National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCB) is recruiting rockstars … techie rockstars.
There are no stages, strobe lights, loud thumping music or smashing of guitars; but the team at NCB’s Agile Lab believes its space is just as cool. “New, eye-opening, different, fun, fast-paced, new technologies, teamwork”, are a few of the words describing the experience of working in the lab. Though they could possibly work from home, sharing the same space accelerates development while allowing for the exchange of knowledge and information. “We also like having snacks around the clock,” one employee joked as he crunched his cereal.
Residents of Douglas Castle, St Ann recently received much needed relief after a two-day donation mission from Henry Fernandez Ministries and the Children Upliftment Restoration Foundation delivered supplies to the flood ravaged community.
Douglas Castle was one of three communities in the parish greatly affected last month when rivers which flow from St. Ann to Clarendon inundated their banks during heavy rainfall resulting in severe flooding and landslides. Residents were marooned, and forced to use rafts to traverse the flooded community. A joint team from The Faith Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, led by Jamaican-born Henry Fernandez and the Children Upliftment Restoration Foundation headed by Dr. Velma-May Brown visited the community donating toiletries, canned foods, baby diapers, rice and water to victims of the flood. Both stated entities were also accompanied by members from the New Life Assembly of God Church for the mission.
Plot twists. Rhythmic drumming. Powerful graphics. Non-stop action. Jamaican history comes to life through digital animation on August 26 as Night Vision Media Ltd. premieres its latest creative project, Abeeku and the Maroons at Annex 2, CARIMAC, University of the West Indies.
The premiere event which showcases the first of the 13-episode, digital media series will also feature the launch of a related game designed for further engagement with the content while providing a fun cultural educational experience.