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Jamaican Who Returned ATM Cash Gets $1.2m Reward

Jamaica Observer:-  Ackaisha Green, the woman who found a large sum of cash in an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and handed it over to the police, has been rewarded $1.2 million for her honesty.

The reward from J Wray & Nephew (JWN) Limited will mostly go towards the education of Green and her two sons, eight-year-old Jevanie and two-year-old Joshua.

JWN said $1,000,000 is earmarked for that aspect, while $100,000 was provided in vouchers to purchase food and an additional $100,000 has been set aside for an entrepreneurial venture and a fridge, which she said is badly needed.

Additionally, JWN made representation on behalf of Green to Nestle, who will partner by providing one years’ supply of milk products to her two sons.

Green became famous for returning a bag full of $5000 and $1000 notes, which she found in an ATM at Central Police Station.

This Ackaisha did despite her dire circumstances, as she is without a job or any source of income, has two children and is burdened with many expenses, particularly relating to her children’s schooling.

An indication of her plight played out on the day she found the money, as Ackaisha’s mom said her daughter had asked her for $200.

She was presented with the $1.2-million reward and JWN’s corporate offices on Tuesday by Managing Director Jean-Philippe Beyer and Tanikie McClarthy Allen, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability.

Since Green’s story became public the HEART Trust/NTA presented her with a gift certificate that will cover the cost of completing levels I and II at its Learning For Earning Activity Programme (LEAP) Centre.

The NCB Foundation, Bank of Jamaica, and KingAlarm Limited have also expressed an interest in assisting her, while other Jamaica Observer readers have pledged to help but said they wanted to do so without fanfare.

3 COMMENTS

  1. WOMAN OF HONESTY – LESS TO WORRY

    It was an exceptionally highly commendable exhibition of ‘…honesty.’

    It has placed her in a far better position, if dishonestly kept to ‘…Worry more about,

    (i) …How to secure it;
    (ii) …How and where to spend it; and
    (iii) …Which bandits would come to relieve her of it.’

    Woman of Honesty; C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S.

  2. Any one who wants jazz back to its “former glory” is either not a musician, not a jazz lover or a visitor who the festival is intended to attract. We love to put our emotions into things that really we know nothing about and allow politician to sway use like leaves in the wind to their pleasure. The jazz festival made to attract visitors inclined to jazz to our shoes lost its authenticity years ago and became a blocko of music if we are concern let’s pled for a music festival. Which the present government has incorporated into a longer more inclusive festival the numerical profit of jazz festivals past was dismal and it only saw a number of the islands individually iduals attending which was not it’s original intention so resorting it? To its former glory is where we are already a authentic jazz festival to entice visitors to our shores to spend foreign currency not lucians looking for free tickets to shows to show they can dress

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