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Remittances: A Lifeline for Poverty Alleviation

For many Jamaican families, a life without their regular fortnightly or monthly remittance from relatives in the Diaspora would mean that life would be hard.  Despite their valiant efforts some people cannot meet their basic living cost without the funds … Continue reading

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“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 nonprofit … Continue reading

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Students Urged to be Innovative in Business

General Manager of JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL), Philip Bernard, urged students in the final year marketing programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH), to be innovative and know their customers’ needs, if they plan to operate businesses in … Continue reading

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Member Meetings Planned to Discuss New Taxes

The proposed tax on withdrawals from banks and financial institutions is being analysed to determine the appropriate course of action, says Earl Jarrett, General Manager of Jamaica National Building Society. The proposal, announced by Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips in … Continue reading

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JNMS Reports Increase in Remittance Distribution by Card

JN Money Services Limited (JNMS) says local remittance collection via the JN Money Transfer Card issued by its parent organisation, the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), now accounts for up to 40 percent of its distribution, an increase of 10 … Continue reading

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UCCI Conference: NBSC Endorsed!

The National Building Society of Cayman (NBSC) was one of the major sponsors of the fourth staging of the University College of the Cayman Islands, which was held on March 19-21, 2014 under the theme, Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, … Continue reading

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Jenate Stampp’s Winning Essay

When I look in a mirror I see myself, a beautiful young woman, who works hard and is always smiling, I work harder knowing that I am a beautiful young black woman. As the years go by, black history becomes … Continue reading

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JN Real Estate and Financial Empowerment Session to Enlighten Members

Gaining financial independence is one of the most sought after dreams that occupy the minds of many persons on a daily basis. But, while this may be seen as an evasive reality, there are practical steps that can be taken … Continue reading

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Black History Month Competition Promotes Preservation of Heritage

Jenate Stampp, a Grade 12 student at the Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, was declared the winner of the JNBS Toronto Representative Office Black History Month competition. Held for the first time this year, the competition commemorated Black History Month, targeting … Continue reading

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JNBS Toronto Office Commissioned Canada/CARICOM Report Released

The Jamaica National Building Society’s Toronto Representative Office is now in receipt of its commissioned report on the pending CARICOM/Canada Trade Agreement. The report, “Understanding CARICOM/Canada Free Trade Negotiations” explores the benefits of a trade agreement for Caribbean nationals in … Continue reading

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