Sandridge Ltd. takes over ashes of CLICO – Sun General Insurance Inc. emerges as New Entity, what will BIPA say?

Sandridge Ltd. just revealed their recently purchased general insurance company CLICO International General Insurance Limited which is now Sun General Insurance Inc., bringing to an end the uncertainty surrounding staff and the future of the company.

The rebranding to Sun General is a first step in positioning the company as a leading choice for insurance throughout the Caribbean” said Bernie Weatherhead, Sun General’s Chairman. “In the coming months our customers throughout the region will see our new brand reflected in our stationery, signage and advertising. Additionally, technology will play an important role in delivering a customer experience that is second to none.

According to the Chairman, “The strength of the company based on its geographic spread, solid insurance practices and the large variety of policies offered were key reasons for this purchase decision. Underscoring this were synergies with our group of companies, especially from a Caribbean perspective, along with the experience and dedication of the existing management and their team.”

Bernard Weatherhead - Executive Chairman: Sun General, Dean Weatherhead - Claims Manager: Sun General and Alfredo Weatherhead - Director: Sun General

Bernard Weatherhead - Executive Chairman: Sun General, Dean Weatherhead - Claims Manager: Sun General and Alfredo Weatherhead - Director: Sun General

It was also announced the new Board of Directors would be made up of prominent business persons with a wealth of legal, financial and insurance experience from across the Caribbean. The Board is made up of Mr. Davis Browne (Barbados), Mr. Robert Carter (Barbados), Mr. Rey Royer (Barbados), Mr. Alfredo Weatherhead (Barbados), Mr. John Miller (Grenada) and the Hon. Peter Foster (St. Lucia). The Board’s mandate is to oversee and provide strong corporate governance to the management team.

Respected veteran insurance professional Davis Browne, who brings 32 years of industry experience to the company, has been named President of Sun General. He stated the importance of continuity for the loyal customers as a huge priority during the transition process. Mr. Browne reiterated Sun General’s commitment to offering existing and new policyholders the advantage of competitive rates, a solid insurance philosophy, superior customer service, cutting edge technology, strong underwriting standards and an enviable claims settlement record.

Mr. Browne remarked that although the general insurance industry is extremely competitive he is confident that the experience and knowledge of the Sun General team, combined with the stability and fresh, forward-looking approach of the new parent company, will benefit Caribbean consumers as well as the industry as a whole.

Sun General Insurance Inc. offers General Insurance coverage under home, motor, marine, travel, bonds, business and commercial lines. Service is offered to customers through a network of 10 offices in 7 islands across the Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.) The company has a solid reinsurance philosophy and is backed by ‘A’ rated reinsurance companies led by Munich Re and Swiss Re. The company boasts experience in catastrophe claims management after handling large events across the Caribbean.

Sandridge Ltd., a member of the Sun Group Inc., is a well-established Group of Companies with interests in 12 islands across the Caribbean, under the Chairmanship of Bernard Weatherhead. Originally established in 1982, the Sun Group encompasses operations in hotels, retail travel, land and sea adventures, duty free retail, vehicle rentals, ground transportation, destination management, villa rental and convenience shopping. With the opening of Sun General Insurance Inc. the company’s diverse portfolio is further strengthened with a comprehensive general insurance offering.

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