JOB WELL DONE: St. Ann native Ingrid Grant-Smith and Tremaine Cunningham, a HEART Trust/NTA graduate, have won the 2019 Grace Kennedy/Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year Championships. The winners, both parents of very young children, took home trophies and $500,000 cash awards. Nominated by their employers, seven women and three men earned places on the list of ten finalists. At the ceremony, keynote speaker Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange reiterated the government’s commitment to enacting the Decent Work Act to bolster efforts to protect the rights of these and other hardworking Jamaicans. The Household Worker of the Year Awards is now heading into its sixth year.
ON THE MOVE: Ian McNaughton has resigned as General Manager of Barita Investments Limited. His successor is Paula Barclay, a former GM at First Global Bank. According to a release, McNaughton exited his Barita post on December 24 to pursue other interests, but “will remain accessible to the board for the remainder of the current financial year ending September 2020.” … And in other corporate news, Mark Williams will take over as CEO of Kingston Wharves Limited, effective January 6, succeeding Grantley Stephenson, who is retiring from the shipping industry after more than 40 years.