Imagine the sights and sounds of Christmas – carols being sung, pepper lights, red and green decorations everywhere. Now add to that the sound of children playing, laughing and having a good time. This was the scene at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Andrew recently, where scores of children were feted. The occasion, the Prime Minister’s Annual Christmas Children’s Treat.
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The Christmas season can be one of the most crowded time of the year, especially in markets and town centres when it seems like the whole country is out and about doing their Christmas shopping. So how is this year shaping up for shopping? Listen to this space to hear from a few shoppers how they’re spending this Christmas
The increase in business and commercial activities during the Festive Season calls for consumers, motorists, and business owners to be even more vigilant in ensuring their safety. And to bring some reassurance, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) will be out in their numbers in major commercial areas to ensure public safety. Listen to this space to learn more about protecting yourself during this festive season
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and families everywhere are decking the halls, painting, bushing and sprucing up their spaces.But with the increase in the number of persons and things in our spaces, so does the probability of a fire. Therefore, the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is encouraging everyone to be extra vigilant this season and to take the necessary safety precautions to ensure your Christmas stays merry. Listen to this feature to learn how to prepare yourself in the event of a disaster.
As we approach the sunset of 2019, data indicates that Jamaica’s road network has seen over 400 road fatalities and scores of injuries from motor vehicle accidents. Journalist Enthrose Campbell recently sat down with Director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Mining Kenute Hare to discuss road safety and the efforts being made to reduce the number of lives lost to vehicular accidents. Listen to this feature to hear more.
The Economic Growth Council (EGC) is targeting digitization as a driver for further economic growth. Listen to this edition of Going for Growth as we discuss that today with the Council’s Executive Director, Senator Aubyn Hill.
If you’re making plans to host events this Christmas season, the Government has got you covered because adjustments have been made to the Noise Abatement regulations which will see party goers going until well after midnight. Listen to this feature to learn more about this recent change.
The last census conducted in Jamaica in 2011 revealed that there were close to 3 million people living on the island. How much do you think that figure has changed since then? Well that and other questions will soon be answered when the next census is conducted. Listen to this feature to find out more.
The curtains of next year’s Reggae Month celebrations have been raised to give us a sneak peak of what is to come. Industry players gathered on December 3 to hear some of the plans and begin preparations for an intense calendar of activities for February 2020. Why December? Listen to this feature to learn more.
There are plans to streamline the complex compensation structure within the public sector. We’re going for growth with Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke to hear more.
The Grand Old Lady of Downtown, Kingston, the Ward Theatre is scheduled for reopening by the end of 2020. The 107 year old national monument is undergoing refurbishing works being overseen by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation and the Ward Theatre Foundation. Listen to this feature to get the updated on works being carried out on this famous.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) says Jamaica has a window of opportunity for major economic growth due to the current demographic dividend. But what does all that mean? Listen to this programme to find out more.
Eye on Justice is a 5 minute radio programme brought to you by the Ministry of Justice, focusing on the Justice Sector. On this edition we talk discuss the Ministry’s intention to roll out an important piece of legislation that will affect the treatment of children who come into conflict with the law. Listen to this edition of EYE on Justice to learn more
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information wrapped up an eventful Youth Month calendar in November under the theme Jamaican Youth R LIT: Leading, Inspiring and Transforming our World.” The National Youth Policy 2017-2030 was also launched. Listen to State Minister, Alando Terrelonge at his visit JIS Radio’s Studio 58A to shed light on the importance of a national policy guiding youth development with host, Vanessa Silvera.