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Christine Lagarde Pt. 3

Extreme weather events are expected to be a regular feature of the Caribbean going forward, due largely to the effects of climate change. With this in mind, Caribbean Governments are exploring measures to enhance the region’s ability to effectively manage and recover from natural disasters. In a recent interview with Ian Boyne, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde detailed ways in which her organization is moving to assist the region in this thrust. We bring you an excerpt of that interview.

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Madame Christine Lagarde Pt 2

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Madame Christine Lagarde shared her thoughts on the way forward for Jamaica, and how the vision of growth can be realized. We bring you an excerpt of that interview.

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Government’s Public Sector Reform Programme

Managing Director of the International Monetary fund, Madame Christine Lagarde weighed in on the Government’s public sector reform programme and its planned outcomes.

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Peter Brady Maritime Authority

Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and Chairman of the National Hydrographic Committee Rear admiral Peter Brady recently sat down with Ian Boyne to share details about this initiative. The following is an excerpt from their interview.

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Omar Gordon, Ministry of Justice

The Government is to embark on a European Union funded programme to upgrade 78 courts with technological devices. This is part of efforts to improve the delivery of justice. Director of Management Information Systems in the Ministry of Justice, Omar Gordon recently sat down with Ian Boyne to share details about this initiative.

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JSIF Social Intervention Committee

Managing Director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, JSIF Omar Sweeney also wears the hat of Deputy Chair of the Social Intervention Committee of the Mt Salem Zone of Special Operations. In a recent interview with Ian Boyne, Mr Sweeney outlined the work of the social intervention committee.

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Update On The Kingston Redevelopment

The city of Kingston in particular has been earmarked for extensive rehabilitation. The redevelopment is being spearheaded by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).  General Manager, Dr. Damian Graham, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to provide an update on the Kingston Redevelopment initiative.

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Youth Empowerment and Mentorship Summer Camp

Conceptualizer of IPAD, Acting Police Commissioner, Novelette Grant, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss the objectives of the initiative and the ways in which it has been shaping Jamaica’s young people.

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Roles And Responsibilities Of JP

To become a JP one has to undergo specialized training and regular capacity building sessions with the Ministry of Justice’s, Justice Training Institute. Principal of the Justice Training Institute, Karen Campbell Briscoe recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss the roles and responsibilities of Justices of the Peace.

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International Arbitration Centre

Secretary General of the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre Christopher Malcom gives details on the creation of the centre. He was speaking in a recent interview with Ian Boyne

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Legal Aid Council Pt. 2

Persons arrested by the police are entitled to legal representation, even if they are unable to afford it. The Legal Aid Council has been providing this and other support services under the Legal Aid Act, passed in 1997. Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, Hugh Faulkner, recently discussed the services offered by the Council in in an interview with Ian Boyne

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Legal Aid Council Pt 1

The Council offers assistance free of cost to Jamaicans who cannot afford an attorney at the time they are accused. In a recent interview with Ian Boyne, Executive Director of the Legal Aid Council, and attorney-at-law Hugh Faulkner, outlined the service available to citizens

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Issues & Answers – The Law Reform

National Security Advisor, Major General Antony Anderson sought to explain the Legislation, assuring that the philosophy underpinning the Act is not to target communities but to target criminals holding communities at ransom.

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JAMPRO Pt 2 Create The Ideal Environment

President of Jamaica’s trade facilitation agency, JAMPRO, Diane Edwards recently discussed with Ian Boyne the steps being taken to create the ideal environment to attract business interests to Jamaica.

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JAMPRO Harness Diaspora Members And Create Investment Opportunities.

The government has identified partnerships with the Jamaican Diaspora as a key strategy to increase foreign direct investment into Jamaica. In a recent interview with Ian Boyne, President of JAMPRO, Jamaica’s Trade and Investment Facilitation agency, Diane Edwards outlined some of the methods being used to harness the talents and interests of Diaspora members and create investment opportunities.

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Deportation Or Involuntary Return Migration

Deportation or involuntary return migration is a sensitive issue for a number of reasons. Up next, Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Seth George Ramocan outlines how Jamaica’s overseas missions seek to ensure a smoother return for Jamaicans who are sent home. High Commissioner Ramocan was speaking in an interview with Ian Boyne.

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FCJ To Develop Corporate Area

The Factories Corporation of Jamaica has plans to expand the commercial and productive space available for business process outsourcing in Portmore, St. Catherine. The Garmex Free Zone in Kingston is also undergoing rennovation as part of plans to modernize and expand the facility to attract new occupants.Chairman of the FCJ, Lyttleton Shirley and Managing Director of the agency Donald Farquharson recently outlined the steps involved in the development of both projects in a recent interview with Ian Boyne. We bring you an excerpt of that interview.

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FCJ Recapped The Steps Taken During The Restructuring Reriod

The Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) underwent a period of restructuring over the last year, geared towards streamlining the agency’s processes, and better enabling it to fulfil its mandate of enhancing national development by providing quality commercial space to qualified investors. Chairman of the FCJ Lyttleton Shirley, recapped the steps taken during the restructuring period, in a recent interview with Ian Boyne. We bring you an excerpt of that interview.

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FCJ Undertaking Major Development Projects In St. Thomas

The Factories Corporation of Jamaica is undertaking several major development projects in St. Thomas, geared at generating jobs and stimulating economic growth. Chairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica, Mr. Lyttleton Shirley, shed some light on these developments in a recent interview with Ian Boyne.

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How JSIF Fund’s Work In Disaster Mitigation Efforts

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund, JSIF is increasingly recognised for its work in vulnerable communities across Jamaica. Up Next, JSIF Managing Director Omar Sweeney discusses the fund’s work in disaster mitigation efforts.

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