Holy healers hurting - - Several persons with HIV/AIDS abandoning medical treatment after they are ‘cured’ church leaders.

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Jamaica’s efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS could be stymied by the Church, as several persons who have tested positive have abandoned medical treatment because they were declared cured by their spiritual leader.Executive director of the…

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Prayer works but … - - Religious leaders urge colleagues to encourage HIV/AIDS - persons to get medical tests even if they get spiritual healing

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There is currently no known medical cure for HIV/AIDS, but national superintendent for the United Pentecostal Church of Jamaica (UPCJ), Bishop O’Garth McKoy, said he has encountered individuals who have been healed from the disease.The pastor…

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ZOSO’s solid start - Social intervention in Denham Town gets thumbs up

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Ricardo Wittingham was all smiles last Thursday as his yard was among the latest to be fenced under the Zinc Fence Removal Project, part of social-intervention initiatives earmarked by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in the Denham Town…

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New police commissioner by March - PSC opens 10-day window for applications

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PersonS interested in becoming Jamaica’s next commissioner of police have until February 21 to submit their applications to the Police Service Commission (PSC), with the selection expected to be made before the end of next month.The PSC yesterday…

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Hospital thankful for ZOSO - KPH seeing fewer gunshot wounds since zone introduced in Denham Town

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The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) recorded a sharp reduction in the number of patients it saw with gunshot wounds in December last year, and the hospital’s CEO Errol Greene is convinced that this was linked to the introduction of a zone of special…

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Wrong on gangs - International criminologist urges Jamaican police to rethink their approach to gangsters

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With more than 200 gangs said to be operating in Jamaica, British-based criminologist Craig Pinkney is arguing that it is pointless for the security forces to try to disrupt them as they will inevitably replenish themselves over time.Pinkney, youth…

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Heroes not criminals - Senator takes issue with label for freedom fighters

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Members of the Upper House yesterday passed legislation with five amendments to absolve certain national heroes from criminal liability in specified events. However, one lawmaker urged his colleagues to insert in the proposed law that the country’s…

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Excerpts from Gordon’s letter to his wife just before he died

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Excerpts from George William Gordon’s letter to his wife, which was written less than an hour before his death:”My beloved Lucy, General Nelson has just been kind enough to inform me that the court martial on Saturday last, has ordered me to be…

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Longmore: UHWI patients with aggressive breast cancer being denied important drug through NHF

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Breast cancer patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) who are Her2 positive are being denied access to a highly effective drug, Herceptin, through the National Heath Fund (NHF), according to Dr Saphire Longmore. The senator…

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‘Machete Mom’ breathes sigh of relief - put on probation, to undergo anger management

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Forty-four year-old Doreen Dyer, who, for the last couple of months has taken on the alias ‘Machete Mom’, can now breathe a sigh of relief following the closure of her case before the St Thomas Parish Court.Dyer ignited national fury last year…

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