Jamaica

Western Union Debuts New Payment Option for Amazon.com Shoppers in Jamaica

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November 5, 2019

KINGSTON, JAMAICA – NOVEMBER 5, 2019 – Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon.com customers in Jamaica to pay in local currency for their Amazon.com purchases. The new payment option, brought to Jamaica in alliance with Bill Express, an affiliate of Western Union Agent GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), enables customers to shop Amazon.com’s vast product selection and pay in cash at Western Union® Agent locations across the country.

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GraceKennedy and Western Union to Host 2018 Caribbean Town Hall Series

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May 16, 2018

As part of an ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, and GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union’s Agent in many Caribbean markets, announced the 2018 Town Hall series will take place from May 17 to 19, in New York and South Florida. Under the theme “The Caribbean Diaspora: In Pursuit of a Better Tomorrow…Today,” this will be the sixth free diaspora community gathering the companies have hosted together.

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WesternUnion.com/jm now live in Jamaica

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May 16, 2018

Westernunion.com/jm, the Western Union’s digital money transfer platform, is now live in Jamaica. Western Union and GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS) are pioneering 24/7 online money transfer services in the Caribbean.

Jamaica becomes the first country in the Latin America and Caribbean region to offer Western Union online money transfer services, connecting customers to more than 200 countries and territories.

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Browns Town location Re-opened.

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November 17, 2017

GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union's Agent in Jamaica, has resumed money transfer services at the following Brown's Town, St. Ann location: Rubicon Investments.

This location was among a few which were suspended due to high incidence of suspected fraudulent transactions. Consumer protection remains one of our top priorities and we are pleased to have restored services, following evaluation of stringent compliance protocols.

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Western Union Locations Re-opened - Spanish Town

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November 17, 2017

GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union's Agent in Jamaica, has resumed money transfer services at the following Spanish Town St. Catherine locations: Superlube, Hollison and Vallejah with immediate effect.

These locations were among a few which were previously suspended due to high incidence of suspected fraudulent transactions. Consumer protection remains one of our top priorities and we are pleased to have restored services, following evaluation of stringent compliance protocols.

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WU Service Resumption

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August 25, 2017

GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union’s Agent in Jamaica, has resumed money transfer services in the following locations: Jampet (Spanish Town), Maxpay and GA Hamilton Total (Montego Bay), with immediate effect.

These locations were previously suspended due to high incidence of suspected fraudulent transactions. Consumer protection remains one of our top priorities and we are pleased to have restored services, following evaluation of stringent compliance protocols.

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Western Union Locations Temporarily Closed in Spanish Town, St. Catherine

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August 16, 2017

Over the past several years, GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), Western Union's Agent in Jamaica, has been enhancing its antifraud programs to better protect Western Union customers from fraud scams. Although we believe that those enhancements, as well as our continued investment in technology, have been effective in many ways, there are still some locations where an unusually high number of suspected fraudulent transactions are being reported.

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