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August 26, 2019

Greater Portmore High School (GPHS) is celebrating top results in students’ punctuality, a reduction in absenteeism and major behavioural challenges, and improvement in interpersonal dynamics since enrolling in the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation-led, Conversations for Greatness (CFG).

August 23, 2019

The Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group in their latest report to shareholders outlined some of the activities that they have undertaken within local communities and the wider region. This, JMMB told its shareholders, was undertaken as the company seeks to establish genuine links with the wider community.

July 19, 2019

Parental involvement is touted by experts as one of the key prongs for success in the learning process and above-average academic performance. 

Castleton Primary School, an institution nestled in the hills of St Mary with a student population of 129, has embraced a new way of thinking and approach to garnering parental involvement
 

July 18, 2019

The University of Technology (UTech) in collaboration with partners Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation will host a National Football Coaching Symposium from July 19 to 20 at the Shared Facilities Building at UTech.

The symposium under the theme “Shifting Focus, Changing the Game” starts at 9:00 am each day.

July 05, 2019

The JFF Coaching education program is sponsored by the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation which has partnered with the  JFF and Utech for 10 years, making it one of the longest periods of sponsorship support in football.

June 13, 2019

In conjunction with Jamaica’s University of Technology, the Jamaican Football Federation (JFF) and the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, Concacaf has announce that it is taking part in a series of professional development workshops for JFF certified coaches called “Safeguarding Our Children In Sport.”

April 21, 2019

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation announced on Thursday that applications are now open for the 2019/2020 season of its scholarship programme in which some $8 million is up for grabs.

April 18, 2019

The JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation recently joined forces with Panache Digital Media to assist in empowering 25 youth, drawn from varying backgrounds, including entrepreneurs and unemployed, at-risk youth, to hone their skills in social media, to advance their digital careers.

March 03, 2019

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation scholar Shevar Ellis knew he was destined for greatness.  So, rather than focus on his humble upbringing in the inner-city, financial obstacles, and death and grief, he aligned his thoughts and actions with where he wanted to go — university.

February 17, 2019

The Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition, first introduced in November 2002, was staged on January 30. It encourages members of the university community to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged businesses. 

November 05, 2018

Jamaica Cancer Society receiveS a donation from MMB Joan Duncan Foundation to assist rural women who are unable to afford mammograms

October 15, 2018

Kim Mair (centre), JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation CEO, and Father Richard Ho Lung, founder of Missionaries of the Poor, share quality time with a few of the young ladies from St Andrew Home for Girls and Wortley Home for Girls

August 16, 2018

These little ones provide some assistance to Kim Mair, CEO of the JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, as she tries her hand at saying ‘good morning’ in sign language. Occasion was the arts segment of the Jamaica Association of the Deaf and Hope United Church summer programme, which catered to over 100 students from both the hearing and deaf communities.

August 08, 2018

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation supports summer programme targeting deaf students

THE Jamaica Association for the Deaf and Hope United hosted a week-long programme — which ended July 27 — catering to over 100 children, including members of the deaf community. The initiative sought to promote their social, spiritual and cultural development. 

August 02, 2018

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation recently partnered with with Jamaica Association for the Deaf & Hope United for a week-long summer programme.  The programme, which ended on July 27, catered to over 100 children – both members of the hearing and deaf community - and sought to promote to the social, spiritual and cultural development.

May 13, 2018

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation Offers Scholarships

The JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation is offering scholarships for students at the tertiary level and case-by-case scholarships for primary and secondary-level students. The foundation annually provides over 100 scholarships and has given over J$7 million in scholarships in the 2017-18 academic year

May 09, 2018

Reading is FUN

Photo:  Little Mickayla McKay (standing) of Waterford Infant School gives JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation’s chair, Patricia Sutherland (seated), homework after story time during Read Across6 Jamaica Day activities yesterday. (Photo: Aston Spaulding

May 08, 2018

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation Scholarship transforming lives

As another school year draws to a close and another lays just below the horizon, hundreds of students and their parents are ‘on the hunt’ for scholarship opportunities available to assist them in meeting their financial obligations for the upcoming school year.

February 05, 2018

THE Vincent HoSang UWI Venture Competition finals and awards ceremony took place recently at The UWI Regional Headquarters. The competition was first introduced in November 2002 with the objective of encouraging members of The UWI community to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged businesses.

Conversations for Greatness

The cosy, festive setting of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) boardroom was where seven grades five and six students of the Stony Hill Primary & Jr High School were greeted by members of the financial group Thursday afternoon. 

October 16, 2017

JMMB goes pink

Donna Duncan-Scott, JMMB Group executive director, culture and human development (centre), is 'pinned pink' by Yulit Gordon, executive director of Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS), during a recent visit by JCS to the company's head office, as part of Pink Day activities observed on October 6. Also sharing in the moment is Kim Mair, CEO of JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation.

October 16, 2017

JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation Scholar Soars

The constant threat of being homeless, the possibility of becoming a high-schooldropout, the diagnosis of her mother with a mental illness, the death of her father, and fighting spells of illness could not dampen the spirit of now 21-year-old Ariana Duggan, second-year accounting major at the UWI, Mona, and a JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation scholar for 2017-18. This effervescent and mild-mannered young lady describes the mountain of challenges that she has faced in the last few years as "character-building", stating, "Challenges either make you into dust or refine you like a diamond; I chose to be refined."

October 04, 2017

PHOTO: JMMB treats Mustard Seed children

Patricia Sutherland (second left), chair, JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation, in discussion with two wards of the State, Shemisha (left) and Abby-Gayle (second right) of Mary's Home, ahead of a movie treat organised by the foundation for more than 100 children from the Mustard Seed Communities which includes five children's homes.

August 17, 2017

The Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Joan Duncan Foundation recently outfitted the intravenous (IV) fluid room in the pharmacy department of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) with a new 60,000 BTU air conditioning unit 

November 25, 2016

JMMB Group gives over J$1M to Haiti recovery efforts

The JMMB Group has donated over J$1M to assist in the rehabilitation efforts in Haiti, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew.

October 14, 2016

JMMB - The Gift of Love

Business Leader: Corporate Philanthropy: Nominee

October 17, 2016

Childhood illness propels Joan Duncan scholar to give back

Diagnosed with glaucoma at age 14 and experiencing the emotional and financial challenges associated with it, Vanessa Moo Young dreamt of becoming a paediatrician so she could assist children like herself with the best medical care.

September 18, 2016

Venture competition launched

 This year’s Vincent Hosang University of the West Indies Venture Competition was launched last Wednesday at Mona School of Business. 

September 05, 2016

Heart to Sole - NYS gifts

More than a thousand students all across the island were on Friday presented with new school shoes

September 04, 2016

Inspiring Stacey-Ann

Joan Duncan Foundation scholar’s ongoing story of triumph

August 27, 2016

JMMB Invests Millions In Scholarships

Fourteen students, drawn from several local tertiary institutions, were awarded $3.9 million in scholarships by the Joan Duncan Foundation (JDF) for the 2015-16 academic year. The award covers the cost of tuition, books, and other school-related expenses.

August 25, 2016

Joan Duncan Foundation Helps Young Entrepreneurs

The Joan Duncan Foundation has partnered with the Organization of American States (OAS) and The Trust for the Americas to provide entrepreneurial micro-grants to jump-start the businesses of 21 participants in 'A New Path: Promoting a Healthy Environment and Productive Alternative for Juvenile Remandees and Offenders in Jamaica' programme.

June 22, 2016

FIFA Women’s Football Coaching Course

Dawn Scott, FIFA instructor, and Kim Mair, CEO, Joan Duncan Foundation, member of the JMMB Group, in discussion with Sherese Jackson and Malawi Palmer, coaches attending the opening ceremony of FIFA Women’s Football Coaching Course at the Jamaica Football Federation Centre

June 16, 2016

Making A Difference At Papine High

The Joan Duncan Foundation, in partnership with Food - For The Poor Jamaica, recently handed over a greenhouse to Papine High School, which values approximately $1 million.

May 25, 2016

Sweet reaping

Papine High School’s agriculture programme got a well-needed boost earlier this month when the Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of JMMB Group, and Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica partnered on a greenhouse valued at approximately $1 million dollars which will train the students in agricultural science as well as add to their nutrition programme

May 22, 2016

A ‘Hearty’ cause

Joan Duncan Foundation’s CEO, Kim Mair (left), and Sharon Gibson (second left), general manager, JMMB Money Transfer, are happy to present a symbolic cheque to Deborah Chen (second right) and Peter Bangerter of Heart Foundation of Jamaica

May 17, 2016

Food for the Poor/Joan Duncan Foundation donate greenhouse to Papine High

Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica, in partnership with the Joan Duncan Foundation, have constructed a 1,200 square foot greenhouse at Papine High School in St Andrew.

May 09, 2016

Joan Duncan Foundation Donates J$2.2m To Dare To Care

DARE TO Care, the HIV/AIDS programme of the Mustard Seed Communities that was established to provide care to abandoned or orphaned HIV/AIDS-infected children in Jamaica, will be better able to execute its mandate as a result of the J$2.2 million donation contributed by the Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group.

January 28, 2016

Organisers Expect Exciting Gibson McCook Relays

Kim Mair, executive director of the Joan Duncan Foundation of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group, shows her event to Winston Ulett, a member of the organising committee, at yesterday's Gibson McCook Relays luncheon and sponsorship draw held at the Knutsford Court Hotel. The Joan Duncan Foundation will sponsor the Class Four 4x200 metres

November 30, 2015

Young Entrepreneurs Get Big Boost

Budding entrepreneurs Jordan Freeman, Aneishka Christie and Samantha Williams walked away with the top prize in the Vincent HoSang - UWI Venture Competition for their business plan for the manufacturing and sale of Jamaican iced coffee products.The team, named Glace Kafe, was presented with the award at a recently held ceremony at the Mona School of Business and Management which followed the final judging of the competition.

November 26, 2015

YUTEs aglow with employment

AGLOW WITH TRANSFORMATION: Participants in the YUTE Microwork Programme show obvious appreciation for the Leadership Training and “Conversations in Greatness” which they experienced at a recent Transformational Workshop.  

October 27, 2015

Education Ministry Partners With Joan Duncan Foundation to Train Teachers

The Ministry of Education, through its Operation Turnaround Programme, has partnered with the Joan Duncan Foundation to offer training to team members in 150 public schools, under a project known as ‘Conversations for Greatness’.

October 26, 2015

Joan Duncan Foundation Transforming Schools With Conversations For Greatness

The Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group, recently launched its national project dubbed 'Conversations for Greatness'

October 20, 2015

Holy Family Primary Begins Conversation For Greatness

Members of Staff of the Holy Family Primary School located in downtown Kingston are set to benefit from a capacity-building initiative being implemented, by the Joan Duncan Foundation, at the school.

October 07, 2015

Joan Duncan Foundation Helps At-Risk Young Men in Teen Challenge Programme

The proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime,” aptly describes the impact of the financial contribution made by the Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group, to the Teen Challenge programme. The donation to Teen Challenge, a drug rehabilitation facility, was used to support the development of its farm production, which is one of its three (3) micro-businesses.

September 21, 2015

Fourth Netball Jamaica /UTech Coaching Course Underway

Twenty local coaches started the fourth Netball Jamaica (NJ)/University of Technology (UTech) Level 1 coaching course at the weekend.  Marva Bernard, president of Netball Jamaica, said her organisation was pleased to be staging another course. She said that the impact on the sport has been tremendous to date, and mentioned that the new head coach of the Under-21 squad, Christopher Smart, is a graduate of the course.

May 17, 2015

UHWI gets $1.6m for diathermy machine...

WITH more than 90 major surgeries done weekly at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), there is significant need for diathermy machines, which are critical in surgical procedures as they are used in the dissection of body tissues in most surgical operations and help to reduce excessive bleeding.

The Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group, responded to this need by donating $1.65 million to the UHWI to purchase a mobile state-of-the-art diathermy machine.

May 16, 2015

JMMB commits to football coaching education for sixth year

FOLLOWING on the staging of an Advanced Level One Coaching Course in St James recently, the JFF staged another Advanced Level One Coaching Course which began yesterday at the JFF Football Centre at the UWI, Mona.

Twenty-five coaches drawn mainly from clubs and schools have registered to take part in the course

April 18, 2015

JMMB tees off with National Golf Team

Patricia Sutherland (centre), chairman, Joan Duncan Foundation, is in a celebratory mood having made a successful putting stroke during the recent handover event which took place at the Constant Spring Golf Club. 

April 02, 2015

Corporate Hands: Joan Duncan Foundation Gives Millions In Scholarships

The Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers Group, will award more than $1 million in new scholarships for the new academic year, following the opening of its scholarship application process - March 1 to May 30.

March 29, 2015

Joan Duncan Foundation to award over $1m in new scholarships

THE Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the JMMB Group, expects to award over $1M in new scholarships for the upcoming academic year, following the opening of its scholarship application process, which runs from March 1 to May 30.

March 01, 2015

JMMB supports youth entrepreneurship

Winning duo Remon Goldbourne and Yanique Dickson show a component of their innovative prototype Digital Farm, to Kim Mair, CEO, Joan Duncan Foundation, and Burchell Whiteman, acting president, UTech at the finals of the Business Model Competition held recently. 

January 15, 2015

JMMB bats for cricket at Ardenne High School

Joan Duncan Foundation CEO, Kim Mair adds the finishing touches to the newly constructed Ardenne High School cricket facility with the assistance of Simon Jackson, project manager, Ardenne Alumni Foundation.

December 07, 2014

Shake on it!

Verna Dwyer (right), deputy CEO of Victoria Jubilee Hospital, expresses gratitude to Patricia Sutherland (left), chair of the Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group, for the donation of mobile blood pressure machines to the institution recently.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

November 30, 2014

Business leaders impressed with student entrepreneurs

BUSINESS leaders were left in awe by the presentations of students' business plans at the Junior Achievement Company of Entrepreneurs (JACE) annual general meeting held recently at the Jamaica Conference Centre.

November 28, 2014

JMMB awards $1-m journalism scholarship

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Joan Duncan Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group, today (Friday, November 27) handed over $1 million for a Journalism Scholarship to the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC)in recognition of National Journalism week.

October 22, 2014

Vincent Hosang UWI Venture Competition Launched

The 2014 Vincent Hosang University of the West Indies Venture Competition (UWIVC) was launched at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) yesterday evening.The competition was introduced in November 2002 with the objective of encouraging students of the university to use their talents and skills to harness ideas and opportunities that can be grown into full-fledged operating businesses.What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

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