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Career Talk – HEART NSTA and STEM

The Ministry of Education and Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security’s Citizen Security Secretariat through its 25/34 Inter-ministerial school strategy, recently engaged students from nine high schools within Zones of Special Operations in a Kids in Tech – STEM Forum at the Denham Town High School earlier this month.  At the event students got the chance to interact with industry professionals who talked about their experiences in the field and outlined some of the benefits of being involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

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Tips for Students Mental Wellness

It can be very stressful being a student. Between all the homework, projects, studying for exams, pressure from parents and teachers to do well, it can easily become overwhelming.  So how can you mange that stress and remain mentally well?

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JIS Evening News January 26, 2023

Multibillion-Dollar Shipyard Project Launched, Constitutional Reform Amendments To Be Transparent; and RADA adds livestock officers to extension services.

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House Matters – January 26, 2023

Mandatory Minimum Sentences to Be Increased, significant penalties to be imposed for financial crimes, and Minister of Legal and Constitutional Affairs shares prescribed term period for Constitutional Reform Committee.

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Jamaica & Canada Commemorate 60-Year Relations

Canada was among the first countries Jamaica established diplomatic relations with after gaining Independence in 1962.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says our neighbours to the upper north is one of Jamaica’s most trusted and reliable bilateral partners.

Mrs. Johnson-Smith says the 60-year diplomatic relationship between the countries has been integral to Jamaica’s continued development as a nation.

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Decoding Coding

Computer coding has become an indispensable skill in the 21st century, and with the steady increase in technology use across the globally. In fact, we are all encouraged to familiarize ourselves with coding to ensure we don’t get left behind in the ongoing digital technology revolution.

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JIS Evening News – January 25, 2023

Government to implement a unified financial sector regulator, Work Underway on Hopewell Police Station and RADA to acquire sprayer drones.

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New Port Maria Fire Station

If you decide to drive to the eastern end of the island, particularly through the town of Port Maria in St. Mary, you will see a brand spanking new facility occupying the pride of place.

The new building will serve thousands of residents and help ensure they are protected from natural and man-made disasters. We’re talking about the new Port Maria Fire Station.

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Tilapia tasting

Many persons have reservations about trying something new, especially when it comes to food. This could be out of fear, or a previous bad experience.

Since last year the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) launched a campaign to encourage Jamaicans to put aside their misconceptions about tilapia and eat more of the fish. Recently, the agency allowed patrons at the Denbigh Agricultural Industrial and Food show to sample the fish, and even offered discounted prices for products they had on sale.

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Road works for Manchester

Residents in Southern Manchester to benefit from rehabilitated roadways in the coming months.

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Work of the NCBJ

Have you ever noticed that when you go out to shop you tend to choose certain brands without even thinking? That is due largely to the quality you have come to associate with the product and the company that makes it.

The way the product is packaged, its look, feel, taste and smell – all these elements combine to certify for you that the product is one of consistent quality. And as a result you confidently drop it into your shopping cart or trolley.

But before a product can get on the shelf for us to purchase, there are a series of steps it must first overcome, a process known as certification.

This is where the work of the National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) comes in.

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PATH Direct Deposit Pilot

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is undertaking a pilot programme for Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) beneficiaries in St. Elizabeth to receive their payments via direct deposit.

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Cuba-Jamaica Eye Programme Resuming This Year

Approximately 12,000 Jamaicans awaiting medical procedures under the Cuba-Jamaica Eye Programme, will start receiving treatment when the initiative resumes, during the first quarter of this year.

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