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All You Need To Know About Jamaica

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    Thwaites Cements More Partnerships With China. The Chinese, who have increased their presence in Jamaica over recent years, are now looking to cement their cooperation with the country in the field of education… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Best In The Caribbean –


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    Bus Fare To Double For Many When JUTC Ends Transfers Sunday. Some Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) commuters, including students, will see their transportation cost doubled come Sunday, when the company discontinues its transfer system… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Right To Life


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    Thousands of Jamaicans flocked to the King’s House lawns on Saturday, January 4, for the fourth staging of the Shaggy & Friends benefit concert, in aid of the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC). According to Shaggy, the turnout was easily


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    IV Fluid Crisis – ‘People Are Going To Die’ As Hospitals Face Shortage. A severe shortage of intravenous fluids which had impacted two-thirds of United States hospitals in February is now being felt in Jamaica’s public hospitals, with a well-placed source


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    Gomes Goes – JFJ Apologises For Sex Education Course, Former Executive Director Quits Board. With concerns mounting yesterday over the involvement of Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in an explicitly worded sex-education programme, the human-rights lobby’s former executive director, Dr Carolyn Gomes,


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    Government’s Hands Tied In VoIP Blackout. There is nothing the Government can do to provide redress for Jamaican consumers who feel undone by the restriction on voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) applications by telecoms providers Digicel and Lime… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com


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    Jamaica Angel In Liberia – Doctor Calls For Local Colleagues To Join Ebola Fight In West Africa. Jamaican medic Dr Coril Curtis-Warmington has urged colleagues in Jamaica to join her in Liberia, one of the countries at the epicentre of the


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    NIS May Go Bust By 2020 If Jamaicans Don’t Pay More. Actuary Constance Dalmadge Hall has floated the idea that NIS contributions should double from five per cent to an average of 10 per cent, saying it is the only viable


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    Toxic City – Report Says Communities Very High Risk After Exposure To Riverton Fire Fumes. Very high risk! Several communities within a five-kilometre (3.1 miles) radius of theRiverton dump were given that designation as a result of their exposure to toxins


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    Babies Thrown Lifeline – EU Ambassador Commits Millions To Neonatal Care. Describing as a tragedy the deaths of 19 premature babies who were infected with klebsiella and serratia bacteria during four outbreaks at two of the island’s major public hospitals, Ambassador


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  • 11/04/15--12:15: Regional Health Authorities
  • The chairmen of Jamaica’s four regional health authorities yesterday stirred up an ‘ants nest’ of controversy, coming to the defense of embattled Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson, taking issue with criticisms being levelled at him and the two health-care facilities at which


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    The much-anticipated report of the audit of the health sector has just been released, following months of waiting. It’s early release has been precipitated by the controversy surrounding the bacteria related deaths of 19 babies in the neonatal wards of the


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    Dalley Cleans House – JMA Pleased As New Minister Dumps Health Officials. The private sector is applauding the “swift” action taken by newly appointed Health Minister Horace Dalley in holding hospital managers accountable for the tragic circumstances that led to the


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    Your news in a nutshell Commish backs Chang Ja diaspora upset about crime More Corporate Areas to be dug up More J’can women doing double mastectomy Soldier held with illegal gun 5.2 quake rocks Haiti 1. Commish backs Chang National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has been backed by Police Commissioner Major Antony Anderson, who, […]

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    Your news in a nutshell Too early to tell Ja Moves success Gleaner ombudsman want to hear from readers Health Ministry strong on sugary drinks message Second cohort of HPV vaccines being administered Chucky Brown trial continues Guns issued in breach of FLA protocol still out there 1. Too early to tell Ja Moves success […]

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  • 10/10/18--12:12: World Mental Health Day 2018
  • Written by: Danielle Mullings On October 10th of each year, World Mental Health Day is celebrated. This year’s theme is ‘Young People and Mental Health in A Changing World’. World Mental Health Day allows stakeholders to come together and decide on ways to mitigate the effects of mental health illnesses. The topic has been gaining […]

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  • 10/19/18--13:44: Film & Technology
  • Written by: Danielle Mullings   “The film industry brings people together, and so does technology. I see them as similar platforms.” – Ashton Kutcher Computer science (and technology in general) can be mixed with most if not all fields of interest. The entire world is moving towards technological advancements and integrations. One such mixed field is […]

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  • 10/20/18--06:59: Business Intelligence
  • Written by: Danielle Mullings diG Jamaica sat down with Raquel Seville, the CEO of B.I. Brainz (Caribbean), to get more insight into what Business Intelligence is. This is a growing field in Jamaica heavily utilized by companies like Digicel. “Business Intelligence takes the guess work out of decision making. BETTER DECISIONS = BETTER QUALITY PRODUCTS […]

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    Written by: Danielle Mullings Youth Can Do IT diminishes doubt in your creative self, opens a world of creativity and belief in ventures which you didn’t know you possessed. – Amanda Johnson, mentee Since it’s establishment in 2016 by Jamaican Lianne McNaughton, Youth Can Do IT has accomplished a considerable amount of work. The organization seeks […]

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    Written by: Danielle Mullings As the years go by volunteerism, summer camps and internship experiences become increasingly important for Jamaican youth. Here are some programs that you can consider: Advocacy JYAN – Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network Talk Up Yout Girls Who Know U-Report Visual & Performing Arts JANN – Jamaica Animation Nation Network Kingston Toon […]

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