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Micro Credit Act – May 21, 2021

Micro financial institutions play a critical role in our economy as one of the primary sources of credit to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), helping them to scale up and expand their operations.

Until recently, the micro-finance industry had been largely unregulated, leaving MSME owners vulnerable to high interest rates and other potentially harmful requirements.

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Plans For JFB and Rural Development

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, shared the ministry’s plans for the Jamaica Fire Brigade and Rural Development for this fiscal year during his contribution to the 2021/2022 sectoral debates.

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Going for Growth May 24, 2021

Standard operating procedures have been established as part of the public sector transformation programme. These SOPs also relate to procurement, with several departments and agencies of government creating units dedicated to the acquisition of and goods and services.

But, what exactly is procurement, who oversees the broader activity in government and what is its real contribution to economic growth? We’ve got some answers.

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Child Protection Drive-Throughs May 25, 2021

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is conducting drive-throughs across the island, to spread awareness about child abuse as well as the importance of child care and protection.

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Child Month Feature

It is said that children are a heritage and fruit of the womb. Jamaica recognizes the importance of children by commemorating the entire month of May as Child Month. Today we will be featuring seven-year-old, Purplerenee Bennett.

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What to Do This Labour Day 20210520

Labour Day activities this year have been confined to the home. If you haven’t already made your to-do list, by the end of this programme you’ll have a host of ideas to keep you active on the day.

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Restoring Our Natural Environment

As the government continues to implement policies to strengthen climate change resilience, it’s also promoting and advocating laws to protect the natural environment. The Environment Minister shares plans to address the sustainable use of our resources and preserve of our environment.

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Jamaica Made: Restor Hair and Skincare – May 19, 2021

There’s a Jamaican saying which goes “tun yuh hand and mek fashion” and that’s exactly what Kimone Thomas did, before eventually becoming the founder and CEO of her own Hair and Skincare product line. Hear how she became the owner of her own business.

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Business Banking part 3 – May 17, 2021

Money is the life blood of every business. That’s why having an easy way to track and store cash is it’s important. One of the best ways to do this is by maintaining a bank account for your business.

Head of Branches Western at JN Group Shernette Callam says there are other benefits to having a business bank account.

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Diaspora Bridging The Divide Webinar Highlights

Jamaicans in the Diaspora all tuned in to a Webinar on May 14 dubbed ‘Bridging the Divide’ geared at providing information on how to access various business and personal services in Jamaica.

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Jamaica-Norway Cooperation – May 14, 2021

Jamaica  and Norway will continue to partner extensively on issues of mutual interest, including climate change and adaptation, sustainable oceans, financing for development and COVID-19 response and recovery.

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Addressing Jamaica’s housing challenges

More policies and solutions are coming to promote resilience and sustainability within Jamaica’s housing sector. The topic was among those addressed by Portfolio Minister Pearnel Charles Jr. in parliament recently. We’re sharing some highlights from his Sectoral debate presentation.

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Business banking part 2 – May 10, 2021

Opening a bank account for your business is one of the most reliable ways to keep you money safe. It’s also a way to help you keep track of your business transactions.

After you’ve selected the financial institution of choice – be it a bank or credit union, be sure to determine all the documents required for opening an account.

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