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Saturday News Recap February 15 2020

JIS News | February 17, 2020
The House of Representatives has approved the Second Supplementary Estimates for the 2019/20 financial year. The figures show that the Budget has been increased by 7.966 billion dollars, moving from 851.1 billion to 859 billion dollars. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke says for the period April to November 2019, there were better than budgeted performances on both the Central Government’s primary and fiscal balance indicators. He says the additional expenditure is being facilitated by the higher revenue forecast and factored in the primary surplus target of 6 and a half percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Andrae Palmer
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JIS News | April 6, 2020
Government sets up Cabinet COVID 19 taskforce, 58 coronavirus cases now confirmed and harsher penalties announced for travelers who do not report to Health Ministry.  
Presenter: Anthony Morgan
Producer: Andrae Palmer
JIS News | April 5, 2020
The Andrews Memorial Hospital in Kingston is to be used as an extension of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as part of the Government’s effort to bolster the public health system to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This follows an agreement between the operators of the privately run hospital and the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dunstan Bryan, says the agreement will enable KPH to treat more COVID-19 cases.
Presenter: Anjuii James Sawyers
Producer: Andrae Palmer
JIS News | April 4, 2020
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.
Presenter: Vaughn Davis
Producer: Andrae Palmer
JIS News | April 3, 2020
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.
Presenter: Anjuii James Sawyers
Producer: Jermi-Lee Nelson
JIS News | April 3, 2020
47 COVID-19 now confirmed, Tourism Ministry establishes post-COVID19 Taskforce; and Gender Ministry supporting teen mothers during coronavirus pandemic.
Presenter: Anjuii James Sawyers
Producer: Vanessa Silvera
JIS News | April 2, 2020
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.
Presenter: Lorraine Mendez
Producer: Anjuii James Sawyers
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