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  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTANCY FOR COVID-19 RESILIENCE AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY TOURISM AND AGRICULTURE

    1. Background

     Loan No. 9017-JMThe Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) was established in December 1996 as a component of the Government of Jamaica’s strategy to reduce poverty. JSIF helps to build local capacity to sustain and extend development initiatives. The JSIF is an autonomous government company designed to provide investments in community-based projects island wide and is a demand-driven financial intermediary. It works in partnership with communities, the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and donor agencies, in seeking to channel benefits to the poorest communities across the country. The Government of Jamaica has received a US$40 million loan from the World Bank towards the cost of the SECOND rural economic development intitiative (REDI II) project.  The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract. 2. Objectives of the Consultancy The overall objective of the consultancy is to enhance the resilience of Community Tourism and Agriculture Enterprises to the effects of the COVID-19 virus on their businesses and the economy, preserving the health and safety of visitors, farmers, purveyors, community members and individuals providing products and services. 3.   Scope of the Assignment 

    • Develop user-friendly Training Manuals customized to the Community Tourism and Agricultural environments, in keeping with the COVID-19 Ministry of Tourism’s, Ministry of Health and Wellness’ and relevant Municipalities’ Health and Safety Protocols as required.

     

    • Develop (a) Emergency Plan (b) Physical Distancing Plan and (c) Communications and Reporting Plan for each of the identified Community Tourism and Agricultural entities as prescribed by the COVID-19 Ministry of Tourism’s, Ministry of Health and Wellness’ and relevant Municipalities’ Health and Safety Protocols to facilitate Jamaica Tourist Board licensing and RADA approvals.  Forty (40) locations are anticipated island-wide and plans are to be developed in collaboration with Agriculture and Community Tourism Enterprises.

     

    • Train sixty (60) COVID-19 Safety Point Persons (SPPs) as identified by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund in consultation with RADA and Tourism Product Development Company Limited (TPDCo); thirty (30) for tourism and thirty (30) for agriculture per the COVID-19 Ministry of Tourism’s, Ministry of Health and Wellness’ and relevant Municipalities’ Health and Safety Protocols.  These SPPs will receive customized training to identify, monitor and facilitate COVID-19 safety regulations in their communities or farming areas as well as Train the Trainer facilitation to be able to empower other community members in implementing the COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.

     

    • Provide training for an additional one hundred and fifty (150) Community Tourism stakeholders and 1,200 farmers in COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.

     

    • Provide specialized Train the Trainer facilitation for two hundred (200) RADA extension officers and other RADA personnel as well as fifty (50) Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) trainers, regional staff and any other personnel from the Jamaica Tourist Board and Ministry of Tourism.

     4.  Qualifications and Experience  A consultancy firm /consortium with:

    • At least 5 years demonstrable experience in implementing public health solutions, systems or information  
    • At least 5 years demonstrable experience in research and the use of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
    • Testimonials from completed assignments in all key areas above

     A Team Leader with at least a Post-graduate Degree in disciplines such as Public Health, Social Sciences, Sociology or equivalent.  This individual should also possess demonstrable project management experience. Key Expert 1:

    • Post-graduate Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Sociology or equivalent.
    • Over 5 years’ experience in designing and/or executing public health plans
    • Track record in working with persons across diverse social and educational spectrums
    • Verifiable ability in verbal and written communication

     Key Expert 2:

    • Degree in Training, Adult Education, Communications or equivalent.
    • Experience in public health education or project implementation
    • Excellent track record in working with individuals from diverse social and educational spectrums across the island
    • Verifiable ability in verbal and written communication

     5.  Duration of Contract The duration of this contract is nine (9) months.  6.  Selection MethodThe assignment is for a firm/team and the procurement selection method will be based on the Consultants Qualification Selection (CQS) procedures specified in the Procurement Regulation for IPF Borrowers for Goods, Works, and Non-Consulting Services:(July 2016 Revised November 2017 ), and is opened to all bidders from Eligible Source Countries as defined in the guidelines and the Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures (Revised March 2014), Volume 2 of 4 Procedures for the Procurement of Goods, General Services & Works. Please visit the JSIF website, http://www.jsif.org to view the detailed Terms of Reference and the EOI Submission Standard Forms Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be in the formats provided on the EOI Submission Standard Forms and must be delivered to the address below or emailed to contracting@jsif.org at or before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Procurement ManagerJamaica Social Investment FundGround Floor, The Dorchester11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood Road)Kingston 5, JamaicaTel: (876) 968-4545/ Fax: (876) 929-3784E-mail: contracting@jsif.orgWebsite:  http://www.jsif.org 

    Collection Period: 
    Monday, March 8, 2021 - 10:15am to Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
  • REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CONSULTANCY FOR THE DVELOPMENT OF A JAMAICA BLUE MOUNTAIN & JAMAICA HIGH MOUNTAIN COFFEE MARKETING STRATEGY

    1. Background

     Loan No. 90170The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) was established in 1996 as a component of the Government of Jamaica’s strategy to reduce poverty.  The Fund promotes, appraises, finances and supervises social and economic infrastructure projects, including schools, roads, agro-processing, water, sanitation, health centres, community centres, homes for children and the elderly, as well as, vocational skills training, counselling, parenting, life education and organizational strengthening.The Government of Jamaica has received a loan from the World Bank towards the cost of the SECOND rural economic development intitiative (REDI II) project.  The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract.2. Objectives of the Consultancy The services of a consulting firm with technical expertise in marketing of consumable luxury products will be contracted for this assignment, with the main focus and outputs as follows: 

    1. Validation Research on Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee and other Viable Jamaica High Mountain Coffee Varieties (covering demand trends and production analysis)
    2. Branding of Coffee in international markets, specifically development of a Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee and Viable Jamaica High Mountain Coffee Varieties Marketing Strategy.

     3.   Scope of the Assignment The development of a marketing strategy for the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (JBM) and Jamaican High Mountain Coffee (JHM) – both trademarked commodities. The consulting firm is expected to provide a comprehensive strategy document for increasing the exports of Jamaican coffee to the respective target markets. The strategy will highlight pricing and positioning of the products as uniquely Jamaican. 4.  Qualifications and Experience  A consultancy firm/consortium with:

    • At least 5 years demonstrable experience in market research with demonstrable experience in research focusing on production and international distribution of high-end/luxury consumable products.
    • At least 5 years demonstrable experience developing marketing strategies
    • Experience in agronomics or agricultural economics
    • Demonstrable experience in the marketing and promotion of premium branded products, experience in marketing of premium coffees and /or other consumables would be an asset
    • Testimonials from completed assignments in all key areas above

     A Team Leader with at least a Post-graduate Degree in disciplines such as International Marketing, Development Studies, International Business or other relevant discipline. This individual should possess demonstrable project management experience. Key Expert 1:

    • Postgraduate Degree in Marketing
    • Over 5 years of experience in designing and executing marketing plans for products
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Excellent track record in working with persons across diverse cultural spectrums.   

     Key Expert 2:

    • Degree in Agronomics, Food Production or related field
    • Experience in the coffee industry
    • Excellent track record in working with producers from developing countries

     5.  Duration of Contract The duration of this contract is six (6) months.  6.  Selection Method     (New Selection Method)The assignment is for a firm/team and the procurement selection method will be based on the Consultants’ Qualifications Selection (CQS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank Guidelines for the Selection and Employment of Consultants, January 2011 (Revised July 2014). 7.  Procurement MethodInternational Competitive Bidding (ICB) The attention of Interested Consultancy firm is drawn to the World Bank’s policy on eligibility; Clause 1.13(b). Please visit the JSIF website, http://www.jsif.org to view the detailed Terms of Reference and the EOI Submission Standard Forms Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be in the formats provided on the EOI Submission Standard Forms and must be delivered to the address below or emailed to contracting@jsif.org at or before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (NEW DATE).    Procurement ManagerJamaica Social Investment FundGround Floor, The Dorchester11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood Road)Kingston 5, JamaicaTel: (876) 968-4545/ Fax: (876) 929-3784E-mail: contracting@jsif.orgWebsite:  http://www.jsif.org

    Collection Period: 
    Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:30pm to Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Bunker`s Hill Cultural Xperience Upgrade

    1. Background

     Loan No. 90170The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) was established in 1996 as a component of the Government of Jamaica’s strategy to reduce poverty.  The Fund promotes, appraises, finances and supervises social and economic infrastructure projects, including schools, roads, agro-processing, water, sanitation, health centres, community centres, homes for children and the elderly, as well as, vocational skills training, counselling, parenting, life education and organizational strengthening.The Government of Jamaica has received a loan from the World Bank towards the cost of the SECOND rural economic development intitiative (REDI II) project.  The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract.2. Objectives of the Consultancy The services of a consulting firm with technical expertise in marketing of consumable luxury products will be contracted for this assignment, with the main focus and outputs as follows: 

    1. Validation Research on Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee and other Viable Jamaica High Mountain Coffee Varieties (covering demand trends and production analysis)
    2. Branding of Coffee in international markets, specifically development of a Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee and Viable Jamaica High Mountain Coffee Varieties Marketing Strategy.

     3.   Scope of the Assignment The development of a marketing strategy for the Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (JBM) and Jamaican High Mountain Coffee (JHM) – both trademarked commodities. The consulting firm is expected to provide a comprehensive strategy document for increasing the exports of Jamaican coffee to the respective target markets. The strategy will highlight pricing and positioning of the products as uniquely Jamaican. 4.  Qualifications and Experience  A consultancy firm/consortium with:

    • At least 5 years demonstrable experience in market research with demonstrable experience in research focusing on production and international distribution of high-end/luxury consumable products.
    • At least 5 years demonstrable experience developing marketing strategies
    • Experience in agronomics or agricultural economics
    • Demonstrable experience in the marketing and promotion of premium branded products, experience in marketing of premium coffees and /or other consumables would be an asset
    • Testimonials from completed assignments in all key areas above

     A Team Leader with at least a Post-graduate Degree in disciplines such as International Marketing, Development Studies, International Business or other relevant discipline. This individual should possess demonstrable project management experience. Key Expert 1:

    • Postgraduate Degree in Marketing
    • Over 5 years of experience in designing and executing marketing plans for products
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Excellent track record in working with persons across diverse cultural spectrums.   

     Key Expert 2:

    • Degree in Agronomics, Food Production or related field
    • Experience in the coffee industry
    • Excellent track record in working with producers from developing countries

     5.  Duration of Contract The duration of this contract is six (6) months.  6.  Selection MethodThe assignment is for a firm/team and the procurement selection method will be based on the Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank Guidelines for the Selection and Employment of Consultants, January 2011 (Revised July 2014). 7.  Procurement MethodInternational Competitive Bidding (ICB) The attention of Interested Consultancy firm is drawn to the World Bank’s policy on eligibility; Clause 1.13(b). Please visit the JSIF website, http://www.jsif.org to view the detailed Terms of Reference and the EOI Submission Standard Forms Expressions of Interest (EOIs) should be in the formats provided on the EOI Submission Standard Forms and must be delivered to the address below or emailed to contracting@jsif.org at or before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2020. Procurement ManagerJamaica Social Investment FundGround Floor, The Dorchester11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood Road)Kingston 5, JamaicaTel: (876) 968-4545/ Fax: (876) 929-3784E-mail: contracting@jsif.orgWebsite:  http://www.jsif.org

    Collection Period: 
    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 10:15am to Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 4:00pm
  • Starapple Rural Farm Feeder Road Rehabilitation – Trelawny (#073698), Common Road Rural Rehabilitation – Trelawny (#073699), Springfield Road Rehabilitation -Clarendon (#73697)

    INVITATION FOR BID The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in the amount of US$8,948,000 towards the cost of the Basic Needs Trust Fund Ninth Cycle (BNTF 9). The Jamaica Social Investment Fund as the implementing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grant to cover payments under contracts for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of GOJ and upon approval by CDB and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement.  The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.  No party other than GOJ shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing. The Project is being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund.  The Jamaica Social Investment Fund has contracted a Consultant who will provide design and supervision services for the Project activities. 

    1. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for – Package 1-  Starapple Rural Farm Feeder Road Rehabilitation — Trelawny  (#073698)

     The works include but are not limited to the following: The bushing of 0.45km of roadway, the construction of the 2430m2 asphaltic concrete wearing course, 2430m2 marl base course, surface cross drainage and side drainage infrastructure to preserve . Project period is four (4) months.The bid must be accompanied by a Bid Security of Three Hundred Thousand Jamaican Dollars (J$300,000.00).Consideration will be limited to firms or joint ventures of firms, which are legally incorporated or otherwise organized in, and have their principal place of business in an eligible country and are either:

    1. more than 50% beneficially owned by a citizen or citizens and/or a bona fide resident or residents of an eligible country, or by a body corporate or bodies corporate meeting these requirements; or
    2. owned or controlled by the Government of an eligible country provided that it is legally and financially autonomous and operated under the commercial law of an eligible country and otherwise meets the eligibility requirements of the CDB Guidelines for Procurement Under Basic Needs Trust Fund Sub-Projects (2013).

    Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.Eligible bidders will be required to submit the required information with their bids establishing their eligibility to bid and qualification to perform the contract if the bid is accepted.  Tender and qualification information are to be submitted in the English Language on the prescribed forms inserted in the Bid Documents.  Submissions that do not provide the information required, or do not demonstrate the prospective contractor’s ability to perform satisfactorily, will not qualify and will not be considered for further evaluation.Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to the following:(a)        All Bidders and their named sub-contractors participating in Public Sector procurement opportunities shall include in their bid, proof of being tax compliant by including in their submission a valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) or Tax Compliance Letter (TCL) and validation update from the relevant authority.  (See www.jamaicatax.gov.jm) Qualification requirements include:

    1. A demonstrable cash flow (including access to credit) of Ten Million Jamaican Dollars  

          (J$10,000,000.00) for each package

    1. Resumes of Two Key Personnel proposed for the contract for each package.

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    1. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for  Package 2 - Common Road Rural Rehabilitation  – Trelawny (#0 73699)

     The works include but are not limited to the following: The bushing of  1.056km of roadway, the construction of the 5702.40mm2 asphaltic concrete wearing course 5702.40m marl base course, surface cross drainage and side drainage infrastructures to preserve the road  . Project period is four (4) months._________________________________________________________________________________

    1. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for  Package 3 - Springfield Road Rehabilitation  – Clarendon  (#073697)

     The works include but are not limited to the following: The bushing of 1.6km of roadway, the construction of the 8640m2 asphaltic concrete wearing course 8640m2 marl base course, surface cross drainage and side drainage infrastructures to preserve the road  . Project period is four (4) months.Bidding Documents may be obtained by eligible bidders from the address below for a non-refundable fee of Two Thousand Five Hundred Jamaican Dollars (J$2,500.00).  Requests may be made by written application including email.  Written applications must be clearly marked: “Request for Bidding Documents for the Starapple Rural Farm Feeder Road Rehabilitation — Trelawny  (#073698) OR Common Road Rural Rehabilitation  – Trelawny (#073699) OR Springfield Road Rehabilitation  – Clarendon  (#073697)along with the name, address and contact information of the bidder for which Bidding Documents are being requested. Payment must be made in cash or by certified cheque made payable to the Jamaica Social Investment Fund.Applicants who request that documents be forwarded to them must submit an account number from a local courier agent that accepts freight collect charges.  Documents will be promptly dispatched, but under no circumstance will the Jamaica Social Investment Fund be held responsible for late delivery or loss of the documents so transmitted.Submissions in separate sealed envelopes clearly markedBid for the Package 1 - Starapple Rural Farm Feeder Road Rehabilitation — Trelawny  (#073698)  ORBid for the Package 2-  Common Road Rural Rehabilitation  – Trelawny (#073699) OR Bid for the Package 3- Springfield Road Rehabilitation  – Clarendon (#073697)must be received at the address below no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.  Bid opening will take place at 12:10 pm on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at the address below in the presence of bidder’s representatives who choose to attend. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the process and reject all bids, at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected prospective bidder(s) or any obligation to inform the affected prospective bidder(s) of the grounds for the Jamaica Social Investment Fund action.  The Jamaica Social Investment Fund will not defray any costs incurred by any bidder in the preparation of bids.Please note that the above are individual projects.  Qualified Bidders can bid on ONE OR ALL Packages. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO BIDDER WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR MORE THAN ONE PACKAGE.Address for Correspondence, Bid Submission and Bid Opening: Procurement ManagerJamaica Social Investment FundGround Floor, The Dorchester11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood Avenue)Kingston 5, JamaicaTel: 876-968-4545Email: contracting@jsif.org 

    Collection Period: 
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 9:15am to Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 12:00pm
  • Denham Town – Pink & Chestnut Lanes Water Supply, Sewerage Rectification - Kingston.

    INVITATION FOR BIDS The Government of Jamaica established the Jamaica Social Investment Fund Project (JSIF) to assist in its poverty eradication programme.  The Government now intends to apply part of the funds it has provided the JSIF, to cover payment under the contract for the Denham Town – Pink & Chestnut Lanes Water Supply, Sewerage Rectification - Kingston.The Jamaica Social Investment Fund invites eligible Bidders to submit Bids for Denham Town – Pink & Chestnut Lanes Water Supply, Sewerage Rectification - Kingston. Scope: The installation of approximately 705m of 100mm diameter water main with laterals, rehabilitation/installation of approximately 900m of sewer main, with associated laterals and manholes and the rehabilitation/repair of the road to accommodate this service approximately 900m in length of approximately 4.6m in width.All Bidders must be registered with the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) at the time of bid opening in the category “Pipe Laying Grade 1 / Civil Engineering Works Grade 1” (See http://www.ppc.gov.jm)Bidders must present a valid Tax Compliance Certificate (TCC) or a Tax Compliance Letter (TCL) at the bid opening.Bidding will be conducted through the National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures specified in the Government of Jamaica Handbook of Public Sector Procurement Procedures (Revised March 2014), Volume 2 of 4 Procedures for the Procurement of Goods, General Services & Works and the Public Procurement Act 2015.Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from:Procurement ManagerJamaica Social Investment FundGround Floor The Dorchester11 Oxford Road (Entrance on Norwood AvenueKingston 5Phone: 876-968-4545, E-mail: contracting@jsif.orgInterested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the bidding documents at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund at the address above from Tuesday, February 16, 2021 to April 1, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A complete set of bidding document in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars (J$2,500.00).  All bids must be submitted in printed copy.   Original and Copy of the bid must be submitted in accordance with Instruction to Bidders.Bids must be delivered to the address below by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.  Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address above at 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

    Collection Period: 
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 8:30am to Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 12:15pm
  • Education sector benefiting from major JSIF programme interventions

    Project manager of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund's (JSIF) Basic Needs Trust Fund Dainty Ann Barrett Smith provides an update on the programme's implementation during a recent Jamaica Information Service think tank.
    Date Published: 
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm
    News Detail: 

    THE education sector has been the biggest beneficiary of interventions implemented under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Programme. Now in its ninth cycle, the programme (BNTF IX) is financed by the Caribbean Development Bank. It covers five target areas education and human resource development, access and drainage, water and sanitation systems, health, and livelihood enhancement. Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank held at the agency's headquarters in Kingston, JSIF Managing Director Omar Sweeney said the investment in education accounts for the majority of the resources deployed through the BNTF. “Under the portfolio of education, for instance, where more than 50 per cent of the projects have gone, about 58 per cent of the total resources that we received, we've done, more than anything else, classroom spaces,” Sweeney said. He explained that the work involved expanding a number of schools to remove the shift system as well as making sure classrooms have proper ventilation. “You're talking about providing appropriate classroom ratios that is student-to-teacher ratios in terms of the number of students, especially at the early childhood and primary school level, making sure that these ratios are considered best practice,” Sweeney said.

  • Growth & Jobs | JSIF assists with small enterprise recovery

    Dr. Wayne Henry, chairman of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund speaking at the handover ceremony of COVID-19-resilient supplies to operators in the Agriculture and Tourism sectors at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Richmond Estate, St Ann, on January 28, 2021.
    Jamaica Gleaner
    Date Published: 
    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 12:30pm
    News Detail: 

    Chairman of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Dr Wayne Henry, says the agency, in partnership with the Rural Economic Development Initiative, Phase II (REDI II), has been responding to the recovery efforts of small agricultural and community tourism enterprises left vulnerable by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    At a handover ceremony of COVID-19-resilient supplies to operators in both sectors at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove, Richmond Estate, St Ann, on January 28, the JSIF announced a $52.4-million investment to bring further support to these small community enterprises.

  • Education sector benefiting from major JSIF programme interventions

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    Date Published: 
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 10:00am
    News Detail: 

    THE education sector has been the biggest beneficiary of interventions implemented under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) Programme.
    Now in its ninth cycle, the programme (BNTF IX) is financed by the Caribbean Development Bank.

  • MoBay mayor charges JSIF recipients to help strengthen their communities

    Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams (left) observes a hair product from JSIF beneficiary, Sueyen Thompson (right).
    Date Published: 
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 3:00pm
    News Detail: 

    Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Leeroy Williams, recently charged beneficiaries under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP II) being spearheaded by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), to hold up their end of the social responsibility bargain by paving the way for their communities.
    The Mayor was speaking at the Handing Over Ceremony of the ICDP II Enterprise Development Project for the Mount Salem and Salt Spring communities in St James on January 22, 2021.

  • St James Business Owners Get $2.4 Million Grant In Equipment

    Montego Bay Mayor Leeroy Williams (third from left); Reverend Conrad Pitkin (fourth from left), Custos of St James; and Omar Sweeney (second from right), managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, in a group shot with several business operators from Mt Salem and Salt Spring in St James. The business operators were the recipients of a $2.4 million grant in equipment to enhance their enterprises, which was presented to them at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James on Friday.
    Date Published: 
    Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:00am
    News Detail: 

    Sixteen small business operators from the communities of Mt Salem and Salt Spring in St James got a major financial boost to their various enterprises on Friday, thanks to an Enterprise Development Project Grant valued at $2.4 million in equipment from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).

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