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  • At-risk youth in Mt Salem get summer camp

    Children in class at the Mt Salem summer camp.
    Date Published: 
    Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:15am
    News Detail: 

    More than 150 at-risk youth in Mt Salem, St James, are engaged in a summer holiday camp that is designed to keep them out of trouble while impacting their education and development. The youngsters range from ages four to 24.The initiative is the brainchild of the Mt Salem Senior Citizens Group, which has spearheaded a number of summer camps over the years. This year, however, the group has partnered with the Mt Salem Community Development Committee (CDC), as well as the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), which is providing more than $1 million for the programme.

  • Invitation for Bids-Glenmuir High School Photovoltaic System

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the PetroCaribe Development Fund – Glenmuir High School Photovoltaic System (Bid #). The works include but is not limited to the Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of a suitably designed, sized and scaled Photovoltaic System (inclusive of twenty-four (24) months maintenance) at the Glenmuir High School in the Parish of Clarendon. The contract period is three (3) months.

    Collection Period: 
    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 8:30am to Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • 2,500 to benefit from JSIF summer camps

    Attorney General and Member of Parliament for St James West Central, Marlene Malahoo Forte (second right), and Managing Director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney (centre), sign contracts for JSIF's 2018 summer camps, at the agency's Oxford Road offices in St Andrew on July 27. Others participating in the signing (from left) are Social Development Manager, JSIF, Mona Sue-Ho; Executive Director, Operation Friendship, Reverend Dr Webster Edwards; and Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, Steve McGregor. The camps are being implemented by JSIF under its World Bank-funded Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP).
    Date Published: 
    Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:00am
  • Consultancy Firm to Provide Solid Waste Management Performance Assessment of the National Solid Waste Management-Year 3

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) wishes to engage qualified consulting firms to serve as Independent Verification Agent (IVA) for the implementation of the third year of the Results Based Financing (RBF) Scheme in fifteen (15) communities.

    Collection Period: 
    Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:30am to Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
  • JSIF to Jamaicans overseas: Your money is safe with us

    Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney
    Date Published: 
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:15am
    News Detail: 

    Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney sent out an assurance to Jamaicans living in South Florida that any plans to fork out their funds to assist in the social development of their homeland through the fund will be met with hard nosed accountability.

  • Growth & Jobs | JSIF spends $9 million to train unemployed youth

    Graduate from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund's (JSIF) Alternative Livelihood and Skills Development Programme, Kamau Brown (right), accepts gift of a weed whacker from Chief Executive Officer, Manpower & Maintenance Services Limited, Audrey Hinchcliffe (centre), last week at St Joseph's Teachers' College in Kingston. Sharing the moment is Social Development Manager, JSIF, Mona Sue-Ho.
    Date Published: 
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:30pm
    News Detail: 

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), in partnership with the Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED), has trained 62 unemployed persons in landscaping and facility maintenance at a cost of $9 million.

  • 50 entrepreneurs to benefit from JSIF grant valued $100 million

    The grants will enable the business owners to access meaningful support for their businesses such as: machinery, permits and licenses as well as comprehensive training in the area of business development.
    Date Published: 
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:30pm
    News Detail: 

    Scores of shortlisted micro and small business applicants turned out recently to make their business pitch at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel at a forum hosted by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Integrated Community Development Project under its initiative entitled “ICDP Enterprise Development Project”.
    At the end of the selection process, 50 successful entrepreneurs across the various ICDP communities, in the parishes of St James, Clarendon, Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, St Ann and Westmoreland will benefit from non-cash grant support ranging from $1.5 million to $5 million which will enable them to access meaningful support for their businesses such as: machinery, permits and licenses as well as comprehensive training in the area of business development.

  • JSIF Spends $9 Million to Train Unemployed Youth

    Graduates from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) Alternative Livelihood and Skills Development Programme, Kamau Brown (right) and Shanado Archer (second right), observe a model of the weed whacker they were given on Tuesday (July 10) at St. Joseph’s Teachers’ College in Kingston, while (from left) Social Development Manager, JSIF, Mona Sue-Ho; Chief Executive Officer, Manpower & Maintenance Services Limited, Audrey Hinchcliffe; and Coordinator, National Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NTVET), Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Denworth Finnikin, offer words of encouragement to them.
    Date Published: 
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 8:30am
    News Detail: 

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), in partnership with the Institute for Workforce Education and Development (IWED), has trained 62 unemployed persons in landscaping and facility maintenance at a cost of $9 million.
    The young persons, who are from needy communities in the parishes of St. Andrew, Kingston and Clarendon, were each given certificates and starter kits on Tuesday (July 10), during a graduation ceremony at St. Joseph’s Teachers’ College in Kingston.

  • SIF Hands Over Equipment to Protect Teachers and Students from Fire

    Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid (second right), examines one of the 120 fire extinguishers that were handed over by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) on Thursday (July 5) at their office in Kingston. Sharing in the moment are (from left): General Manager, Technical Services Division, JSIF, Loy Malcolm; General Manager, JSIF, Omar Sweeney and Acting Assistant Commissioner, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Floyd McLean.
    Date Published: 
    Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:15am
    News Detail: 
    • To protect and safeguard the lives of educators and students in schools from fire, the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) has purchased 80 first-aid kits, 120 fire extinguishers, 120 smoke detectors, 40 wash hand signs and 40 emergency assembly signs, which will be distributed among 40 schools across the island. 
  • JSIF endorses waste management

    Date Published: 
    Monday, June 11, 2018 - 3:30pm
    News Detail: 

    The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) was among the many key stakeholders who exhibited at the 360 Recycle Manufacturing-Jamaica Recycling Business Symposium dubbed “Partnering for Sustainable Jamaica” held at the Spanish Court Hotel.
    Representing the JSIF was their Manager for System Operations and Environment, Dr Milton Clarke who participated as one of the panelists. 
    “JSIF holds the highest environmental management certification of ISO: 14001:2015 which is indicative of our commitment to environmental sustainability and it is within this context that JSIF has taken the initiative to endorse this event,” according to Clarke.
    He also posits that the JSIF-Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) has successfully implemented over $500M in Solid Waste Management initiatives in thirty vulnerable and underserved communities across Jamaica.

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