GraceKennedy Continues to Invest in Management Studies and the Environment Through the GraceKennedy Foundation and Its UWI Chairs

Here is a press release and photographs from the GraceKennedy Foundation, which is doing good and very focused work. Please support its efforts!

Company pledges J$1M to the UWI Plastic Bottle Separation Project

Kingston, Jamaica, November 20 – The tremendous work being done by holders of GraceKennedy Chairs – Professors Ian Boxill and Dale Webber – was highlighted on Tuesday, November 18 at a press conference hosted by the GraceKennedy Foundation and the Office of the Vice Chancellor entitled “Partnerships for Research, Innovation and Development.” The event was held at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Regional Headquarters.

L-R: GKF Chairs Professors Ian Boxill (Carlton Alexander Chair in Management) and Dale Webber (James Moss-Solomon Snr Chair in Environmental Management) in deep discussion during the GKF/UWI Chair Press Conference on November 18, 2014 at the Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters. (Photo: GraceKennedy Foundation)
L-R: GKF Chairs Professors Ian Boxill (Carlton Alexander Chair in Management) and Dale Webber (James Moss-Solomon Snr Chair in Environmental Management) in deep discussion during the GKF/UWI Chair Press Conference on November 18, 2014 at the Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters. (Photo: GraceKennedy Foundation)

In commending the work done by both gentlemen, GraceKennedy Group CEO Don Wehby said, “These two gentlemen are doing different projects in different areas. But what both projects have in common is that each benefits Jamaica. And that’s good enough for us to continue pledging our support through the GraceKennedy Foundation for the ground-breaking work they continue to do.”

L-R GKF Chairs Professors Dale Webber (James Moss-Solomon Snr Chair in Environmental Management) and Ian Boxill (Carlton Alexander Chair in Management) being congratulated by GK Group CEO Don Wehby during the GKF/UWI Chair Press Conference on November 18, 2014 at the Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters.
L-R GKF Chairs Professors Dale Webber (James Moss-Solomon Snr Chair in Environmental Management) and Ian Boxill (Carlton Alexander Chair in Management) being congratulated by GK Group CEO Don Wehby during the GKF/UWI Chair Press Conference on November 18, 2014 at the Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters.

In updating those present, Professor Boxill, who is the holder of the S. Carlton Alexander Chair in Management Studies, spoke to the growth of the Centre for Tourism and Policy Research (CTPR). He highlighted the community film project, which started in August Town in 2012. The program began with 20 students two years ago, and to date has trained over 100 young people across the island in film. The Group CEO referred to the CTPR’s project as “a great prototype for the community film industry in Jamaica, which can be the catalyst for a vibrant model for the Jamaican film product within the next few years.”

Professor Webber, the James Moss Solomon Snr Chair in Environmental Management, was lauded for his work with the UWI Plastic Bottle Separation Project. He was also commended for his work with the Recycle Jamaica Initiative, a partnership between the government and seven private sector companies, whose mandate is to establish a plastic bottle recycling programme island-wide over the next three years. Mr Wehby reinforced the company’s support for the UWI Plastic Bottle Separation Project, by announcing a donation of J$1M to the furtherance of the programme. Six hundred thousand of that amount was donated by the Foundation, with the remainder coming from GraceKennedy Limited.

The GraceKennedy Foundation started in 1982, with the aim to have a positive impact on people’s lives in the areas of education and the environment. The Chairs are funded by the GraceKennedy Foundation to the tune of J$10M annually.

“Congratulations again on all you have achieved,” said Mr Wehby to Professors Boxill and Webber . He continued “Know that you have the support and partnership of GraceKennedy and the GraceKennedy Foundation, as you continue to research, innovate and develop for Jamaica’s benefit.”

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Contact: Simone Clarke-Cooper
Group Chief Corporate Communication Manager
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932-3174 (straight line)

L-R: Professor Ian Boxill, (Carlton Alexander Chair in Management), Don Wehby (GK Ltd Group CEO), Professor Dale Webber (James Moss-Solomon Snr Chair in Environmental Management) and Professor E. Nigel Harris glance through the textbook ‘Revista de Biologia Tropical’, edited by Prof. Dale Webber during the GKF/UWI Chair Press Conference on November 18, 2014 at the Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters. (Photo: GraceKennedy Foundation)
L-R: Professor Ian Boxill, (Carlton Alexander Chair in Management), Don Wehby (GK Ltd Group CEO), Professor Dale Webber (James Moss-Solomon Snr Chair in Environmental Management) and Professor E. Nigel Harris glance through the textbook ‘Revista de Biologia Tropical’, edited by Prof. Dale Webber during the GKF/UWI Chair Press Conference on November 18, 2014 at the Council Room, UWI Regional Headquarters. (Photo: GraceKennedy Foundation)

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