Guests at MAJ Executive Committee Meeting (September 2016) PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 00:00

Ad Council Jamaica

Dr. Livingston White (President, Ad Council)
Kingsley Morris (President, Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica)

The Ad Council sought to re-ignite their association with the MAJ to disseminate low inventory campaigns with good quality and high impact social messages.  Other entities involved would be the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica, CARIMAC, Film Producers Association and non-government organizations.

Guests at Heads of Media Meeting (May 2016) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 May 2016 00:00

Ministry of Education, Youth & Information
Hon. Floyd Green, Minister of State
Dylan Powe, Project Consultant “Our Children Jamaica”
Gabrielle Hylton, Personal Assistant to Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Youth & Information advised that the Ministry would be embarking on a three-year marketing campaign entitled “Our Children Jamaica” in an effort to protect and look out for the well-being of children. They intended to run the campaign across all media platforms.  They had developed a video, PSAs, a logo and mantra and the project was being advertised on billboards and LED display boards.  The Minister asked for advertising space and also invited the media to create their own messaging.

Guests at Heads of Media Meeting (February 2016) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 February 2016 00:00

Crime Stop Jamaica

Major-General Robert Neish (Chairman)
Mrs. Prudence Gentles

It was explained that Crime Stop pays out rewards to unidentified informants who call in on 311 to give information on crimes that will lead to an arrest. The information is passed over to the police for action.

Guests at Heads of Media Meeting (January 2016) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

National Task Force against Trafficking in Persons (NTFATP)

Carol Palmer, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Chairperson
Keshia West, Manager, Trafficking In Persons Secretariat
Damion Wilson, Chairman, Prevention Sub-Committee

Human Trafficking was defined as a criminal offence in which adults and children are held and traded for compelled labour and sexual exploitation.
NTFATP’s efforts included:-

Guests at Heads of Media Meeting (July 2015) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015 00:00

Guests at Heads of Media Meeting (July 2015)

Dr. Carl Williams, Police Commissioner

Clifford Blake, Deputy Police Commissioner

Karina Powell-Hood, Senior Superintendent

The Police Commissioner said that the media plays a critical role as stakeholders and stories should be edited to help solve crime and caution should be taken not to mis-quote.  The JCF was encouraged to develop a communication strategy so that its successes could be publicized.

Meeting Between U.S. LGBT Community Representatives and Heads of Media PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 May 2015 00:00

Meeting Between Heads of Media and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community from Washington, DC and US Embassy Representatives (held May 22, 2015)


Randy Berry (US DOS, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons)

Todd Larson (USAID, Senior LGBT Coordinator)

Denise Herbol (USAID, Mission Director)

Robert Piehel (US Embassy, Political/Human Rights Officer)

Joshua Polacheck (US Embassy, Public Diplomacy Officer)

The Representatives advised that they requested the meeting to build dialogue with members of the civil society and national government with respect to human rights in the LGBT community.  They were focussing on challenges and opportunities.  They have been building international partnerships so they could address matters such as equality in the workplace and they have also been discussing general equality of citizenship concerns since the issue had been a hostile environment internationally.

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