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Not changing course - Health ministry remains adamant with sugary drink message

Gleaner on October 9th, 2018 | File Under Headline News -

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is refusing to tweak the message in his ministry’s current campaign, which strongly discourages citizens from consuming excess sugar.Last week, Professor Errol Morrison, honorary president of the Diabetes…

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Health impact survey a must for Riverton communities - JET

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Arguing that the Riverton dump continues to be one of the biggest threats to public health for those living and working in proximity, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is contending that there is an urgent need for a health impact survey of…

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Heightened safety measures - Security personnel join efforts today to protect central Kingston students

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Demonstrating that the safety of children is a priority, the police have begun providing additional security for students who attend schools in and around the central Kingston area. However, the Ministry of Education is being encouraged to make good…

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I want to hear from you, says Gleaner Ombudsman

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Retired High Court judge, Justice Roy Anderson, who serves as The Gleaner’s Ombudsman, has indicated that only a few people have so far utilised the avenue made possible for them to have a voice in keeping the publication on its toes since he…

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Gleaner’s Spelling Bee | I was not nervous - Israel

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Kingston: Pentecostal Tabernacle Church Hall1. Israel Burnett, St George’s College2. Malik Popley, Camperdown High3. Rojay Banton, Kingston College4. Jonathan Bartley, Mavisville Preparatory5. Chevaughn Falker, Wolmer’s Boys’ SchoolTop boy: Israel…

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PM Holness extends condolences to Haiti

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has extended sincere con-dolences to the government and people of Haiti following a major earthquake that hit the country on Saturday.A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the French-speaking nation on Saturday, October 6,…

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Too early to determine Jamaica Moves success

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Indicating that it was too early to determine the success of the popular Jamaica Moves Campaign, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton believes the message has reached most if not all Jamaicans.The ministry has been taking the message of the…

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Tweak education system - Crawford

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WESTERN BUREAU:Opposition Senator Damion Crawford is of the view that Jamaica will be in serious trouble over the next 30 years if the education system is not adequately tweaked to engage the minds of the current generation of children.Crawford, who…

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JPS employee among four persons arrested

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A Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) employee is among four persons who were arrested on Sunday night in connection with the alleged illegal removal of fuel from its Hunts Bay power station. The arrest follows weeks of surveillance by the JPS…

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‘Chucky’ Brown Trial | Accused allegedly went to JFJ for help

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A human-rights activist said that police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown visited the offices of Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) on Fagan Avenue in St Andrew for help between 2012 and 2013 as she testified in his trial at the Home Circuit Court in…

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