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.
As internet connectivity continues to increase across the country, there are renewed calls for the public to be aware of and safeguard themselves against cyber-scams and cyber threats. Have you ever been a victim of any of these criminal acts? Well even if your answer is no, it doesn’t mean you should be relaxed about it as it’s easy for many of us to fall prey to cybercriminals. Listen to Get the facts to learn more…
The National Land Agency (NLA) has significantly improved its eLandjamaica web portal, enabling more seamless public access to property information. The application now allows persons to conduct more comprehensive searches having integrated the functions of the previous eLandjamaica platform and iMapjamaica.
In 2018, the Ananda Alert system was activated at least 1,512 times. That’s the number of children reported missing for the year. The Ananda Alert is a nationwide system, designed to ensure speedy and safe recovery of a child in the unfortunate event that he/she is missing or abducted. The system came on stream in 2009. It involves mobilizing stakeholders to get the message of a missing child into the public domain the moment the matter is reported to the police.
September 16 was celebrated as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer under the theme 32 years and healing. The ozone layer is the earth’s natural shield from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and the theme for this year’s observance signifies the three decades of international cooperation to protect it and the environment under the Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol seeks to ensure countries phase out the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
This year, three new categories of awardees will be introduced into the Civil Servants of the Year Award. The three new award categories are Technical, Management and Middle Management and the change aims to broaden the scope of eligible nominees as part of efforts to revitalise the initiative.
Want to become a marriage officer in Jamaica? Well find out how on this week’s get the facts, stay tuned.
On this week’s get the facts, find out how the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) can help you to avoid bad purchases especially during this, the last leg of the back to school shopping period.
A charitable organization is any institution established to give back. Under the law, according to section 2 of the Charities Act, such organizations can be a charitable trust or any institution, established for that exclusive purpose. It can also be an institution which has no part of its net income or assets going towards the personal benefit of any governing board member, settler of the organization or of any other private individual.
Following the wedding, the marriage register must be submitted to the Registrar General’s Department in order for the marriage certificate to be processed, produced and printed. Five signatures must be affixed to the marriage register to make the marriage valid, those of the married couple, the 2 witnesses and the marriage officer. The initial documents that would have been needed to carry out a wedding in Jamaica include: a form of declaration and the Minister’s License both obtained from the Ministry of Justice.
How much do you know about tying the knot in this the land of sun, sea and sand? We explore this topic on this week’s Get the facts.
One nation, one people; that’s the theme for our 57th year of independence. The festival calendar got underway on July 27 with the finals of the Festival Song competition. Other activities already staged include: the National Independence Church service, the Governor General’s Independence reception and emancipation jubilee activities.
On this week’s Get The Facts, we continue talking about funding opportunities for Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises MSMEs through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).
On this week’s Get the facts, we talk about funding for Micro, Small and Medium Sized enterprises MSMEs through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ).
On this week’s get the facts, we share trends relating to the Atlantic hurricane season and later, some preparedness tips.
Declaring bankruptcy is a legal process that reduces, restructures or eliminates the debt owed by a person (individual or corporate). An insolvent or a debtor under Jamaican law is a person owing a minimum of 300 thousand dollars and who is unable to pay that debt or has ceased paying it. They may live, own property or have a business in Jamaica.
On this week’s Get The Facts, we share dress protocol and military rites for the State Funeral of former Prime Minister Edward Seaga, Stay tuned.
On this week’s Get the facts, we’re looking at Former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga’s contribution to religion.
On this week’s get the facts, we’re talking about State Funerals and who they’re accorded to.