J$50m to Support Community Enterprises

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (second left), and Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) Managing Director, Omar Sweeney (second right), display a symbolic cheque for $50 million, representing funding for the Integrated Community Development Project Phase 2 (ICDP II) Enterprise Development Grant Project Cycle 2, during the launch at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Thursday (March 10). Sharing the occasion (from left) are Custos Rotulorum for St. Andrew, Hon. Ian Forbes; Joint Force Command, Major Sheldon Bryan; Commanding Officer, St. Andrew Central Police Division, Senior Superintendent Marlon Nesbeth; and JSIF Senior Manager for Social Development, Mona Sue Ho.
March 12, 2022
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Approximately 200 micro and small enterprises in eight marginalised communities are set to benefit from grant support totalling $50 million. This, under the Government’s Integrated Community Development Project Phase 2 (ICDP II) being implemented by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).

This will be facilitated under the ICDP II Enterprise Development Grant Project Cycle 2, which will directly benefit some 53,234 residents in August Town, Denham Town and Greenwich Town in Kingston and St. Andrew; Treadlight in Clarendon; and Anchovy, Mount Salem, Norwood, and Salt Spring in St. James.

Education Minister to launch Safe Passage Road Safety Clubs in selected primary and infant schools

Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams outlines the objectives of the Safe Routes To School Safety Club, which will be funded by the Government of Jamaica’s Integrated Community Development Project-II.
March 08, 2022
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Minister of Education and Youth Fayval Williams will on Wednesday launch the Safe Passage (Safe Routes to School) Road Safety Clubs.

The Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) initiative, which is funded by the Government of Jamaica's Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP-II), will be introduced in seven primary schools across the island.

 

A statement from JSIF said the Road Safety Clubs will be formed to promote advocacy and behaviour change for students and the community.

Farmers benefiting from greenhouse cluster project in Manchester

Farmer Leister Burton (left) engages Minister of Transport and Mining Audley Shaw (second left), minister of state in

ZOSO making a difference in Greenwich Town

Dr. Horace Chang, (left) minister of national security and Angela Brown Burke, MP for St.

McKenzie promises 'different look' for Sav

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — By the second week of March, a multi-agency meeting should be held to map out a plan t

McKenzie promises 'different look' for Sav.

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond McKenzie (centre) tours areas of downtown Savanna-la-Mar on February 25 to announce plans for new social intervention measures for the communities.
March 03, 2022
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By the second week of March, a multi-agency meeting should be held to map out a plan to ensure that crime-plagued areas of downtown Savanna-la-Mar will get the most out of social intervention initiatives planned to complement the zones of special operations (ZOSOs) put in place in early January.

Farmers benefiting from greenhouse cluster project in Manchester

Farmer Leister Burton (left) engages Minister of Transport and Mining Audley Shaw (third right), Minister of State in the Ministry J.C. Hutchinson (first right) and Member of Parliament for Manchester Central Rhoda Crawford (first left) during a recent tour of the Content Greenhouse Cluster in Manchester.
March 07, 2022
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Member of Parliament for Manchester Central Rhoda Crawford and Minister of Transport and Mining Audley Shaw recently toured the Content Greenhouse Cluster, which has been in operation from 2017 under the Jamaica Bauxite Institute/ Jamaica Social Investment Fund Greenhouse Cluster and Water Harvesting Project.

The project is a part of the Rural Economic Development Initiative funded by the World Bank.

ZOSO making a difference in Greenwich Town

Dr Horace Chang, (left) minister of national security and Angela Brown Burke, MP for St. Andrew South Western chat with Jerdane Dixon, student of Greenwich Town Primary School during a tour yesterday of Greenwich Town where a zone of special operations (ZOSO) was established.
March 05, 2022
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Residents of Greenwich Town have lauded the Government for the physical infrastructure upgrades the community has benefited from, through the build phase of the zone of special operations (ZOSO).

Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) senior manager for social development, Mona Sue-Ho, said $35.9 million was spent on phase two of the integrated infrastructure package (IIP) works during the 2021-2022 implementing period. 

This included improvements to roads, drainages, sidewalks, water mains and removal of zinc fences.

JSIF also implemented a solid waste management project valued at $4.1 million, where 26 environmental wardens were trained and employed. One skip was also constructed and placed in the community.

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