Evening News July 18 2019

5 New Business Incubators to be established; National Land Agency to introduce electronic titling service; and Government committed to providing inclusive education for all children.

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Marverly Primary CAP Opening

The Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology through the Universal Service Fund (USF) is on a mission to make access to the internet and related technologies commonplace. One of the USF’s key initiatives under this mandate has been the roll out of Community Access Points (CAPs) across the island. A CAP was recently established at the Maverly Primary and Junior High School in St. Andrew, part of efforts to further empower students at the institution and persons in the surrounding communities to live, work and do business in a technological age.

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Christmas in July Recap

The Christmas in July Tradeshow is celebrating 5 years of promoting local manufactures of corporate gifts. The marketplace brings buyers and suppliers together to meet and do business. Listen to how Christmas in July is impacting local business owners.

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The Launch of EMANCIFEST 2019

Thousands of Jamaicans and visitors to the island are expected to journey to the historic Sligoville community in St. Catherine on July 31 and August 1 for Emancifest 2019, to be held at the Sligoville Multipurpose Stadium. Now a staple on the country’s Emancipendence activities, Emancifest will be staged under the theme ‘Where freedom meets culture…Preserving our culture’.

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MSME Financing Opportunities Part 1

On this week’s Get the facts, we talk about funding for Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises MSMEs through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).

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GOJ Minute 2 July 19 2019

Minister without Portfolio in The Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the necessary arrangements are being put in place for the implementation of Plastic Bottle Deposit Refund Scheme DRS in 2020.

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GOJ Minute 1 July 19 2019

The National Works Agency NWA will be undertaking roadworks along the Mandela Highway, to improve access for motorists entering Portmore via the Old Ackee Village road during peak hours.

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Thousands To Attend Emancifest In Sligoville

Thousands of Jamaicans and visitors to the island are expected to journey to the historic Sligoville community in St. Catherine on July 31 and August 1 for Emancifest 2019. The 12th staging of the annual event, being held under the theme ‘Where freedom meets culture…Preserving our culture’, will take place at the Sligoville Multipurpose Stadium.  

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The Government is launching the Agriculture Development Fund

The Government is set to launch an agriculture development fund. This to ensure that adequate funding is in place to carry out the necessary infrastructure works to develop the sector. Stick around to find out more about the plans for the fund on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.

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Midday News July 18 2019

IMF’s Jamaica office to remain open after stand-by arrangement ends; Government developing plastic bottle refund scheme; and more than 250 young people to benefit from summer employment under the Citizen Security and Justice Programme.

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Data Sharing for Disaster Mitigation

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is a funding mechanism under the Climate Investment Fund, which helps developing countries, like Jamaica, incorporate climate resilience into our growth and development plans. Essentially, the government and its private partners have secured funding to ensure that the country is prepared for severe weather conditions.

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Evening News July 17 2019

Unemployment rate hits new record low; Water Resources Authority and Meteorological Service sign MOU; and Programme for International Student Assessment to be administered in 2021.

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Primary Specialist Teacher Model

The performance of students at the primary level is expected to improve significantly with the implementation of the Specialist Teacher Model. The model requires schools to identify teachers who will function as specialists for mathematics, language, science and social studies.

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SDC Launches National T20 Competition

On today’s edition of Sports Spotlight, the Social Development Commission launches the 2019 National T20 Community Cricket Competition.

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GOJ Minute 2 July 18 2019

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr., says the Government has approved additional funds to truck water to communities affected by ongoing drought conditions.

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GOJ Minute 1 July 18 2019

The House of Representatives has approved a 90-day extension of the State of Emergency in the St. Andrew South police division.

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Jamaica Fire Brigade Receives New Equipment from US Embassy

The Jamaica Fire Brigade JFB has strengthened its capacity to respond to fires and other natural disasters after recently receiving equipment from the United States Embassy in Kingston. Valued at over 30 million dollars, the first responder equipment includes fire proximity suits, fire proximity gloves, fire boots, coveralls, bed nets, cots, axes, shovels, rakes and large military-grade tents. These will be distributed to the 34 fire stations across 13 divisions of the JFB islandwide.

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Adjustment of Farm Road Rehabilitation Structure

Farmers! Changes are coming to the farm road rehabilitation programme. The new structure will ensure roads in farming communities are upgraded with greater transparency and accountability. We tell you more about the changes on today’s edition of Calling Farmers.

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Midday News July 17 2019

State of Public Emergency Extended in St. Andrew South Division, Audio visual equipment to be installed in courts; and NGO’s encouraged to apply for Canadian international funding initiative.

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