TVJ Midday News: Higher Food Prices | Dengue Preventative Measures – November 6 2019

good afternoon I am Andrea Chism with the midday news for this Wednesday November 6 a special welcome if you're watching on one spot Mediacom consumers will have to dig deeper in their pockets for the upcoming festive season as the price of agricultural produce will increase speaking with TVJ news this morning president of the Jamaica agricultural society Len Worth Fulton said this is due to the recent drought which affected the majority of farm producing areas well I think we'll have some higher price than Yuja in that we came off late in the drought and so you not have the full production of things like sorrel which we are accustomed to will have some Cyril but not in the same quantity as we had in yester years he's expecting that prices will increase by as much as 15 percent that epi in higher inputs because the dollar is not behaving itself and that feed right through to every input most all of these input are imported so another ala know is that 141 it can't do anything good for farmers so something needs to be done to control that volatility I don't say to fix it but it is too volatile now and for too long and it is affecting the importation of planting material and if the Jamaica agriculture society says it will be looking to the government to clear a debt of over 20 million dollars this follows the staging of the Denby Agricultural Show in Clarendon three months ago mr Fulton says the debt is due to the non payment of monies by some major sponsors 15 million is owed to the National Water Commission while another 13 million is owed to a private security company I am going to approach the government to advance us something to to clear them and then it would be the Jews and the government instead of the Jas and private contractors so I would that's that's the route we want to go Minister with responsibility for information call Samoa says the revocation of cabinet minister Daryl Vaz is u

s visa will have little impact on investor confidence in Jamaica mr Sam muda was responding to questions at the post cabinet press briefing today it's a matter that affects the minister himself quite personally as for the government I doubt very much if it will have that great impact on the government and therefore I'm not fearful of the image of the government I am NOT apprehensive about any fallout by investors in their confidence in this government because the work of this government has clearly demonstrated that the country is being run efficiently services are being provided on a timely basis and the opportunities for growth and development have never been better the US visas of mr Vaz and senior opposition MP Philip Paul well were revoked recently by way of correspondence from the United States embassy they were informed that if they had intentions of traveling to the US they would have to reapply the politicians were among a list of business persons and members of D Jamaica constable Air Force whose visas were revoked and in light of concerns about an increase in dengue cases the Education Ministry is increasing preventative measures in schools acting permanent secretary dr grace McLean provided an update at today's post cabinet press briefing we have sent out the system all the appropriate documentation for them to be guided by we collaborate with the Fogg in as well as the tips that are provided for our school administrators we also follow up closely with our teachers to ensure that if and when there are symptoms which we all know the students are facilitated in seeking medical treatment immediately and I believe so far we have been doing an excellent job in terms of the collaboration and we will continue to do so the woman who was taken into custody in connection with the fatal stabbing of a senior member of the national women's football team Tariana Clark has been charged 20-year old Rochelle foster over Brandon Hill st

Andrew was charged the last night this was confirmed by crime officer for the st Andrews Central Police Deputy Superintendent Percival Anderson MS foster is to appear before the corporate era Criminal Court next week reports are that last Thursday the women got into an altercation over a cell phone in half way tree which led to miss Clark being stabbed an investigation has been launched following the removal of a several children from a compound which is believed to be the site of a religious group in Norwood st James the office of the children's advocate confirmed that the children were taken from the property during operations last week and yesterday children's advocate Eden Garden Harrison told our NewsCenter that the children were removed after concerns were raised about their welfare so without giving too many details as this is a life matter that will involve appearances before the court I can compound that there was in fact an operation today there was also one last week and there are several issues at play of both religious and sexual natures and we basically are concerned about certainly the children who are involved there are two broad categories of children who seem to be on the compound those of tender years which would be below 12 and adolescence and we're of course concerned about their present the compound and the nature of the activities that they're involved in the children's advocate gave details on what wanted her office doing overall at OCA is just to see that everything that's probed points to securing the best interests of these children but as I said it's a live issue it's unfolding and so I really can't give very much more detail at this time in this video several individuals on the property objected to the removal of the children when we visited the church this morning they refused to speak with our news team and it's Sam for break more stories right after these messages welcome back and we're continuing the news the National Environment and planning agents in Napa has given information which is in conflict with the allegations made by some members of the Discovery Bay Community Development Committee members have alleged that the Dolphin Cove attraction at Port osika Beach have caused increased pollution but senior manager for the environmental management subdivision at Napa Richard Nelson says based on information gathered by the agency the claims cannot be verified criticisms and advocacy by community activists have increased since the opening of the beach a recent letter in the Delina by the community committee ignited another round of debate and a sharp reaction from dolphin Cove which has denied the claims for nipper and the Minister of Health that is the Environmental Health Unit also bought a consult and from time to time on we call a free samples and do independent testing and this also provides some verification of what a la the independent lab is doing know what it is sure is that before the dolphins were introduced what never Johnny with you dilemma has picked up is that it's pretty much similar to to what has been obtained from 2005 and and pretty much pristine quality water good quality of water and since introduction of the dolphin the data has shown no significant change it remains pretty much more or less the same as before and after so we have not seen any information in data that indicated that there has been any increased pollution the justices of the Peace Association held its annual awards in st and yesterday to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions in society CEO of the rgr cleaner communications group Gary Allen commended the justices of the peace who have stayed true to the theme dedication to service above self we as Jews are called upon to try and find some of all we help our community to be right and many many many of you working on er than even those not being honored tonight are doing an outstanding job are trying to help to introduce that balance in our society which has turned as he highlighted that having on question of the integrity is one of the main characters that a JP must have he suggested that they be trained in order to assist in the effective operation of the justice system I encourage more of our justices of the peace to see and I encourage the authorities to recommend justices of the peace who have been so trained to be used in some of the high-paying core edited mediation sessions with the some JPS being in conflict with the law mr Allen reminded them of their sworn duty critical repairs to the poppy market are expected to be completed soon for years vendors have been complaining about the status of the facility counselor for the papen division Venetia Phillips gave an update on the project we have the electrical work going on because we want to make sure that the property market is properly lit because we have had concerns from vendors about the security and so that too is happening simultaneously as we do the restoration of the roof I still notice that we have water in you know just one passage and we're going to be dealing with that in terms of the soakaway in the meantime is Philip said there have also been improvements in garbage collection at the market we have impressed upon the office staff here at the market to continue to monitor how the garbage being managed by the grown persons we have here we don't always unfortunately get collections on time but we are working with NSW ma who partner with us to cut away the garbage from the beer when we're not able ourselves to respond from KCC residents of Newlin Daniela st

Thomas are calling on the Jamaica Public Service to replace a light post in the community the post has deteriorated and poses a threat to residents one resident told our news center that the matter was reported to the Moran to my office of the JPS but they are yet to get a response if you notice the wire even did because the root of the force is open rat node and we try to we make several complain about it but nobody take us in consideration and this thing is very dangerous to both our home and to the people in the community because if this pours fall down it gonna cost PS so we are asking for an urgent look at the force and if they can do something about it even the street light for the past three four months now this street light is old and we've been we've been talking about it and nobody seems to recognize us and the time now for a preview of what's coming up in this evenings health report in the next edition of the health report we look at the importance of per speeding they will stop when they want to and when they've had enough they will stop it's not somebody holding a bottle at an angle and they're almost sucking as long as that nipple is in their mouth so that's what I mean by self regulating and this has implications for the babies are the child's weight in latter years you often find that breastfed babies of heavier bigger than then breastfed babies that's the health report this evening in primetime news I do know for today's healthy living tip get comfortable while nursing pure baby find the right position let your be able to determine how often and how long to nurse don't be alarmed it's common for milk to leak from your breasts and stay hydrated and in sports Ralston chase fell four runs short of his mean one day international century as the Western discus to a seven wicket win over Afghanistan to take a one-nil lead in their three-game series set 195 runs the win for victory the windows lost Evan Lewis for seven and Shimron hatma for 3 with a score 25 for to chase 94 and she hopes Center 7 not out added 163 for the third wicket as the West End has reached victory at 197 for three earlier Afghanistan recovered from 15 for 2 with Rama Shah 61 and a chromatic Hill 58 leading the way however a strong response from the cabin bowlers saw the hosts and hosts losing their last four wickets for the three runs Jason holder romário Shepherd and chase all ended with two wickets and that's the midday news I'm Andrea Chisholm join us at 7:00 for the prime time news package on behalf of the news sports and production teams good afternoon