Scotiabank Community Program

Scotiabank sponsors the third annual micro-enterprise competition

The third annual micro-enterprise competition run by the entrepreneurial club on the campus of the University of Technology (UTECH) ended on March 30, 2012 with Team Espresso Dreams earning a profit of $101K from operating a cafe. The competition was supported by Scotiabank who provided the $30,000 interest free loan as well as the cash prizes. The Office of the Scotiabank Chair at the University of the West Indies provided guidance to the competitors and administrators throughout. Members of the Top three teams pose with their prize cheques. First place went to Espresso Dreams, second place team Mango Berri and third Place to team Iconic Links. Team members pose with Dr Horace Williams, acting head of the Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Leadership (left), Scotia Chair Professor Rosalea Hamilton (far right) and manager in Scotiabanks SME Unit, Asquith Brown (third right).

Scotiabank sponsors staging of third Valencia Academy Camp in Jamaica

Scotiabank is the 2012-presenting sponsor of the training academy run by Spain's Valencia Football Club run annually in Jamaica for the past three years. Valencia, the third ranked La Liga team in Spain, will conduct a one-week training camp in Jamaica from April 1-5, 2012 at the UTECH Football Stadium for youth 7-17 years of age. There will also be a one-day refresher course on March 31 for the coaches who participated in coaches camps held in 2010/2011. The Valencia C.F. Foundation Next Generation camp is endorsed by the Embassy of Spain, the Spanish Jamaica Foundation and the Jamaica Football Federation. For more information on the camps interested persons can call the NGVCF information desk at Ballaz at 509-8404 or 920-8378.

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Sigma Corporate Run 2012

Team Scotia fielded a large group of participants for the 2012 Sigma Corporate Run. We were part of 16,000 participants who helped raise $33M for the Bustamante Hospital for Children's cardiac unit on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

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All Island Prep School Championships

It's MonyMusk Prep School - the winning team in the Jamaica Cricket Association All Island Prep School Championships. The winners defeated Surrey County winners Hydel at Melbourne Cricket Club yesterday when they both faced off in a 25/25 limited over match. When the dust settled, the scores read Hydel 88 for 9 and Mony Musk made 89/6 in reply. Top scorers for Hydel were Raewin Senior Anthony Robinson and Jadell Brown. While the stars for MoneyMusk were Kevon Lambert, Raewin Senior and Kashane Jones.

Scotiabank Endorses Read Across Jamaica Day

Maya Walrond, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Technology discussed a story she just read with her students from the St. Boniface basic School as part of Read Across Jamaica Day activities. Over 100 Scotiabank Volunteers spent more than 200 hours reading with children in schools, hospital, libraries in an outreach effort.

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Go GSAT

Joan Forrest-Henry, Director of Marketing Services Scotiabank , Diane Guy Marketing Manger of Scotia Insurance looks at a computer monitor as Shalette East of Go GSAT demonstrated the usefulness of the site in helping students to prepare for the local high school entry level exam. Scotiabank gave financial assistance to school to have access to the exam preparation site.

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A Scotiabank Volunteer gives a prize to a youngster at the Scotiabank Digicel Cricket Experience held at St. Elizabeth Technical High School and the Police Officers Club in Kingston. Scotiabank teamed up with Digicel to host the 'cricket village' that included several games associated with the sport to build excitement associated with the game.

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Scotiabank Kiddy Cricketers run unto the field during the Cricket World Cup Semi Finals held in Jamaica in April 2007. A team of 40 Scotiabank Jamaican Kiddy cricketers representing various primary and all age schools in the programme played four simultaneous Quick Matches during the lunch break of the semis.

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Guests in the Scotiabank Cricket Booth are well engrossed in the 2nd match of the Cricket World Cup series (West Indies vs. Zimbabwe) recently held in Jamaica, As a sponsor of the CWC 2007 series, Scotiabank invited several customers and local officials to its hospitality suite to enjoy the great West Indian sport.

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Senior Vice President of Retail and Electronic Banking Audrey Tugwell Henry shares a light moment with Mr. Lockette McGregor from the Liguanea Tennis Club in Kingston. Mrs Tugwell presented a cheque to signal Scotiabank's renewed sponsorship of the Scotiabank 2007 Amateur Tennis Tournament, being staged for the 5th year in a row.

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Daneth Spencer, a customer service representative of the Scotiabank May Pen branch talks with children from the Nazarene Early Childhood Institute in Mineral Heights, Clarendon on Teachers' Day, which was celebrated on May 9. Daneth was one of 260 Scotiabankers who served in 175 schools across the island for Teachers' Day 2007.

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Min. of Tourism, the Hon. Aloun Assamba speaks with Zoe Welsh, Producer of Scotiabank's weekly TV programme The Teller just outside the Scotia Blues Café at the 2007 Jazz and Blues Festival. Scotiabank broke its hiatus as a sponsor of the internationally music festival and returned in January 2007 with the Scotia Blues Café, which became an instant hit with specially invited customers, their guests and other persons attending the festival.

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As part of Scotiabank's Road Safety in school programme, aimed at reducing the number of school children involved in Road traffic accidents, the Bank outfit's scores of school crossing wardens across Jamaica with uniforms and signs to help them guide children as they go to and from school.

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Scotiabank has funded the construction of special props used by the Traffic Police to teach children how to use our roads safely. The props simulate various intersections and thoroughfares that children will use on their way to and from school each day.

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Students at the Scotiabank sponsored Ward Theatre's summer programme rehearse for their final production 'Abracadabra Alladin' a play to be staged from August 3-5 at the Ward Theatre, which showcased their summer training in drama, speech and dance. Scotiabank sponsored the summer programme at the Ward, which gave the students who are from the surrounding inner-city communities' exposure to the performing arts.