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JAD Binders Signs Agreement With Bookophilia

Release Date: 
Sunday, July 9, 2017

JAD Binders, owned and operated by the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bookophilia on June 29.

The MOU formalises arrangements between both entities in which Bookophilia will serve as a retail distributor and a "drop-off and pick-up point," for JAD Binders' products.

Iris Soutar, executive director of JAD, said that the partnership would allow the products from JAD Binders to be displayed in an easily accessible location. JAD Binders is located in Hope Estate, Papine.

Photo: Gratitude journal produced by the deaf

Release Date: 
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Marketing, communication and events officer at the Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) Anna Toby (second left) leafs through one of the “Gratitude Journals” produced by the Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) Binders. The new product line was launched at the ceremony to relaunch the JAD Binders as a social enterprise. Looking on (from left) are David Thomas, owner of Bookophilia; Dr Valerie Facey, founder of JAD; Dr Iris Soutar, executive director of JAD; and Jean-Michel Despax, ambassador of France to Jamaica.

Growth & Jobs | Jamaican Xperience With A Difference - Creating Jobs Too

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Doctor Bird seeming to greet visitors, as it swiftly flaps its wings and plunges its elongated beak into a fiery-red ginger lily in pursuit of nectar, is all the confirmation one needs to know that he is in for a truly authentic Jamaican treat.

This is Bunkers Hill, Trelawny, located at the entrance to the biodiverse Cockpit Country, which abounds with nature and history, and lingering cultural rituals and practices that date back to the inhabitation of Maroons, led by Captain Cudjoe and the legendary heroine, Nanny, as well as the Tainos.

Support for Social Enterprises

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Government is assuring investors in social enterprises that legislation and institutional reforms are being implemented for the sector.

According to Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, the sector is getting crucial attention to ensure widespread awareness of the concept of social enterprises, and the provision of business development support services.

He was opening a two-day workshop on the sector, today (June 7), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

Bunkers Hill: A deep Jamaican experience

Release Date: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

A doctor bird seeming to greet visitors as it swiftly flaps its wings and plunges its elongated beak into a fiery-red ginger lily in pursuit of nectar, is all the confirmation one needs to know that they are in for a truly authentic Jamaican treat. This is Bunkers Hill, Trelawny, located at the entrance to the biodiverse Cockpit Country, which abounds with nature and history.

Western communities embrace social enterprise

Release Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017

Aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners from marginalised communities in western Jamaica were introduced to the Social Enterprise business model, promoted by JN Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development.

The close to 100 participants who attended the event at the University of the West Indies Mona, western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay, St James recently, heard testimonials from Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI) incubator members about the success of their entrepreneurial pursuits.

Portmore welcomes mobility centre

Release Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

THE Watson Grove community in Gregory Park, Portmore, has welcomed the Portmore Self-Help Disability Organisation (PSDO) Mobility Centre, a service centre that specialises in the repair and customisation of wheelchairs and other mobility aids for members of the physically disabled community.The centre was formally introduced to the community at an open day on April 20.

SEBI brings social enterprise forum to western Ja

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017

MONTEGO BAY, St James - The Social Enterprise Boost Initiative (SEBI), the joint JN Foundation and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) venture, in conjunction with the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) will today host a panel discussion at the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus, on the effective use of social enterprise to create safer and more sustainable communities.The discussion, which is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm, will share with attendees, lessons learnt thus far by both implementing partners and local practitioners.

Portmore gets mobility centre for the physically challenged

Release Date: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

The Watson Grove community in Gregory Park, Portmore, welcomed the Portmore Self-Help Disability Organisation Mobility Centre (PSDO), a service centre that specialises in the repairs and customisation of wheel chairs and other mobility aids for members of the physically disabled community.
The PSDO Mobility Centre was formally introduced to the community at an Open Day recently.

THE PURPOSE - Dear Jamaica…

Changemakers have a clarity of purpose. Here are a few letters written to those who inspire them to create positive change everyday.