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Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Sheryl Williams (left), NIS administer receives a token from Keleen Young, general manager at Keep Growing Limited for her informative session at the ‘Joy of Retirement’ seminar.
From left: Ingrid Hardy, Debbie Bissoon, the host, and Schnel Wright, parish organiser for Kingston at the National Council for Senior Citizens, all look lovely at the ‘Joy of Retirement’ seminar.
Special speaker Jywanza Hall, Marketing Officer at the National Housing Trust

On Thursday, April 11, Keep Growing Limited held its first Joy of Retirement seminar at JamPro, Kingston 10. The seminar’s objective was to educate Jamaicans on the importance of retirement and how to go about planning and preparing for a graceful retirement. The Joy of Retirement was an informative and interactive seminar, which provided added knowledge and value to individuals.

National Commercial Bank Insurance Co. (NCBIC) was a partnering company of the seminar, as the largest segregated pension fund manager. Desmond Johnson’s (a representative of NCBIC) presentation was one of the most interactive. Jamaicans are very connected once it includes monetary rewards, as such, Desmond was more than elated to explain the process to future beneficiaries. He briefly gave a step-by-step guide to prepare for retirement.

“It is always an excellent idea to start your pension plan. The earlier you start, the more you earn at retirement. NCB Insurance is willing to achieve this goal of living well in retirement. We have an excellent track record of preserving pension funds capital or assets, and excellent returns. So we are willing and able to partner with corporations and individuals for retirement solutions,” said Johnson.

Sheryl Williams, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) spokesperson, explained thoroughly on the 14 retirement benefits of the NIS.

Attorney-at-law Ellory Taylor spoke on the legal aspect and consideration of retirement. “Know the law, monitor and make sure what’s happening in one’s investment and pension arrangement is consistent in what is legally prescribed,” Ellory Taylor disclosed.

The speaker’s presentation was noteworthy, according to the audience.


“I am thankful to our main partners and sponsors; Partners Interventional Center of Jamaica and NCB Insurance Company Limited. Also, thanks to Nestlé Jamaica and Petals & Promises for the giveaways and décor, respectively. You are not too young to start planning your retirement. Start today and benefit from the joy of retirement,” said Keleen Young-Grandison, general manager of Keep Growing Limited.

Keep Growing Limited has been on a positive trajectory since its operations began. The company has many pioneering plans that it believes will revolutionise business, while helping persons in need. The first Joy of Retirement seminar was successful and more is yet to come, as Keep Growing Limited is on a mission. This is the first of a series of five seminars aimed at educating and encouraging Jamaicans to plan for retirement.