Tufton to deliver presentation at Commonwealth health ministers’ confab

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GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) – Jamaica’s Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton will address Commonwealth health ministers here on Sunday as they discuss how to accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) in their countries, in order to safeguard vulnerable populations.Tufton will be making a presentation on behalf of the Caribbean on adolescent mental, sexual and reproductive health.

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National celebrates Child Month with series of play days

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THE National Baking Company Foundation (NBCF), through its Little Leaders programme, has been hosting a series of play days as part of its Child Month activities.The play days, which began on May 1 and are expected to culminate on May 30, have seen students of several early childhood educational facilities across the island being visited by members of the NBCF and encouraged to be active through play.

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Gay men 28 times more likely to get HIV

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — UNAIDS yesterday called on Caribbean countries and others to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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Jamaican lawyer a no show in matter involving former attorney general

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Jamaica-born Queen’s Counsel Vincent Nelson is due to appear in court on June 4, after he failed to appear on Thursday in the case against former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and former United National Congress (UNC) legislator, Gerald Ramdeen.

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Cops on multiple charges

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IT appears that the Director of public prosecutions has rejected a claim by one of three alleged rogue members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) that he and his colleagues were chasing the killers of businessman Sheldon “Junior Biggs” Daley when they came under attack from an off-duty cop in Spanish Town, St Catherine, on April 27.

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PHOTO: Excellence rewarded

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National Irrigation Commission Chairman Senator Aubyn Hill (right) presents Ebony Park Academy Principal Collie Clarke with an award of excellence during a tour of the institution, recently. 

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Sandals Foundation, EHS partner in environmental awareness programme

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THE Sandals Foundation and Sandals South Coast recently extended their Earth Day message of protecting the country’s species to students of Kings Primary School in Westmoreland, with an educational trip to Lacovia Zoo.During their visit to the nine-year old zoo and in keeping with this year’s theme, the students, teachers and resort’s environment, health and safety (EHS) guardians were exposed to more than 22 different wildlife species.

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Big win for INDECOM

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THE Court of Appeal has shot down a ruling that was in favour of two members of the police Mobile Reserve who had been granted leave for a judicial review and an injunction preventing them from being charged in connection with a 2012 fatal shooting in Rose Heights, St James.

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Rats ‘run things’ in Montego Bay

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Mayor of Montego Bay Councillor Homer Davis is calling on the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry to appeal to its members to dispose of their waste properly, as rats continue to overrun the western Jamaican city.

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Sandals South Coast honours top achievers

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SANDALS South Coast’s annual Prestige Awards will be a night long remembered for resort nominees, winners, and their special guests. Held under the theme ‘Level Up’ with set design inspiration drawn from the roaring 20s, the event paid tribute to the resort’s 2018 top performers and presented awards in 18 categories.

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