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Published:Friday | October 30, 2015 | 3:26 PMCedric Stephens

QUESTION: What is malpractice liability insurance? Is it locally available? Do public hospitals and/or regional health authorities carry such coverage? If the answer to the last question is in the negative, where does the money to compensate victims...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMCedric Stephens

QUESTION: If an insurer decides to pay a garage to repair a vehicle, does the policyholder have the option of asking for a cheque to cover the repair costs to be paid directly to him instead of the insurer making payment to the repairer? Also, in...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2015 | 3:30 PMCedric Stephens

QUESTION: I am 33 years old and work with a commercial bank. My husband is a 29-year-old teacher. We live in St Catherine and are the owners of a 2007 Toyota RAV4. Since my husband does not have a driver's licence, I am currently the only driver....

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 4:26 PMCedric Stephens

There is change in format for this week's article. It was dictated by a 122-page report dated August 2014 and posted on the Financial Services Commission's (FSC) website.I saw it last week for the first time. 'Big up' the FSC folks on their...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 4:38 PMCedric Stephens

QUESTION: I was involved in an accident in downtown Kingston on January 16, 2015. I was travelling along Princess Street, coming from Hellshire. There are no traffic lights at the intersection of Port Royal and Princess Streets. Port Royal Street is...

Published:Friday | September 11, 2015 | 2:58 PMCedric Stephens

Question: I am seeking your urgent help to solve a problem. About three months ago, my 2010 Toyota Corolla was parked along Market Street in Falmouth. It was struck by another vehicle. A bus reportedly pushed another vehicle into my car. The bus is...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2015 | 1:04 PMCedric Stephens

QUESTION: I was involved in an accident on February 15, 2013. It occurred at about 12:10 p.m. along Maxfield Avenue. A blue Honda motor car hit the back of my 1999 Honda Civic. The other driver and my passenger got into a row. I intervened and said...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2015 | 4:35 PMCedric Stephens

QUESTION: I have noticed over time that there have been complaints by individuals (myself included) who have been involved in accident which third parties fail to report to their insurers. At best, this severely delays the settlement process. At...

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