Side effects, high treatment costs a major challenge for patients

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Potential side effects and cost of drugs are two major factors Dr Stacy Davis, president of the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica, has highlighted as contributors to low compliance to treatment among lupus patients.Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in…

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Residents blame outsiders for violence in SE St Mary

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Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has said that despite lingering concerns from residents in St Mary South East regarding the large influx of persons from outside the constituency, who they blame for the flare-ups, she expects the remaining…

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Transfer backlash - St James stakeholders say changing of guard won’t repel crime wave

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WESTERN BUREAU:Battered and besieged by the spate of murders that have rocked the parish all year, business leaders in St James are not encouraged by the news that there will be a changing of the guard in the police hierarchy, with Senior…

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Editors’ Forum | More help for disabled living with HIV/AIDS

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Disabled persons living with HIV/AIDS are set to benefit from a €200,000 grant awarded to Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) to allow it to give more support to vulnerable groups.The grant was awarded by the European Union, and Robyn Miller,…

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It was UN in the Park for Experience 2030

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In celebration of World United Nations Day yesterday, members of UN agencies, funds and programmes in Jamaica gathered at Emancipation Park in New Kingston to jointly stage ‘Experience 2030′ - an interactive exposition designed to reinforce…

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New garbage trucks purchased with property tax funds - Holness

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that money used in the purchase of 11 new compactor garbage trucks, valued at more than $214 million, was funded directly from revenues generated from property tax payments into the Government coffers.He said the…

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Major road repairs under way in battleground constituency

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On the surface, things seem to be taking a turn for the better in South East St Mary ahead of Monday’s hotly contested by-election - the road surface, that is - given the magnitude of repairs and rehabilitation now under way in the constituency….

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Jamaica Fire Brigade focused on children for fire safety week

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Jamaica Fire Brigade focused on children for fire safety weekThe Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is observing Fire Safety Awareness Week this week with a number of activities that are targeted at children.Assistant superintendent of the Kingston andSt…

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JUTC rejects claim it awarded $50m contract to company of board member’s brother

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The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is refuting claims by the Opposition that it has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to an entity connected to one of its board members.

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One arrested for stealing electricity to heat indoor pool, tub downtown Kingston

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The Jamaica Public Service is reporting that one person has been arrested for electricity theft after it was found that an illegal connection was being used to heat an indoor swimming pool and hot tub at a business and residence in downtown Kingston.

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