This edition of Jamaica Made highlights the journey of fashion designer and illustrator Ayana Dixon and how she manages to overcome her challenges in the world of fashion. Press play to hear more on Jamaica Made.
We have now entered the phase where new COVID-19 cases are emerging and being transmitted from people to people. This phase is called the Community or local Spread. It is therefore crucial to prevent the invasion of the virus into your home, because some family members, such as the elderly, may be more vulnerable than others. On this feature we will discuss the measures that need to be implemented to protect you and your family.
Due to the community spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, classes have been suspended at all public schools for 14 days to contain it. The government will review the decision on day 10, to decide if the suspension will be lifted or continued. In the meantime, parents and guardians are encouraged to keep their children engaged and practicing their lessons while they are at home. Press play to hear what you need to do to keep your children engaged while at home.
18 billion dollars in tax cuts! That’s among the benefits the public will get in the 2020/2021 financial year according to Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke. The Minister gave details while opening the budget debate in the House of Representatives on March 10. Press play and get the details here on Going for Growth.
In September 2019 at a United Nations (UN) High-Level gathering, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced Jamaica’s participation in a global strategy aimed at eliminating gender-based violence. Fast-forward to March 10 2020, one day after International Women’s Day, when the Spotlight Initiative was officially launched. The programme, being implement by the government in partnership with the United Nations and the European Union, is a global partnership to support governments and civil organizations in over 25 countries across five regions.
Justices of the Peace play a vital role in ensuring that various legal services are provided to the public. Many of these services require the cooperation of law enforcement and other members of the judiciary. As such, the Legal Aid Council of the Ministry of Justice are undertaking a sensitization initiative to foster better cooperation between JPs and Police Officers. Press play to learn more about this will enhance the operation of our legal system.
The Caribbean’s first Net Zero Energy Building is set to go live in Jamaica by the end of March 2020. The smart building, equipped with energy saving technologies, is another example of how countries are working to reduce greenhouse emissions and combat climate change. Press play to listen to the exploration of this project on this feature.
Eye on Justice is a 5 minute radio programme brought to you by the Ministry of Justice. On this edition we will be recapping the Restorative Justice Week Activities. Press play to hear more.
Many Jamaicans desire to own a home. It’s part of the Jamaican dream to have a little piece of the rock to call your own. For most persons the primary obstacle to home ownership is the cost. The National Housing Trust (NHT) and the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) are now working together to use bamboo as a means of building affordable houses for Jamaicans. Press play to hear more about this project to provide affordable housing.
Due to the erosion of the shoreline at the Port Royal Street, the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) is leading the Port Royal Street Coastal Revetment Project to protect the coastline along the Kingston Harbour. Nearly 12 thousand vehicles traverse the corridor daily and most commuters pass by unaware of the danger lurking beneath the road surface. Press play to find out what is being done to solve this problem.
Women and young girls are the primary targets for the heinous crime of Human Trafficking. They are trafficked for sexual exploitation, domestic service and other horrendous experiences. Against this background, the Office of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons in partnership with the British High Commission in Kingston have developed a Human Trafficking e-learning tool to bolster Jamaica’s fight against the crime. Press play to hear more about how this app is seeking to help eliminate this global crime
The global economy stands to be significantly impacted as the new coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread rapidly across the world. What should we expect in the local context? Press play to hear more on this edition of Going for Growth.
As part of efforts to enhance the resilience of the Port Royal Street corridor, to protect the coastlines and its infrastructure against erosion and the effects of natural disasters. the government has approved a 950 million dollar contract for a project with S&G Road Surfacing Materials Limited to tackle the erosion at the Port Royal Street corridor. Press play to learn more about how the government is tackling this issue.
Jamaica’s energy sector is starting a new chapter. Its focus, cheaper, cleaner energy that depends on sources that won’t run out. Words such as wind, solar hydroelectricity will become more common among locals as the government fully embraces Mother Nature to supply our energy needs. Press play to find out what steps the government is taking to access renewable energy for Jamaicans.