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Jamaica Diaspora Health Taskforce

The Jamaica Diaspora Health Taskforce was established in February 2018.  The group is comprised of individuals and organizations concerned about the public health system in Jamaica.

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Gender Ambassadors Programme in Schools

The partnership between The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, is part of the Government’s 10-year National Strategic Action Plan, to eliminate Gender-Based Violence in Jamaica.

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MEGJC: Rio Cobre Early Warning System Upgrade

Climate change has brought with it numerous challenges for communities across the island. As part of efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, several upgrades have been implemented on the island’s hyrdometerological network over the last few years. This includes the introduction of the Rio Cobre Early Warning System (RCEWS) in Bog Walk, St. Catherine.

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Jamaica’s Film Industry: Increase in Demand for Local Content

Modern movies are centred on telling the stories of people living in various parts of the world. However, Caribbean culture, and Jamaican culture in particular, has largely remained uncharted waters for filmmakers. Getting more films on screen will require local creatives to be trained in the various film making skill sets. It was for that reason that the Jamaica Film and Television Association JAFTA was established.

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Studio 58A: JACAP

The Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) is one of the agencies working to ensure our music creators get their due. General Manager of JACAP Lydia Rose recently visited JIS Radio’s Studio 58A, where she discussed with host Vaughn Davis the benefits to local music creators of joining JACAP. We bring you an excerpt of their discussion.

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Going for Growth: World Bank Additional Support

Did you know that for the period 1993 to 2003, Jamaica suffered losses of some 2.2 billion dollars from an estimated 26 natural disasters? The losses wiped out about 1.5 percent of the island’s gross domestic product (GDP). Recognising this, the government is taking proactive steps to develop financial instruments, together with its international development partners, to provide safeguards. The latest is a provision from the World Bank. We’ll tell you about it on today’s programme.

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Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force [JDET]

Some may hold the view that Jamaicans living in more developed countries have little or no interest in the needs of those of us back home. However, a closer examination proves that this is far from true. Today, we’ll focus on the work of the Education Taskforce, as the country prepares to host the 8th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference in June.

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Voices of Climate Change Education Initiative

As part of efforts to engage Jamaicans in the discussions surrounding climate change, social advocacy organization PANOS Caribbean is partnering with the Government to take a more edutaining approach to the issue. The Voices for Climate Change Education initiative aims to help people build resilience in their homes and communities.

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A Second Chance at Life

Incarcerated persons are being given a second chance at life through various rehabilitation programmes geared towards personal and professional development. This in an effort to create safer communities and a more productive Jamaica. Today we share some of the initiatives being undertaken at the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Facility, located in the heart of the old capital – Spanish Town.

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First Group of PEP Students to be First PISA Cohort

The first cohort of students who sat the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) this year will also be the first to take the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examinations in 2021.

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Going for Growth: 2% Economic Growth in 4th Quarter in 2018

The Jamaican economy grew by 2 percent for the 4th quarter of 2018 when compared with the same period in 2017. This week we tell you the factors contributing to the upward movement as we continue going for growth with STATIN.

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JADCO and You: 2019 JADCO Symposium

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) has taken another step to improve the relationship with its stakeholders by focusing on forging better partnerships at its fifth annual JADCO Symposium.

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