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[KINGSTON, JAMAICA JUNE 21, 2017] Jamaican oarsmanship will be on show in an exhibition boat race on the Kingston Harbour, as part of the GK Education Run on Sunday, July 9.

[KINGSTON, JAMAICA – JUNE 15, 2017] “Education, not hand-outs, is a more sustainable developmental tool with assured longevity,” asserted James Moss-Solomon, Chairman of the Grace & Staff Community Development Foundation as he addressed a combined meeting of Club Chapters, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston at the Police Officers Club on June 14, 2017.

[KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 8, 2017] – GraceKennedy Limited will host four university students from the Diaspora for a month-long professional and cultural internship that is designed to immerse them in the Jamaican culture.  

 

Tianna Thomas of Brock University in Canada, Menelik Graham from Princeton University in the USA, Matthew Robinson of Georgetown University, USA and Cleveland Douglas of the UK-based Imperial College, will be hosted by GraceKennedy in Jamaica from July 5 to August 7, 2017

The 2017 GraceKennedy Limited Annual General Meeting was held on May 31, at its corporate headquarters, 73 Harbour Street, Kingston Jamaica.

Senator Don Wehby is calling for long-overdue amendments to the Companies Act to be passed urgently. 

Congratulations to Ms Cathrine Kennedy, Chief Group Risk Officer and First Vice President of the JCC for winning the 2016 Individual Chamber Member Award.

GraceKennedy Education 5K Run/Walk targets $10M
Shareholders are reminded of the Annual General Meeting of GraceKennedy Limited which will be held at 73 Harbour Street, Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 commencing at 4:00 p.m.

The work and contributions of the late Francis “Paco” Kennedy, CD, retired GK Director, acclaimed Jamaican businessman, philanthropist and advocate for the renewal of downtown Kingston, was recognised on April 25, 2017 by a posthumous induction into the U.S. Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum (MBHFM). The ceremony was held at the Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland where Cathrine Kennedy, his daughter andGK’s Chief Risk Officer, along with her mother, Mrs Marjory Kennedy, Director of Jamaica Freight and Shipping Company Ltd., accepted the award.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA  May 1, 2017

Don Wehby, Group CEO of GraceKennedy Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Moses as a consultant to the GraceKennedy Financial Group Limited, effective May 1, 2017.

GraceKennedy Limited welcomes the announcement made today by the Hon Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries that the ban on corned beef imported from Brazil has been lifted.

STATEMENT BY DON WEHBY, GRACEKENNEDY GROUP CEO

 

GraceKennedy can today confirm that the plants that supply corned beef to us are not under investigation by the Brazilian authorities.

GraceKennedy Limited, which is based in Kingston Jamaica, and which confirms its full compliance with a directive received from the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries to withdraw corned beef originating from Brazil, from sale, as a precautionary measure until further notice, will be working with its distributors in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to do so. The company affirmed its readiness to lend full support to the local regulators to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
GraceKennedy Limited, which is based in Kingston Jamaica, confirms its full compliance with a directive received from the Department of Environmental Health, Cayman Islands (in co-operation with other Government Agencies of Cayman) to withdraw corned beef originating from Brazil, from sale, as a precautionary measure until further notice. The Company confirms that it will be working with its distributors in Grand Cayman to implement the withdrawal and affirmed its readiness to lend full support to the local regulators to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
GraceKennedy Limited confirms its full compliance with the directive of the Government of Jamaica to suspend sales of corned beef originating from Brazil and immediately withdraw the product from the Jamaican market. We stand ready to lend full support to the local regulators in resolving this issue as quickly as possible.
Downtown Kingston is closer to having its landscape beautifully enhanced as GraceKennedy Ltd moves into the next phase of constructing its new corporate headquarters located at Lot 21 Harbour Street.
GraceKennedy Limited invites you to participate in our Investor Briefing to discuss our year-end results on Tuesday 7th March 2017. The briefing will take the form of an on-line conference from 3:00 to 3:40 p.m. Jamaica Time (-5 GMT). 
$8.5Bn growth in revenue; profits from continuing operations up 49.5%
 
The GraceKennedy Group released its 2016 results on Tuesday, February 28, showing another year of strong performance. The company’s disciplined strategic focus has yielded increases in revenue, net profit, earnings per share, shareholders’ equity and total assets. 

Kingston, Jamaica, February 7, 2017 – GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) today announced the commercial launch of its mobile payment platform, GK MPay. The service will permit users to execute a range of transactions including: pay bills; top-up phone credit; make peer-to-peer transfers and receive Western Union remittances.

Government Senator Don Wehby has recommended that the services to be provided by banking agents such as supermarkets be expanded to include opening accounts and offering loans.