New COVID-19 Vaccination Cards

Vaccination cards provide information to healthcare providers about a person’s vaccination status. They also provide a basis for health workers to offer a subsequent dose …

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Vaccination and COVID-19

Vaccination has been a major disease prevention tool in Jamaica for over 100 years. The use of vaccines began with the Act to Establish a …

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GOJ Support for Men and Boys

“This thing about all men are privileged is not true, individuals experience life differently and so we have to look at the issues,” said Acting …

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Government Housing Solutions

A home is a place that shelters, protects and nurtures its occupants. The ability to secure shelter for oneself is a necessity of life. However, …

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Reducing Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Did you know that while there are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes in the world, only 74 are found in Jamaica? Only two of those …

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World Tsunami Awareness Day

World Tsunami Awareness Day is observed on November 5 annually to raise the public’s understanding of this natural phenomenon. ‘Tsunami’ is a Japanese word with …

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National Heritage Week

Our heritage is one of the most crucial parts of our identity as Jamaicans. Heritage celebrations help to preserve this identity and our culture, which …

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Government Support for the Elderly

Approximately 31.8 per cent of households today have at least one member who is 60 years or older. According to the Planning Institute of Jamaica …

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Home Ownership Arrangements

Many people value owning a home because of the security and peace of mind it provides. Additionally, home ownership is recognised as a worthy investment …

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CPR Saves Lives

“Anyone, anywhere and at any time may have a breathing problem that requires CPR to save their life,” this is according to an official at …

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Assistance for Youth Substance Abusers

Substance abuse can affect the development of a young person’s brain, which in turn, lessens their ability to resolve conflicts. This is according to the …

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Homelessness and Government Initiatives

“A real concern” is how the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) describes the condition of more than 2,000 homeless who take refuge …

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