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Going For Growth-NHA Recipient Viralee Bailey-Latibeaudiere October 1, 2021

Viralee Bailey Latibeaudiere is one of the Caribbean’s leading authorities in Tax Administration with some 40 years’ experience. She’s the first Commissioner General for Tax Administration Jamaica but before rising to that post, she acted as a “trouble shooter” in several low performing areas to stimulate, promote and enhance revenue mobilization and sustained growth. Click for more of Mrs. Latibeaudiere’s story.

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211 Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Hotline Pt 2

The new three-digit hotline, 211, established to facilitate reports of abuse and neglect of children, can be dialed from a cellular or landline telephone, free of cost, from anywhere in Jamaica. We share how the reporting hotline works.

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IKONWORK – October 1, 2021

Imagine being able to creatively articulate your professional value, network and market yourself to potential employers around the world, at no cost. Well, that’s now possible, thanks to Jamaica’s first hi-tech, global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) recruitment and professional networking platform, Ikonwork. Visit ikonwork.com to check out the platform.

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211 Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Hotline Pt 1

A new hotline, 2-1-1, has been created primarily for children to have easy access to a number they can call at any time of the day or night to report incidents of child abuse and neglect.

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Studio 58A: Paternity and Estate Planning

Too many children don’t have their father’s name on their birth certificate. That’s the word from Estate Administration Executive at the Administrator General’s Department, Ingrid Cole, who adds that this situation has left many children at risk of not inheriting any of their father’s assets after their father dies.

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EXIM Trade Credit Insurance Facility

The opportunity to export products is an exciting prospect for any Jamaican business. It allows them to gain a foothold in new markets and grow their operations significantly.

Exporting does, however, have its risks, especially when selling good on credit. Exporter may not receive payment on time or at all, putting their business in jeopardy.

To help protect themselves from these pitfalls, exporters can take advantage of the National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank’s) trade credit insurance facility.

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IUC Peace Institute

The International University of the Caribbean has established an institute geared at promoting peace and social cohesion through research and training, to reduce crime and violence.

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Composting 101

On today’s programme, we explore the dos and don’ts of composting as a form of waste disposal with NSWMA’s Projects & Planning Manager, Edson Carr.

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Going For Growth September 27, 2021

Trade Union leaders recently endorsed the National COVID-19 vaccination programme. We’ll hear from them today as we go for growth.

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NCSC Senior Citizens’ Week

The month of September is observed locally as Senior Citizens month with the last week celebrated annually as Senior Citizens’ Week. This year’s activities are being observed from September 26 to October 1 by the National Council for Senior Citizens.

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Right To Know Week

The Access to Information Unit, in partnership with the United Nations (UN) in Jamaica, is spearheading a week of activities from September 27 to October 1, in observance of Right To Know Week, under the theme: ‘The Right to Know – Building Back Better with Access to Information’.

 

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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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