After months of planning, building and strategizing, the Open Arms Development Centre (OADC) is ready to offer women a fresh start with the opening of a female dormitory on a property located at 16 ½ Windward Road in Kingston.
Growth for the October to December 2018 quarter is estimated to have accelerated by approximately 1.5 to 2 and a half per cent, rising above the 1.2 per cent recorded in December 2017. The BOJ says it projects growth to remain close to the current rates over the next two years.
The Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC) is one of several programmes which seek to address the issue of limited resources and other shortages that make service delivery difficult.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is providing a solid support system for the Jamaican youths, through the Labour Market Information System LMIS School Adoption Initiative to provide scholarships.
The Funeral Grant Benefit Part 2
With the ban on plastic in full effect, Jamaicans have been finding creative ways to dispose of their waste, without the use of the popular “scandal bags”. And residents of two communities in Westmoreland are getting help with garbage disposal, following the launch of a Solid Waste Reduction Project by Sandals Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Jamaican economy has been restricted to the 2 percent glass ceiling in recent years but according to one financial analyst, the new budget is geared at fixing that problem.
In 2018 the economy brushed the 2 percent growth range coming in at an estimated 1.8 percent. This week we’re going for growth with the PIOJ and its latest growth figures.
The proclamation of Reggae Day has given rise to activities commemorate Reggae Month, including concerts, awards ceremonies, symposia and other events. But some have asked “Why February?” and “Why celebrate Reggae Month at all?”
In 2017, JSIF began a new programme to help thousands of Jamaicans obtain their birth certificates. The Operation Certification initiative falls under JSIF’s Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP).
The Funeral Grant Benefit Part 1
On today’s programme, Bikers urged to wear lower limb protective gear and government allocates funds for national repository.
Jamaican products are in high demand overseas. This means there are lots of opportunities for local manufacturers to exploit. But if you’re not sure how to tap into these markets or uncertain if your products are export ready, then Export Max phase III may just be for you.
The Government has presented a budget of 803 billion dollars for the 2019/20 fiscal year, roughly a billion dollars more when compared to the estimates for the current fiscal year ending March 31.
In 2018, the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) announced plans to expand its fire prevention campaign, specifically to focus more on protecting children.
With Jamaica’s debt on the decline, more money is likely to become available for development. The International Monetary fund’s resident Representative to Jamaica agrees, pointing to public sector transformation as another area for growth.
January 2019 saw Fitch Ratings Agency giving Jamaica its highest credit rating in over 10 years. What does this mean for the economy? Stay tuned to find out.