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The long and storied history of family-owned businesses, FOBs, has been plagued by the hurdle of not always recognising the real influence in many successful family ventures – the ‘invisible hand’ of the woman.

Javaughn Douglas, a recent graduate of the Flow Foundation’s Skills for the Future digital literacy programme, is ready to put his training to good use after being selected for an internship with technology company Fujitsu.

Jamaica is in the process of establishing a fiscal council, an entity tasked with assisting the government in conducting more fiscally responsible operations.

The FLOW Foundation recently graduated 450 students from its second cohort of the Skills for the Future Programme.

The recent graduation now brings the total to almost 600 Jamaicans that have successfully completed the programme, many of whom are employing the skills they have learnt in their daily lives.

Good governance is critical for effective generational transition and sustainability of family-owned businesses, FOBs, and goes beyond boards of directors and advisory boards.

There is the need to adopt a family governance framework to address the ad hoc, disorganised and informal approach to governance observed in many FOBs

Mother Teresa Driving School CEO Leneka Rhoden, a graduate of the Queens High School and Faculty of Social Sciences with an Honors BSc. Degree in Marine Biology and International Relations, started the driving school to teach a new generation to have knowledge, respect and discipline when on the road.

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Canada’s University of Waterloo (UW) have renewed a landmark student mobility agreement. After finalising the details of the arrangement in 2021, officials of the two Universities met virtually on Thursday May 5 for the symbolic signing of the agreement.

Applications are OPEN for the JMMB/Joan Duncan Memorial Scholarships 2022!

Mona School of Business and Management congratulates Claire Grant on successfully completing her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)!

We wish Dr. Grant the best as she embarks on a new and exciting chapter in her life!

All female entrepreneur team T&S Delivery are the winners of the JMMB Joan Duncan Corporate Social Responsibility Prize (CSR) at the 2021 UWI Venture Competition (UWIVC). The CSR prize is awarded to the team whose profit model demonstrates a strong alignment with ethical social and economic development, with a robust giving programme.

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