Co-Chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee, EPOC, Richard Byles, has been admitted to hospital in the United States.

Mr. Byles is also the President and CEO of Sagicor Jamaica Limited.

In a statement this afternoon, Sagicor says Mr. Byles fell ill today while on a business trip in Miami, Florida.

Sagicor says Mr. Byles was taken to the hospital for observation but remains in touch with his office.