“Do Not Fear Technology,” JN E-Banking Manager Urges Members

Diaspora Conference to zoom in on social enterprises

A critical element of the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, to be held June 14–17, 2015, will be an array of business and social enterprise options, which members of the extended national community can access, says Leon Mitchell, Assistant General … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Discussion Forum:

The Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) kicked off a discussion forum series with Let’s Talk Social Economy Matters. The forum featured an assemblage of experts in the field of social entrepreneurship, community development and wider social services. Saffrey Brown, General … Continue reading

Yam-licious”

Located in the yam parish of Trelawny, the Ulster Spring Women’s Group is intent on treating palates to creative and tasty yam-based products. Comprising 15 members, the group, which is on board the JN Foundation’s Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) … Continue reading

“Blind people want to work too”…SEBI to help with employment

With an increasing number of blind unemployed persons living in Jamaica, there is concern and a call for greater support of the group in the local workforce. Claudette Thompson, a visually impaired supervisor at Superior Craft and More, a non-profit … Continue reading

Explore Partnerships for Social Enterprises

The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) Foundation, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), successfully reignited the enthusiasm to formalize the social enterprise sector in Jamaica, following a two-day Social Enterprise Summit at the Jamaica Pegasus … Continue reading

“The Roads are for Everyone,” JCF Corporal

Cautions Staceyville Primary School Students to Use Roads Wisely With road crashes involving students occurring with frightening frequency at the entrances to their schools, the administration and students of Staceyville Primary in Clarendon were happy to welcome representatives from the … Continue reading

“JNBSL’s Challenge Competition Made Me Start My Own Business,”

-Marlon Phillips, Barber & Beauty Contestant   Marlon Phillips finished third in the recent JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Barber and Beauty Challenge competition, and has taken a bold step to start his own business in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, … Continue reading

“My Jamaican Vacation was Enjoyable,” Cayman Resident

For Caymanian resident Andy Williams, his four-days-and-three-nights all-expenses paid vacation at Beaches Boscobel Beach Resort, on the Jamaican north coast, courtesy of JN Money Transfer, was a dream come true; and gave him an opportunity to enjoy his native country … Continue reading

Christopher Howe Battling Achalasia

Imagine spending your life not being able to swallow food properly. Christopher Howe, IT Operations Supervisor at the JN Chief Office does. Achalasia, the illness he suffers from, causes him to ‘throw up’ after eating. It easily mistaken for an … Continue reading

Senior JN Members Benefit from ICT Training Course

A second cohort of 17 senior citizens, members of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), graduated from a Computer Application and Appreciation Programme, held by the Society, at the JN Financial Services centre, Catherine Hall, in Montego Bay, St. James, … Continue reading

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