You & The Law Expounds on the purpose of the Disaster Risk Management Act Part 2

Section 26 (2) of the Disaster Risk Management Act was the legislation used by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on March 14 to declare all of Jamaica a Disaster Area due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That declaration, in a legal sense, empowers the government to utilize emergency powers to preserve life, property and public health, in ways typically seen after natural disasters such as Earthquakes or Hurricanes. Listen to hear how this act is being used to fight the spread of COVID19.

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Healthline Provides Tips for Boosting Your Immune System to fight COVID-19

While Jamaica has recorded patients recovering from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the bad news is COVID-19 related deaths have also been recorded and more cases confirmed. One of the best ways to arm yourself for the fight is by boosting your immune system. Learn more about how this is done on this edition of Healthline.

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Saturday News Recap April 4 2020

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is again proposing a national identification system as part of the Government’s response to COVID-19. This, in relation to current discussions about how to determine beneficiaries under the government’s COVID Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) and other relief programmes. Mr. Holness says a national identification system would make identifying beneficiaries easier, making the allocation and dispensation of cash and other benefits more efficient.

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JIS Evening News April 3 2020

Cuban medical personnel to be deployed within public health infrastructure; Tourism Stakeholders supporting COVID 19 recovery efforts; and UDC activates COVID-19 emergency response plan.

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JIS Midday News April 3 2020

47 COVID-19 now confirmed, Tourism Ministry establishes post-COVID19 Taskforce; and Gender Ministry supporting teen mothers during coronavirus pandemic.

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Get the Facts Highlights community spread projections for COVID-19

The Government’s is again urging the members of the public to do their part to reduce transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by adhering to the prescribed social-distancing protocols as this remains one of the most effective defenses in combating the virus. Listen as the Ministry of Health and Wellness shares recommendations on how to reduce the spread of COVID19 within communities. 

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GOJ Minute 2 April 3 2020

Vendors and users of the country’s markets are being urged to comply with the new operating hours stipulated by the Government of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

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GOJ Minute 1 April 3 2020

The Ministry of National Security has handed over 43 retrofitted compact sports utility vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) under its Project Rebuild Overhaul and Construct (P-R.O.C).

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Redesign Of Corporate Area Markets Near Completion

Work to redesign markets across the Kingston and St. Andrew is to be completed within the next three months, according to Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams. Senator Williams says the redesigning work is being undertaken by the engineers of the KSAMC in order to facilitate more efficient management of the market districts. Find out more about this development on Round About Ja.

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JIS Evening News April 2 2020

Prime Minster confident Jamaica will bounce back from COVID-19, Andrews Memorial to be used as KPH extension and Tourism Workers to get free online training.

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JIS Midday News April 2 2020

Government to decide on extending Corn Piece settlement quarantine; Jamaica records third COVID-19 related death; and COVID-19 mobile testing units to be rolled out.

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GOJ Minute 2 April 2 2020

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company will be continuing Bus service operations as normal despite the announced seven day all-island curfew which took effect on April 1.

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GOJ Minute 1 April 2 2020

The Government has made available 240 million dollars to purchase excess produce from farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with immediate effect.

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Government Allocates $140 Million for Parish Councillors to Assist In COVID-19 Fight

Parish Councillors across the island are to see funds coming their way to help step up COVID-19 mitigation activities in their communities. The Government has allocated $140 million to Councillors across Jamaica to help assist persons who have been affected by the virus. Press play to find out more on this edition of Round About Ja.

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