Growing the legal gaming/gambling sector is a significant component of the Government’s plans to boost the economy. The Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is responsible for overseeing the operation and modernization of the sector. BGLC is inviting all interested stakeholders to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the sector. Press play to find out what the steps are to open and operate a gambling establishment.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Administration is looking to more than double the number of young people enrolled under the HOPE Programme annually. Press play to find out how they plan to achieve this target.
The Government is proposing to spend approximately 853 billion dollars for the 2020/21 financial year according to the Estimates of Expenditure tabled in the House of Representatives on February 11. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke provided comments on the figures, a first in recent time, as this is usually done after the estimates are referred to the Standing Finance committee. Press play to learn more on this edition of Going for Growth.
The Government, through the National Housing Trust and the Housing Agency of Jamaica will facilitate over 10,000 housing starts by March 31, this year. Governor General Sir Patrick Allen made the disclosure while delivering the Throne Speech, to mark the start of the new legislative year. Press play to find out more about this initiative.
Foster care is a legal process that allows non-biological parents to provide children in State care with a stable and nurturing environment that contributes to their overall development. Children placed in foster care are usually those who have been abused, orphaned, abandoned, neglected or are unable to be cared for by their parents or relatives. Press play to find out more about becoming a foster parent.
Eye on Justice is a 5 minute radio programme brought to you by the Ministry of Justice, focusing on the Justice Sector. This week we continue our look at Plea Bargaining.
Jamaica’s Public Transport Industry is on its way to becoming highly professionalized. In fact, Minister of Transport and Mining, Robert Montague, says it is the ministry’s mission to move public passenger transportation from being treated like just a hustle into a viable business opportunity. Press play to hear more about these coming developments.
Brace for a sustained dry period! That’s the advice from the Met service and the Government is moving to implement several measures to ensure it has the capacity to meet current and future water needs. Press play to hear us talk about drought management on this feature.
The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) continues to sit among the greats, coming in as the 4th best performing stock exchange in the world in 2019, this after the leading the world twice over the last 5 years. The entity is spearheading some fairly new initiatives and we’re getting an update on two of them today. Listen to this edition of Going for Growth to learn more.
How do you prepare for an earthquake? We visited the Sandy Bank Primary School in Treasure Beach where a team from the St Elizabeth Municipal Corporation conducted an earthquake simulation exercise. Listen to this feature to learn more.
The spread of the coronavirus outside of China has led the World Health Organization to declare the situation a global health emergency. On two separate occasions, fears started brewing in Jamaica following reports of suspected cases. Although the patients in question did not meet the case definition for the coronavirus, it begs the question “What if they did?” and “Is the country adequately prepared to manage an outbreak?” Listen to this feature to hear what the authorities have to say.
Jamaica is the home of many things. We have jerk chicken, we are the sprint capital of the world, reggae music was created here and the list goes on and on. One other thing the country is increasingly gaining a reputation for is film. More and more, directors are choosing Jamaica as a destination for film productions, creating numerous economic opportunities for those in the sector, and spin off opportunities for other classes of workers and entrepreneurs.
Work Year In Review 2019