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Diaspora Delegates get “Supn’ fi Laugh Bout”

Would the thought of only being able to afford butter with your dumplings make you cry with laughter? That was one of the subtleties, given time and place, which the ‘on form’ comedians Ity and Fancy Cat, used to get … Continue reading

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Jamaicans in US Diaspora Energized by 5th Biennial Conference

The 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference has energised the base of the Diaspora community in the Southern United States, who are now hoping to capitalise on the business and social enterprise opportunities that emerged at the 2013 event. The Montego … Continue reading

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Car Offer for Real Estate Pros

 Licensed Real Estate professionals participating in the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) ‘Off you Go’ Mortgage Referral Promotion will know who won the Grand Prize Draw of a brand new 2012 Volkswagen Polo hatchback, next week. The JN ‘Off you … Continue reading

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Collateral, Perceived Risk are Major Challenges for Micro Businesses

The lack of collateral and the perceived high risk of lending to micro entrepreneurs continue to be major barriers to financing for the Jamaican micro sector, according to JN Small Business Loans Limited (JNSBL). The statement came from Philip Bernard, … Continue reading

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Diasporic Laughter Shakes Rose Hall Resort

Would the thought of only being able to afford butter with your dumplings make you cry with laughter? That was one of the subtleties, given time and place, which the ‘on form’ comedians Ity and Fancy Cat, used to get … Continue reading

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JNBS Unveils ISupportJamaica.com

  Jamaican micro entrepreneurs will, this month, have access to funding through a global portal being established by the country’s leading microfinance company, JN Small Business Loans Limited (JNSBL). The company unveiled the country’s first “crowd-funding” website, www.isupportjamaica.com, to hundreds of Jamaicans living … Continue reading

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Ten Persons Win Prizes from Opening JNBS UK Vacation Accounts

Ten JNBS UK Members were winners in the Jubilee Homecoming Vacation Account, a special promotion, offered between February and July 31, 2012, as a part of the Society’s commemorative activities for the Jamaica 50th anniversary celebrations. The winners were presented … Continue reading

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JNBS UK Continues 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Following the 25th Anniversary Church Service and a staff fun day in May, the JNBS UK Representative Office continued its celebrations with special editions of the ‘JN Outlook for the Future’ fora, held Monday, June 24 in London and Wednesday, … Continue reading

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A Small Business Blooms in “Tel-Aviv”

Names such as “Tel-Aviv,” and others associated with communities in Central Kingston are not usually uttered in association with growth and success; however, a single entrepreneur, Andrea Spaulding, is currently operating a thriving business in “Tel-Aviv.” The grocery shop, which … Continue reading

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Faster Loan Processing Will Protect Entrepreneurs from Sharks

Philip Bernard, General Manager of JN Small Business Loans Limited (JNSBL) says that faster, but efficient loan application processing and disbursement by approved financial institutions will improve micro entrepreneurs’ access to credit and protect them from loan sharks. Speaking at … Continue reading

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