Bitter lesson - Parents says schools serving too much sugar

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More than 61 per cent of Jamaican parents believe that the school has become a place that poses serious health threats to the lives of their children because access to sugary drinks is too easy.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, in sharing…

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Women’s rights under threat - Rev Dick

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AS THE world celebrates International Women’s Daytoday under the theme ‘#PressforProgress - a Push for Gender Parity Worldwide’, the Reverend Devon Dick has asserted that women’s rights are under threat in this country where boards such as the…

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Shaw to open Budget Debate today: no new taxes expected

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With a less than impressive real gross domestic product (GDP) outturn for calendar year 2017 and clear indications that the projected 2.3 per cent target for the 2017-2018 financial year will not be met, Finance and the Public Service Minister…

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JUTC passengers to enjoy free Wi-Fi service

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Aspiring to make Internet access in Jamaica as abundant as water, Growth Tech Limited yesterday signed off on a major partnership deal with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) for the provision of Wi-Fi connectivity on approximately 450 buses….

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Holness bats for food security at FAO conference

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Western Bureau:Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday outlined three areas of action, which he described as critical to combating hunger, food security, malnutrition, rural development, climate resilience and sustainable agriculture in the Latin…

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Public wants tax on sugary drinks - survey

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There is strong public support for the Government to move beyond education campaigns to taking action on obesity, including, support for a sugary drinks tax.Dr Christopher Tufton, health minister, in reporting on findings from Heart Foundation of…

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Flair honours 25 distinguished women for Int’l Women’s Day

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“A collection of greatness.” That was how Kayon Wallace, director of corporate communication and stakeholder relationships at FLOW, described the 25 young women who gathered inside the Port Antonio Suite at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, New Kingston,…

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2018 Expo Jamaica takes high-tech focus with Digicel

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Expo Jamaica will celebrate its 46th staging, with strong focus on ’smart’ technology that brings businesses and consumers together in the digital space.In partnership with new title sponsor Digicel, and its business technology arm, Digicel Business…

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FAO targets reduction of hunger, obesity in region

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Western Bureau:Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) JosÈ Graziano da Silva has called for governments within Latin America and the Caribbean to take stock of what he described as the worrying situation of an increase in…

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‘It was torture’ - Freed widow - of German hotelier says absence from son’s life was hard

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Charmaine Steiner, the woman who was acquitted of killing her husband, German hotelier Helmut Steiner, has described her 10-year wait for justice as torture.The most difficult part, said the 45-year-old widow, was not knowing the whereabouts of her…

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