Keith Duncan (sitting at left) co-chair and sponsor of Project STAR and Cliff Hughes (sitting at right), chief executive officer of Nationwide News Network (NNN) sign an agreement formalising a partnership. Sharing in the moment are Jheanelle Hughes (standing at left), strategic partnerships manager at NNN and Kalando Wilmoth, media & donor relations lead, Project STAR.

Nationwide News Network, NNN, has partnered with Project STAR, to provide news features on the programmes of the organisation over the next four years. 

Project Star is a social and economic transformation initiative created by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, PSOJ, in tandem with the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The partnership is valued at $11 million.

Chief Executive Officer of NNN, Cliff Hughes, says the partnership reflects his organisation’s commitment to supporting impactful projects aimed at transforming the lives of those in need.

For his part, co-chair and sponsor of Project STAR, Keith Duncan, says the partnership with NNN will bring about public awareness of its work in the selected communities.

Mr. Duncan says Project STAR has been making progress in communities in Kingston, Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland, May Pen in Clarendon, and most recently, Salt Spring in St. James.

He notes that the project has seen gains in the areas of employment and training opportunities, access to social services for residents in the communities as well as formalising and training of community-based organisations, community transformation efforts and an increase in the participation of residents.