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FHC Creates Special Loan Product for Re-Birth Parents

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Known for its strong entrepreneurship thrust, First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union Limited (FHC) recently partnered with the Re-Birth Project primarily to offer loans to inner-city parents for financing their micro and small businesses, with a secondary consideration being included, to also assist with Back-to-School expenses.

 

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Private-Sector Company Sponsors Psychometric Assessments for Inner-City Students

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Inner City Jamaican Youth to Get Purposely AlignedMaking a positive difference in students’ educational experience, especially for at-risk children, can be accomplished by helping them feel as though they belong. This, Melody Cammock-Gayle, Co-founder of the Re-Birth Project said is one of the aims of phase two of the programme which is scheduled to resume in October 2014, after a successful first phase staging, held between March and June 2014.

“The architects of the Re-Birth Project, an intervention initiative for at-risk youth, appreciate that an effective intervention programme requires a collaborative effort of talents of students, educators’ commitment to the learning process, parents’ involvement, community members’ concern, and business leaders coming together to address and meet the needs of youth at-risk. This is why we brought Trevor Hamilton & Associates Center for Excellence (THACE) on-board. They understand the parameters needed for success,” Cammock-Gayle explained.

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Jamaica Adds Dedicated Volunteer Initiative Page To Official Website

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Monday, 13 October 2014

The Jamaica Tourist Board has added a dedicated page to its website for visitors who desire to volunteer during their vacation trip to the island. Visitors can now easily plan volunteer experiences through this voluntourism initiative.  The combin...

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Opinions/Editorials

Is China a Friend of Africa?

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Saturday, 09 November 2013

For many developing countries, foreign direct investment is viewed as something very positive. International companies can bring cash, skills, technology, and high ethical standards to a host country. But others do not always regard such investors...

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If Money Were No Object

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Let’s face it. The business will always need something else. Just like there will always be people who will ask for your help. Where we get caught is when we begin to believe that we can actually bring the

“need” to a close. “If I can just make ano...

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