Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The world has changed in the last two years. Governments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face the massive challenge of rebuilding post-pandemic economies. But one thing is certain: Women in the region were hit the hardest during the COVID-19...
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Thursday, May 5, 2022
COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the Jamaican economy. In 2020, the economy declined by more than 5%. According to the World Bank, the poverty rate increased from 19% in 2018 and 2019 to about 23% in 2020.
Monday, May 31, 2021
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 11,339 Food packages and 30 tablets valued at just over a $US1.06M to the Government of Jamaica. The items which were handed over to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, forms part of the...
Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Everyone participates in the social contract every day, and we rarely stop to think about it. Yet social...
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Monday, February 22, 2021
A sum of $81 million has been allocated in the 2021/22 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives, towards the continuation of the Integrated Support to the Jamaica Social Protection Strategy project.
Monday, June 1, 2020
The Caribbean Atlantic hurricane season starts today, amidst the unprecedented COVID-19 response. At the launch of CaLP’s “Winds of Change” briefing note on the use of CVA in the Caribbean, Ms. Andria Grosvenor, Acting Deputy Executive Director of the...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Government will be providing temporary grants for laid-off or terminated employees whose taxable income is $1.5 million or less, under an initiative dubbed Supporting Employees with Transfer of Cash (SET Cash). The finance minister said the temporary...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
According to Jamaica’s Minister of Finance, the government is prepared to offer a $25-billion fiscal stimulus package to cushion the impact of the coronavirus on businesses and workers.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Nutrition Products Limited will be preparing for children on the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) who will be out of school for the next two weeks.
The ministry of education said that the snacks will comprise baked...
Monday, March 16, 2020
The Supreme VenturesGroup has announced a $1 million donation towards the Government’s PATH program to specifically feed children in vulnerable inner-city communities in light of the presence of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the island.
Based on the...