According to the Planning Institute of Jamaica PIOJ, the economy has grown for a 19th consecutive quarter!. Listen to this edition of Going for Growth as we discuss the estimates for the third quarter.
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica has rolled out its island-wide voter registration renewal exercise which will see Jamaicans upgrading their existing Voter ID cards by 2020. Director of Elections, Glasspole Brown joined Deputy CEO of the JIS Enthrose Campbell to discuss the scope of the renewal process. Listen to this edition of Get the facts to learn more about this project.
Teachers of students with special needs will soon be required to undergo specialist training. The Special Education Policy, once approved and implemented, will make it mandatory for teachers of students with special needs to be adequately trained and certified. Listen to this feature to find out more about this new initiative.
Sexual Harassment is behaviour characterized by the making of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances to a person in a workplace or other professional or social situation. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment call the Bureau of Gender Affairs at 876 754 8575-8 or 876 929 6660. Listen to this feature to learn more.
The world has already entered the 5th industrial revolution, with technology changing the way how we work and socialize. It should come as no surprise then that here in Jamaica efforts are underway to transform the nation into a digital society. Listen to this feature as we discuss some future plans to modernise the country with eGov Jamaica Limited.
The theme for National Youth Month, observed in November is Jamaican Youth R LIT… Learning Inspiring and Transforming Our World. Many young Jamaicans are pushing forward as entrepreneurs with fresh, new, creative ideas to fill gaps across various markets. Representatives from Lab One Studios, owned and operated by young people, visited JIS Radio’s Studio 58A to discuss getting their start as business and creative practitioners with host, Vanessa Silvera. Listen to this feature to hear an excerpt of that interview.
14 windshield wipers from communities in Kingston and St. Andrew decided to accept the invitation to use education as a tool to change their circumstances. Joy and pride were visible on their faces, as they stood outside in their blue gowns, waiting to make their grand entrance to the graduation ceremony at the Garmex Heart Academy in St. Andrew. Listen to this feature to learn more about how this initiative is changing the lives of unattached young men.
Good bye IMF! That’s possibly how many Jamaicans greeted the morning of November 10 when programme arrangements with the fund officially came to a close. Former Mission Chief to Jamaica Dr. Uma Ramakrishnan is moving on to the role of Mission Chief to Egypt but not before she said farewell at a post IMF press conference last week. Listen to Going for Growth for the highlights.
Ground has been broken for a new government run adult transitional centre catering to homeless persons. The facility will be built in Kingston, which combined with the parish of St. Andrew is home to the highest number of displaced persons who remain adrift on our streets. Listen to this programme to get further details.
Child diversion is the process of implementing measures for dealing with children who are accused or recognized to have infringed the law, without resorting to formal judicial proceedings. The Government is rolling out a National Child Diversion Programme, which is to be fully rolled out by the end of this year. Listen to this feature to learn more about how this programme is changing lives.
On November 1 fourteen former windshield wipers graduated from a programme dubbed the Windshield Wipers Intervention Initiative, having completed training in civics, conflict management, family life management and career development. Listen to this feature as one of the graduates Collin Brown shares his story.
Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, recently took a tour of the beautiful parish of Portland, making several stops along the way. His visit coincides with the observance of Local Government and Community Development Month with many of the activities concentrated there. Listen to this programme to get the details.
The Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to improve the nation’s financial and fiscal resilience against losses during natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Listen to Going for Growth to learn more.