March 24, 2015
‘Major transition’ in Sagicor’s representation in SVG

As a new general agent for Sagicor Life Inc takes over representation locally, the company’s vice-president assures the public that the “stellar representation” set out by the general agent’s predecessor will continue.

At a press conference last Thursday, Sagicor Life Inc’s vice-president DT Vigo {{more}}announced that Syd Hazell (Independent Agencies Ltd) has handed over local agency representation to Stanley V Browne, of SV Browne Agencies Ltd

“We are confident that under Mr Browne’s leadership… the stellar representation that was provided by Mr Hazell and his company will continue for Sagicor Life,” insisted Vigo.

“Although Mr Hazell has handed over the mantle of representation, he is not leaving the insurance business.”

Vigo explained that Hazell will continue to provide support to the new general agent, and thanked him for his “outstanding service and leadership” to the company since 1986.

The change, which took effect on January 1, 2015, was a “smooth transition” for the insurance company, as it had been many years in the making, with Browne having worked closely with Hazell for some time.

Browne also expressed his thanks to Hazell for his “significant” contributions, identifying him as not only a “strong player” in the Sagicor brand, but also in the wider insurance industry.

Browne also described his new appointment as an “honour”, and pointed out that it is an “exciting” time to be on the company’s team with all the changes that are being made.

“We [SV Browne Agencies Ltd] are well positioned in St Vincent to continue to be the main player, and we will do anything possible to continue to build on the legacy that was laid by Mr Hazell…”

Hazell noted that he is “very pleased” to pass the torch to Browne, and he is confident that his successor will take Sagicor to “higher heights” locally.

“I know Mr Browne has the skill, the capacity and the vision to further the interests of Sagicor and its image in St Vincent.”

Sagicor Life Inc, through its legacy company Barbados Mutual Life Insurance Society, has been doing business in St Vincent and the Grenadines since 1842.(JSV)