the vast opportunities provided through the industry for professional growth and development. Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, recently at the agency’s Regional Office in Montego Bay, St. James, Customer Service Specialist, at Vistaprint Jamaica, Nicole Reid, said her experiences at the company has changed her outlook on the sector. “I can say that I have benefitted quite a lot from the GSS sector. When I just started to work at Vistaprint, of course, my family and other persons saw it as a...


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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, addresses the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation Limited’s ‘Homecoming Week 2019 Awards Brunch’, held at Lover’s Leap, in the parish, on Sunday (December 1).

Agro-Economic Zone At Holland Estate To Reduce Food Waste

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 06 Dec 2019    communications   
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, says the agro-economic zone being established at Holland Estate, in St. Elizabeth, will play a central role to reduce food waste in Jamaica. Speaking at the St. Elizabeth Homecoming Foundation Limited’s ‘Homecoming Week 2019 Awards Brunch’, at Lover’s Leap, in the parish, on Sunday (December 1), Mr. Hutchinson outlined that on the 2,400-acre property, which will comprise farms as well as packaging and processing facilities, crops will undergo quality grading where none will go to...


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