JSIF Functions And Achievements

The Jamaica Social investment Fund, JSIF has been providing social intervention for the past twenty years, mobilizing resources and channelling them to community-based socio-economic infrastructure and social services projects.  Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, recently sat with Ian Boyne to discuss the functions and achievements of the Fund.

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Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act 2010 Revised

Parliament recently approved the Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act, a revision of the soon to be repealed Criminal Justice (Plea Negotiations and Agreement) Act 2010. Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck has expressed optimism that with the passage of the new legislation, plea bargaining will become a major component of Jamaica’s justice system. Minister Chuck was speaking with Ian Boyne on the JIS Television programme Issues and Answers. In the following excerpt of their discussion, minister chuck begins by explaining why the previous legislation was unsuccessful.

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National Road Safety Council Mandate

June is Road Safety Month. Executive Director of the National Road Safety Council, NRSC Paula Fletcher says the Council’s mandate involves reducing the number of crashes on the nation’s roads. Mrs. Fletcher who was speaking in a recent interview with Ian Boyne points out that the Government has been instrumental in advancing road safety in Jamaica.

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SBAJ Hugh Johnson

President of the SBAJ, Hugh Johnson, recently sat with Ian Boyne to discuss opportunities for regional networking expected to flow from the conference.

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OUR Celebrating 20 Year Anniversary

The Office of Utilities Regulation OUR is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year.  Director General of the OUR Ansord Hewitt recently sat down with Ian Boyne to recap one of the agency’s major achievements. Here’s an excerpt of the discussion.

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Issues & Answers – NHF Pt #2

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund, Everton Anderson, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to outline the various measures being taken to ensure persons have numerous options to obtain their medication.

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Issues & Answers – NHF Everton Anderson

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Fund, which executes the Public Sector Pharmacy Partner Programme, Everton Anderson, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss the implementation of the initiative. We bring you an excerpt of that interview.

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Metry Seaga The Benefits Of Special Economic Zones

Ian Boyne recently sat down with Vice Chairman of JAMPRO, Metry Seaga, to outline the benefits special economic zones stand to generate for the country. We bring you an excerpt of that interview.

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EU Partnered With The Gov’t Of Jamaica

Head of the European Union Delegation to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss a few of these initiatives and the positive outcomes reaped.

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Kenute Hare: outline Safe Driving Habits

Director of the Road Safety Unity, Kenute Hare, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to outline the importance of adhering to the speed limit when driving, and remind about other safe driving techniques.

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The Citizen Security and Justice Programme

The Citizen Security and Justice Programme, CSJP has been transforming lives across Jamaica for the past 16 years, establishing itself as the Ministry of National Security’s flagship social intervention initiative. Up next, CSJP Communications and Social Marketing Coordinator Patrice Nephew shares how the programme has evolved over the years to meet the needs of the target communities.

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Floyd Green Part 2- A Revised Youth Policy

The government has developed a revised Youth Policy which State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green expects will be tabled in Parliament by July this year. Minister Green provided an upgrade on the policy during a recent interview with Ian Boyne

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HEART Trust NTA Grant Increase

Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green says the HEART Trust NTA has increased the grant provided to the Students Loan Bureau, in a bid to ensure greater access to tertiary education, particularly for specific areas of study. Minister Green recently sat down with Ian Boyne to provide more information on the initiative. The Minister also touched on plans to improve access to health services for children in state care. We bring you excerpts of the interview.

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Eugene Pitter Founder Of Just For Peace Int’l

Eugene Pitter is the founder of just for peace international, a group conducting extensive work in several communities in Spanish Town. Mr. Pitter has dedicated much of his time to active volunteerism through music. He recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss his work with at risk persons.

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The Commission Of Strata Corporations

The Commission of Strata Corporations is the public body charged with monitoring, regulating and supervising the operations of strata housing complexes in Jamaica. In a recent interview with Ian Boyne, Manager of the Inspectorate of the Commission of Strata Corporations, Ainsworth Norton outlined some of the Commission’s specific roles and functions as it executes its duties.

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Gov’t Intention To Centralize Funds Of All Public Bodies

Prime Minister Andrew Holness recently announced the Government’s intention to centralize the funds of all public bodies, to allow for more efficient and effective management of the nation’s finances. Co- Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute, Dr. Damien King, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to weigh in on this initiative. We bring you an excerpt of that interview.

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The PetroCaribe Development Fund.

Co- Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute, Dr. Damien King, recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss the budget, which Finance Minister, Audley Shaw says will be financed through a mix of revenue measures, grants, loans and inflows from the PetroCaribe Development Fund.

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Court Orientation Prog For Sexual Abuse Cases Pt 2

The Ministry of Justice has a court orientation programme which helps prepare victims of sexual and other forms of abuse for cases in the court system. Director of the Victim Services Division in the Ministry Rev. Osbourne Bailey recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss the assistance provided

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Court Orientation Programme For Sexual Abuse Cases

The Ministry of Justice has a court orientation programme which helps prepare victims of sexual and other forms of abuse for cases in the court system. Director of the Victim Services Division in the Ministry, Rev. Osbourne Bailey recently sat down with Ian Boyne to discuss the assistance provided.

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