Sun | Apr 21, 2019

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The dengue fever and influenza outbreaks have delivered a blow to the Government’s programme administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to grade seven girls across Jamaica, resulting in only 400 students of the entire current national...

Jamaica has only a quarter of the minimum designated land space it should have for burying the dead, sparking concern among environmental and planning officials that more families should cremate their relatives or find other alternatives to...

Religious and cultural beliefs are cited as the main barriers to the majority of Jamaicans cremating their dead, even as cemeteries pile up with bodies and the burial inventory hurtles towards saturation point. Data from the National Environment...

WESTERN BUREAU: Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, is supporting a suggestion from Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis for the St James Health Department to train representatives from the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC...

WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, had her committal hearing deferred yet again when she appeared in the St James Parish Court on...

Two arrested in anti-scamming operations Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Brown, otherwise called ‘Jail Bud’, of Montego West Village in St James, has been charged with possession of identity information with intent following an operation in sections...

BAUTA (AP): After two decades of relative stability fuelled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans. Stores no longer routinely stock eggs, flour, chicken,...

CARACAS (AP): As Venezuela’s reliance on Russia grows amid the country’s unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin’s point man in Caracas is pushing back on the United States revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in...

Jamaica stands to benefit tremendously from a massive jump in trade if a recent Business Summit for Investment between the Mexico Business Council and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States begins to bear fruit,...

 Public sensitisation should consume the bulk of a $500,000 donation to the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA). Meanwhile, the JHTA donated...
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