Jamaica, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, launched the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour on June 11, being observed under the theme, ‘Act now and End Child Labour’. We bring you highlights from the virtual launch.
By 2030 its projected that 60% of Jamaicans will live in urban areas. What does that mean for us when urban populations are already outgrowing the infrastructure and public services like water supply and green spaces, originally designed to support them?
Well the government is not waiting to find out. Urban renewal is high on the development agenda, and Portfolio Minister Pearnel Charles Jr recently outlined some of the initiatives being pursued in this area.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is set to spend 5 billion dollars over 10 years to upgrade research facilities across the island.
Government exploring COVID-19 vaccine options for children this year, Education Ministry preparing students for Global Services Sector and 40-million-dollar support for athletes to continue.
Frosty pod rot disease under control in St. Mary amidst Government plans to privatize cocoa industry.
What you need to know this week about Sickle Cell Awareness activities and other June observances.
Health Information System provider to be announced next week, Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry set to launch Bloom Programme, and Special Support Package for creatives & entertainment stakeholders increased.
Children and teenagers experiencing challenges or who may be feeling overwhelmed with adapting to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, are now able to express their concerns and share their feelings at any time of the day, via a helpline or on a dedicated social media platform.
National Environmental Week 2021 was observed from June 1 – 8 under the theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ in keeping with the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
Health Ministry launches Vaccination CommsCare software, PEP results to be available before August and emergency shelters ready for hurricane season.
Nestle Jamaica partnering with Agriculture Ministry to increase high mountain coffee production.
Manager of Corporate Affairs and Communication at The Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC), Jeanette Lewis, sits with Vaughn Davis on the JIS TV programme Get The Facts, to discuss the details of their Tertiary Education Grant. We bring you an excerpt of their interview.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness breaks ground for Hambani Estates, observes World Oceans Day and commits to protecting the environment through policy management.