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.
Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Governor, Richard Byles, says the sale of 140 million US dollars to the foreign exchange market has satisfied the increased foreign currency demand which surfaced in recent weeks. Listen to Going for Growth as we discuss the way forward for the market on today’s programme.
A 2018 ‘Advancing Disaster Risk Finance in Jamaica’ World Bank Report suggests that, on average, losses from natural disasters would cost Jamaica about 16 billion dollars annually. Of this amount, it is estimated that 9 billion would be required to address hurricane damage to public and private buildings alone. Listen to Road to Resilience to discover the plans and policies Jamaica is implementing to mitigate these natural disasters.
Since birth eighteen-year old, Orville McKellop has been struggling with a genetic disorder known as Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also called Brittle Bone Disease. It is a condition that causes fragile bones that break easily. However, despite his condition, McKellop has lots of reasons to be happy, most of all the fact that he was recently crowned top performer in the 2019 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination at Jonathan Grant High School. Listen to this programme to find out how Orville continues to overcome his challenges.
In an ideal world, children would be born well-adjusted and, just in case something goes wrong, a manual would tell you what to do, eliminating the need for discipline. Unfortunately, this is not the case and parents are left to apply their own methods of discipline and guidance, many of them passed down from previous generations. Join us on this programme as we discuss the steps being taken to end corporal punishment.
Many of us do not really pay attention to our diets until we run into issues with our health. But how many of us facing that situation have managed to turn the circumstance into disposable income? Breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elorine Turner Pryce has turned her now healthy eating habits into the thriving business, Eden Joy Whole Foods. Listen to this edition of Jamaica Made as we explore how Eden Joy Whole Foods is improving the health of others.
Welcome to the Environment Report, a 5-minute look at local news affecting our natural environment. A study on Jamaica’s mangroves has estimated that they provide approximately 32.7 million US dollars in protection to Jamaica’s heavily settled coastline areas. The study, entitled “Report Launch of the Forces of Nature Assessment and Economic Valuation of Coastal Protection Services provided by Mangroves in Jamaica” was launched on November 20. Listen to this feature to learn more.
Quwayne Howell wants to become one of Jamaica’s leading facial plastic surgeons – helping people with defects or disfigurement to the face, resulting from birth or trauma, to live normal lives. His grades were more than good enough for him to get into the coveted Medical Science Faculty at The University of the West Indies (UWI), but after doing the financial assessment at UWI in August, he was told that despite having the required grades, he could not be accepted into the medical faculty due to his financial challenges. Listen to this feature to learn about how Quwayne is rising above his challenges.