Justice Training Institute Update

Since April last year the Justice Training Institute (JTI) in the Ministry of Justice has been using virtual methods to continue training Justices of the Peace (JPs), justice sector employees and members of the public within its various diploma programmes and short courses.

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The Digital Disruptor – Kadia Francis

The world is experiencing unprecedented social and economic challenges, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the transition has been difficult for some, others have embraced the need for innovation and creativity to keep going. On today’s programme we feature Kadia Francis, who left her nine to five job at a law firm in 2020, to start her own business..

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JMEA Cargo agreement with CAL

A satisfied customer makes all business owners happy. A key part of satisfying customers is ensuring they receive their goods on time.

Jamaican business owners recently received a helping hand in making sure their customers overseas receive their products in a timely fashion thanks to a newly signed agreement between the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) and Caribbean Airlines.

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International Peace Day 2021

Jamaica will join the rest of the world in the annual celebration of International Peace Day on Tuesday, September 21. This year’s activities are being observed locally under the theme “Sustaining Communities for a Peaceful Country”.

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Jamaica Way – September 16, 2021

A major street in Paterson, New Jersey was recently renamed ‘Jamaica Way’ in recognition of the contributions of Jamaicans living in the city.

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Jamaica Made Pizza and Pastry

If you live close to a major town center and get a sudden craving for pizza or a sweet treat, it’s fairly easy to fulfil this desire. But if you live in rural Jamacia things can get a little tricky.

Not so long ago, trained teacher and rural Jamaica native, Solay Fearon, found herself craving a sweet treat, but had no options available to satisfy her. So she decided to solve the problem in her own way. With the help of her cousin and a few friends she started a business called Pizza and Pastry.

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COVID-19 and the Forestry Sector September 15, 2021

A direct hit…that’s how at least one stakeholder in the local forestry sector has described the impact of COVID-19. We’re zoning in on the challenges facing the industry in this week’s environment corner

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Justice Services For Children

Through its range of Child Justice Services, the Ministry of Justice consistently works to ensure the rights and interests of children are protected.

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Going For Growth September 13, 2021

There’s just something about Jamaica which makes the brand, or its citizens stand out wherever they are in the world. It’s no surprise then that the country’s pavilion was named one of the ‘coolest’ at World Expo 2020, in Dubai.

What does this endorsement mean for the country and what makes the pavilion so special? Find out now as we go for growth.

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Victim Blaming Pt. 2

After being the victim of a crime or another type of personal violation, persons often find themselves traumatized a second, third or several times afterwards, by experiencing the phenomena called victim blaming.

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Studio 58A – How To Become A Mediator Pt 3

Chairman of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), John Bassie and Manager for the Foundation’s Mediation Training and Service Network, Sharon Young Palmer recently sat down with Vaughn Davis, host of JIS Radio’s online discussion programme Studio 58A, to share the benefits of signing up for the Foundation’s Mediation Training programme. We bring you an excerpt of their interview

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32nd Session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission September 8, 2021

For the next two years Jamaica will chair the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission (LACFC).  Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Department and Conservator of Forests, Ainsley Henry, will serve as President.

The election was conducted at the 32nd session of the LACFC, being hosted by Jamaica virtually from September 6 to 10. Find out more about the intended outcomes of this year’s session in today’s programme.

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Victim Blaming Pt. 1

On today’s programme we’ll look at some of its effects. We’ll also tell you how victims of crime can get assistance from the Victim Services Division, VSD.

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