Evening News February 21 2020

Irrigation network upgrade for Bernard Lodge, Paradise Bridge in Westmoreland near completion and Government Committed to Providing Opportunities for Unattached Youth.

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Midday News February 21 2020

Bank of Jamaica says economic prospects remain positive, Health Minister to lobby for healthcare as a human right and education ministry to partner with religious groups for roll out of Values and Attitudes Programme.

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Arts Page features the Jamaica Intl Faith Film Festival (JIFF)

Following on the success of four award-winning faith based movies, BarriVision Films is collaborating with Jamaica Youth for Christ to once again stage the Jamaica International Faith Film Festival (JIFF), from February 20-22. Press play to hear more on this edition of the Arts Page.

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Get the Facts shares all you need to know about filing tax returns

The income tax filing due date is March 16 this year. Annually it’s the 15th of March however with that date being a Sunday this year, the date has been moved to the next working day. Press play to hear Tax Administration Jamaica’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Merris Haugton and Enthrose Campbell discuss how to file for your tax returns.

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GOJ Minute 02 February 21 2020

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security in collaboration with the government of Japan and the Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities has launched an Early Stimulation and Intervention programme for children with learning disabilities.

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GOJ Minute 01 February 21 2020

A new water shop is to be established in Tryall, St Elizabeth over the next six weeks. A water tank will also be refurbished to help provide drinkable water to residents.

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New Water Shop Facility Rehabilitation to be constructed in St. Elizabeth

A new water shop facility is to be constructed in the Tryall District of Jamaica’s breadbasket parish, St Elizabeth. Over the next six weeks, a 30,000 gallon water tank that provides drinkable water to residents of Tryall and surrounding areas, will be also refurbished. Press play to hear more on this edition of Round About Ja

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Ministry of Agriculture Set to expand the mother farm concept across the island.

The Ministry of Agriculture has teamed up with a number of private sector entities to expand the mother farm concept across the island. The concept will help farmers find ready markets to sell their produce and increase access to modern technology. Press play to hear more on this edition of calling farmers.

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Evening News February 20 2020

Nearly 13 billion dollars to be spent on Southern Coastal Highway Improvement Project, Agriculture Ministry to expand Mother Farm initiative and Local Government providing 100 million dollars for drought alleviation.

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Jamaica Rugby Football Union Gets Cash Injection of 6.6. Million Dollars

Rugby is steadily growing in popularity in Jamaica, and it’s easy to see why. It’s physical, demanding, mentally stimulating and has various elements that allow spectators to stay engaged and interested. Thanks to a cash injection of 6.6 million dollars from the Credit Unions of Jamaica, the Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) is set to spread the sport even further across the island. Press play to learn more about how this sport is making waves in Jamaica

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Ministry of Education Addresses Teacher Shortage

During the period September 2019 to February 5, 2020, 390 teachers resigned, leaving some schools without their full complement of teachers.This number, comprising mainly high-school educators, represents 1.6 per cent of the approximately 26,000 teachers in the system. On this feature we discuss the reasons for the resignations, press play to find out more.

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Get the Facts Talks About Jamaica Day Celebrations 2020

A large part of the education curriculum in Jamaica focuses on exposing students to the country’s rich culture and heritage. And in February each year one special day is used to highlight all things Jamaican – the various aspects about our people which distinguish us from the rest of the world, as well as the various contributions Jamaicans have made to world history. Press play to find out about the happenings of Jamaica Day 2020.

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Radio Feature: Leaving an Abusive Home

For help when thinking about leaving an abusive home, call Woman Inc at 876-929-9038 or the Bureau of Gender Affairs at 876-2601577.

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GOJ Minute 02 February 20 2020

The Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has allocated 1.2 billion dollars to repair 80 kilometres of road across the island under the farm road rehabilitation programme.

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GOJ Minute 01 February 20 2020

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has announced plans to put over 3000 acres of land in Bernard Lodge St Catherine under agriculture production as part of the development master plan for the area.

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Round About Ja Features the Logos Hope Ship in Montego Bay

Reading is fundamental. And with that said, the Logos Hope book ship is now docked at the Montego Bay Cruise Ship Terminal providing access to more than 5,000 book titles. The ship docked in Montego Bay on February 13 and will remain docked until February 23. Press play to find out how this ship is making a difference in the lives of students and parents alike in Western Jamaica.

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Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries set to install pressurized irrigation system on 1330 acres of land in Bernard Lodge St Catherine.

There is a new agricultural sub division in Bernard Lodge St Catherine where 1330 acres of land will be put under production. The land will be divided into 60 plots and leased to interested farmers. State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green says farmers in the area will benefit from a number of services to get them started. Press play to get further details.

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Midday News February 20 2020

Primary and Fiscal surpluses recorded for first 9 nine months of 2019/20 fiscal year; Tourism Ministry to launch ethics manual and; Early Stimulation and Intervention programme for children with learning disabilities launched.

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