SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF COMPUTER ANN IT EQUIPMENT - UNDERSTANDING RISK COASTAL ASSESSMENT AND RISK ATLAS- MICROZONATION

The Government of Jamaica has received a loan from the World Bank towards the cost of the JAMAICA DISASTER VULNERABILITY REDUCTION PROJECT (JDVRP). The Jamaica Social Investment Fund as the executing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract. SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF POWER TOOL AND SURVEY EQUIPMENT - UNDERSTANDING RISK COASTAL ASSESSMENT AND RISK ATLAS- MICROZONATION- (#73525)

CONSULTANCIES FOR ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL ASSESSMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AND COMMUNITY TOURISM ENTERPRISES

The Government of Jamaica has received a loan from the World Bank towards the cost of the SECOND RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INTITIATIVE (REDI II) PROJECT. The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract.


1. Scope of the Assignment

World Bank Team Tours Projects in Barrett Town, St. James

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (West), Hon. Homer Davis (right), and World Bank's Country Director for the Caribbean, Lilia Burunciuc, engages students at Barrett Town Primary School in St. James, during a tour of the Barrett Town community on Friday (September 16).
September 18, 2022
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A team from the World Bank toured Barrett Town in St. James on Friday (September 16), to get a firsthand look at several projects undertaken in the area over the years under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP).

Implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) through funding from the World Bank, ICDP, which ended in May 2021, aimed to enhance citizens’ access to basic infrastructure and services, as well as increase community safety through targeted, comprehensive violence prevention programmes.

SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF POWER TOOL AND SURVEY EQUIPMENT - UNDERSTANDING RISK COASTAL ASSESSMENT AND RISK ATLAS- MICROZONATION

The Government of Jamaica has received a loan from the World Bank towards the cost of the JAMAICA DISASTER VULNERABILITY REDUCTION PROJECT (JDVRP). The Jamaica Social Investment Fund as the executing agency intends to apply part of the proceeds of this loan to cover payments under this contract. SUPPLY & DELIVERY OF POWER TOOL AND SURVEY EQUIPMENT - UNDERSTANDING RISK COASTAL ASSESSMENT AND RISK ATLAS- MICROZONATION- (#73525)

World Bank Team Tours Projects in Barrett Town, St. James

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (West), Hon.

World Bank Team Tours Projects in Barrett Town, St. James

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (West), Hon. Homer Davis (right), and World Bank's Country Director for the Caribbean, Lilia Burunciuc, engages students at Barrett Town Primary School in St. James, during a tour of the Barrett Town community on Friday (September 16).
Sunday, September 18, 2022
News Detail

A team from the World Bank toured Barrett Town in St. James on Friday (September 16), to get a firsthand look at several projects undertaken in the area over the years under the Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP).

Implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) through funding from the World Bank, ICDP, which ended in May 2021, aimed to enhance citizens’ access to basic infrastructure and services, as well as increase community safety through targeted, comprehensive violence prevention programmes.

The project brought critical infrastructure and services to 18 communities in Jamaica and benefitted some 89,000 people.

In Barrett Town, residents benefited from a greenspace, zinc fence substitution project, improved solid waste management with the introduction of skip enclosures and a recycling initiative, road rehabilitation, improvements to drainage and water supply, and rehabilitation of the Barrett Town Primary School, including the setting up of a greenhouse.

Barrett Town was one of four communities in St. James to benefit from the ICDP. The other three are Anchovy, Salt Spring and Granville.

Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, who led the touring party, told JIS News that along with the provision of infrastructure, residents were engaged in education and certification programmes in various skills areas, to maintain the assets provided.

“These were all people who had been trained and continue to sustain and operate the investments,” he noted.

“What is pleasing to us is that the investments have been sustained. So, we were able to highlight [to the World Bank team] some of the benefits that have been seen in the community over the years,” Mr. Sweeny added.

Mr. Sweeny said that JSIF continues to work to transform communities across the island, citing plans for projects in Norwood, St. James and Russia in Savanna-la-mar, Westmoreland, among other areas.

World Bank’s Vice President for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, told JIS News that the entity and the Government are currently in dialogue on several proposed programmes.

“We have several programmes ongoing, and our desire is to continue to work hand in hand with the Government and the people of Jamaica to improve living standards and well-being,” he pointed out.

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (West), Hon. Homer Davis, who was also on the tour, said that JSIF has been doing “excellent work.”

He said that the Government of Jamaica is committed to the continued partnership with the World Bank to improve the conditions of citizens in communities across the country.

ZOSO transformation

In this file photo, residents gather at a community services fair held at Mount Salem Primary and Infant School, after the implementation of the ZOSO.
September 5, 2022
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Reflecting on the five years that have passed since the establishment of the country's first zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St James, managing director of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney is confident that the social intervention strategy has "achieved most of the objectives that were set out".

JCF, JSIF hold summer camp for Salt Spring youth

OVER 100 children from Salt Spring and neighbouring communities in St James have benefited from the social interactio

JCF, JSIF hold summer camp for Salt Spring youth

Happy camper at the recent summer camp, held by the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund, in Salt Spring, St. James.
August 23, 2022
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OVER 100 children from Salt Spring and neighbouring communities in St James have benefited from the social interaction and educational opportunities gleaned during a recent summer camp held by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), which climaxed on Friday, August 19.

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