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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: No room for guns, bullets in South East St Mary race, says Chang - JLP adamant shooting of two men not politically motivated
Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang is decrying a recent gun attack on two persons in Top Bay, Annotto Bay, a community in South East St Mary.In a statement yesterday, Chang said that based on information from the police,...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Editors' Forum | Gov't right on HPV - Jamaica AIDS Support backs vaccination programme
While agreeing with claims that the Ministry of Health failed to implement strategies that would properly sensitise the public about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, representatives of Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) say that they...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Editors' Forum | JASL backs 'magic pill' - 2018 introduction of HIV preventative drug possible
Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has endorsed the HIV prevention pill, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), being considered for introduction to Jamaica by the Ministry of Health.The Sunday Gleaner first reported that the Government was considering...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Judges, lawyers urged to become more innovative
A prominent jurist is challenging Jamaican judges and lawyers to become more innovative in their practice."Innovation doesn't come naturally to judges and lawyers, and that is partly because of the training and the habits of thought that are...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Alliances to the rescue! - Venezuela will survive because of relationships, says official
Serious economic pressure has befallen Venezuela, but that country's charge d'affaires at its embassy in St Andrew, Luisa Gutierrez, says that through alliances with other nations, conditions are gradually improving.Gutierrez was speaking with The...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Justice ministry to pay huge judgment debts
The courts have made awards against the Government amounting to more than $900 million this year alone.Carol Palmer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, said that judgment debts have amounted to $916 million, including interest, over the...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: UTech law gets accreditation - Vasciannie demands end to discrimination against university's students
The University Council of Jamaica (the UCJ) has granted accreditation to the LL.B programme offered by the University of Technology (UTech), a move that is expected to assist in the establishment of a law school at the tertiary institution.The...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: More education needed on turtles, says environmentalist
WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the efforts of environmentalists in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, to raise awareness about the local sea turtle population, Christine O'Sullivan, a lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Technology, believes...
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Excitement building for Round 2 of Quiz
The end of Round One of TVJ's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz is almost here! With just two matches left in Round One, the excitement continues to build for the much-anticipated Round Two.The penultimate match takes place this evening between two St...
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Advantage JLP! - Trinidad pollster projects Dunn victory but says Alexis not out of it; Fake poll, says PNP
With one week to go before voters in South East St Mary go to the polls in a by-election, Trinidadian pollster Derek Ramsamooj is projecting a victory for the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Norman Dunn, but he has warned the JLP that its win is not...
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: ... Comrades dismiss poll which shows Alexis heading for defeat
The People's National Party (PNP) has scoffed at the findings of a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)-commissioned opinion poll reportedly done in South East St Mary.The findings of the poll, released last week by Trinidadian pollster Derek Ramsamooj, show...
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Editors' Forum | Punished for being positive - Some companies still dismissing employees because they have HIV
Thirty-five years after Jamaica confirmed its first case of HIV/AIDS and five years after the National Workplace Policy on HIV and AIDS was approved by both Houses of Parliament, some Jamaican employers are continuing to dismiss persons who test...
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Editors' Forum | Partners of 'players' face huge HIV risk - Persons in committed relationships and promiscuous MSMs in equal danger
The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) is warning Jamaicans that persons in committed relationships with cheating partners are just as susceptible to contracting HIV as the most vulnerable group, men who have sex with men (MSM).The JASL's position...
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:21:59 -0500: Coronation Market vendors welcome ZOSO on their doorsteps
Vendors in the Coronation Market in downtown Kingston reported sales being slow yesterday, the first big market day since Denham Town, which is just metres away, was declared the second zone of special operations (ZOSO).But despite the negative...
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: FLA clean-up coming, says Anderson - New chairman vows to target corruption in firearm-licensing process
New chairman of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA), retired Major General Antony Anderson, is warning employees of the entity and persons applying for gun permits that it will not be business as usual.The FLA has been embroiled in controversy...
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Samuda plans new coffee regulations
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has announced that steps are being taken to promulgate new regulations concerning the blending of coffee in Jamaica.According to the ministry, under these regulations, no imported coffee...
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Hostile takeover? - Supreme Ventures chairman calls attorneys over move to oust board
Caught off guard by what appears to be a dual effort by new Trinidadian shareholder Zodiac and investment house Mayberry at a hostile takeover of the Supreme Ventures Limited board, the current directors are huddling with their lawyers on how to...
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: New FLA board mandated to 'clean ship' - We are up to the challenge- Anderson
Minister of National Security Robert Montague has charged the newly appointed board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) to "clean ship" as they seek to restore public trust in the embattled entity.Retired Major General Antony Anderson is tasked...
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Editors' Forum | Jesus embraced diversity, says JASL chairman
He is accustomed to hearing the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) being referred to as a gay lobby group, but Anglican priest and chairman of the board of directors for the human rights organisation, Canon Garth Minott, said, like Jesus, they are...
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0500: Editors' Forum | Jamaica has been doing relatively well in dealing with HIV but ...
Programme Development Manager, Davina Gayle-Williams - We need to stop the discrimination.- Executive Director, Kandasi Levermore - We need to support people living with HIV.-...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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