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AIDS support group clears the air, wants no recording of sex data

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The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) says it does not want the sexual orientation, activity or behaviours of its clients to be collected under the Data Protection Act 2017. A joint select committee of Parliament is now reviewing the…

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Common ground found at Vale Royal Talks

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips emerged from yesterday’s resumption of the Vale Royal Talks having found what the parties described as “common ground” on issues of national importance. These included agreement…

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‘Out of order’ - Chuck rebukes High Court judge over death squad cases comment

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A High Court judge has prompted a sharp rebuke from Justice Minister Delroy Chuck for threatening to toss out three of the so-called police death squad cases that have stalled in the courts. This because of the Government’s refusal to pay the…

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Chief Justice promises faster divorces

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Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, seeking to underscore that it won’t be business as usual in the nation’s court system, has announced that come September, it should take weeks, not years, to complete divorce cases and validate wills.Sykes also announced…

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Editors’ Forum | 1,000 targeted for cervical cancer screening

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As part of its thrust to bring awareness and encourage screening during Cancer Awareness Month, the Jamaica Cancer Society is targeting at least 1,000 women to be checked for cervical cancer, which is most prevalent, yet preventable.Yulit Gordon,…

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Editors’ Forum | Let’s talk cancer - JCS wants national guidelines for patient-physician dialogue

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The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has called for the creation of national guidelines to govern patient-physician relationships that would see doctors taking a leading role in cancer prevention by initiating conversation about the disease.”Whenever…

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PM agrees to tweak regulations governing states of public emergency

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has acquiesced to a proposal by Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips that some provisions in the regulations governing states of public emergency should be adjusted. This is to make it clear that certain powers given to…

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Editors’ Forum | The doctors say …

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Given what we know about the human papillomavirus vaccine, what advice would you give to parents of children targeted? Dr Matthew Taylor, obstetrician and gynaecologist, University Hospital of the West Indies, says, “Get information.”Yulit Gordon,…

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Gregory warns of danger of eroding workers’ rights

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The gradual erosion of the rights of workers in Jamaica has not gone unnoticed by the Church as Anglican Bishop Howard Gregory placed the issue in the spotlight at a synod this week.Gregory told his congregation to remind the Government of the 1938…

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NWC costumers face two-day disruptions due to maintenance work

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Customers in several communities across the Corporate Area will have their regular water service disrupted as the National Water Commission (NWC) undertakes system maintenance works.The NWC has advised that work will begin as part of its ongoing non…

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