CALLING THE SHOTS: As the newly installed President of the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ), Eric Hosin has his work cut out for him. But he’s made it clear that he’s the man for the job. Hosin, who is the President of Guardian Life Jamaica, will put much of the focus on the reduction of insurance fraud and lobbying the government for the long overdue implementation of Phase Two of the Pension Reform programme, which is geared towards creating a greater incentive for Jamaicans to engage in retirement planning. Hosin, who also serves as President of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean succeeded Karen Bhoorasingh, President of Guardian General Insurance Company Limited.
THE CUBAN CONNECTION: “Cuba has offered and continues to offer cooperation, mainly in the fields of health and education, in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean,” noted Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Bernardo Guanche Hernandez (right), as he presented scholarships to eight deserving Jamaican students, who will pursue medical studies in Cuba (for the 2016/17 academic year) under the Cuba-Jamaica Cooperation Programme. “Not only Cuban teachers have rendered their services in many developing countries,” he added, “but also many students from those countries have studied and graduated free of charge in Cuban universities.”