STEAM Mentorship 2021

Registration open for 2021 STEAM Mentorship Programme. Registration link: https://elainebryanfoundation.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8bcaf324ec3ada660d0fd63a3&id=5fd39ba32a&e=9efc5d843d

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CMA Truck Driver Simulator Programme Kingston Launch

Thirty at-risk young persons from several communities in the Corporate Area are to benefit from training opportunities under the Kingston leg of the Caribbean Military Academy’s Truck Driver Simulator Training Programme.

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COVID-19 Measures Wrap – June 7, 2021

On today’s programme, Jermi-Lee and Vanessa provide a summary of the recently updated COVID-19 prevention measures. Jamaicans also get their chance to weigh in on the changes.

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2021 Hurricane Preparedness Campaign – June 3, 2021

To ensure widespread preparedness from members of the public, Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the start of June, launched the National Hurricane Preparedness Campaign under the theme ‘Hurricane Readiness in Trying Times’.

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International IP Protection for MSME – May 31, 2021

Jamaican exports are on the rise as local manufacturers gain access to new markets in North America, Europe and the Caribbean.

A key part of this process is registering the trademark of products being exported to these countries.

That process can be long and expensive, making it a major hurdle for companies seeking to ship products overseas.

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Going for Growth May 31, 2021

The Bank of Jamaica says the economy could rebound as much as 8% this fiscal year! We discuss that and more.

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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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