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Stress Management

On this edition of Health line we take a look at stress management.

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Social Inclusion and Protection-Student’s Loan Bureau

The Student’s Loan Bureau recently received a major cash injection to its revolving loan fund, to enable more persons access tertiary education. And a state of the art school for special needs is being built in Westmoreland, through public private partnership. Stay with us to find out how these and other developments are in keeping with government’s strategic focus on Effective Social Inclusion.

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Improving Climate Data Collection and Management

Several Government agencies are set to benefit from the new phase of the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience launched recently.On today’s programme, we highlight some improvements brought about through phase two of the PPCR.

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The Pursuit Of A Credible Economic Programme

Achieving sustainable economic growth presents the best avenue for helping Jamaica attain developed country status by the year 2030.To this end, the Government is actively pursuing private-sector led development initiatives. The focus is on establishing a competitive and enabling business environment to attract the vital investments required to support strong economic growth and sustained development.

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Improvements In The Education System

Facilitating further improvements in the education system remains a major priority of the government. In 2016, the Ministry of Education wants to be more efficient in the delivery of Education and training to better equip Jamaicans to function in the labour force.

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Climate Resilience-COP 21

A seventeen member delegation from Jamaica headed by Foreign Affairs Minister AJ Nicholson, recently attended the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in Paris, France. In today’s programme, we highlight some of the outcomes from the conference and the determined contributions of the country.

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Jamaica Poised For Economy Growth

Jamaica is poised to benefit significantly from the development of new and emerging industries, which will create employment for citizens.

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Get The Guns Campaign

The strategic approaches of the JCF are aimed at protecting Jamaicans and promoting lawfulness. JCF’s latest crime-fighting initiative dubbed Get the Guns aims to reduce the number of illegal firearms across the island and lower the murder rate.

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The Removal Of The Shift System Several Schools

The Government remains committed to providing education for individual and family advancement as well as national development.One method through which it has sought to reinforce this goal is the improvement of schools.This is geared at increasing classroom spaces, and ultimately the removal of the shift system. Several schools have had their facilities improved in recent months. We examine some of these on today’s programme.

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Climate Resilience

In today’s programme we tell you about government’s efforts to provide relief for person who have been facing the negative effects of climate change in the agricultural industry.

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Economic Growth And Development

The Government continues to put the necessary measures in place to improve the ease and speed of doing business in Jamaica.These measures have resulted in Jamaica receiving an improved ranking by seven places in the 2016 Doing Business Report.

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Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System

Priority number 3 for the government for the 2015/2016 fiscal year seeks to ensure improved security and safety, so that citizens will feel confident to live, work, raise families and do business in Jamaica. To achieve this goal the TEF provided part funding support for the installation of a closed circuit television (CCTV) system in the resort towns.

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The Modernization Thrust of Public Sector

The transformation and modernization of the public service remains a major priority of the Government, as it seeks to create an enabling environment for growth and development to take place in the country.
As part of the modernization thrust, the Government recently sought to strengthen the capacity of internal auditors across the public sector, through a specialized training exercise in performance auditing

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Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience PPCR

Climate Change is a clear and present issue affecting all sectors. In light of this, the Government has undertaken a 3.57 billion dollar Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

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The Gov’t Is Prioritizing Support To The MSME

The government is prioritizing support to the Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprise MSME Sector. This is because the sector is seen as a catalyst for transforming the economy and helping to make Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business

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JCF Fleet Management Update

A critical component of improving the safety and security of our citizens is strengthening the performance and accountability framework of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

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Job Creation And Economic Growth

The plan to develop Jamaica as a global logistics hub is a major part of the government long-term growth strategy.The hub represents an investment opportunity of some seven to eight billion US dollars and is expected to allow Jamaica to take full economic advantage of the opportunities presented by the widening of the Panama Canal

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