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Holy healers hurting - Several persons with HIV/AIDS abandoning medical treatment after they are ‘cured’ by 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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Free pass for perverts - Entities not checking if the persons they are employing to work with children are on the Sexual Offenders Registry

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No enquiries were submitted to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) about registered sex offenders last year, sparking fears that those tasked with protecting the nation’s children have not been doing their due diligence while hiring…

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AG urges JDF recruits to stick to core values

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Marley birthday celebrations encourage J’cans to find their purpose - … and unleash their ’soul rebel’

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Each year, the Bob Marley birthday celebrations (part of Reggae Month activities) are held under a theme, a theme that usually calls Jamaicans to action. This year was no different as the festivities were held under the theme ‘Soul Rebel 73′. As the…

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‘The Shape of Water’, beautifully different

Gleaner on February 11th, 2018 | File Under Entertainment News -

If I told you about the best film of last year, what would I say? Certainly not that it’s The Shape of Water. No, instead, what I will say is that The Shape of Water is a movie that is unlike any other, which is par for the course with director…

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DJ Denvo launches Kids Mix DJ Club in schools

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Popular FAME 95 FM disc jockey Denvo ‘DJ Denvo’ Thombs has launched an extra-curricular academic programme dubbed the Kids Mix DJ Club, for students attending local primary and secondary institutions across the island.According to DJ Denvo, the Kids…

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Businessman Patrick Powell released from prison

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Businessman Patrick Powell who was last August sentenced to nine months in prison for failing to hand over his licensed firearm to the police, has been released from prison after serving six months.Joyce Stone, Deputy Commissioner of Custodial…

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‘I know how to get things done’ - Clarke vows to improve the lives of constituents

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Dr Nigel Clarke has several messages he plans to share with residents of St Andrew North West in the lead-up to the March 5 by-election, but none more so than his ability to get things done. “I am taking a diverse platform of experience in…

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PNP looking to rebrand - Seven women among mix of new faces and seasoned campaigners selected to fill 10 constituency vacancies

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With the Andrew Holness administration approaching the end of the second year of its scheduled five-year term, the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is moving to ensure that it has candidates in place to contest all 63 constituencies.The…

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