JAMAICA: Social Intervention Begins In Mount Salem
 Inicio > Internacionales | Publicado el Miercoles, 13 de Septiembre del 2017
JAMAICA: Social Intervention Begins In Mount Salem

JAMAICA: Social Intervention Begins In Mount Salem

Jamaica Information / Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness ( left) makes a point as he addresses members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (September 12). Listening on from right is Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Derrick Smith. + - Photo: Michael Sloley Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness ( left) makes a point as he addresses members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (September 12). Listening on from right is Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Derrick Smith. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is reporting that the Social Intervention Committee has started working in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO), in St. James. Providing an update in the House of Representatives yesterday (September 12), the Prime Minister said the first formal social intervention on a large scale was the Mount Salem Community Services Fair, which took place over the period September 9-10. Mount Salem was declared the first ZOSO on September 1 under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017, which gives the security forces certain essential powers required to address serious crimes, while upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens' fundamental rights and freedoms.

Tweet Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is reporting that the Social Intervention Committee has started working in the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO), in St. James.

Providing an update in the House of Representatives yesterday (September 12), the Prime Minister said the first formal social intervention on a large scale was the Mount Salem Community Services Fair, which took place over the period September 9-10.

This was hosted by the Social Intervention Committee with the aim of supporting the delivery of social services related to identification, health and youth development to residents of Mount Salem.

Mr. Holness said a preliminary assessment revealed that approximately 1,400 services were delivered, and in most instances beneficiaries accessed multiple services.

The services delivered included the provision of civil documentation (258 persons applied for birth certificates, 72 persons applied for Tax Registration Numbers, and 41 persons applied for the National Insurance Scheme) and the provision of health services (237 persons were examined by general practitioners; 470 persons received dental services, which included general examinations, cleaning and extractions; and 156 persons received optical services, such as eye screening).

In addition, residents benefited from the provision of Training Services (43 persons were registered for HEART/NTA, two persons received job placements, 17 persons registered for training courses; 11 persons registered for HOPE apprenticeship programmes, and 13 persons received call centre placement). Social services, inclusive of welfare and counselling, were also provided.

Some 55 persons registered for benefits from the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) and 46 persons registered for food handlers' permits.

Mr. Holness said the activities of the Social Intervention Committee will continue to increase as assessments and planning are conducted by its various entities.

He informed that the National Works Agency (NWA) has conducted an assessment on the condition of the roads and the thoroughfares in the community.

“On Sunday, I met with executives of the NWA, and they have reserved some funds to immediately begin addressing roads, drainage and, where possible, to deal with some beautification within the area,” Mr. Holness said.

He also informed that discussions have also been held with the Minister of Local Government and Community Development and the Head of the National Solid Waste Management Authority to step up its efforts to improve sanitation within the community.

Mr. Holness added that National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol), formerly Rural Electrification Programme, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology, has been mandated to assist with providing electricity to areas within the Zone that do not have adequate lighting.

Mount Salem was declared the first ZOSO on September 1 under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017, which gives the security forces certain essential powers required to address serious crimes, while upholding the rule of law and protecting citizens' fundamental rights and freedoms.

The legislation, which was passed by the House of Representatives and Senate, will also facilitate the implementation of key social interventions in communities adversely affected by crime and violence.

Related Stories Careful Intelligence and Planning will Determine Next Zone - Prime Minister Establishment of National Identification System a Priority - PM All Jamaicans Urged to Get ID Government Committed to Protecting the Poor- PM JAMAICA: Social Intervention Begins In Mount Salem

Con Información de Jamaica Information

http://entornointeligente.com/articulo/100391/JAMAICA-Social-Intervention-Begins-In-Mount-Salem

Síguenos en Twitter @entornoi

Para mas información visite: Mundinews.com


Instagram Mi Refugio online Twitter Mi Refugio Online Facebook Mi Refugio Online Pagina Web Mi Refugio Online Pagina Web Mi Refugio Online Detener Mi Refugio Online

En Smart-Reputation.com tenemos la solución para mejorar tu reputación on line.
http://www.smart-reputation.com





Destacadas


Comunicacion Continua / El director de Daes y miembro de la directiva de Fames a nivel nacional, Marcos Pino, expresó su preocupación por medidas tomadas unilateralmente por  la presidencia de Fames,...

Ads by Web24

Smart Reputation te ayuda a mejorar tu reputación en línea
http://www.smart-reputation.com

Caraota Digital / Luego de que esta semana se conociera sobre el supuesto embarazo de la menor del clan Kardashian, Kylie, una fotografía viralizada en las redes sociales, en la que luce...


La denuncia fue puesta por su madre ante las autoridades de Inparques Este domingo un joven de 12 años de edad, fue reportado como desaparecido en el cerro El Ávila...


Al menos 15 comunidades de República Dominicana como Duarte y Sánchez Ramírez se mantienen incomunicadas por el desbordamiento del río Yuna, a causa de las fuertes lluvias registradas esta semana por el...

ATENCION: TODOS LOS CONTENIDOS PUBLICADOS EN ESTE SITE SON PROPIEDAD DE SUS RESPECTIVOS MEDIOS, ENTORNOINTELIGENTE NO SE HACE RESPONSABLE POR LOS CONTENIDOS DE TERCEROS. CADA NOTICIA ESTA ASOCIADA AL MEDIO DE ORIGEN.
LOS AVISOS DE GOOGLE SON PROPIEDAD DE GOOGLE Y EN NINGUN MOMENTO GUARDAN RELACION CON LA LINEA EDITORIAL DEL PORTAL ENTORNOINTELIGENTE.COM