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  • 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.

  • Cabinet to Receive Contract for Infrastructure Improvement Project in Denham Town

    Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, addresses the House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 12,2018).
    Date Published: 
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:15am
    News Detail: 

    Cabinet is to receive the contract for implementation of the Infrastructure Improvement Project in Denham Town and surrounding communities in St. Andrew South, by July 2018.

  • JSIF Provides More Than $38 Million to Strengthen Work of Crime Observatory

    The work of the Jamaica Crime Observatory – Integrated Crime and Violence Information System (JCO-ICVIS) is being strengthened through funding of $38,489, 000 from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).
    Date Published: 
    Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
  • Consultancy Services - Formulation and Supervision Windsor Community Water Supply

    The Government of Jamaica has received funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in the amount of US$7,521,000 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 Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for the Design and Supervision of the Windsor Community Water Supply Rehabilitation (Portland).

    Bid Number: 
    8048
    Collection Period: 
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 5:30pm to Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
    Accompanying Document: 
  • Windalco-Kirkvine Cold Storage Facility

    The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) has received funding from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in the amount of US$7,521,000 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, ifsuch 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 Jamaica Social Investment Fund, the Executing Agency, now wishes to procure Consultancy Services for the Design and Supervision of Windalco/Kirkvine Cold Storage Facility Project (Manchester).

    Bid Number: 
    8047
    Collection Period: 
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 4:45pm to Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
  • Consultancy - Supervision of Rehab of Green Spaces Package I

    The 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 Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract.

    Collection Period: 
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 8:30am to Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:15pm
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