Forrest fires back - SMA chairman rejects claims that he was trying to get Warren on to employment shortlist through back door

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Chairman of the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) Trevor Forrest has finally broken his silence on the exchange of emails with Dr David McBean, in which he appeared to be trying to belatedly insert Carolyn Warren on a shortlist of persons to be…

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Risky nips and tucks - - Jamaicans taking chances with their lives for ‘better bodies’

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

News last week that a Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as ‘Dr Bumbum’ was arrested over the death of a patient in a botched operation has again put the issue of the risk persons are putting themselves through when they opt for nips…

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Rough & risky - Female sex workers face rape, assault and jail

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Almost one in every four female sex workers who participated in a recent survey reported being raped at least once in their life.An equal number of exotic dancers also reported being raped in the 4th Generational Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey…

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New HPV vaccine push - Health ministry to target girls just entering high schools

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Officials of the Ministry of Health will be attending the orientation ceremonies of high schools across the island in an effort to get more girls vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), after a slow start to the programme last year.The…

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3,000 delegates to elect PNP vice-presidents

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Approximately 3,000 delegates should be on the voters’ list when the People’s National Party (PNP) elects its four vice-presidents come September 15.Six persons, incumbents Dr Angela Brown Burke, Dr Fenton Ferguson and Dr Wykeham McNeill; and new-…

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Saved by ‘The Y’ - Thirty-three more boys turn their lives around with help from YMCA

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Like many of the boys at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), 15-year-old Rojay Bates seemed destined for a bleak future, but come September, he will get another opportunity to attend high school, and the youngster has already penned his…

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Smikle pleased - with CAC bronze

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Sport News -

Barranquilla, Colombia:Traves Smikle continued his impressive season by winning Jamaica’s first medal in athletics at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, yesterday.The former Calabar High School athlete threw 64…

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Stay put! - JAAA supports new IAAF transfer rules

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Sport News -

Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), said the new IAAF rules governing the transferring of allegiance will not only protect athletes’ rights and well-being, but prevent unscrupulous national…

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Goule inspires us - Ferguson

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Sport News -

Natoya Goule’s recent personal best of 1:56.15 in the 800m could open up the floodgates for a discipline that has been undermanned in Jamaica’ track and field for a long time.Fellan Ferguson has positioned herself to be one of the first…

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Reynolds in charge at MBU

Gleaner on July 29th, 2018 | File Under Sport News -

Vassell Reynolds has confirmed that he will be leading Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) outfit Montego Bay United (MBU) into the upcoming season.He was spotted at the club’s training session last Thursday following reports that the Rusea’s High…

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