Barita Marks 10 Years in Mobay
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."
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.