Jamaica remains on flu alert, says health ministry

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The Ministry of Health yesterday reminded the public that the country was still on the influenza alert status announced by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton in Parliament in February.

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Free surgery for more than 500 cataract patients

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A 50-member Chinese medical mission — comprising ophthalmologists, nurses, and technical support staff from Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, and the Beijing Municipal Health Commission — arrived in Jamaica last Wednesday to perform cataract surgeries on more than 500 Jamaicans at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

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Johno’s journey

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The way a leader runs his company sets the precedence for the way it operates and the enthusiasm of those who work for him.After five decades at Appliance Traders Limited (ATL), Keith “Johno” Johnson says the close knit team’s bonds and the charismatic, can-do attitude of the company’s chairman, Gordon “Butch” Stewart have kept him in sync.

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Bartlett claims last laugh over MoBay welcome sign

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Edmund Bartlett is claiming that he has had the last laugh over his critics as the controversial $17-million ‘Welcome to Montego Bay’ sign, just outside Sangster International Airport in that resort city, is now a major tourist attraction.

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PHOTO: Welcome kiss

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Class One athlete Akeem Cargill welcomes the Mortimer Geddes Trophy, symbol of schoolboy track and field supremacy, back to Kingston College with a kiss after his school won the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Championship at National Stadium in St Andrew on Saturday. Kingston College broke a 10-year drought for their 32nd hold on the title. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

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NY Supreme Court Justice reminisces about Caribbean upbringing

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NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — After serving six years as a Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, New York, Caribbean American Justice Kathy King was appointed an acting Supreme Court justice in 2009, where she presided over criminal and civil court matters.Prior to that, in 2003, Justice King, the daughter of Montserrat immigrants, was elected to Civil Court in Brooklyn.

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Blow to Caricel

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Symbiote Investment Limited last Friday received a heavy blow in its battle with the Government when the Court of Appeal ruled that it is not authorised to own or operate a facility, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) stated yesterday.

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Wrong address

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If you look for the St Mary Municipal Corporation in the telephone directory you will see its address listed as 2 Hodgson Street, Port Maria. That has been so for decades. But a recent check by the corporation has shown that this is the wrong address.

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Good news for house hunters

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JN Bank and the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) have signed an agreement to establish a formal framework that will guide collaboration between them to increase access to homeownership for Jamaicans.The pact, which comes on the heels of announcements made by the Government during the recently concluded budget debate, will also enable both entities to provide additional public education opportunities about the real estate acquisition process.

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‘Employer of Choice’ to be chosen at BPO symposium

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Jamaica’s first ‘Employer of Choice’ in the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector will be named at this year’s staging of Outsource2Jamaica – Symposium and Expo, to be staged by the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ). And the 36,000 employees in the sector will get their chance to help select the winner.

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