HPV vaccinations not postponed - Tufton says Gov’t moving ahead with controversial programme for schoolgirls

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said the ministry is firm in its stance not to postpone the administering of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in schools, despite a proposal from Education Minister Ruel Reid that the programme be delayed…

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Historic natural gas conference gets under way

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The push to significantly diversify the country’s energy mix will be underscored today when the first ever natural gas conference gets under way this morning at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.The latest in technology and best practices…

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MPs fed up with losing millions of CDF to agencies

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Members of Parliament (MP) who lost millions of dollars to some implementing agencies for years, yesterday vented their frustration during a meeting of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) committee of Parliament at not being reimbursed.MPs are…

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No major side effects - minister

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Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is seeking to allay fears about any serious side effects of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, assuring the public that it was safe.”More than 200 million doses have been given around the world with no…

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Holness to address itelbpo opening in MoBay

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness will be the keynote speaker at the official opening of the new Montego Bay campus of itelbpo Smart Solutions, to be held at Freeport House in the second city today. The state-of-the-art campus incorporates a modern yet…

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School Report | Put to the test - Math teachers put their reputation on the line at Godfrey Stewart High

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Mathematics teachers at Godfrey Stewart High School in Savanna-la-Mar are putting their reputation on the line. Next year, they will join their students in writing the mathematics paper in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)…

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Unemployed man tricked in security job scam

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Astley Forrester, 34, claims that he is the victim of an employment scam.Having been out of work for approximately a year, Forrester said he quickly jumped at a job opportunity being advertised in The Gleaner, under the name Crystal Clear Security…

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Six-year-old falls 18 feet

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A six-year-old boy is now admitted to the hospital after falling over 18 feet while at school on Monday afternoon. Elsey O’Connor Thomas told THE STAR that school had just been dismissed at 2:30 p.m., when the incident occurred. Her son,…

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Kartel discharged from hospital

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Incarcerated entertainer Vybz Kartel, who was admitted last week for treatment at the University Hospital of The West Indies, has been discharged from the hospital.He was returned to his cell at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, popularly…

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Fighting for peace in Denham Town

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There is no need for alarm if a crowd is seen gathered inside the general parking area at the entrance of the Golden Heights Housing Scheme in west Kingston on a Friday night.The inner-city community, located at Racecourse Lane in Denham Town, has…

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