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.
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.
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.
Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), Keith Duncan, has sided with government Senator Don Wehby, who has suggested that the services to be offered by agents licensed to undertake banking services should be expanded.
The Senate, on Friday (December 16), approved two Bills that will establish a regulatory framework to attract and support investment in Jamaica’s horse-racing industry and facilitate the development of Caymanas Track into a modern, world-class facility.
Government Senator Don Wehby has recommended that the services to be provided by banking agents such as supermarkets be expanded to allow them to open customer accounts and offer loans.
Wehby was contributing to today's Senate debate on the Banking Services (Deposit Taking Institutions) (Agent Banking) regulations that would allow establishments such as hardware stores and supermarkets to offer certain prescribed banking services.
The GraceKennedy Foundation has renewed funding for the Carlton S. Alexander Chair in Management Studies and the James Moss-Solomon Senior Chair in Environmental Management at the University of the West Indies (UWI). The Chairs are held by Professor Ian Boxill, who has been in the post since 2010 and Professor Mona Webber who was appointed on October 1, 2016 respectively.