Learn About Common Cyber Scams & Threats To Look Out For

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… 

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eLandjamaica Application Receives An Upgrade

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.

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Learn About The Ananda Alert System

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.

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Get Tips on How to Protect the Ozone Layer

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).

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Nominations open for 2019 Civil Servants of the Year Award

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.

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Learn How to Register A Charity in Jamaica

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.

 

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Getting Married in Jamaica Pt 2: Accessing A Marriage Certificate

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.

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Jamaica’s 57th Year of Independence: Festival Calendar

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.

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MSME Financing Opportunities Part 2

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).

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MSME Financing Opportunities Part 1

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).

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Hurricane Season Preparedness

On this week’s get the facts, we share trends relating to the Atlantic hurricane season and later, some preparedness tips.

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Filing for Bankruptcy

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.

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Seaga’s Contribution to Religion

On this week’s Get the facts, we’re looking at Former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga’s contribution to religion.

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Facts About Edward Seaga

On this week’s Get the facts, more contributions of the Former Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, Stay tuned.

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NHF Card Application & Benefits

The National Heath Fund (NHF) officially introduced its 340 million dollar lupus subsidy programme on May 10. This means persons with that chronic illness can now join the list of citizens benefitting from the NHF card. On this week’s Get the facts, find out how to apply for the NHF card.

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