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June 25, 2014

Now more than ever, women are traveling by themselves for business or pleasure. And although their reasons for traveling are similar to their male counterparts, women traveling alone have very different concerns. From safety issues to cultural variations, women travelers encounter a variety of difficulties that can be avoided if the necessary precautions are taken.

Know Before You Go - Learn as much about the destination as possible, especially when traveling to a foreign country. An area's religious or cultural beliefs can directly impact you, compelling you to...

June 6, 2014

We all know someone who has been scammed. Some scams are easy to spot while others are more cleverly disguised because they appear to be authentic.

Usually, these scams have the same thing in common: you have to do something before they work. Often, you have to send money to someone based on a promise that turns out to be false. Others require you to give your personal details to people whom you have just met.

Fortunately, protecting yourself against online scams is simple although it takes a little effort on your part.

Here are a few tips to protect you and your...

September 23, 2013

Two GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) brands have teamed up to offer customers improved international business payment solutions.   FX Trader, the foreign exchange place from GraceKennedy Money Services and Western Union Business Solutions, the dedicated business-to-business arm of the Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) have announced a new service in Jamaica: FX Trader Business Solutions.

FX Trader Business Solutions offers Jamaican companies, particularly those in the vital SME sector, the ability to make international payments in over 135 currencies to over 200 countries around...

May 2, 2013

Of the near 11,000 High School athletes registered to participate in this year’s Penn Relays Carnival, a delegation of 10 students stands ready to represent not only St. Andrew High School for Girls; but also Jamaica. But the journey to the track was riddled with challenges.

Principal of St. Andrew High School for Girls, Mrs. Sharon Reid explained “getting the funds in place this year for the girls to participate in the Penn Relays was very very stressful”. She made clear that though the institution’s budget made provisions to participate in Champs, additional activities like the...

December 10, 2012

The once capital of Jamaica Spanish Town is bustling with activity on any given day. In the center of that hustle and bustle is GraceKennedy Money Services’ (GKMS) location in the LOJ Shopping Center called Hollison. Hollison is definitely abuzz with energy. 

Know as a Full Service Center, Hollison offers all 3 GKMS Services; FX Trader, Bill Express and Western Union. One is surprised at how quickly the staff is able to process transactions.  “All when yu see di line long outside, doan watch that, it soon clear up” asserts Joseph Brown, a customer who claims to have been coming...