Evening News February 11 2020

Finance Minister announces 852 billion dollar budget, 10,000 housing starts by end of current fiscal year and national health insurance scheme green paper being finalised.

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Midday News February 11 2020

Patient moved into isolation over suspected coronavirus symptoms; Four new Family Courts to be established; and Increased training opportunities coming under HEART Trust NTA.

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Evening News February 10 2020

Public encouraged to use drive safe app, Health ministry says western children hospital to be largest in Caribbean and Government to fund athletes for 2020 Olympics.

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Midday News February 10 2020

Statue of Asafa Powel unveiled, JPs urged to join restorative justice programme and Agriculture Ministry set to boost citrus production.

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Sunday News Recap February 16 2020

The country is being urged to maintain water conservation practices as a sustained period of dryness is being projected for the region up to April. Director of the Meteorological Services Branch in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Evan Thompson says the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum’s projection is in line with local analyses, that also point to a near normal drying trend across the country for the period.

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Saturday News Recap February 15 2020

The House of Representatives has approved the Second Supplementary Estimates for the 2019/20 financial year. The figures show that the Budget has been increased by 7.966 billion dollars, moving from 851.1 billion to 859 billion dollars. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Nigel Clarke says for the period April to November 2019, there were better than budgeted performances on both the Central Government’s primary and fiscal balance indicators. He says the additional expenditure is being facilitated by the higher revenue forecast and factored in the primary surplus target of 6 and a half percent of gross domestic product (GDP).

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Evening News February 05 2020

Agriculture Ministry to launch affordable greenhouse equipment project, Jamaica Social Stock Exchange making progress and Justice Ministry to launch restorative justice initiative for schools.

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Midday News February 07 2020

Water IQ Initiative to be expanded; Health and Wellness Minister urges public to remain vigilant in dengue fight; and Government to roll out Youth in Agriculture Policy.

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Evening News February 06 2020

Drought management committee to be established, citizens urged to conserve water during dry period and local government ministry increases funeral grant allocation.

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Midday News February 06 2020

Date for Clarendon South Bi-election announced; Government sensitizing frontline workers on coronavirus; and Ministry of Justice observing Restorative Justice Week.

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Evening News February 05 2020

Ministry of Health and Wellness establishes National Coordinating mechanism in response to coronavirus threat, HOPE driver training programme launched and Ministry of Education to increase security in schools.

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Midday News February 05 2020

Lower House approves second supplementary estimates, Zones of Special Operations extended and fire station to be built in Trelawny.

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Evening News February 04 2020

Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Missouri for international lecture series, government to increase NIS contribution rate and World Health Organisation declares 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

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Midday News February 04 2020

Grammy winning artiste Koffee back in Jamaica; Schools complying with guidelines for sugary drinks; and Tourism Ministry calls for emergency funding to combat spread of coronavirus.

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Evening News February 03 2020

Government monitoring all countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus; tourism pension scheme to impact over 300,000 workers and; Asafa Powell statue to be unveiled on Sunday.

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Midday News February 03 2020

Travel ban imposed on persons coming from China; 60 million dollars allocated for reggae month activities; and public encouraged to utilize LMIS app.

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Evening News January 31 2020

Sugar-cane farmers in St. Thomas to receive financial assistance; Ground broken for new RADA office in Hanover; and Government assisting Jamaicans in China amidst Coronavirus outbreak.

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Midday News January 31 2020

Local testing for new coronavirus to become possible by February, Finance Minister welcomes latest Fitch rating and prostate cancer awareness campaign going well.

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Sunday News Recap February 2 2020

Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, says the States of Public Emergency (SOEs) continue to have positive results, in the areas where they have been implemented. In 2019 SOEs were declared in St. James, Hanover, Westmoreland, Clarendon, St. Catherine and the St. Andrew South Police Division. All areas under the security measure subsequently recorded declines in shootings and murders.

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Saturday News Recap February 1 2020

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has outlined several measures to be taken as part of efforts to improve the management and governance of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).
These will include changes to the institution’s procurement, record keeping and human resource management systems, based on recommendations found in the Auditor General’s report on the school for the 2016-2018 period. Mr Holness says a governance framework has been created which will guide operations going forward.

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