JIS Evening News – January 21, 2022

Jamaica begins local testing for COVID-19 variants, Prime Minister expresses confidence in new Chief of Defence Staff, and one thousand e-tickets issued so far under e-ticketing pilot programme.

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New River Residents Take Part In Earthquake Drill

Residents of New River District in St. Elizabeth are now better prepared to respond during and after an earthquake, following a recent emergency and evacuation drill in the area.

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Get The Facts, January 21, 2022

On this week’s get the facts, find out what to do if you’re yet to get your renewed Voter ID card.

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Swoop Kingston route

Canadian travellers now have access to direct flights into Kingston thanks to Swoop airlines.

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House Matters – January 20, 2022

On this week’s House Matters: Government ministries to be given set timeframes for launching legal matters, and Parade Gardens expected to see further intensified security operations and increased community engagement.

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JIS Midday News January 20, 2022

Work on new Parliament building to start this year, Team Jamaica in preparation mode for Winter Olympics and Riversdale Health Centre adopted by Diaspora group.

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Easter Term Update Part 2

The Ministry of Education and Youth is rolling out plans for students at the infant, primary and secondary levels to help improve their academic performances.

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4h club to expand RYEEP

More young Jamaicans in rural areas to get assistance to start agriculture business from the Jamaica 4H clubs.

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JIS Eveing News January 19, 2022

Registration now underway for tourism workers pension scheme, EOJ urging persons to check on ID card status before visiting location for collection and Foreign Ministry officially opens new offices downtown.

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Protecting yourself from Credit Card Fraud

Ecommerce is on the rise in Jamaica, with more and more Jamaicans using the internet to pay for goods and services. The rise in online business has led to increased use of credit cards, but it has also spurred an increase in illegal activities by criminals seeking to compromise the cards.

IT manager at the Consumer Affairs Commission Andrew Evelyn shared some tips for online shoppers to help protect themselves and their credit card information online during a recent interview with host Enthrose Campbell on the JIS discussion programme Get the Facts.

Here’s an Except of that interview.

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Banana Board Extension arm

Today General Manager of the Jamaica Banana Board Janet Conie shares about the work of the agency’s extension arm.

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JIS Evening News January 17, 2022

One billion dollars more allocated to Police force in second supplementary budget, Entertainment Culture and Creative Industries Grant applications close and framework in place to guide distribution of land to youth farmers…

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Going For Growth, January 17, 2022

Government spending to increase for the current fiscal year with roughly six weeks left. We’ll explain why. Come on, we’re going for growth!

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