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Corporate Hands

Published:Thursday | November 6, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Damian Brown of Gwen Neil Basic School practises proper teeth-brushing techniques on Oral the healthy puppy with Dania Jones (left), dental student at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and Sherianne Thompson, LASCO Distributors Limited brand representative, at the annual LASCO/Jamaica Dental Association Oral Health Month fair held recently at the Girl Guides Headquarters. CONTRIBUTED
The UPS Jamaica team volunteers at Alpha Boys' School. From left: Isabel Matthews, Rachel Matthews, UPS Jamaica country manager; Margaret Little Wilson, operations manager for the Alpha Boys' School, and Neckichia Thompson, UPS brokerage.
The UPS Jamaica team of volunteers at work at Alpha Boys' School. Contributed
From left: Lorna Clarke, director of corporate communications, Urban Development Corporation, its general manager, Desmond Malcolm, and Shelly Sykes-Coley, sponsorship manager, Scotiabank, during the cheque presentation. Gladstone Taylor /Photographer
Keisha Bent (second left), finance manager at Jamaica National Small Business Loans (JNSBL), presents a cheque to Shakera Wilson (second right), sixth-form student of Jose Marti High School in St Catherine, to assist with her school fee and other expenses. The presentation was made at the JNSBL head office at Duke Street recently. Also present were Charmaine Davidson (left), JNSBL regional supervisor for Region 2, and Thelma Yong, credit and risk assessment manager for JNSBL.

LASCO supports good dental hygiene

Students from primary and early-childhood education schools in Kingston and St Catherine recently received dental attention at a health fair hosted by LASCO Distributors Limited and the Jamaica Dental Association at the Girl Guides Headquarters.

The children, many of whom received dental evaluation for the first time, were treated to examinations/screenings, cleanings and tips for good oral hygiene.

Scotiabank lights up the city

Scotiabank renewed its commitment to lighting up the skies this New Year's Eve, with the presentation of a $1-million cheque to the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) on Tuesday. The cheque was presented by Scotiabank Sponsorship Manager Shelley Sykes-Coley to UDC General Manager Desmond Malcolm and Lorna Clarke, director of corporate communications. The bank, which previously partnered with the UDC for the staging of this event, has been sponsor for a number of years.

"It's the perfect end to our 125th anniversary celebrations," stated Monique Todd, vice-president of marketing, public, and corporate affairs. "Scotiabank has always had a vested interest in the redevelopment of downtown. After all, this is where our first location was when the bank opened in 1889."

UPS gives back

On Sunday, October 26, as part of UPS's commitment to serve local communities, 25 employees, company friends and family members volunteered to paint the woodwork and two buildings at the Alpha Boys' School in Kingston. The school is a vocational training facility that provides educational opportunities for underprivileged young men in Jamaica.

The activity was part of UPS's Global Volunteer Month effort, which takes place in October and mobilises employees from every region to engage in numerous volunteer events and activities around the world.

JN assists needy students

Employees in the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL) Region Two team have demonstrated their own corporate social responsibility by assisting a Jose Marti High School student with her back-to-school expenses for the past two years. Recently, they went one step further, and with the assistance of members of the JNSBL management team, joined forces to facilitate the student's fees to enter the sixth form.

The team members responded by providing shoes and lunch money; and one staff member made the uniform for the high-school student last year, and this year and other persons helped with other school items that the student needs.

When she decided to go on to sixth form, an appeal was made to the general manager of JNSBL to assist with the fees. Philip Bernard, general manager, agreed.