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(Jamaica Gleaner) The Government's Ananda Alert secretariat has partnered with international social-media company Facebook to share broadcasts of missing children on the pages of Jamaican users, state minister in the youth ministry, Floyd Green, announced on Wednesday during his contribution to the 2017-2018 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.

"We are taking the Ananda Alert system to a new level," he said, noting that a team from the United States-based Facebook organisation will visit Jamaica next month for the official launch of the partnership.

He also said a study of the alert system will be done, pointing out that a preliminary one (Child Disappearances in Jamaica: A Situational Analysis of the Ananda Alert System) was conducted last year.

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