Friday, 17 May 2019

NEWS FEED: Lorna Gooden steps up as SVREL’s new GM … Fill prescriptions faster with ‘Quick Prescript’ app … Food for the Poor salutes its sponsors

BUSINESS: Hailed by CEO Ann-Dawn Young Sang as “a dynamic, respected and long-standing member of the Supreme family,” Lorna Gooden has been appointed the new general manager of Supreme Ventures Entertainment Limited (SVREL). Gooden, who joined the Supreme family in 2001 as a finance manager, is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ). “The position of general manager is very critical in advancing the many business strategies that have been implemented by SVREL to propel the company’s revenue growth and profitability,” says Chairman Solomon Sharpe, “so I am pleased with this [appointment].” 

HEALTH: The National Health Fund (NHF) has stepped up promotions for its ‘Quick Prescript’ app. Introduced in 2018, it was devised to help reduce the waiting time for clients accessing medication in public pharmacies. The application allows users to initiate the processing of prescriptions using their smartphones. Individuals are alerted when the medication is ready. The medication may be collected on presentation of the original prescription. According to the NHF, patients and potential customers without smartphone access can utilize the ‘Quick Prescript’ kiosks at selected pharmacies islandwide.

CHARITY: The life-changing work that charity organization Food for the Poor continues to do in Jamaica is largely possible due to the support of corporate entities (based locally and overseas) that don’t hesitate to give. “Food for the poor, over its 35-year-history in Jamaica, has built over 25,000 housing units, which gives me goosebumps when I think about it,” said Chairman Andrew Mahfood, speaking at the recent launch of their 5th annual 5K Run/Walk. “I have to thank our donors from overseas – in Canada, America, Europe – and especially Jamaica because without them there would be no Food for the Poor. It just shows the kind-heartedness of many people around the world. Over 500 lives have been improved.” The 2019 Run/Walk will be held in New Kingston on Sunday, May 19.

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