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Caribbean makes significant strides in HIV reduction

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Dr Bernadette Theodore-Gandi believes that while the Caribbean has made significant strides in reducing the number of new HIV infections, more has to be done to improve access to treatment, as well as ensure that special attention is paid to…

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Cash payments hinder economic growth, reveals Mastercard study

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By using cash to pay for goods and services, Jamaicans are hindering the economy’s potential to grow, according to leading global payments and technology company, Mastercard.Almost 80 per cent of all transactions conducted in Jamaica are done using…

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Haunted by nightmares - Children exposed to violence and sexual abuse not sleeping, says specialist

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Nightmares are common occurrences among Jamaican children who experience acts of violence or regular sexual abuse, Dr Elizabeth Ward, chairman of the Violence Prevention Alliance, has said.Examining the latest police data on the number of children…

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‘Chucky’ Brown Trial | Defence, witness knock heads during cross-examination

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Lawyers for murder accused Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown will begin their defence of the alleged killer cop today.Yesterday, the prosecution closed its case after five weeks of testimony by at least nine Crown witnesses.Before that, Brown’s…

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Mastercard uses Jamaica as pilot for ‘I Accept’

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With approximately 11,000 merchant locations accepting Mastercard on the island, the leading technology company in the global payments industry said the decision to use Jamaica as the first Caribbean island to launch its ‘I Accept’ campaign was an…

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Johnson Smith urges more UN assistance for region to attain SDGs

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While Latin America and Caribbean countries have made advances towards the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has urged the United Nations (UN) to…

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Chuck: Difficult finding middle ground on abortion, buggery laws

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Justice minister Delroy Chuck has pointed to serious difficulties in finding a middle ground on the controversial issues of abortion and the buggery law.There are ongoing debates in various circles on the two issues, with arguments being presented…

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Sinclair fires back at Bunting

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Government Senator Charles Sinclair is accusing former National Security Minister Peter Bunting of frequently resorting to “name calling” when dealing with issues affecting the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA).Sinclair was responding to a Gleaner…

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Health inspector wants tougher punishments for breaches

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WESTERN BUREAU:Lennox Wallace, chief public health inspector for St James, says stricter punishments are needed for persons who breach the parish’s health laws, including illegal waste disposal and unsafe food handling.Wallace said that while the St…

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Joseph M. Matalon inducted into PSOJ Hall of Fame

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Joseph M. Matalon, one of Jamaica’s leading businessmen and philanthropists, was inducted into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame during a ceremony at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday night.Matalon…

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