Find out about Jamaica’s Food Security in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Typically major disruptions to Jamaica’s manufacture and agriculture sector are caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes or flooding, but in recent weeks the sectors have faced a challenge from an unprecedented factor – the coronavirus (COVID-19). The recent arrival of the coronavirus (COVID 19) in the island has caused widespread panic among members of the public, with many flocking supermarkets to ensure they stock up on supplies. Press play to find out what the government is doing to secure our food supply.

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Studio 58A Shares Information for Jamaicans Interested in Studying in Canada

Each year the Government of Canada facilitates opportunities for Jamaican students to pursue academic studies in Canada through the EduCanada student recruitment fairs, staged by the Canadian High Commission. Trade Commissioner, Canadian High Commission, Yasmin Chong, was recently a guest on JIS Radio’s Studio 58A, where she outlined for host Vaughn Davis the details of the upcoming EduCanada Fair, and how local students can participate. Press play to hear more.

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Learn About How to Identify & Refute Misinformation surrounding COVID19

Numerous false messages relating to the COVID-19 have been spreading across the country on social media, causing more stress in an already challenging period. As the situation is a developing one, persons are encouraged to only take information on the COVID-19 from trusted sources including those operated by the World Health Organization or the Government. Press play to find out how to avoid being misinformed about COVID19.

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Leanr About How the Government is helping to facilitate Home Schooling

As the Government continues to emphasize social distancing and restrict gatherings of people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, opportunities have opened up to facilitate home schooling and distance learning for the nation’s students. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has partnered with several educational service providers to create content for students, in a bid to keep them engaged at home while schools remain closed, to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Press play to get the details.

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Hear About the Local Food Security Measures Being Implemented in Response to COVID

Jamaican Manufactures and distributors have responded to the impact of COVI19 on the local and global economy, especially amidst fears of a possible shortage of food and critical items. The impact of the pandemic on the supply of raw material is a major concern. listen to this feature as we discuss how manufacturers are preparing the country in light of the crisis of COVID19.

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COVID Measures for Indigent, Poor & Homeless

Since the first case of COVID-19 was announced, Jamaicans have been taking steps to secure themselves and their families from contracting the virus, as well as dealing with any arising eventualities. However, there are some who don’t possess the means to stock up on basic commodities, therefore the Government is moving to fill that gap, providing support for the indigent. Press play to find out how.

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Going for Growth shares Government spending detailed amidst the spread of COVID-19

In detailing the Government’s COVID-19 economic relief measures during his closing Budget Debate presentation on March 24, Dr. Clarke outlined that although the future is uncertain, there are enough resources to address the country’s immediate needs. Press play to find out what the government is putting in place to prevent an economic fallout.

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Studio 58A Talks About Ending Period Poverty Part 2

Period poverty refers to the issue of women and girls not having adequate access to menstrual hygiene items and information, and believe it or not this is a growing concern in Jamaica. To tackle the issue the Her Flow organization in partnership with Always Sanitary napkins is providing girls with feminine hygiene products and information on the menstrual cycle. Press play to hear more.

 

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Jamaica’s Security Infrastructure & the impact of COVID-19

Since the introduction of the coronavirus COVID-19 to Jamaica, travelling in and out of and within the island is under greater scrutiny, to contain the spread of the respiratory illness. Press play to find our what measures our Immigration system is implementing to curtail the spread of Covid19.

 

 

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Studio 58A talks with City & Guilds about access to academic certification

There was once a time in the education sector where students had little or no choices in terms of the academic qualifications they could obtain. Now there is variety at every level, with students able to access academic certification in several subject areas from numerous certification bodies. On this edition of Studio 58A, we will outline the ways in which City & Guilds is creating opportunities for Jamaican students to gain internationally recognized qualifications, press play to hear more.

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