More could have been done, Tufton says of controversial HPV exercise

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Dr Christopher Tufton, health minister, admitted that more could have been done to better inform parents and other stakeholders about the plans to administer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in schools, an initiative that begun yesterday.The…

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Guest Editor | Breast cancer patients face killer costs

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The economic, social, and emotional costs associated with the treatment of breast cancer in Jamaica can be devastating, particularly where there is late-stage diagnosis. The seeming consensus within the medical fraternity is that the treatment of…

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‘We have to get innovative’ - Top principal urges schools to find more creative ways to engage students

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One of the country’s top school principals says the education system is not meeting the needs of some of its most brilliant children because it lacks innovation.Speaking during a joint meeting of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights and the…

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High-stakes battle looms - Voters to go to the polls in three constituencies on October 30

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It will be one of the most crucial by-elections in Jamaica’s recent political history when voters in St Mary South East go to the polls on Monday, October 30.At the same time, voters in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West will also go to the…

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Guest Editor | Health insurance companies paid out $16b in 2016

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A whopping $16 billion in group health benefits was paid out by the country’s health insurance companies in 2016. Of that amount, some $1.4 billion was for breast cancer-related services as more and younger Jamaican women are being affected by the…

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‘We have to get innovative’ - Top principal urges schools to find more creative ways to engage students

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

One of the country’s top school principals says the education system is not meeting the needs of some of its most brilliant children because it lacks innovation.Speaking during a joint meeting of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights and the…

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High-stakes battle looms - Voters to go to the polls in three constituencies on October 30

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2017 | File Under Headline News -

It will be one of the most crucial by-elections in Jamaica’s recent political history when voters in St Mary South East go to the polls on Monday, October 30.At the same time, voters in St Andrew South and St Andrew South West will also go to the…

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Ministry not ready for HPV vaccine to be mandatory

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As the Ministry of Health administers the human papilloma-virus (HPV) vaccines in schools today, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said it is of equal importance to make sure that parents fully understand and appreciate the benefits of…

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IMF announces essay contest for Caribbean students

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is inviting tertiary-level students in the Caribbean to participate in an essay contest on the theme “Inclusive and Resilient Growth in the Caribbean.” The contest is open to students aged 18 to 25…

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Bling burial - Mother, daughter offer grave decor services

Gleaner on October 2nd, 2017 | File Under The Star News -

Some persons are going the extra mile to ensure that their deceased loved ones are buried in style.One new trend that some persons are latching on to is to have the inside of graves colourfully decorated.A…

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