Urban Renewal June 16, 2021

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.

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5 billion dollar to upgrade research

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is set to spend 5 billion dollars over 10 years to upgrade research facilities across the island.

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JIS Evening News- June 15, 2021

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.

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MOA plans for cocoa industry

Frosty pod rot disease under control in St. Mary amidst Government plans to privatize cocoa industry.

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Midday News – June 15, 2021

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.

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Safe Spot Helpline

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.

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National Environmental Awareness Week Highlights

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).

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JIS Evening News June 14, 2021

Health Ministry launches Vaccination CommsCare software, PEP results to be available before August and emergency shelters ready for hurricane season.

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TV Get the Facts – BGLC Tertiary Education Grant June 14, 2021

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.

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Jamaica House Weekly | June 13, 2021

Prime Minister Andrew Holness breaks ground for Hambani Estates, observes World Oceans Day and commits to protecting the environment through policy management.

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