JALGO To Launch Pensioners Association
Kingston, Jamaica – 16 March 2018: Mrs Helene Davis-Whyte, General Secretary of the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers (JALGO), has announced that the organisation will be launching the Local Government Pensioners Association (LGPA) on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU). Mrs Yvonne Mitchell has been appointed President of the Association, which will operate as a semi-autonomous grouping within JALGO and was formed arising from a need identified by JALGO’s Executive Council for retirees to continue to receive benefits such as discounts and be involved in activities that keep them engaged.
To this end, the LGPA has established a collaborative relationship with the Caribbean Community of Retired Persons (CCRP), which will see members of the LGPA being able to access benefits offered by CCRP.
These benefits include a Major Medical Health Insurance Plan offered by Sagicor through CCRP, and over ninety discount partners.
In commenting on the establishment of the LGPA, Mrs. Davis-Whyte noted, “As we observe our 78th anniversary this year, we continue to seek benefits for our members and so we are pleased that we can forge an alliance with CCRP and influence the policies of that organisation by having representation on their Board of Directors.”
The guest speaker at the launch will be Mrs. Jean Lowrie-Chin, Founder and Executive Chair of CCRP.
“We welcome members of the LGPA,” said Mrs. Lowrie-Chin. “They belong to an august group, who have been in the forefront of advocacy for the rights of local government officers. Our programmes, which include lifestyle and wellness activities, will ensure that they have an enjoyable retirement. With their decades of experience, their representation on our Board will further strengthen our efforts to ensure the empowerment and welfare of Jamaican seniors.”