The Role of The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation

The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport provides adolescent mothers aged 17 and under, with the opportunity to continue their education during pregnancy. The Centre prepare the girls for reintegration into the formal school system.

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Disaster Preparedness: Avoiding The Dangers of a Lightning Strike

In Jamaica, thunder storms are part of everyday atmospheric conditions. But in recent times, there have been reports of injuries resulting from lightning strikes. Though not often, they have caused deaths, as was the case when a 15 year old St Catherine student got struck while picking fruit during a thunderstorm in September 2019. Lightning is not a light matter and you need to know what to do during a thunderstorm.

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Going For Growth: IMF Precautionary Standby Arrangement (PSBA) Now Complete

The country has passed the 6th and final review under the Precautionary Standby Arrangement (PSBA) with the International Monetary fund (IMF). An IMF staff team led by mission chief Uma Ramakrishnan visited Kingston from September 9–19, to conduct the discussions as the country prepares to exit financial relations with the fund. Consideration by the IMF’s Executive Board of the review is tentatively scheduled for November 2019 and upon approval, an additional 220 million US dollars will be made available to the country, bringing the total accessible credit, if needed, to about 1.63 billion US dollars. The SBA will expire on November 8 but officials are already celebrating the country’s successful completion of the programme.

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Tributes to Dr Ken Baugh Part 2

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Kenneth Lee O’Neil Baugh was more than your average man. He meant so much to so many. To some he was their doctor, to others he was a true friend and role model. In matters concerning the country, fellow parliamentarian, Horace Dalley says Ken Baugh was willing to cross any political divide.

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Jamaica Made: The Story Of Mallowris Naturals

Join us today as we chat with 24 year old Lori Facey, attorney by day, entrepreneur by night as we talk about the creation of Mallowris Naturals a natural, Jamaican made, hair and skin care line of products and how she plans to make her brand into a household name.

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Bunkering & The Taxi Industry Feature

Over the next five minutes join us as we dig up solutions and explore developments in the Transport and Mining Ministry. On today’s programme, Jamaica looks to the bunkering industry and Taxi operators encouraged to think big and operate as entrepreneurs. We’ll be right back.

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Jamaica Mortgage Bank Developer Loans

What if I told you the Government could help you build your own home? You’d probably agree. But what if I said they could help you take your dream even further? To maybe owning a whole complex or an entire multiple unit development project? Well, eight housing developers are living that dream with the help of the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB). The state-run entity recently provided some 1.5 billion dollars for the construction of eight development projects in the corporate area.

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Going for Growth: Poverty Update for 2017

Marginal changes recorded for Jamaica’s poverty rate which continues to fluctuate. We give you the latest figures and the factors leading to the outturn on this week’s Going for Growth.

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Feature Tribute to Dr Kenneth Baugh

The late Dr. Kenneth Baugh is being hailed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and other political leaders as a committed leader, a skilled professional and global leader. A true gentleman of politics. Dr Kenneth Lee O’Neil Baugh’s service to his country was evident in his commitment to care for and serve his fellow Jamaicans.

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The Ministry of Culture Launches Miss Lou 100

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has officially launched Miss Lou 100, a period of 100 days from September 1 to December 10, to mark the centenary of the birth of cultural icon Dr the Honourable Louise Bennett Coverley. The Jamaican Language Unit at the University of the West Indies will launch a campaign during the 100 days aimed at improving public perception of the language commonly called patois, with the wider objective of making the Jamaican language official. Former Coordinator of the Unit, Professor Emeritus Hubert Devonish visited the JIS recently to discuss the plans of the UWI during the 100 days.

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