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Youth Empowerment and Mainstreaming

Studies show that not being able to read, write or do basic mathematics is directly correlated to delinquent behaviour and ignorance especially among youth. In the community of Mountain View it is observed that there is a high...

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Community Development Mountain View Youth Employment Other Community Development Problem

Beautification and Education Project

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Sporadic flare-up of violence in the area preventing the normal movement and activities of citizens which suggests that more work needs to be done to inculcate the positive attitudes and values needed for continuous community...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Peace Building and Crime Reduction Other Community Development Problem

Improve Informal/Formal Garbage Collection Points along Old Hope Road

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The Swallowfield communities near Old Hope Road boundary dump their garbage on the road at different points. It is unclear whether these are formal or informal garbage collection points. However, over time, they have become...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Other Community Development Problem

Support Youth return School

There are many youth are missing from school due behaviour, lack of funding for fare and lunch money. Family member who are not working and/or low fund to assist with their child's needs. The problem occur when the child...

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Vineyard Town Youth Innovation Peace Building and Crime Reduction

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
Persons who need to go on PATH would need to apply to the PATH Office at the Ministry of Labour

Community TownHall

There are many people who live in community lack of aware and not able to share their suggest, idea, and/or feedback how to improve in their area. MP who did have time to checking regular in their are to ensure that the...

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Community Development Mountain View Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
This is why we are using this tool - for those who do not come to the CDF Consultations

Communication with Sign Language

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There are high percentage of the people who are not able to communication and/or interaction with the Deaf people such as to share important information in the community. The Deaf people who live there tend left out which not...

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Community Development New Kingston Other Community Development Problem

Youth Employment Initiative - making the transition from school to work

There is a high level of unemployment among the youths in the community. There is a disconnect between the school leaving process and entering the working world, which makes the transition for many youths a less than satisfying...

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Youth Innovation Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Youth Employment

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
We have two programs for Unattached Youth at both at the International University of the Caribbean and Cornerstone Ministries in a number of different areas

Make Volunteer Experience Count as Work Experience

Young people are often encouraged to volunteer not just because it's good to help others, but also because it provides them with skills and experience that can be valuable in their professional lives. Young people have...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Youth Employment

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
This is a very good suggestion

Upgrade Community Centres for More Activities

We need ways to bring people together, and take their minds off of tearing down one another; to do things that are constructive, rather than destructive. There should be more community centres, and they should be upgraded to...

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Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Community Development Peace Building and Crime Reduction Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
We are meeting with the HOPE program to re start some training programs at the community centres

Youth Mentorship Programme

I don't think the children within the Standpipe community needs more examples of leaders who are like them. The representation they have of persons who are leaders may seem far fetched to them. I don't think they are aware that...

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Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Community Development Peace Building and Crime Reduction Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
Standpipe is in Eastern St. Andrew represented by Fayval Williams

Community Based Training Programmes

People can't afford bus fare to go to the different HEART institutions to get training. Government-sponsored training programmes for things like hospitality need to be based in the community, so that people can actually afford...

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Vineyard Town Community Development Peace Building and Crime Reduction

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
We already have two programs running at the IUC and Cornerstone Ministries

Establish Senior Citizens Club

There isn't anything really for seniors, but a lot of them are strong and active, and they don't have anything to do, as they are retired. Establish senior citizens clubs, so they can socialise with each other, and practise...

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Vineyard Town Community Development Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
This is a very good idea

Space for Small Skills-based Businesses

A lot of people need employment, and the government can't find jobs for everybody. People need to be able to employ themselves, and have a space to use to operate their businesses. Build a complex to provide spaces for small,...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Youth Employment

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
We would need to identify a suitable space with persons to provide mentorship

Community Counselling Services

There are a lot of one parent families. People need support, career guidance, help with behavioural problems and moving away from violence. We need ongoing counselling and guidance services offered in the community, and not...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Peace Building and Crime Reduction

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
Very good idea

Blind Pedestrians Need Road Repairs (Langston)

Langston Road going into Mountain View and nearby roads like 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Avenues need to be patched. The sidewalks are so bad, that sometimes pedestrians, especially the blind, have to step off into the road. The...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
We did Carnavon Street just over Christmas We know more roads need to be repaired but we await resources

Education Diagnostics Services

Less than optimum academic performance of a large number of students from pre-primary to high school level (typically 5 - 14 years old) due to learning challenges and environmental factors. It is estimated that up to 20% of...

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Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Community Development Peace Building and Crime Reduction Digital Skills/Literacy Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
I would have to work with one of the tertiary institutions - like MICO

Community Park

1. Robbery 2. Unkept streets,garbage not disposed of properly. 3.Young men just sitting on street side Q2. Everyone, especially home owners, elderly and children. Q3. Undetsirable persons finding the area quiet , and...

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Vineyard Town Community Development Peace Building and Crime Reduction Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
That is something we can look Maintenance is key

A space for families

The public spaces available for families and children to exercise, play and relax is almost non-existent, especially in the inner city. This hampers children’s development. A child and family friendly city park that is...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
Very good suggestion

Employment Programme for Physically Challenged

The skills and training that visually impaired and other physically challenged people have often go to waste because they don't get employed. Other people tend to focus on what they can't do, and forget about what they can do....

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
I agree with this - will have to give it some thought and see how we can do this

Community emotional support

Persons don't know how to communicate effectively which makes it difficult to stay in school or stay employed.because they find difficulty in managing their emotions and being able to relate to others Persons are able to...

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Nannyville Community Development Youth Employment Peace Building and Crime Reduction Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
Thank you for this suggestion. It is something we will consider implementing

Each one teach one

Encourage staff at organisations in the area – government agencies, universities, schools, businesses etc – to mentor youths in volatile areas in the constituency. It could be done as a contest to encourage civic participation,...

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Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Community Development Youth Employment Peace Building and Crime Reduction

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
Thank you for your suggestion. It is a very worthy recommendation

Corporate Carpool Challenge

Traffic congestion is a massive challenge in New Kingston. Get the PSOJ involved and challenge businesses to see how many staff members they can get to carpool. They could provide incentives for staff members living in a...

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Community Development New Kingston Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
This is good idea

Housing homeless youth

There has controversy around homeless youths in New Kingston. We need to provide a shelter or halfway house for them, or to find out their needs and to try and address them.

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New Kingston Community Development Youth Employment Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
We had done interventions with this group before and the issues are very complex beyond simply housing. There are psycho social interventions taking place with some groups to assist them

Community Development Idea

The issues affecting my community (Jacques Road) are unemployment, illiteracy, poor infrastructure and poverty. Everybody is affected by these issue as such issues shroud the community in a blanket of depression and give...

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Jacques Road Community Development Youth Employment Peace Building and Crime Reduction Digital Skills/Literacy Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
We had put in an Internet cafe in the container and also repaired the community centre. We had also run some courses in the centre There are some broader issues affecting the community which require intervention. A number of persons from that area attend the Unattached Youth Program which is going on now

Volunteer mobilisation

Work with The Council for Voluntary and Social Services to assess the needs for volunteers within the constituency. And then approach the HR departments of corporate businesses in the constituency to see if their employees...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
Good idea which is noted

Youth digital skills

Enrol youth in a week-long digital workshop, sponsored by businesses in the constituency, that trains youth in digital skills. After that they do follow up learning with free online training by companies like Facebook and...

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Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Community Development Youth Employment Digital Skills/Literacy

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
We started initiatives of this nature a couple years ago. I am currently in discussions with the HOPE program to utilised some of our community centres which have computer labs for this progam

Small business expo

Once-a-year event that introduces small businesses in the community to potential clients in the larger corporate Jamaica sector.

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
Very good suggestion

Mentorship

A scheme that pairs people working in New Kingston in corporate jobs with inner-city youth from the constituency. They work hand in hand for a year and at the end that persons workplace gives the youth an internship. This could...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Youth Employment

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
Thank you - another sound suggestion

Community beautification

We have an Edna Manley art school in the community. How about a project where these young people get a part-time work, together with residents to design murals and paint them throughout South East St Andrew on public walls....

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Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Community Development Youth Employment Other Community Development Problem

Green Space

My community of Nannyville Gardens has a large playing field. We could create a walking trail around it for the community to be able to exercise. Plant trees around the field and have park benches.

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Community Development Nannyville Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
We had started planning this and have actually approached a corporate entity for support to implement this

Fixing the roads in New Kingston

Problems: 1. Some of the roads in New Kingston have large pot holes eg, the one between Knutsford Boulevard and Trinidad Terrace. 2. Some concrete sidewalks need to be maintained, eg the sidewalk on Knutsford Boulevard...

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Community Development New Kingston Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
I will bring those to the attention of NWA for action

Partnership with HEART Trust for unattached youths

For unattached youths in the community, there needs to be a ready alternative available via HEART Trust where they receive training and certification and a stipend to enable them to attend classes. This shouldn’t be...

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Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Community Development Youth Employment Peace Building and Crime Reduction

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
This is currently being done with training at IUC and Cornerstone Ministries

Perennial Water woes

My issues are with the poor service where the water supply is concerned. There is a perennial problem in Trevennion Park as the community has developed into a mix of semi commercial and semi apartment complexes. The result is a...

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Community Development Monaltrie Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
I am aware of these challenges particularly for persons who live on the top floors of apartment buildings. It has been a long standing problem. I will take up with NWC to see what can be done

Speed humps for Tucker Ave/ Tankerville off Mountain View

Good day, Mrs. FAYVAL Williams is our MP....There has been a dangerous hazard to the Community of vehicular traffic using Tucker Avenue ,Tankerville Avenue, and Goodwill Avenue (off top of Mountain View Avenue) as a...

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Mountain View Community Development Peace Building and Crime Reduction Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
Will pass the info to MP Fayval Williams

No water

Hi I have moved here from England to live and work with my two children and since arriving in vineyard town we have not had running water for one full week. I think the situation is disgusting. At the present moment I have not...

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Vineyard Town Community Development Other Community Development Problem

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
I had reported this to NWC I know they are doing a non revenue water project to get more persons to pay. That has created disruptions to the usual water supply

SE At Andrew support of Jamaica Eye

National security is a well known issue and in supporting the govts push to provide safer communities we should identify areas within the constituency that doesn't have cameras or stated to get any in the near to medium...

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Community Development Other/Multiple South East St. Andrew Communities Peace Building and Crime Reduction

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Julian Robinson 4 months ago
The Vineyard Town community has started work on this specifically

Youth Development

As young adults grows they have a vision for their lives. Most would continue on with help. Continued trade education will be helpful. All trades for young adults. Electrical, plumbing, carpentry, culinary arts, ...

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Nannyville Youth Innovation Youth Employment Peace Building and Crime Reduction

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Julian Robinson 3 months ago
We already have a couple training programs for unattached youth