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From as early as 1864, the concept of the Building Society was introduced to Jamaica to assist working and middle class people to realize their dream to own their own homes. I n the ensuing years, a number of Building Societies sprung to life and in the year 1865, an Act for the Regulation and Encouragement of Benefit Building Societies was passed.

The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) is the product of a series of mergers pioneered by the Westmoreland Building Society. Today, Jamaica National is ranked among Jamaica’s largest financial institutions offering a blend of financial services and mortgage plans to customers living in Jamaica, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada and The Cayman Islands.

In this article, we trace its roots, beginning with the Westmoreland Building Society from which it evolved. On Thursday, August 13, 1874, the Westmoreland Building Society held its first Directors’ Meeting. The Reverend Henry Clarke, Founder and first Chairman, presided. In 1967, the Society entered a period of expansion by absorbing the Manchester Mutual Benefit Society, building new offices in Savanna-la-Mar and establishing branches in Santa Cruz, Mandeville, May Pen and Kingston, linking them all by radiotelephone.

The Westmoreland Building Society stands as a pioneer in Building Society mergers in Jamaica, beginning with its merger with the Manchester Mutual, and followed by its merge with the St. James Benefit, the St. Ann Benefit and the Brown’s Town Benefit Building Societies.

The St. James Benefit Building Society, founded in 1874 but incorporated in 1901, began modestly as a penny savings bank for members of the congregation of the Reverend Cork, its founder.

The Brown’s Town Benefit Building Society was the “baby” of the merging societies, having been founded only 74 years before in 1896. Its founder, Mr. A. H. Allwood, a solicitor by profession, started the Society with a desk in his own office where people, including little children, encouraged to save, came to deposit their pennies.

Following this early spate of mergers, which culminated in the formation of the JNBS in December 1970, the St. Thomas Mutual Building Society, founded in 1897, formally merged its assets with that of the JNBS in September 1976. The Jamaica Permanent Building Society established in 1878, merged with the JNBS in 1977 and finally in 1983, the St. Mary’s Benefit Building Society established in 1915, merged with the JNBS. The final two acquisitions were Hanover Benefit Building Society in 1996 and Jamaica Savings and Loans Building Society in 2001.

During the past 140 years, steady growth has led the JNBS to be the entity it is today and its success can be attributed to the people of caliber who, over the years, were prepared to see beyond parochialism towards the creation of a Society, better able to compete to fulfill its obligations.
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Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has been transforming Jamaicans into proud homeowners. VMBS’s mission is to maximise value for its members through attractive and com petitive, short, medium and long-term savings products. These products are not only geared towards meeting the needs and life stage of Jamaicans from all walk of life, but to also ensure that their dreams of homeownership, asset acquisition and wealth creation become a reality. Read more......Read less

 
 

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has been transforming Jamaicans into proud homeowners. VMBS’s mission is to maximise value for its members through attractive and com petitive, short, medium and long-term savings products. These products are not only geared towards meeting the needs and life stage of Jamaicans from all walk of life, but to also ensure that their dreams of homeownership, asset acquisition and wealth creation become a reality. Read more......Read less

 
 

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has been transforming Jamaicans into proud homeowners. VMBS’s mission is to maximise value for its members through attractive and com petitive, short, medium and long-term savings products. These products are not only geared towards meeting the needs and life stage of Jamaicans from all walk of life, but to also ensure that their dreams of homeownership, asset acquisition and wealth creation become a reality. Read more......Read less

 
 

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has been transforming Jamaicans into proud homeowners. VMBS’s mission is to maximise value for its members through attractive and com petitive, short, medium and long-term savings products. These products are not only geared towards meeting the needs and life stage of Jamaicans from all walk of life, but to also ensure that their dreams of homeownership, asset acquisition and wealth creation become a reality. Read more......Read less

 
 

Biomedical Caledonia Medical Laboratory Limited is a private medical laboratory with a network of forty-one (41) collection Centres Island wide and has been providing comprehe nsive laboratory services since 1968.

The laboratory participates in external proficiency testing with the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), the Medical Laboratory Evaluation (MLE) program provided by the American College of Physicians, Randox International Quality Assessment Scheme (RIQAS) and the Digital Proficiency Testing program.

The laboratory was one of the selected Testing Laboratories to participate in the pilot Accreditation Program that was orchestrated by the Government of Jamaica, Swedish Accreditation Body (SWEDAC), and the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre. Our laboratory participated in a mock accreditation exercise in 2006, where we demonstrated our technical competence in providing quality and efficient services based on the International Standard ISO15189 requirements.

On M ay 28, 2013, the Laboratory was awarded Accreditation Status from the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) having met the required International Standard of ISO15189 that governs medical laboratories.

In order to assure the quality of test results and satisfy our customers, the Biomedical Caledonia Medical Laboratory has established, implemented and will continuously maintain a quality system appropriate to the scope of our activities. The laboratory has put in place documented policies, systems, programs, procedures and instructions for the maintenance of the quality system. The system’s documentation is implemented by the appropriate authorities and made available to all personnel in an easily understandable format.
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From as early as 1864, the concept of the Building Society was introduced to Jamaica to assist working and middle class people to realize their dream to own their own homes. I n the ensuing years, a number of Building Societies sprung to life and in the year 1865, an Act for the Regulation and Encouragement of Benefit Building Societies was passed.
The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) is the product of a series of mergers pioneered by the Westmoreland Building Society. Today, Jamaica National is ranked among Jamaican€™s largest financial institutions offering a blend of financial services and mortgage plans to customers living in Jamaica, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada and The Cayman Islands. In this article, we trace its roots, beginning with the Westmoreland Building Society from which it evolved. On Thursday, August 13, 1874, the Westmoreland Building Society held its first Directors’ Meeting. The Reverend Henry Clarke, Founder and first Chairman, presided. In 1967, the Society entered a period of expansion by absorbing the Manchester Mutual Benefit Society, building new offices in Savanna-la-Mar and establishing branches in Santa Cruz, Mandeville, May Pen and Kingston, linking them all by radiotelephone. The Westmoreland Building Society stands as a pioneer in Building Society mergers in Jamaica, beginning with its merger with the Manchester Mutual, and followed by its merge with the St. James Benefit, the St. Ann Benefit and the Brown’s Town Benefit Building Societies. The St. James Benefit Building Society, founded in 1874 but incorporated in 1901, began modestly as a penny savings bank for members of the congregation of the Reverend Cork, its founder.
The Brown’s Town Benefit Building Society was the “baby” of the merging societies, having been founded only 74 years before in 1896. Its founder, Mr. A. H. Allwood, a solicitor by profession, started the Society with a desk in his own office where people, including
Read more......Read less

 
 

From as early as 1864, the concept of the Building Society was introduced to Jamaica to assist working and middle class people to realize their dream to own their own homes. I n the ensuing years, a number of Building Societies sprung to life and in the year 1865, an Act for the Regulation and Encouragement of Benefit Building Societies was passed.
The Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) is the product of a series of mergers pioneered by the Westmoreland Building Society. Today, Jamaica National is ranked among Jamaican€™s largest financial institutions offering a blend of financial services and mortgage plans to customers living in Jamaica, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada and The Cayman Islands. In this article, we trace its roots, beginning with the Westmoreland Building Society from which it evolved. On Thursday, August 13, 1874, the Westmoreland Building Society held its first Directors’ Meeting. The Reverend Henry Clarke, Founder and first Chairman, presided. In 1967, the Society entered a period of expansion by absorbing the Manchester Mutual Benefit Society, building new offices in Savanna-la-Mar and establishing branches in Santa Cruz, Mandeville, May Pen and Kingston, linking them all by radiotelephone. The Westmoreland Building Society stands as a pioneer in Building Society mergers in Jamaica, beginning with its merger with the Manchester Mutual, and followed by its merge with the St. James Benefit, the St. Ann Benefit and the Brown’s Town Benefit Building Societies. The St. James Benefit Building Society, founded in 1874 but incorporated in 1901, began modestly as a penny savings bank for members of the congregation of the Reverend Cork, its founder.
The Brown’s Town Benefit Building Society was the “baby” of the merging societies, having been founded only 74 years before in 1896. Its founder, Mr. A. H. Allwood, a solicitor by profession, started the Society with a desk in his own office where people, including
Read more......Read less

 
 

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has been transforming Jamaicans into proud homeowners. VMBS’s mission is to maximise value for its members through attractive and com petitive, short, medium and long-term savings products. These products are not only geared towards meeting the needs and life stage of Jamaicans from all walk of life, but to also ensure that their dreams of homeownership, asset acquisition and wealth creation become a reality. Read more......Read less

 
 

Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) has been transforming Jamaicans into proud homeowners. VMBS’s mission is to maximise value for its members through attractive and com petitive, short, medium and long-term savings products. These products are not only geared towards meeting the needs and life stage of Jamaicans from all walk of life, but to also ensure that their dreams of homeownership, asset acquisition and wealth creation become a reality. Read more......Read less

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