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.
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.
On this edition of Career Talk, we will be looking at how to set up your space to work from home. Press play to hear more.
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.
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.
47 COVID-19 now confirmed, Tourism Ministry establishes post-COVID19 Taskforce; and Gender Ministry supporting teen mothers during coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Tourism is reporting that the final arrangements have been made to officially begin the tourism workers’ pension scheme. Portfolio Minister Edmund Bartlett says the contracts have been signed between the fund manager Sagicor and the administrators Guardian Life.Press play to hear more about this initiative.
This feature will share tips on how to manage your emotions while going through the COVID19 crisis. Press play to hear more.
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.
As the Coronaviru continues to look, self-quarantine and social distancing remain as a key measure to stop its spread and with public gatherings on pause, creatives are finding ways to come together while apart, using social media. Press play to find out what virtual events are keeping patrons active during this time of social distancing.
In he midst of the COVID19 crisis, the The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries wants to assure consumers that there are adequate farm supplies are on the island for the next 3 months. Press play to hear more on this edition of Calling Farmers.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government has made available 240 million dollars to purchase excess produce from farmers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with immediate effect.
On Monday, March 30, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development launched an extensive sanitization drive, targeting infirmaries and golden age homes. The Vineyard Town Golden Age Home houses over 400 senior citizens, aged 60 years and older who are served by a regular staff complement of more than 150. Listen to get the details.
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.