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Celebrating Earl Jarrett's Outstanding journey

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM
JN men celebrate Earl Jarrett (centre). From left: Dwayne Brown, senior manager, cyber security, JN Bank; Kemar West, administrative manager, Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA); Martin-Peter Moses, manager, corporate planning; Horace Hines, general manager, JN Money Services Limited, and Jason McNeish, assistant general manager, JAA.
Painting while sipping a glass of wine added to the mood of the celebration.
Justine-Renee Jarrett, admires a caricature of her father, Earl Jarrett, which was presented to him as a gift.
Earl Jarrett, chief executive officer, The Jamaica National Group, shares a hearty laugh with Rose Miller, acting general manager, JN Foundation.
Carlton Earl Samuels, carefully tries to pull a block from a tower of wood piles as he plays a game of Jenga with colleagues.
Karene Miller, corporate secretary, The Jamaica National Group and Audrey Williams, head of treasury, JN Bank, share some lens time with Earl Jarrett.
Ricardo Dystant, chief, channels, JN Bank and Therese Pasmore, are caught in a light mood as they celebrate with Earl Jarrett at Fort Charles, Port Royal in Kingston.

The leadership and employees of The Jamaica National Group got together recently to celebrate the achievements of Earl Jarrett during an event held at Fort Charles in Port Royal, recently.

Jarrett, who was recently conferred with the Order of Jamaica, for his contribution to the development of the Jamaican financial sector and volunteerism, was toasted for his magnanimity and visionary leadership, which spans some 21 years at Jamaica National, 19 of which have been as the conglomerate's boss.

Over the duration of his leadership, Jamaica National grew exponentially in size, entering the realms of general and life insurance; small and micro business development, money services, investments, roadside assistance, creative services and other spheres, making it the third-largest financial institution in Jamaica.

The organisation underwent a pioneering transformation in the past year to become The Jamaica National Group, and to convert its former building society to a commercial bank, expanding its array of products, services and reach to Jamaicans.

During an evening, chaired by the effervescent educator, Dr RenÈe Rattray, director of education programmes at JN Foundation, superlatives flowed in tribute to Mr Jarrett and his two decades of leadership at the organisation's helm.

Among those celebrating Mr Jarrett, were members of the board of directors, including: chairman, Oliver Clarke and board members Dorothy Pine-McLarty, William Mahfood, as well as JN Bank managing director, Curtis Martin; JN General Insurance boss, Chris Hind; and employees across the spectrum of The Jamaica National Group.