Events Calendar

The Tree Planting Day was first launched in 1982 as National Wood and Water Day in an effort to highlight the need for watershed protection. It has evolved to what we now observe today – a day where every Jamaican is encouraged to get involved in protecting our island’s environmental health.
The PSOJ is playing our part by joining with the Prime Minister’s tree planting initiative for three million trees over a three year period -  3 in 3!!  
We at the PSOJ have committed to the planting of 500,000 of those trees and we are working closely with the Forestry Dept which is leading the initiative. 
Our member companies within the private sector have responded favourably.
In fact, we currently have a promotion called Plant Up JA  in partnership with the Forestry Department where customers who purchase one seedling will receive another seedling free courtesy of PSOJ member – New Fortress Energy.  
In these times of the existential threat of  climate  change we must  protect those services provided by natural ecosystems that can help to reduce the impact of unpredictable, varying and extreme climate events. Floods, droughts, hurricanes, storms, excessive heat .
Trees are the LUNGS of the earth – absorbing carbon dioxide, and producing pure, clean oxygen -  air exchange that supports life in many forms -  Green lungs are a wonderful gift. Without our lungs as human beings we could not survive!!  Covid attacks our lungs.  Without clean air our respiratory system can be compromised.
Trees actually improve air quality by capturing airborne pollutants, When trees are present, there can be up to 60% less particulate matter in the air. Ever notice how good the air feels in a forest? Or in the tree covered mountains?  During this pandemic era many persons have been yearning for or travelling out to  the mountains and to the countryside to take in fresh air and relaxing vistas. We need trees. 
Let us all take the opportunity to plant and to preserve. Whether you plant trees around your home, in your community or in a forest you will help to combat climate change and to cleanse the air, you will have cooler and more aesthetic surroundings.
Although today is National Tree Planting Day, I charge everyone to take on the challenge to plant at least one tree every month. The impact of that small action will be so great and felt for generations to come. To quote  Prime Minister Holness, we are not saying we’re planting trees because it sounds good or it is now the political flavour of the month to do, we’re planting trees because it is a strategic path of our response to the real issues of climate change.

To join us in our ongoing efforts to plants 500,000 trees send and email to marketing@psoj.org or sign up at bit.ly/PSOJTreePlanting
Let’s Plant Up JA!

 

Fri, October 01 - 12:00am

The Wait is Over: Nestlé Caribbean Youth Summit is happening! Motivational discussions, workshops, virtual training, mentorship and much more.

Registration BEGINS on July 14, 2021. There are limited spaces so you will want to register EARLY!

Click the link to visit their Facebook for more details.

Tue, October 05 - 12:00am
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL GALLERY OF JAMAICA, RE-OPENS OCTOBER 5, 2021
KINGSTON. OCTOBER 4, 2021: - The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) will welcome visitors through its doors once again on October 5, 2021, as it begins a phased re-opening of its facilities to the public. The NGJ had been temporarily closed to the public since March 14, 2020, in keeping with the Jamaican Government’s strategies to curtail the ongoing spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19) in Jamaica and its risks to public health.
The facilities that will be re-opened to visitors are the Gift and Coffee Shops; as well as the highly acclaimed Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition, which originally opened at the NGJ on February 2, 2020. The NGJ permanent exhibitions as well as the Reading Room will remain closed until further notice.
All guided tours and face-to-face educational services will be suspended until further notice; however, research requests will continue to be facilitated via phone call and email at info@natgalja.org.jm. Additionally, information on the NGJ collections and Jamaican Art in general, can be found on the NGJ blog, as well as at all social media handles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
In welcoming visitors back to the NGJ, in a manner that is safe and healthy for its patrons and staff, the following protocols are being implemented:
1.     The NGJ will be opened to visitors Tuesdays to Fridays at the following times daily: 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
2.     The NGJ will be closed to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.
3.     In order to facilitate daily mandatory sanitisation procedures, visitors will not be granted entry to the NGJ, between 12:00pm and 1:00pm (no appointments needed).
4.     A maximum capacity of 30 visitors will be admitted for each of the above-stated opening times.
5.     All visitors will be required to wear facial masks or shields upon entry and during their visit.
6.     All visitors will be subject to temperature checks and sanitisation upon entry.
7.     All visitors will be required to maintain a social distance of at least six (6) feet from others.
8.     No medium or large bags will be allowed inside the building.
9.     The Coffee Shop will be opened for take-out only - no dining will be allowed.
The National Gallery of Jamaica would like to use this opportunity to thank the public for its understanding and patience, in these challenging times, as well as to re-iterate its commitment to the research, preservation and promotion of Jamaican artistic heritage, for the benefit of all.
 
For updates and additional information please visit:
-YouTube NationalGalleryofJamaica
-Instagram @nationalgalleryofjamaica
-Twitter @natgalleryja
-Facebook at NationalGalleryofJamaica
 
For further information regarding Covid-19 public health protocols, please contact the Ministry of Health and Wellness.The National Gallery of Jamaica (NGJ) is the largest and oldest public art museum in the English-speaking Caribbean. A division of the Institute of Jamaica (Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport), it currently operates from two locations in the capital city Kingston and Montego Bay. The custodian of Jamaica’s National Art Collection, its holdings boast a comprehensive aggregation of early, modern, and contemporary Jamaican works of art, as well as artwork produced by other Caribbean and international artists. Since its establishment, the museum has continually advanced its public offerings, which include active exhibition and engaging education programming, Gift and Coffee Shops, as well as Facilities Rental offerings. Its developments and success have reflected its mission: “To collect, research, document and preserve Jamaican, other related Caribbean art and related material to promote our artistic heritage for the benefit of future and present generations.”
 
Tue, October 05 - 12:00am
https://hopin.com/events/jacsa-conf-2021

The Jamaica Customer Service Association In Collaboration with the Office of the Cabinet Public Sector Transformation & Modernisation Division invite you to register for our Virtual Service Excellence Conference on October 5-6, 2021 under the theme: “You…Me…We Got the Power of Service Excellence!”. This Virtual Conference is at No Cost.

Registration Link below:
https://hopin.com/events/jacsa-conf-2021

Steps:
1) Click on the Registration Link
2) Click on "Join Event"
3) Under select Tickets (Click "General Access")
4) On the right hand side of the window :
- If you have a hopin account click on "Sign in to Join the Event", enter the Basic information and Click "Complete Order"
- If you don't have a hopin account click on "Create New Account" (Enter the information required)
- Click on "Sign up with email", enter the basic information and Click "Complete Order"
You will receive an email from hopin confirming registration.
Click here to view the hopin registration guide to assist you further with the registration process.
Please see below Conference Flyers for Day 1-2 and click here
for the Conference Programme. 
 

Tue, October 05 - 8:45am

This year Amber Group celebrates 6 years of doing business in Jamaica. The company cordially invites you to its virtual anniversary event on October 6, 2021, at 9 am where they will be celebrating six years of success and innovation and showcasing their range of products and services.

Wed, October 06 - 9:00am

Register Today for ICAJ Annual Business Webinar!
Theme: Rising Above the Challenges 
Our diverse topics and high-quality speakers will provide you with a remarkable webinar experience that you don’t want to miss. 
Head on over to www.icaj.org to secure your spot now.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1,2021

Cost:                  Two Days ..... One Day 
ICAJ Members: J $18,000 ....... .J$10,000
Non- Members: J$ 25,000 .........J$15,000
Special Rate:    J$15,000 ..........J$9,000
*retirees and registered ICAJ/ACCA students

For Additional Information: Mr. Matthew McIntosh
(876)929-5869/6082 ext 235
membersupport1@icaj.org or jallen@icaj.org
 

Thu, October 07 - 9:30am

"From Inequality and Vulnerability to Prosperity for All" will be the focus of the Central Bank of Barbados' upcoming Caribbean Economic Forum.

This fourth edition of the Caribbean
Economic Forum will air live on
One Caribbean Television on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 8:00PM - 9:30PM EDT
 

Thu, October 07 - 8:00pm

Live2Lead the #1 global leadership conference is almost here. As business leaders and change-makers, we want to bring this very impactful leadership and strategic session to your awareness. You are exclusively invited to join us online or attend the limited in-person sessions at Terra Nova Hotel on Friday, October 8, 2021. There are ONLY a few  Terra Nova tickets left so please respond to me directly. It will be first come first serve.
 
If you can’t make it to the in-person session, the online option and will be just as great on our secured state-of-the-art platform. Engage in practical business strategies and solutions that will help you lead beyond this crisis. Register here https://live2leadjamaica.com
 
Don’t miss the Forbes Magazine Expert Panel, live interaction, connect with VIP leaders, check out the online booth displays and take advantage of sweet deals on the spot!
 
See you soon!
 

Fri, October 08 - 8:00am

As part of our efforts to promote the expansion of the Alternative Investment asset class and to build the capacity of the players within the ecosystem, the Caribbean Alternative Investment Association (CARAIA) will be hosting a second virtual Masterclass for first time and/or aspiring private capital fund managers, on Friday, October 8, 2021.

The event is a repeat of the training held in May 2021, and is again been held as a result of the overwhelmingly positive feedback and the request from stakeholders.

The goal of the training is to provide understanding of the approaches, strategies, roles, and expected outcomes for successful private equity/private credit funds, and it is particularly targeted at potential first time fund managers, many of whom have had experience at the senior or middle management levels, in the financial sector.

The course will be facilitated by expert trainer, Peter Tropper, and will be for four (4) hours commencing at 8:30 a.m. 

We look forward to seeing you at the training.
 

Fri, October 08 - 8:30am

We are pleased to present Fiberactive Germination! The first in a series of textile and fibre arts engagements in Kingston, Jamaica. The exhibition features works from 9 Jamaican textile and fibre artist. Join us for the opening day of the exhibition at the new art space @creativspaceja on Saturday October 9, 2021 between the hours of 10:00am -3:00pm. All Covid19 protocols will be observed

Sat, October 09 - 10:00am

Introducing our first contestant @amanyea for the #CafeBlue Amateur Baristas competition!
Let’s see what she brews up for us this Saturday at 7PM on Cafe Blue Jamaica Youtube and Facebook ☕️

You don’t want to miss this!
Join Us on Youtube and Facebook at Cafe Blue Jamaica 
 

Sat, October 09 - 7:00pm

The Jamaica Bankers Association (JBA) / Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS) invites you to their Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML-CFT) Virtual Conference - Let's Get Radical Navigating the New Normal, October 12-13, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Admission (Currency in JMD and USD): 
Full Conference: JMD $36,000.00 + GCT ..... USD 280
Daily Rate: JMD $20,000.00+ GCT ....... USD 154
*discount available for groups 5+

Please click the link below to register:

Tue, October 12 - 8:30am

On October 13, 2021, at 10am, join the University of the West Indies - Faculty of Social Sciences on Youtube as they present their research on 'Sentiment Analysis on COVID lockdown Twitter Data' with Dr Lila Rao-Graham, Dr Maurice McNaughton and Dr Suzana Russell. 

Interested? Click the link below to head over to their youtube page and watch!
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHrmq_ZWGjNXv7VL0sMRs9w

Wed, October 13 - 10:00am

Chairman Joseph M. Matalon, CD, invites you personally to join us as we gear up for the region's first Virtual Business Incubator 'RevUp Caribbean'. RevUp Caribbean provides accelerated training, industry-leading global and local mentorship, and incubation to equity seeking start-ups and growth-stage companies. 

Register here at: https://drtcommunications.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=86b3a4248c2a...

Join On: 
Facebook- RevUp Caribbean 
Youtube: RevUp Caribbean
 

Wed, October 13 - 2:00pm

Make Your Mark Consultants presents 'High Impact Coaching for Supervisors and Managers' on Oct 14, 2021 from 8:30 am - 1 pm. The goal of this online seminar is to provide a learning experience that will permit participants to step into the role of a Team Supervisor/Leader. The seminar will focus on different areas such as: Coaching Gap Analysis, Coaching for Personal Development, Coaching for Performance, How to Coach Team Members and much more. 

Click the link below to sign up! or Call 876- 9786001 or 2 for any inquiries. 
https://makeyourmarkconsultants.com/
 

Thu, October 14 - 8:30am

The Mico University College on its 185th-anniversary presents a conference on Caribbean Culture, Arts, Aesthetics and Education on October 14-16th 2021 via Zoom 10am - 2pm daily. This event features daily panel discussions and paper presentations. 

Join us at: https://zoom.us/j/95041240914

Thu, October 14 - 10:00am

Money can be a touchy subject with partners, family, and friends, but it's critical to make sure you're on the same page with the people who are most important in your life.

Managing the financial dynamic in your closest relationships poses a number of difficult problems, including:

Should my partner and I get a joint bank account?
Is it a good idea for my partner and me to buy a house together? What does this mean for our National Health Service options?
What are the best ways for my family to invest and save money together?
What is the best way for my spouse and me to budget for a child?

These questions are only the tip of the iceberg. Avoiding discussions about money has the potential to destroy any major relationship, so it's important to maintain the lines of communication open and discuss money issues and plans.

Join us tomorrow at 7:30 PM for COVIDCast where we will discuss “The Business of Relationships." This week we'll be joined by Michelle Sinclair Doyley, Manager Group Financial Partnership Support & Financial Education JMMB Group Jamaica,  and Grace Lindo, Attorney-at-Law and Partner at Carter Lindo.

Be informed and share this with anyone who could benefit. 

Don't forget to subscribe to our Facebook and Instagram pages at PSOJFinancialAccessJA. 
You cannot afford to miss the 71st episode of COVIDCastJA on Thursday, October 7th from 7:30 PM on Facebook Live. From there, you can set a reminder for the live broadcast.
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Thu, October 14 - 7:30pm

OPENS this Thursday 10am-4pm

A selection of fine art prints:
Paper and Canvas
Archival Inks
Various Sizes
Framed and Unframed

eCatalogue will be available
Open:
Tuesdays-Saturdays
10am-4pm
Exhibition closes:
Saturday, October 23.

Fri, October 15 - 9:00am

Join us on the 12th and 15th October 2021 at 4:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m. as Privacy & Legal Management Consultants Limited (PLMC) hosts its “Prioritizing Privacy” Conference on the 12th and 15th October 2021, under the theme: Govern, Assess, Respond. This Conference is being held in commemoration of Cyber Security Awareness month. 
Prioritizing Privacy is aimed at bringing several certified privacy professionals together to provide a practical guide to privacy compliance. It promises to help businesses of all sizes to improve their business growth and consumer trust by Prioritizing Privacy. 
The Conference offers the most up to date information on Jamaica’s progress towards implementing the Data Protection Regulatory Framework. 
If your schedule so allows, our Conference will be for two hours from 4pm to 6pm on the ZOOM Platform. We will also have live streaming via Youtube. 
Executives should especially try to attend for the PRIVACY GOVERNANCE session. 
The CRASH COURSE is FREE!

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oc32Xb2wTJmkg_-qmUeqAQ
We hope you can share in this experience with us!
 

Fri, October 15 - 4:00pm

Join the Caribbean in celebrating the World Business Angel Investors Week from October 18 through to October 24, 2021.
To register go to https://angelsweek.org/# and click on 'Latin America' then choose Jamaica to join or register.

Mon, October 18 - 12:00am

The PSOJ is hosting a 2-Day "Building Wealth Virtual Conference".
 
Our FREE event will have a panel of experts in the financial and corporate industry sharing knowledge, expertise and practical approach to teach you on how to build wealth for your business and life on a whole.
Our goal is to support businesses and people with practical financial solutions to build wealth!
 
The conference is free and everyone can attend. 

Fri, October 22 - 9:00am

The PSOJ is hosting a 2-Day "Building Wealth Virtual Conference".
 
Our FREE event will have a panel of experts in the financial and corporate industry sharing knowledge, expertise and practical approach to teach you on how to build wealth for your business and life on a whole.
Our goal is to support businesses and people with practical financial solutions to build wealth!
 
The conference is free and everyone can attend. 

Sun, October 24 - 12:00pm

The Jamaica Developers Association Limited will be hosting its third and final online Real Estate Development Webinar for the year on Thursday, October 28, 2021.  This will be a three hour event commencing at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. The speakers are Mr. Alton Morgan, Attorney-at-law, Miss Cheriese Walcott, CEO/Commissioner of Lands of The National Land Agency and Mr. Dwayne Berbick, Corporate and Public Affairs Manager- Corporate Communications Department of National Housing Trust. They will be joined by a panel of professionals with various areas of expertise in the Real Estate Industry.

See the flyer for details. 
Admission is free.
This webinar is hosted on the Microsoft Teams Platform
The theme in the series of Webinars is “Developing Jamaica – Recovering Together 2021 and Beyond.” 
 

Thu, October 28 - 9:30am