Jamaicans Flock Brokerage Firms to Buy Shares in Wigton Windfarm


Thousands of Jamaicans are flocking stock brokerage firms and banks to buy shares in the Wigton Windfarm.

The Initial Public Offering, IPO, opens tomorrow.

Gary Peart is Chief Executive Officer of Mayberry, which is the lead broker for the Wigton IPO.

He says the company has been receiving applications from a diverse group of Jamaicans.

In the meantime, General Manager Client Partnership for JMMB, Fornia Young, says her company has been seeing a surge in applicants since last week.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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