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Barita Marks 10 Years in Mobay

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2015 | 7:00 AMMark Titus
Rita Humphries-Lewin, founder and chairman of Barita Investments Limited (right) and Managing Director Karl Lewin (left) share a light moment with longest serving Montego Bay client Maria Lyn and her husband, Hal.
From left: Fay Myrie, Montego Bay Hospital Urology Centre; Annmarie Cadogan, Elegance Boutique; Geneieve Harty, manager of Barita Montego Bay branch; and Jennifer Lee, manager, Tastee Falmouth, spend time at the event.
Rita Humphries-Lewin, founder and chairman of Barita Investments Limited (centre), shares lens with Reverend Dr George Simpson and his wife, Joan.
Husband-and-wife bankers – Vincent Leslie of National Commercial Bank and Deniese Lawson-Leslie of Sagicor Life pose for the camera.
From left: Kameilia Brown of Expressif Wear; Lewis Brown, general manager of Brown’s Dry Cleaning and Laundromat; Geneieve Harty, manager of Barita Montego Bay branch; and Candice Boyd of CIBC First Caribbean, are out for the event.
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Executives of Barita Investments Limited, Jamaica's oldest stock broking firm, travelled to St James to join with its Montego Bay staff, clients and partners to celebrate its 10th anniversary of doing business in the western region at a cocktail held at Sea Wind Resort in the second city last Thursday.

The intimate gathering was headed by founder and chairman Rita Humphries-Lewin, managing director, Ian McNaughton, and Karl Lewin, managing director of Barita Unit Trust.

"We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone," said Humphries-Lewin. "Geneieve Harty and the team have done a tremendous job. Sometimes when I look at the numbers, it appears as if they want to outdo the Kingston office ... so I must applaud them."

working relationship

However, Geneieve Harty, branch manager of Barita Montego Bay, was quick to point to the tremendous working relationship between the team and the clients for their achievements to the tourist capital to date, even as they paid tribute to one of their long-serving clients, Maria Lyn.

The company continued their support for early-childhood education with a contribution of $100,000 to Grants Basic School located in Flankers, Montego Bay.

The school, which has been in existence for the past 43 years, has a population of 72 students with three teachers. According to principal Marion Ferguson, Barita's contribution will be used to acquire well-needed items to improve the offerings to the students.

The firm used the opportunity to introduce several of their products such as The Barita Select, The Barita Tax Advantage and the Barita Roadmap.