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RONA Helpline Assisting Senior Citizens in Hanover

On this edition of Round About Ja, find out how the Social Development Commission (SDC) for Hanover is aiding the elderly with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development’s RONA Helpline Senior Care Response initiative. Press play to hear more

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Little Bay All Age Students Receives Lesson Delivery

With schools out until September, teachers and administrators have had to get creative in order to ensure students can continue receiving their lessons. The principal of the Little Bay All Age and Infant School, Keron King, has chosen to personally deliver worksheets and lessons to students, sometimes using a motorbike he rides himself.

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St. Elizabeth Prepares for Upcoming Hurricane Season

With the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season beginning in just a few weeks, it’s important for us all to start taking the necessary safety precautions in the event of a hurricane. Learn from those in the parish of St. Elizabeth who are already making preparation for this coming hurricane season on this edition of Round About Ja.

 

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Round About Ja features Little Bay All Age & Infant School & Their Thriving School Garden

The Little Bay All Age and Infant School in Westmoreland is keeping its School Garden alive and thriving during COVID-19. Located in a remote fishing village in western Westmoreland, their school garden has become an important part of the school’s nutrition programme for students. Find out more about this development on this edition of Round About Ja

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St. Ann Teacher Extends a helping hand to needy families

Beverly Grant Ellis, a grade three Teacher from the Runaway Bay All-Age School in St. Ann, has been extending a helping hand to residents in her community who are facing challenges during COVID-19. Round About JA features this individual and their efforts to help children to stay in school.  

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Parents Being Cautioned To Keep Harmful Chemicals Out Of the Reach Of Children

As parents seek to keep their homes clean with various chemicals while children are at home, they’re being reminded to keep harmful cleaning chemicals out of the reach of children in the household. Round About Ja shares helpful tips on how to store these chemicals out of the sight of children.

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St. Elizabeth Poor Relief Department Provides Care Packages for Students & the Elderly

To safeguard the well-being of its vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak, the St. Elizabeth Poor Relief Department, through the St. Elizabeth Municipal Corporation has been providing care packages to the elderly and students from poor families in the parish. Find out this has been making a difference in the lives of the recipients on this edition of Round About Ja. 

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St. Catherine receives increased Water Trucking

Due to the outbreak COVID-19, the National Water Commission (NWC) has ramped up its water trucking activities in the parish of St. Catherine. Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Andrew Canon, says several communities in the parish have been receiving trucked water services. Find out how this is making the difference in the lives of everyday Jamaicans on Round About Ja. 

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Labour Ministry Encourages Increased use of flexi-work by Employers

As Jamaica and the world continue to adjust to new ways of life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is encouraging employers to utilize the Employment (Flexible Work Arrangements) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act to allow staff to work flexibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how this may be the way of the future on Round About Ja.

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Parents Being Encouraged To Get Creative To Homeschool Children

With educational institutions ordered to remain closed until the end of May due to the COVID-19 outbreak, parents are being encouraged to get more creative in their approach to home-schooling their children. Find effective ways of engaging your children at home on this edition of Round About Ja. 

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