Get the police involved

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President of the Association of Government Medical Consultants (AGMC) Dr Konrad Lawson is urging medical practitioners whom his organisation represents to abide by the protocols when dealing with sexual harassment matters.

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Government working with UWI on tourism courses

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The Jamaican Government says it is partnering with The University of the West Indies (UWI) in the delivery of specialised courses of study for hospitality industry stakeholders.Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said that the courses that are being developed for possible introduction at the Mona Campus in October will focus on areas such as law, logistics, health, and security.

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Nineteen Jamaicans awarded 2019/20 Chevening Scholarships

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The youngest detective sergeant in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF); a chemical engineer who wants to improve the management of Jamaica’s water resources; and a medical technologist who wants to reduce bacterial outbreaks on the island’s neonatal wards, are among 19 Jamaicans awarded Chevening Scholarships to pursue master’s degrees in the United Kingdom this year.The 2019-20 scholars were selected from a pool of more than 200 shortlisted applicants.

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Government, Opposition express concern over bauxite price fall

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The Jamaican government says it is holding talks with stakeholders within the vital bauxite industry with the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) expressing concern at the falling prices on the global market for the commodity.Mining Minister Robert Montague, in a statement said that his ministry continues to have dialogue with the stakeholders amid global concerns over the price of bauxite/alumina.

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Doctors in the dark

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THE heads of two of Jamaica’s organisations that represent doctors at different levels say they are not being told by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Chris Tufton, or the Cornwall Regional Hospital Oversight Committee about the status of the Montego Bay-based medical facility.

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Sunday Brew — August 18, 2019

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Some dangers of this PNP presidential raceNo one can say that events leading into the Opposition People’s National Party’s next annual conference have not been quite colourful, full of statistics, and in some instances, packed with mystique.On Saturday, September 7 though, the elder statesman, Dr Peter Phillips, and emerging light Peter Bunting will see a major adjustment to their political future.

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Stirring farewell for broadcaster Tony Young

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Late broadcaster Anthony O’Neil “Tony” Young was showered with accolades yesterday, as scores turned out to say farewell to the man who touched countless lives.

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The Bible and your well-being

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 “A joyful heart is good medicine…”— Proverbs 17:22, English Standard Version  HAPPINESS remains, for the most part, elusive to man — try as hard as he may. Could it be that, after centuries, we are still overlooking the basics? And could these small steps to happiness unlock greater access to health?

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Inmates recording behind bars … again

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Inmates recording music using single-room facilities built for in-house radio stations inside Jamaica’s two main correctional centres — Tower Street Adult Correctional and St Catherine Adult Correction — is booming again.However, there is no indication that artistes who have already made a name in Jamaica’s reggae/dancehall market, like Vybz Kartel and Ninjaman, will join the programme anytime soon.

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JPS targets big fish

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Increased technology to catch those who are determined to steal electricity because they don’t want to pay, and Government assistance for those who steal electricity because they just cannot afford to pay, are two prongs of a multifaceted plan by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to reduce the amount it is losing through theft.

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