About Us

The history of this Company dates as far back as 1826 with the first appointed agent being Lucas Nicholls of Alliance, followed by Sun & Hill & Airely in 1860 and Altamound De Cordova in 1883.

In 1950 Mr. Jim Collins was appointed Resident Inspector for the Alliance to establish Jamaica as a control center for the Alliance Caribbean Operations. In 1969 a Jamaican Branch was formed to transact the business of the Group of Companies.

In 1972, the Branch consolidated to Sun Alliance and London Insurance and was the first Group to be registered under the Jamaican Insurance Act 1975 with the Licence No. 1.  West Indies Alliance Insurance Company Limited was established in 1978 with local and overseas shareholders as a result of the 1977 Jamaican House of Representatives recommendation to localize the Insurance Industry within three years.

In 1997 West Indies Alliance changed its name to Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance (Jamaica) Limited after the merger of Royal Insurance and The Sun Alliance Group in 1996.  In 2000 the Company was bought by Guardian Holdings Limited of Trinidad & Tobago and the name reverted to West Indies Alliance Insurance Company Limited. In 2002 West Indies Alliance became a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian General Insurance Company Limited, registered in Trinidad (itself a subsidiary of Guardian Holdings Limited) which owns NEMWIL and Caribbean Home Insurance Companies and it is now part of the largest General Insurance Group in the English speaking Caribbean.  In November 2012 the group acquired Globe Insurance Company of Jamaica, making the Jamaican entity the largest general insurance company on the island, known as Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Ltd.


Customer-centricity - Understand what matters to the customers, then provide that better than anyone else. 

Global excellence - Be best-in-world, not just best-in-Caribbean

Bias Action - Being first is better than being perfect

Commitment - Discuss openly, disagree respectfully, decide quickly and commit wholly.

Curiosity - Question answers.  Learn and be curious

Continuous Improvement - Be better today than yesterday


To provide peace of mind and prosperity to communities in the Caribbean and across the World.


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