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- New Dimension to PATH Programme
RelatedNew Dimension to PATH Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A new dimension is being added to the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), to identify and assist working age persons in beneficiary households.Making the announcement in the House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 9), Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles said the new initiative, ‘Step to Work’, will enable persons to become more employable, and to obtain and retain employment.“The Ministry will provide counselling, job readiness skills, remedial education, skills training, financial support for micro businesses and job placement. The government wants to help those who are willing to help themselves, to get on a programme of sustainable social and economic development,” he told the Lower House.This initiative is being supported by a number of agencies, including the HEART Trust/NTA, the National Youth Service, Jamaica Foundation for Lifelong Learning, and the Jamaica Business Development Centre.Step to Work is currently being piloted in the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew, Manchester, Clarendon, and St. James for two years, targeting 8,700 working age members of PATH households.“We believe that if you teach a man to fish, he will be better positioned to earn and support his family on a sustained basis. Through Step to Work, we will be moving people from a state of dependence. We will be opening the doors of opportunity to them, thereby ensuring that the vulnerable among us will make the transition out of poverty,” the Minister said.He also used the opportunity to appeal to Members of Parliament to submit the names of persons in their constituencies, who they consider eligible for assistance under PATH, to the Ministry. RelatedNew Dimension to PATH Programme New Dimension to PATH Programme UncategorizedJuly 14, 2008 RelatedNew Dimension to PATH Programme Advertisements
- $96.6 Million for Banana Accompanying Measures Project
RelatedJamaica on Track to Satisfy Irish Potato Needs RelatedPolicy Coming to Regulate Tobacco Cultivation FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS Photographer Advertisements The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is to receive $96.65 million to carry out a project to combat poverty and improve revenues in banana dependent areas.The Jamaica Banana Accompanying Measures (JBAMS) project is being funded by a $90 million grant from the European Union, and $6.65 million from the Government of Jamaica.This is set out in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure currently before the House of Representatives.The objective of the project is to combat poverty and improve revenues in the banana dependent areas, by improving the productivity and reliance of small farmers; and strengthening the link between small farmers and markets.Anticipated targets for the 2014-2015 fiscal year include: the establishment of operational procedures such as Credit Schemes for the All Island Banana Growers Association (AIBGA); procurement of supplies for AIBGA farm stores; and the strengthening/ conversion of district branches of the AIBGA into production clusters/farmers cooperatives.In addition, the project is expected to contract technical experts in marketing and capacity building to help strengthen the AIBGA; develop an operational manual for the production clusters; improve the infrastructure of the farm stores and other facilities; relocate oil tanks; procure equipment and containers; and construct a value-added facility.The duration of the project is from September 2013 to March 2017. The financing agreement was signed in October 2013.Physical achievements up to February 2014 include: engaging the Banana Board and All Island Banana Growers Association (AIBGA) to provide services to the banana industry in October. So far the Board has audited nine farms; collected and analysed soil and samples from 11 farms; collected and analysed 12 leaf samples for black Sigatoka disease; and installed pheromone traps on 18 farms. Story HighlightsRADA is to receive $96.65 million to carry out a project to combat poverty and improve revenues in banana dependent areas.The JBAMS project is being funded by a $90 million grant from the European Union, and $6.65 million from the Government of Jamaica.The objective of the project is to combat poverty and improve revenues in the banana dependent areas. $96.6 Million for Banana Accompanying Measures ProjectJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay $96.6 Million for Banana Accompanying Measures Project AgricultureApril 8, 2014Written by: Andrea Braham RelatedAll Set for Montpelier Agricultural Show