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GraceKennedy Limited is assisting with the relief effort in the Caribbean with a contribution of food items and cash valued at $3.7million to Food for the Poor and the International Red Cross.

 [KINGSTON, JAMAICA, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017] –  Eighty-Four University students received scholarships from the GraceKennedy Foundation on Thursday, September 28 in a ceremony held at the University of the West Indies.

GraceKennedy Limited has announced the retirement of Mr Douglas Orane from the Board of Directors of its subsidiary First Global Bank Ltd. after serving as its Chairman from April 2001. This became effective on September 19. 

Residents of the Portmore community are set to enjoy the most comfortable, convenient and first-rate shopping experience available in the parish of St. Catherine in the newly upgraded Portmore Pines Hi-Lo Food Store.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA–September 9, 2017 – To support communities and families affected by Hurricane Irma’s devastation in the Caribbean, The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, The Western Union Foundation, and participating Western Union’s Agents in the Caribbean today announced rapid response efforts as follows:

GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) extends our deepest sympathies to all those impacted by Hurricane Irma and especially to the people of Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) where we have staff, agents and customers.

: In April of this year, Don Wehby, Group CEO of GraceKennedy Ltd challenged the Innovation team at Grace Foods Ltd. to revisit the possibility of a locally made corned beef in response to disruption in supplies caused by a ban by the Jamaican Government on imports of meat products from Brazil.

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, September 1, 2017 - Applications are now open for the 2018 GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme. The exciting immersion programme allows university students of Jamaican parentage from Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, to spend one month in Jamaica learning about the land of their parents’ birth – all expenses paid.GraceKennedy Limited will accept applications for the 2018 GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme, starting September 1, 2017. 

GraceKennedy Limited today announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent ownership of Consumer Brands Limited, a large player in the Jamaican distribution market. The acquisition is expected to be finalized before the end of Q3 2017.

The long-established GraceKennedy and relative newcomer Digicel have been voted the two corporate entities that have done the most to create a good image of Jamaica around the world.

First Global Bank (FGB) today launched First Global Money Link, the latest in a series of banking initiatives aimed at providing convenient and inclusive banking solutions to the public. First Global Money Link is a mini branch experience, which will be channelled through various retail outlets across the island, starting with locations in our sister company GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS).

Reports Revenue of $46.4 Billion and Net Profit of $2.2 Billion

The GraceKennedy Group has released its Second Quarter 2017 results, reporting J$46.4 billion in revenues, an increase of $2.3 billion or 5.1%   over the corresponding period of 2016.  This was driven by growth in both its Food Trading and Financial segments.

[KINGSTON, JAMAICA JULY 21, 2017] GK Capital Management Limited (GK Capital) – the investment advisory and brokerage subsidiary of the GraceKennedy Group – has announced it will partner with The University of the West Indies as the lead financier and advisor for the construction of a co-generation power plant at the Mona Campus.

Top male and female household workers to be awarded
GraceKennedy is inviting nominations for the fourth annual GraceKennedy Heather Little-White Household Worker Awards 2017. 

… Thousands come out for GraceKennedy Education Run

Construction halted temporarily at the site of the new GraceKennedy headquarters, along with traffic, as thousands of Jamaicans participated in the GraceKennedy Education Run in downtown Kingston on July 9.

[KINGSTON, JAMAICA JULY 11, 2017] This will be a summer to remember for four overseas-based students participating in the GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme. The students received a warm welcome at the head offices of GraceKennedy Limited on July 10, ahead of their month-long cultural and professional internship programme.

GraceKennedy Limited today announced that it has agreed to acquire 100 percent ownership of Consumer Brands Limited, a large player in the Jamaican distribution market. The acquisition is expected to be finalized before the end of Q3 2017.

[Kingston, Jamaica; - July 7, 2017] On the heels of the recent launch of RemitCare, the micro-insurance product from GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) and GraceKennedy Insurance (GKI) which provides insurance protection against loss of income from remittance services; Don Wehby, Group Chief Executive Officer of GraceKennedy Ltd reaffirmed the company’s focus on compliance.

Kingston, Jamaica: GK Insurance launched their newest product called RemitCare yesterday - Wednesday, July 5.