The majority of pension recipient receive payments by cashing vouchers and cheques at post offices. But due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and its health risk for vulnerable groups including older pensioners, persons with disabilities and those with underlying health conditions, the government is discouraging large gatherings to practice social distancing. Find out how the governemnt plans to implement greater use of direct deposits to access their funds on this feature.
Jamaican consumers purchase goods and services from business owners every day, but not all transactions go as planned, which may result in a dispute. Some cases can be resolved quickly and easily, while others may require a mediator, and that’s where the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) can help. Find out how the CAC’s can help you in filing a complaint on this feature.
A number of persons are finding light during this dark COVID-19 time by picking up on economic opportunities that have been presenting themselves. With the government mandating all citizens to wear masks while in public spaces as part of efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many persons are venturing into mask production. In this edition of Jamaica Made, we speak to one upcoming entrepreneur who is pursuing this business.
The government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has been providing support to Jamaican nationals abroad impacted by the novel coronavirus.Due to the lockdown of the ports of entry in several countries including Jamaica, many nationals are currently stranded overseas. Find out how they have been responding to this global health crisis.
Each day, thousands of essential workers leave their homes and families, brave the elements and go out into the field to tend to patients who may have contracted COVID-19. However, a major deterrent to their work is the discriminatory behavior of ordinary citizens. On this feature, one health worker shares some of the challenges she has faced as a result of the stigma surrounding COVID-19 in society.
COVID-19 continues to impact all sectors of society in a number of ways. But the Government’s ability to accurately determine the extent to which the pandemic is impacting the country may is also being challenged. We tell you why on this edition of Going for Growth.
As the fight continues against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 Disease, the Jamaican government has employed three primary strategies to protect the country and its citizens. Press play to find out what these are on this feature.
The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has implemented measures to assist administrators, parents and caregivers with the continued development of children zero to five years old, during the period of school closure, arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Press play to hear more about this initiative.
Eye on Justice is a 5 minute radio programme brought to you by the Ministry of Justice. On this edition we will continue our conversation on expungement, and specifically apbout the application process. Press play to hear more.
Many Jamaicans oppose the idea of zoo, thinking it’s cruel to keep animals locked up outside of their natural habitats. Others are worried that the animals could escape and harm people. On the flipside however, there are others who argue that zoos serve an invaluable purpose for animal conservation. On this edition of Studio 58A General Curator of Hope Zoo Joey Brown, Senior Reptile Keeper at the Zoo Jodian Brisset, and Environmental Officer at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Treya Picking, discuss the benefits of zoos. Press play to learn more
The way we conduct business in almost all areas has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the key changes is the fact that many organizations have enabled some or all of their services to be accessed online, as part of efforts to encourage social distancing and limit the spread of the virus. Among them is the Transport Authority, which has made it mandatory for applications for new and renewal Road Licenses to be done online. Press play as we go through the process and discuss the reasons for the mandatory change on this programme.
Some 50 families have received care package donations containing food items from the St. Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) in Santa Cruz. These families have been facing financial challenges caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This programme is an initiative of Dania Allen, an English Language and eighth-grade form teacher, who was moved after hearing the plight of a student, whose mother had been laid off due to the fallout in the tourism industry. Press play to hear more.
As many Jamaicans are sheltered-in at home, waiting out the Coronavirus disease, a group of brave females are risking it all to provide for those in need. Pursued International is an organization that is reaching out to at-risk women. Find out how you can become apart of this story of helping at-risk women rise above their challenges.
Despite some glitches reported early in the system, applications for the Government’s 10 billion dollar COVID-19 Allocation of Resources for Employees (CARE) programme opened on April 9 to businesses and individuals being affected by the pandemic. Find out how the programme is helping those affected by COVID19 on this edition of Going for Growth.
Prior to becoming a homeschool mom in 2012, Shauna-Gay Case, worked in the private sector as a web developer and multimedia specialist. Shortly after starting the homeschool journey, the family of five, moved from Kingston to what she describes as low key and quiet Mandeville to, make life more comfortable for her youngest child who has a skin condition. Listen to Sh
With the increased demand for electricity and the current infrastructure becoming outdated resulting in high light bills and inefficient electricity plants. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) plans to invest more than 100 million US dollars to modernize Jamaica’s electricity grid over the next 5 years. Stay tuned to this feature as we explore how the JPS plans to modernize our energy systems.
With the increased need for remote working across the globe, including Jamaica, to contain the spread of COVID-19, more companies are utilizing remote working applications to complete projects. This however has also exposed a number of security issues with one of the popular applications, Zoom. Press play to find out what tech experts are saying about this new technological challenge on this feature
With numerous persons forced to remain in their homes as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of digital skills and internet based income streams has come sharply into focus. And with widespread job cuts across all sectors, the ability to stay home and maintain a steady income has become even more valuable. Chief Executive Officer of Internet Income Jamaica, Alicia Lyttle recently appeared on JIS Studio 58A, where she outlines, how she helps persons to earn an income via the internet. Press play to get the details