Phase 2 of the plastic ban prohibits the manufacture, distribution and use of polystyrene foam more popularly known as Styrofoam products. Manager of Public Education and Corporate Communication, at the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Olivia Anderson, recently sat down with Enthrose Campbell to give an overview of what phase one entailed and the initiatives being rolled out under phase two. Press play to get the details.
Every year the Heart Foundation of Jamaica celebrates February as heart month. This year the focus is on raising awareness about the impact of hypertension on the kidneys. On this edition of Get the facts, we’ll share some of the activities planned for the month as well as how you can get screened for hypertension, better known as high blood pressure. Press play to hear more.
In response to the growing number of tourists complaining about harassment from craft vendors the ministry of tourism has developed a tourism ethics manual. Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett recently sat down with Enthrose Campbell to talk about the manual as well as some new hotels set to break ground this year. Here’s an excerpt of the discussion. Press play to learn more about this issue.
Jamaica’s tourism industry continues to grow, with record earnings in 2019. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett credits the growth of the industry, and the fact that more tourism dollars are staying in the country, to the establishment of linkages networks. Minister Bartlett recently sat down with Enthrose Campbell to discuss plans for 2020. Here’s an excerpt of the discussion. Listen to this edition of Get the facts to hear more.
Jamaica recently welcomed United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo for a two-day working visit. Prior to his departure the Secretary of State delivered a speech on the future of US-Caribbean relations including how we can work to secure more US investments. Learn more on this edition of Get the facts!
As of January 1, 2020, the local manufacture, distribution and use of expanded polystyrene foam products (Styrofoam) in the food and beverage industry have been banned. This is being done as part of the Government’s thrust to place greater focus on pollution control. Learn more on today’s edition of Get the facts.
The end of the year is fast approaching and so too are the usual parties to ring in the New Year! This festive season promises to be even more exciting for party goers as the cut off times for events were have been temporarily extended. However the onus is on promoters and party planners to ensure they do not abuse this privilege. We’ll tell you why on this week’s Get the Facts.
Looking to go shopping in Downtown Kingston this yuletide season? Well you’ll be glad to hear that measures are being put in place to ensure law and order is maintained around this busy period in the business district. Stay tuned to this edition of get the facts
Looking to compare prices on your phones for products being sold across the island? Well a quick download of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) Jamaica App from the Google Play Store will help you do just that for businesses registered with the agency. Listen to this edition of Get the facts to learn more about CAC’s new app.
Despite continuous warnings and advisories, countless persons around the globe, including people in Jamaica, are still not taking the HIV/Aids epidemic seriously. On December 1, Jamaica joined the rest of the international community to observe World Aids Day, and as part of that awareness, Acting Deputy CEO of the JIS Enthrose Campbell interviewed the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at the Jamaica Aids Support for Life, Xavier Biggs. Listen to this edition of Get the facts to learn more.
November 29 is the deadline to send in those applications for the annual Take a Child Home for the Holiday Initiative. Listen to Get the Facts as we tell you how the programme has been doing over the past few years and how you can get involved.
As at November 7 the National Surveillance Unit in the Ministry of Health and Wellness had recorded a total of 12,794 notifications for dengue in its electronic database. This was data received between January 1 last year and November 7 this year. Of that figure 7,179 cases have been classified as suspected, presumed or confirmed cases of dengue. Listen to get the details on this edition of Get the Facts.
Civil Service Week 2019 will be observed from November 17 to 22 under the theme: ‘Building and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence’. Activities to mark Civil Service Week are organised by the Civil Service Week Steering Committee (CSWSC) in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service. Listen to Get the facts to learn more.
On this week’s Get the facts, Jamaica now has its own iGuide. We’ll tell you what it is and how you can access it on today’s programme.
In recent days the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has been urging citizens not to leave more than two bags of cuttings for collection and disposal in order to make compost. Listen today’s edition of Get the facts to learn more.
On this week’s get the facts, Voter ID cards valid until December 31, 2020, stay tuned to hear why.
This year over 140 Jamaicans will be presented with insignias during the National Honours and Awards ceremony on Heroes Day, Monday October 21. The ceremony will culminate activities being spearheaded by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport for National Heritage Week, October 13 to 21. National Heritage Week is being observed under the theme ‘Our Heritage… A Great Legacy’
The Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch, PSTEB of the Jamaica Constabulary is partnering with key stakeholders to maintain order on the nation’s roads. Head of PSTEB, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin Blake joined JIS Deputy CEO Enthrose Campbell to discuss the collaborative approach to keeping our citizens safe. Listen to find out the steps PSTEB is making to maintain order on our roads.