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Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Jacqueline Burrell-Clarke
Elon Parkinson

Digicel makes changes to PR team

Digicel Jamaica's public relations manager, Jacqueline Burrell-Clarke, has been promoted to the position of group public relations manager for the Digicel Group, whose operations span more than 30 markets.

At the same time, Elon Parkinson, who was the senior man for communications at rival LIME Jamaica, will step into the position vacated by Burrell-Clarke. Parkinson was among the managers and other staff let go by LIME during the combination of its operations with Flow Jamaica.

The changes in the communications team were announced by Digicel Jamaica's marketing director, Peter Lloyd.

"Jacqui will be handing over to Elon over the next two weeks before transitioning into her new role in early January 2016," said Lloyd.

Burrell-Clarke is expected to report to Antonia Graham, who remains head of group PR.


NCB CapM names CEO for new Barbados operation

NCB Capital Markets has hired a former regulator to run its new office at Christ Church in Barbados.

The new subsidiary was approved as a licensed securities dealer in September and a month later, Warrick Ward was confirmed NCB Capital Markets Barbados Limited's chief executive officer.

Ward, an economist, was formerly deputy CEO of that country's Financial Services Commission and was founding CEO of the Barbados Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as a former adviser to the governor at the Barbados Central Bank, said NCB CapM.

He is also published in the areas of finance and economics and lectures part-time at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies.

His appointment as CEO took effect October 19. He also sits on the company's board.

CEO of NCB Capital Markets Limited Steven Gooden said Ward was hired after a comprehensive search.

NCB CapM aims to use Barbados as a springboard into the wider eastern Caribbean market.

The Jamaica company's Caribbean footprint also extends to Trinidad & Tobago, through NCB Global Finance, and the Cayman Islands, where that subsidiary is also positioned as a regional wealth management hub.