Full Resumption Of Face To Face Classes

We feature the Old Harbour High School in St. Catherine and Petersfield Primary and Infant School in Westmoreland. Both schools reopened for the full resumption of face-to-face classes on Monday, March 7, 2022.

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Fleeing Ukraine, March 9, 2022

Imagine moving across the world to study in an unfamiliar territory, only to have your life turned completely upside down. Well for more than 20 Jamaican students who were adapting to life in Ukraine, this was the reality when geo-political tensions escalated between that country and another former Soviet State, Russia.

Listen to their stories.

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JBDC Essential oil incubator fr

Jamaica has lots of plants and trees with medicinal properties as well as unique fragrancies. But, what if you wanted to create an aromatic oil or fragrance from one of the plants or tress to sell to interested persons?

Here’s another question – what if there was a place where you could do that and get help to start a business selling your creations as well?

If that’s a question you’ve been thinking about lately, then you’re in luck. That’s what the Jamaica Business Development Corporation JBDC’s Essential Oil Incubator project is all about.

To tell us more about the project we have Director of the JBDC’s Incubator and Resource Centre, David Harrison.

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Going For Growth, March 7, 2022

On a previous programme, we explored the Bank of Jamaica’s Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system, as we explained a recent transfer mix up at one of the island’s commercial banks. In this episode, we take things a step further and look at the relationship between RTGS and JAM-DEX, the Jamaica digital exchange.

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World Consumer Rights Day

How much do you know about the financial sector? Are you able to access products and services without hassle? Do you have unanswered questions as a consumer?

Well, you can get those questions answered and more on World Consumer Rights Day on March 15 at the Consumer Affairs Commission’s virtual townhall meeting.

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Wage Negotiations Complete, March 2, 2022

The Government is now clear to start the implementation of the planned public sector compensation review come April 1, 2022. That’s because wage arrangements are now practically behind us.

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JBDC Festival of the cloth

Food, music and culture are some of the things Jamaica is known for worldwide. Add style to the mix and you get the essence of our local fashion industry.

If you’re a local designer and looking to expand your skills, then the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is hosting a series of textile workshops in March just for you.

Today JBDC CEO Valrie Viera gives us the 411 on the workshops and more.

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Going For Growth February 28, 2022

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is calling for enhanced communication and sensitization by banks around the use of customer account information in the domestic financial markets. This, considering the recent 1.7-million-dollar transfer mix up involving the Central Bank’s JamClear®-Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system at one of the island’s top commercial banks.

In this week’s going for growth, we put the RTGS system under the microscope

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Dubai Calling

The Middle East is rich in culture, natural resources and full of potential investors looking for new opportunities. When you put Jamacia’s welcoming and investor friendly environment with the Middle East you get a match made in heaven.

That’s our focus for today as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith walks us through work by the government to attract investors from that region to Jamaica.

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Inflation Update, February 23, 2022

Commodity price shocks send inflation soaring to seven-year high. What’s the Bank of Jamaica doing about it? Listen and find out.

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2022 Business trends

Crises such as the COVID 19 pandemic usually cause many persons to panic. But entrepreneurs view these times as a blessing for the numerous business opportunities that can arise.

That’s where we turn our attention today as Corporate Communications Manager at Jamaica Business Development Corporation JBDC, Suzzette Campbell gives us the 411 on the latest business trends in Jamaica.

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More Persons To Be Targeted For Social Pension Programme

The Government, through the Ministry of Labour and Social Security will be continuing efforts to expand the number of persons 75 years and older who are registered under the Social Pension Programme during the upcoming 2022/2023 financial year.

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Going For Growth February 21, 2022

More growth expected for the Jamaican economy as COVID-19 loosens its grip on the world. We’re looking at the near-term prospects and giving you the latest growth projections in this week’s Going for Growth!

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Road Infrastructure Works Update- February 21, 2021

For the 2022/2023 fiscal year, the National Works Agency plans to spend more than 927 million dollars on Road Infrastructure Development and Management. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Everald Warmington, led a tour of the areas targeted for repairs.

 

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JBDC Entrepreneurship blog

The Jamaica Development Corporation (JBDC) has a wealth of information that can help new and existing entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The only issue is that entrepreneurs have to either call or visit the JBDC office to access the help they need.

But what if this information was available on demand and at your fingertips? That the goal of the JBDC’s newly launched Entrepreneurship weekly blog.

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Going For Growth, February 14, 2022

More than $900 billion has been budgeted for spending by the Government in the upcoming fiscal year (FY2022/23). We’ll begin breaking down the estimates on this week’s going for growth!

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NFPB Spearheads Safer Sex Week Activities- February 14, 2022

As persons prepare to celebrate Valentines Day, the National Family Planning Board (NFPB) is using the opportunity to remind couples to practice safer sex. Director of Health Promotion and Prevention at the NFPB, Andrea Campbell, says Safer Sex Week is being observed from February 13-19 under the theme, “Do yuh part, safer sex is a start.”

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