Editors’ Forum | JASL backs ‘magic pill’ - 2018 introduction of HIV preventative drug possible

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Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) has endorsed the HIV prevention pill, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), being considered for introduction to Jamaica by the Ministry of Health.The Sunday Gleaner first reported that the Government was considering…

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Editors’ Forum | Gov’t right on HPV - Jamaica AIDS Support backs vaccination programme

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While agreeing with claims that the Ministry of Health failed to implement strategies that would properly sensitise the public about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, representatives of Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) say that they…

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No room for guns, bullets in South East St Mary race, says Chang - JLP adamant shooting of two men not politically motivated

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Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Dr Horace Chang is decrying a recent gun attack on two persons in Top Bay, Annotto Bay, a community in South East St Mary.In a statement yesterday, Chang said that based on information from the police,…

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Alliances to the rescue! - Venezuela will survive because of relationships, says official

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Serious economic pressure has befallen Venezuela, but that country’s charge d’affaires at its embassy in St Andrew, Luisa Gutierrez, says that through alliances with other nations, conditions are gradually improving.Gutierrez was speaking with The…

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Judges, lawyers urged to become more innovative

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A prominent jurist is challenging Jamaican judges and lawyers to become more innovative in their practice.”Innovation doesn’t come naturally to judges and lawyers, and that is partly because of the training and the habits of thought that are…

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More education needed on turtles, says environmentalist

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WESTERN BUREAU:Despite the efforts of environmentalists in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, to raise awareness about the local sea turtle population, Christine O’Sullivan, a lecturer in environmental studies at the University of Technology, believes…

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UTech law gets accreditation - Vasciannie demands end to discrimination against university’s students

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The University Council of Jamaica (the UCJ) has granted accreditation to the LL.B programme offered by the University of Technology (UTech), a move that is expected to assist in the establishment of a law school at the tertiary institution.The…

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Justice ministry to pay huge judgment debts

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The courts have made awards against the Government amounting to more than $900 million this year alone.Carol Palmer, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, said that judgment debts have amounted to $916 million, including interest, over the…

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Excitement building for Round 2 of Quiz

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The end of Round One of TVJ’s Junior Schools’ Challenge Quiz is almost here! With just two matches left in Round One, the excitement continues to build for the much-anticipated Round Two.The penultimate match takes place this evening between two St…

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Education Minister Ruel Reid has condemned this morning’s gun attack at the Thompson Town High School in Clarendon where two watchmen were shot, one fatally, by gunmen.

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