Diaspora Conference features SE Opportunities

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Earl Jarrett and Trecia Elliott

Earl Jarrett (right), General Manager of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) accepts an award made to the JN, by Trecia Elliott, Under Secretary of Foreign Service Operations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade during the Official Launch Ceremony of the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2015 held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on February 20, 2015. Jamaica National received the award in recognition of its invaluable support of the Biennial Conference since its inception in 2004.

A critical element of the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, to be held June 13–18, 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 Manager, Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS).


A social enterprise is a business that generates income from the sale of goods and services and uses the profits to solve issues such as: unemployment, homelessness and environmental degradation.


A Social Entrepreneur is an individual who establishes a for-profit enterpise with the primary objective of using the profit generated to alleviate a social, cultural or environmental challenge.