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Officials urged to focus on Canada-CARICOM Trade Opportunities

With an anticipated conclusion to the Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement later this year, Jerrold Johnson, Chief Interim Representative Officer at the JNBS Toronto Office is urging CARICOM officials to be creative in their approach to the negotiations and consultations leading up … Continue reading

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Work towards your financial goals with a Fixed Deposit Account

If you are in possession of a lump sum of money with no immediate plans for it, then opening a NBSC Fixed Account is a safe, secure and rewarding savings option for you. A fixed deposit is an investment account … Continue reading

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Media Practitioners Urged to Use Press Freedom to Deter Corruption

General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society, Earl Jarrett, has called for greater press freedom to forcefully help in the fight against the plaguing issue of corruption throughout the Caribbean. Speaking in The Cayman Islands on the second day … Continue reading

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Jamaica National Boosting Competitiveness

The scheduled completion of Jamaica National’s branch restructuring programme in April, is a critical step in enhancing its efficiency, says Leon Mitchell, Assistant General Manager. The branches are being optimised to serve customers conducting more complex transactions, he said. Banking … Continue reading

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“All Students Must do English, Math and a Vocation,” Minister Thwaites

Education Minister, the Rev. Hon. Ronald Thwaites, says in two years all students at the school-leaving level will be required to sit examinations in English and Mathematics and must obtain competence in a technical vocational discipline. The Minister made the … Continue reading

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Care Transforms Attitude and Performance in Non-Traditional Schools

A recent evaluation of six rural non-traditional high schools, which participated in the Mutual Building Societies Foundation’s (MBSF) Centres of Excellence programme, 2008-2013, shows that morale in the schools increased dramatically over the five-year course of the initiative, as more … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Thinking Critical to Economic Success

Educational Professional, Dr. Renee Rattray says a workforce that takes an entrepreneurial approach to its performance will be critical to the success of the country’s new economic paradigm. Dr. Rattray, who is Programme Manager at the Mutual Building Societies Foundation … 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 more than 40 percent of its distribution, and increase of 10 … Continue reading

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UK Caribbean Community Shows Strength in APD Reversal

The Caribbean Diaspora community in the United Kingdom (UK) showed its importance through the alliance it galvanized in helping to address the inequities in the Air Passenger Duty (APD), says Earl Jarrett, General Manager of Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS). … Continue reading

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Juett Carty: Rex Nettleford Scholar with a Difference

Pursing a double major degree in Computer Science and Dance might seem impossible at first glance. However, Juett Carty the 2014 JNGI Rex Nettleford Scholarship Dance Scholarship recipient has found a way to pursue her passion. Juett, 24, is completing … Continue reading

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