Budget Day - Shaw to present expenditure plan for new fiscal year

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Jamaicans should know how much the Government plans to spend in the new fiscal year when the Estimates of Expenditure for 2018-2019 are tabled in Parliament this afternoon.Before that, the broad outlines of projects and legislative agenda for the…

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Welcome relief - Commuters willing to stand inconvenience for upgrade of Constant Spring Road

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While acknowledging that the road-widening project now under way along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew will be an inconvenience, the main regret expressed by motorists, commuters, and operators of public passenger vehicles is that the planned 14-…

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Tufton: Breast cancer patients, UHWI concerns being addressed

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Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says that discussions are under way for the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) to provide breast cancer patients who are Her2 positive with direct access to a highly effective drug, Herceptin.Tufton…

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Love and sacrifice - Balancing Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday

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It was a day that brought together two significant events that are recognised and celebrated by many Jamaicans: Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day.Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of the holy season of Lent, during which Christians solemnly…

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‘They all have to go’ - Disgruntled CaFAN members not satisfied with outcome of Bridgetown meeting

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The impasse at the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) has claimed its first casualty, with Jethro Greene, its chief coordinator, being stripped of his post with immediate effect at the hastily called meeting in Barbados last Saturday.But that is not…

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Expelled student kills 17 at Florida school

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PARKLAND, Florida (AP):Former student 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at a Parkland, Florida, high school in the United States yesterday, killing at least 17 persons and sending scores of students fleeing into the streets in the nation’s…

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Mental side effects must be tackled in obesity fight

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Dr Abigail Harrison, president of the Paediatric Association of Jamaica, said it was crucial that the fight against obesity should not be seen only for the physical side effects, but also include ways to inform the public of the serious…

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Addressing poverty will lead to success in healthy lifestyle campaigns - Tufton

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In pushing for children to eat healthier food, the dire socio-economic constraints that some families face should not be ignored, says Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.In addressing persons at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica’s Global Health…

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Pastor’s phone stolen during prayer

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Absolutely no love was shown by a lone hoodlum on Valentine’s Day, after he robbed persons who were worshipping at the Good Tidings Mennonite Church of God in White Hall, St Andrew.Information reaching THE STAR is that worshippers conducting their…

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Shocking claims - Police probe rumours that criminals are leaving St James in caskets

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With the shocking claims that emerged online recently that criminals are being smuggled out of St James in caskets, the police say they will be investigating whether or not the rumours are true.While noting that they have heard the voice note,…

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