cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper

News & Community

Cari-Med Group commits to COVID-19 fight

The Cari-Med Group has joined forces with other private sector entities in supporting the efforts of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) to construct a field hospital to manage the increase in COVID-19 admissions at St. Andrew-based health facility.

Blue Power appointed strategic co-packer for Cari-Med soap brands

Commodities distribution company Cari-Med Group has announced the appointment of local soap manufacturer Blue Power Group as its strategic co-packer for its soap brands.

Cari-Med Group to build $6-billion distribution centre

Cari-Med Group Limited is investing more than $6 billion in the development of a distribution centre in St Catherine.

Statement from Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has issued a statement regarding speculation about the safety of its products.

Cari-Med Foundation Brings Labour Day Cheer to Seniors

Employees of Kirk Distributors Limited, Cari-Med Limited and Federated Pharmaceutical Limited worked together under the umbrella of the Cari-Med Foundation, to bring cheer to residents of the Horizon Home for the Aged on Labour Day. The Cari-Med Foundation is the outreach arm of the group of companies owned by Glen Christian. The crew of over […]

Kirk Distributors Supports Edwin Allen’s Bid to Defend ‘Champs’ Title

Kirk Distributors is proud to have been able to assist the Edwin Allen High team with preparations for Champs 2017.  KDL is a long-time supporter of the team which looks set to continue its winning ways at this year’s  ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls Championships.  Recently, Senior Product Manager Kadian Parkins visited the team in camp […]

Kirk Distributors Celebrates Staff Achievements

Kirk Distributors Limited celebrated its 10th Anniversary by recognizing the contribution of its employees to the company’s phenomenal growth. Among those recognized were employees who had been with the organization since its inception, and those who had given exceptional service in 2016. The awardees were feted during the company’s Long Service Awards banquet held at […]

Transformational Leadership in Jamaica: Tangible Applications in Business

  CEO & Chairman of Cari-Med and Kirk Distributors Ltd. Dr Glen Christian, had the full attention of the audience as he spoke about his philosophy of employee engagement. He was part of a panel of CEOs at the recent forum on ‘Transformational Leadership in Jamaica: Tangible Applications in Business’ staged by the Alumni of the Mona School […]

CEO and Chairman, Dr. the Hon. Glen Christian, OJ being conferred with the  degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa by Chancellor of the University of Technology, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga. The honorary degree was presented on Thursday, November 3 during the Presentation of Graduates ceremony held at the National Arena.
Ms. Ava Thompson, HR Coordinator at Federated Pharmaceutical (left), Mrs. Kerri Miller- McDonald, HR Manager at Kirk Distributors Ltd, and Mrs. Sonia Stewart-Gordon, Director of HR & Admin, Cari-Med Limited present our Haiti Relief donation to Food for the Poor representatives, Marsha Burrell – Rose, Marketing Manager, and Ron Burgess, Senior Director, Construction Services. The occasion was a recent visit by the team to FFP’s Spanish Town offices. The donation of toiletries, canned food items and over the counter (OTC) medications was contributed by employees of the three companies.

More Help Coming for Haiti

Kirk Distributors Limited Staff Awards 2015

Congratulations to Kadian Parkins, Product Manager of the Kendel brand who received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Ms. Parkins was also presented with the company’s inaugural award for Marketing Excellence. Click here for photos.

Glen Christian Honoured by Brandon Hill Residents

Residents of the district of Brandon Hill, Clarendon turned out on Sunday, July 10 to pay tribute to one of its most prominent citizens – Hon. Glen Christian, founder and CEO of the Cari-Med Group.  The event was organized by the leadership of the Privilege Baptist Church and friends of Brandon Hill. . Mr. Christian […]

Union Gardens Opens to Much Fanfare

The Union Gardens Infant School was officially declared open by Prime Minister and Member of Parliament, Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller and Minister of Education, Hon. Ronald Thwaites. The school, which has a capacity to accommodate 150 students between ages 3 ½ to 5 years, was constructed at a cost of $174M through a public-private sector partnership spearheaded by the Union Gardens Foundation.

Donation to Black River Hospital by CariMed Foundation

THIS LITTLE HOLE?: Dr. Aggrey Sajabi, consultant paediatrician at Black River Hospital demonstrates the features of this incubator to Mrs. Marva Christian, director of the Cari-Med and Kirk Distributors Foundation. Looking on in the background are Dr. Norman Day, Senior Medical Officer, and Mrs. Diana Brown-Miller (partly hidden), CEO of the hospital. The occasion was the official handover of a neonatal unit to the hospital’s paediatric ward by the Cari-Med Foundation on Friday, November 20. In addition to the donation of neonatal care equipment, the Foundation assisted in retrofitting a section of the Paediatric Ward into a small nursery.

The Cari-Med/ Kirk family Congratulates Dr the Honourable Glen Christian OJ

The Cari-Med, Kirk, and FP family congratulates our Chairman and CEO on his appointment as a member of the Order of Jamaica. We are all proud of your recognition by the Government of Jamaica and the conferment of this prestigious award. You are truly a visionary leader who continues to inspire us to aim for […]

Misson Accomplished

The Union Gardens Infant School welcomed its first group of students on Monday, September 21, 2015. The school, built by the Union Gardens Foundation, is a public institution under the management of the Ministry of Education. Our thanks to Stewart’s Automotive Group for donating this 30 seater school bus. Thanks also to General Accident Insurance […]

Union Gardens Infant School on Track for September Opening

On Friday, August 28, Prime Minister Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Minister of Education, Hon. Ronald Thwaites led a tour of the construction site of the Union Gardens Infant School in South-West Andrew. The school is expected to receive its first group of students in September. Thanks to all the organizations that have lent their […]

Kirk Gives Back with ‘Back to School Buzz’

As the lazy days of summer wind down, and parents face the expense of ‘back to school’ shopping, Kirk Distributors Limited (KDL) has decided to put a buzz into these preparations by offering a day of fun, deals and discounts on Saturday, August 29.  KDL, in association with our brands and customers, will be treating […]

Kirk Launches Farco Promotion in May Pen

After months of battling a rat-infestation, residents of May Pen were pleasantly surprised when the Farco branded team from Kirk Distributors drove into town. With a promotion fittingly titled, ‘Farco Takes Over May Pen’, the team of over 35 persons fanned out across the town to educate consumers about how to use Farco insecticide and […]

Glen Christian to receive Order of Jamaica

Mr. Glen Christian, Chairman of Cari-Med Limited, Kirk Distributors Limited, and FP (2014) Limited, will receive the Order of Jamaica ‘for contribution to the pharmaceutical industry’.  Mr. Christian is one of eight persons who will be conferred with the title at the national honours and awards ceremony on National Heroes Day. Mr. Christian entered the […]

Glen Christian To Receive Business Excellence Award

Mr. Glen Christian, Chairman & CEO of Cari-Med Limited, Kirk Distributors Limited, and Federated Pharmaceuticals has been selected to receive the Business Excellence Award at this year’s Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation Annual Excellence Gala.  This will be held in New York on June 11, 2015. The list of honorees includes Dr. Suzanne […]

Kirk Distributors wins Jamaica Chamber of Commerce ‘Best of Chamber’ Award

Kirk Distributors Limited has been recognized by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce with the organization’s ‘Best of Chamber Award (Medium Category)’. The announcement was made at the Chamber’s 33rd annual awards ceremony held on May 14, at the Jamaica Pegasus.

Kirk Distributors names Fedrick Dacres as Kendel Brand Ambassador

Fedrick Dacres, Jamaica’s most successful thrower, has been named Kendel Brand Ambassador by Kirk Distributors Limited. Dacres, an IAAF World Youth discus champion and IAAF World Junior discus champion signed the sponsorship deal with the company during a ceremony at its Marcus Garvey Drive offices on Monday March 30th 2015.

Kirk Distributors Congratulates the Ever-Confident Edwin Allen Team!

Congratulations to the Edwin Allen team for once again topping the Girls’ standings in the recent ISSA Girls & Boys Championships. We are proud to have been able to support your preparations.

Kendel: Proud Sponsors of Hydel High School

Kendel: Committed to all our athletes! PROUD Sponsors of Hydel High School parental blocker load test website

Union Gardens Foundation Announces Multi-Million Dollar School Building Project

Directors of the Union Gardens Foundation have unveiled plans for a state of the art infant school to be built in the Southwest St. Andrew community of Union Gardens. At a function to launch the project, held at the Jamaica Pegasus on Wednesday March 4, Foundation directors Glen Christian and Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson unveiled an artist’s impression of the 11,000 square foot facility which will serve 150 students aged 3 to 6 years.

Kirk Distributors Welcomes New Pharmaceutical Sales Team

With the recent distribution arrangements  for Sandoz, and Federated Pharmaceutical (FP), Kirk Distributors has recruited its first pharma sales representatives who will be charged with sales and  marketing  for the iconic brands.   The team which is led by Sales Manager Alton Ellington was officially introduced at the company’s kick-off meeting in January.     data […]

Buy Small Win BIG With Colgate

Buy Small Win BIG With Colgate. SHOP OWNER! With any purchase of J$5,000 or more worth of Colgate-Palmolive products you could be a winner of 1 of 9 prizes.

January is Earthquake Awareness Month

While there is not much that can be done to predict when and where an earthquake will occur, the emphasis is on a rapid response in the aftermath, and the ability of affected individuals to survive until help arrives. During this Earthquake Awareness Month, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is focusing […]

Kirk Distributors Buys Federated Pharmaceutical

Statement by Kirk Distributors Limited on the Purchase of Federated Pharmaceutical Kirk Distributors Limited has signed an agreement with J. Wray & Nephew Limited to purchase that company’s Federated Pharmaceutical (FP) division . This purchase signals our entry into the pharmaceutical industry after having concentrated for the past eight years on solidifying our fast moving […]

Glen Christian: a heart for people, a mind for business

THE Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) last Wednesday inducted the first truly grassroots businessman, Carimed’s Glen Christian’s into its hallowed Hall of Fame in an evening of glitz and glamour witnesed by a packed ballroom at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. The Glen Christian story is yet another Jamaican best seller. Glen […]

Stayfree Sponsors Edwin Allen High School’s Athletic Team for Issa Boys & Girls Championship 2014

The Stayfree brand is a proud sponsor of the Edwin Allen High School’s Athletic team, winners of the recent ISSA Boys & Girls Athletic Championships 2014.

Donations to Camperdown High School Track team

Donations to Camperdown High School Track team in the pursuit for goal at the upcoming Issa Boys and Girls Championship 2014.

Kirk buys Kendel

KIRK Distributors, a member of the Glenford ‘Glen’ Christian-controlled Cari-Med group of companies, has acquired Kendel Trade Corporation for an undisclosed sum. x DressHead Long Sleeve Maxi Dress

Embrace your inner bohemian with this x long sleeve maxi dress! The fun print calls to mind a more relaxed time and lets you shout your boho style from the rooftops. The smooth semi sheer fabric works perfectly with the eye catching, all over print. The V neckline and half button placket on […]

Bright Smiles Bright Future (BSBF) School Programme

The Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Oral Hygiene in schools is designed for children at the primary level between the ages of 6-9 years old.