What if you’re on the bus going home and the person sitting beside you stopped breathing. Would you be able to help to save the person’s life? If you’re answer’s no, then the Heart Foundation of Jamaica would be able to help you with the skills you’ll need to do so. That skill is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or (CPR). HFJ is...
On today’s programme, we will explore social cases and the proposed solutions for this public health matter.
We’re less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2023 IAAF World Championships in Budapest, Hungary and the 65-member Jamaican team will be on a quest from August 19 – 27 to accumulate medals and fill spectators with immense national pride over the next two weeks.
More food handlers across the island have been joining the move to promote safe food handling behaviours. The Jamaica Association of Public Health Inspectors says it is seeing greater compliance in food handling practices.
The prestigious Governor-General’s Achievement Awards was established in 1991 to recognize excellence in academics, leadership, and community service. To date, 944 Jamaicans have received the award. This year 37 individuals were shortlisted and awarded, among them was 22-year-old Ibrahim Duffus.
34 employees of the Jamaica Fire Brigade have received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medals.
Whether it has to do with making a product or providing a service, hundreds of Jamaicans are taking the leap of faith and starting their own businesses. And many persons are coming to realize that building a sustainable one takes hard work and dedication. If you’re just starting your own business, you’re in luck, as today we speak to several...
Head of the Weather Branch at the Meteorological Office of Jamaica, Rohan Brown, recently sat down with Theodore Henry, host of the discussion programme ‘Get The Facts,’ to share more about the factors that are contributing to the rising temperature on the island. Here's an excerpt of their discussion.
Summer is a fun time for children and being out of the classroom means they will be far more interested in having fun and engaging in leisure activities than in learning in a formal way. However, a lack of balance between learning and leisure during the holidays can cause students to fall behind in their schoolwork. Education specialist at UNICEF...
Faced with the sweltering summer heat water has become our new best friend. The only thing that can beat the heat and quench your thirst is a tall glass of ice-cold water. But have you ever stopped to consider how safe is your drinking water? Public Health Inspectors have been championing this cause as they stand as a line of...
24-year-old Dr. Rodean Sylvester, is one of many 2023 Governor-General’s Achievement Awardees, being recognized for academic excellence, leadership, and community service. She hails from the garden parish of St. Ann and is a proud alumna of York Castle High, where her outstanding academic performance and leadership qualities emerged.
We tell you more about how to volunteer to serve in the senior division of the Jamaica Combined Cadet Force.
It’s festival time again... and Jamaicans are celebrating music, dance, drama, poetry, traditions and not to mention our flavourful food. For every event staged, it’s a given that food vendors will line the streets with their authentic Jamaican dishes… from jerk chicken, roasted fish and yam, boiled corn …to sweet potato pudding, peanut cake and gizzada.
Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams spoke at a Post Cabinet Press Briefing at Jamaica house recently and gave an update on the newly amended Child Care and Protection Act (the CCPA). To learn more about the impact of this repeal, JIS Radio spoke with Nichole Chambers, Senior Legal Officer at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA).