Many of us do not really pay attention to our diets until we run into issues with our health. But how many of us facing that situation have managed to turn the circumstance into disposable income? Breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elorine Turner Pryce has turned her now healthy eating habits into the thriving business, Eden Joy Whole Foods. Listen to this edition of Jamaica Made as we explore how Eden Joy Whole Foods is improving the health of others.
Welcome to the Environment Report, a 5-minute look at local news affecting our natural environment. A study on Jamaica’s mangroves has estimated that they provide approximately 32.7 million US dollars in protection to Jamaica’s heavily settled coastline areas. The study, entitled “Report Launch of the Forces of Nature Assessment and Economic Valuation of Coastal Protection Services provided by Mangroves in Jamaica” was launched on November 20. Listen to this feature to learn more.
Quwayne Howell wants to become one of Jamaica’s leading facial plastic surgeons – helping people with defects or disfigurement to the face, resulting from birth or trauma, to live normal lives. His grades were more than good enough for him to get into the coveted Medical Science Faculty at The University of the West Indies (UWI), but after doing the financial assessment at UWI in August, he was told that despite having the required grades, he could not be accepted into the medical faculty due to his financial challenges. Listen to this feature to learn about how Quwayne is rising above his challenges.
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.