JIS News

Residents of Montego Bay recently benefited from a hurricane preparedness forum organized by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS).
The forum, which was held at the Montego Bay Civic Centre, is the third of 11 being held across the island, to help Jamaicans prepare what is forecasted to be a very active hurricane season.
Leslie Williams, Senior Regional Manager of the JNBS, informed that the Society had launched a special loan offer for the hurricane season, which would be available until November 30.
This offer, he noted “would allow members access loans at a rate of 13.5 per cent, while non-members would benefit from 14.5 per cent. This loan can be used to purchase items such as water tanks, roofing material, storm shutters, generators and hurricane straps, as well as to acquire home and content insurance”.
He informed that the Society had committed to offset the cost of printing 5,000 booklets, which provide essential information on how to properly prepare for the season. The workshop also included presentations from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the Meteorological Office, NEM Insurance Company Limited and Crichton Brothers Limited.