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Traffic Police commended For Work To Reduce Road Fatalities

Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Dr. Lucien Jones, has commended the island’s police officers attached to the Traffic Division for their work in helping to reduce road fatalities across the island. Dr. Jones was addressing the … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Schools See Major Improvement in Math

In line with the overall improvements in Mathematics this year by Jamaican students in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, six rural non-traditional high schools which participated in the Centres of Excellence programme by the Mutual Building Societies Foundation … Continue reading

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CASHFI Conference Focus: Housing as a Means of Economic Development

Secretary General of the Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI) Joseph Bailey is projecting that the staging of a Regional Housing Conference, will assist regional governments to shape policy that will result in using the provision of housing as … Continue reading

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Time to Educate Children about Pension

It had never crossed her mind that he would have died and that she would have been a widow at age 32. They were young and their small family, which included their daughter who was born only a few months … Continue reading

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Pension Savings Can Strengthen Economy

Professionals in the local pension industry maintain that Jamaica could accelerate its development initiatives and avert a poverty crisis, particularly among its aging population, by strengthening its pension system. Currently, approximately 40 percent of Jamaicans only have pension benefits from … Continue reading

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Make Pension Contributions Mandatory

As the government of Jamaica drafts legislation to reform its pension system, some pension industry professionals are pushing for the framework to include “mandatory pension contributions,” by individuals to an approved pension arrangement in order to avert the expanding pension … Continue reading

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New Telephone Services

Effective Monday, August 25, members are now able to access their account information via the Society’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system by calling toll free 1-888-991-4065-6 (from Jamaica), 1-800-462-9003 (from the United States or Canada) or 0-800-328-0387 (from the United … Continue reading

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New Forex Line for Jamaican Manufacturers to Boost Investment

The start of a US$50-million foreign exchange supply agreement between the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) and Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) could also help to improve the country’s investment climate. Earl Jarrett, JNBS General Manager says it is important to … Continue reading

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Jamaica National Celebrates 140

Over the next 12 months, Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) will be celebrating its founding 140 years ago, on August 13, by paying tribute to its members and its origins. The Society was founded in the vestry of the Anglican … Continue reading

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JNBS Endorses Build on Own Land Concept

The Build on Own Land (BOL) concept is now poised to become an attractive housing solution for many land owners, who are eyeing the prospect of developing their properties, particularly in rural parishes. Yuval Moaz of Ashtrom Development says the … Continue reading

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