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JMMB presents ... Possibilities in Action

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Persons work out the steps needed to put their goals in action at JMMB's recent 'Possibilities in Action' forum at the Hilton hotel. The forum, the first of four to be held over the next month, is intended to equip Jamaicans who are 'Serious Savers' with the necessary tools to secure their financial future. - Contributed

Jamaica Money Market Brokers launched the first of its 'Possibilities in Action' Forum series at the Hilton Kingston hotel last week.

The forum, designed to assist Jamaicans concerned about their financial future, moved to Mandeville yesterday at The Golf View Hotel.

The initiative seeks to provide practical solutions, which can help persons achieve their financial goals. This is against the backdrop of the recent issues facing the economy, including the implementation of a new tax package, uncertainty exacerbated by the Jamaica Debt Exchange, as well as job security concerns as public sector and some companies look to downsize.

The event at the Hilton was attended by Jamaicans from all walks of life. JMMB group executive director, Donna Duncan-Scott, psychologist Dr Leahcim Semaj and group CEO Keith Duncan made presentations.

Helping 'driven' Jamaicans

According to Duncan, the company was clear on the role it had to play in helping Jamaicans achieve their financial objectives, especially in challenging times, particularly those who were driven.

"As a people, we have a strong spirit, we have faith and we have courage, we 'wheel and come' again as necessary, no matter what life throws at us," he said.

Dr Semaj's involvement was about empowering those in attendance with the ability to clearly see beyond the negatives, and to have a clear view of their visions.

"As the saying goes, 'pessimists see difficulty in opportunity and optimists see opportunity in times of difficulty.' Sometimes people just need a reminder that they can accomplish their dreams, and that if they are not getting the results they want, then there is a better way of doing things," said Semaj.

There will also be forums in Junction, St Elizabeth, on April 14 and a final event scheduled for April 17 in Portmore.