Over a thousand students at the Harbour View Primary School in Kingston are set to benefit from, a new Gazebo being built on the school grounds. Valued at 870 thousand dollars, the new Gazebo is being provided with support from Airports Authority of Jamaica, AAJ and Norman Manley International Airport Limited, NMIA.
Minister of Industry, Commerce Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says the government is set to start the divestment process for sugar lands in 3 parishes. Minister Shaw says the fall off of the sugar industry has created numerous opportunities for Jamaica to use the lands for more productive activities, such as growing other crops.
It’s all about inclusion as the Health and Wellness Ministry rolls out its Physical Activity Guide in Braille, aimed at reducing the rate of non-communicable diseases among blind persons. The document focuses on the messages and activities being promoted through Jamaica Moves and other health-based campaigns. The book was launched on May 17 and copies presented to representatives from various special needs groups.
Over 100 students attending the Barret Town All Age School in Barrett Town St. James are set to benefit from a new Infant Department. Funded through the European Union at a cost of 34 million dollars the project is being facilitated through the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, JSIF under the Poverty Reduction Programme.
Our island has produced world-renowned musicians and artistes, inspired by their authentic Jamaican roots and culture. To help pave the way for upcoming talents the Government is working to finalize the National Policy on Culture and Creative Economy of Jamaica. The policy will establish and help formalise the enabling environment within which the creative sector will operate.
The National Environment and Planning Agency NEPA will educating primary-school students and teachers in the protection of shore and water birds ahead of the May 22 observance of International Day for Biological Diversity. Approximately 70 students from 12 primary schools in the Education Ministry’s Region 6 will participate in a sensitization session at the Mount Nebo Primary School and Baptist Church in St. Catherine on May 16, geared at showing students how heir solid waste impacts the environment.
A healthier population is one of the main aims of the Ministry of Health and Wellness as it seeks to fight non-communicable diseases and encourage Jamaicans to adopt healthier lifestyle practices. That’s why the government is collaborating with food establishments across the country to roll out the ‘Better-for-you Options’ programme. It slated to get started in another three months.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has launched a Physical Activity Bible in effort to help provide creative ways of engaging the public to adopt healthy lifestyle practices.
Forty-five residents from communities in West Central St. James were presented with their registered land titles, under the Housing Agency of Jamaica HAJ, National Land Titling Programme. The beneficiaries, who reside in Meadowsvale, Pitfour Phase three and Retirement Phases one and two, were presented with the titles during recent a handover ceremony.
A teacher is perhaps one of the first and most influential persons you have come across in your life. Teachers are facilitators of the future helping to nurture minds into the maturity of their aspirations. That’s why Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with oversight for the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Karl Samuda, is encouraging teachers to continue to act as positive role models for students.
The ‘Jamaica Moves’ club at Petersfield Primary and Infant School is making strides in promoting healthy lifestyle habits among staff and students. Petersfield Primary and Infant is one of six pilot schools in Westmoreland and 100 across the island under the Ministry of Health’s Jamaica Moves initiative.
The water storage capacity at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Facility has been significantly improved with the donation of three black water tanks by Guardian Life Limited. The company also presented eight heavy-duty fans during a brief handover ceremony at the South Camp Road-based facility on Monday.
The delivery of primary healthcare to residents of Black River, St. Elizabeth has been boosted following the recent expansion and renovation of the Black River Health Centre. The facility now offers services relating to maternal and child health, as well as curative, dental, dressing, women’s health, nutrition, environmental health, mental health and child guidance.
The government is to spend approximately 50 million dollars to build four water shops in St. Elizabeth. St. Elizabeth is the latest parish to benefit under the Government’s initiative to construct water shops as a way of addressing water shortage in parishes that traditionally suffer severe drought conditions.
The Ministry of Health, through its Adopt A Clinic programme has been encouraging private sector organizations at home and in the Diaspora to build relationships with health centres across the island to help boost their capacity to provide quality healthcare to patients.
A new weather radar is to be installed at the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, to enhance the agency’s ability to effectively monitor weather patterns. Set for completion by summer next year, the installation forms part of the Climate Data Project being implemented by the Planning Institute of Jamaica PIOJ.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday morning announced that a state of public emergency is now in effect for St. James, Westmoreland and Hanover. So how are residents of these parishes reacting to the news? We’ll find out from a few of them.
Staff of the St. Elizabeth Poor Relief Department and Municipal Corporation were presented with 18 computer tablets from Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie during a special meeting of the Municipal Corporation recently
The new 51-million dollar structure, built to replace the Campbell’s Castle Primary School in Manchester, is being welcomed by students, teachers and the wider community. The two-storey building comprises four classrooms, a computer laboratory, staff room, bathrooms, a storeroom, and other facilities, to serve the small student population.