Jamaica receives maritime patrol vessels from Japan, Moody’s upgrades country’s credit rating; and Consumer Affairs Commission secures over 18 million dollars for aggrieved customers.
On this week’s Arts Page, painters, sculptors and other local artisans gear up for the 2019 staging of the Association of Jamaican Potters Art and Craft Fair. Check out this edition of the Arts Page to get the latest.
Looking to compare prices on your phones for products being sold across the island? Well a quick download of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) Jamaica App from the Google Play Store will help you do just that for businesses registered with the agency. Listen to this edition of Get the facts to learn more about CAC’s new app.
Non Stop flights from Lima to Montego Bay courtesy of LATAM airlines. The increased airlift from Latin America makes Jamaica the most connected destination in the English speaking Caribbean. Listen and we’ll you all about it on this week’s Tourism Round Up.
In the wake of the gun attack in Dover, St. Catherine which left four people dead,Prime Minister Andrew Holness is assuring the public that the Government will be resolute in dealing with the country’s crime problem.
The Child Protection and Family Services Agency CPFSA is seeking to have 50 wards of the State engaged in meaningful work by March 2020.
The Consumer Affairs Commission CAC is again urging members of the public to be vigilant when shopping during the yuletide season. Chief Executive Officer of the CAC Dolsie Allen says it is critical for consumers to take the time to examine products in the store before making a purchase. Listen to Round About JA to learn tips on how to protect yourself during this season.
International Café brand Starbucks is making plans to help revive the local coffee industry. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is in discussions with the company to get more local coffee in the cafés worldwide. Listen to this edition of Calling Farmers to find out more.
Government Resolute to Deal with Crime Problem, 50 Wards of the State to benefit from work experience and Section of Constant Spring Road to be Closed for Roadworks Over the Weekend.
First entertainment zone to be introduced in February; States of emergency across the island extended; and consumers urged to be vigilant while shopping during holidays.
If you’re making plans to host events this Christmas season, the Government has got you covered because adjustments have been made to the Noise Abatement regulations which will see party goers going until well after midnight. Listen to this feature to learn more about this recent change.
On House Matters this week: Zones of Special operations in Denham Town and Mount Salem extended; Noise Abatement Act amended and State of Public Emergency extended.
Come January 2020, residential and commercial customers, schools and condominiums will see an overall increase of about 4 percent in water rates.
The States of Public Emergency in St James, Hanover, Westmoreland, St. Catherine, Clarendon and the St. Andrew South Police Division have been extended for 30 days.
Hundreds of residents in some of our western parishes turned out to access free health services on Tuesday during the annual Don Daly Medical Mission. A team of 85 medical professionals and volunteers from Nova Southeastern University NSU in the United States administered a range of services at three clinics set up in Negril and Ketto in Westmoreland and Flanker in St. James. Listen to this edition of Round About JA to learn more.
Plans for the agro economic zone at the Holland Estate are progressing well, and farmers who are farming on the property are seeig the reward. The aim is that this initiative will provide a ready market for farmers to sell their produce. Listen to this edition of calling farmers to hear more about how farmers will reap the benefits.
JPS commissions Hunts Bay power plant; Government approves temporary adjustments to noise abatement; and online adult passport renewal system rolled out.
Water Rates to be increased; National Cyber Policy to be developed and Health Centres to be upgraded early next year.
The last census conducted in Jamaica in 2011 revealed that there were close to 3 million people living on the island. How much do you think that figure has changed since then? Well that and other questions will soon be answered when the next census is conducted. Listen to this feature to find out more.