Household hazards - Bleach the culprit in 80% of cases of kids ingesting poisonous substances in Ja yearly

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At least 200 children are rushed to the Bustamante Hospital for Children each year with symptoms of poisoning, with household chemicals, mainly bleach, being the leading poison agent.This has caused local health professionals to renew calls for…

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Rough on students - Mixed reactions as Tastee hikes prices for meals in school canteens

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Students at 18 educational institutions will have to pay more for meals tomorrow as the concessionaire for their canteens, Tastee Limited, introduces higher prices.This has sparked concern among some school administrators, who note that the students…

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Kerosene fear! - Father determined to prevent children from drinking chemical which nearly killed him

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At 50 years old, Arnold Robins* said he is protective almost to the point of paranoia over his three children, because of the trauma he endured at age five when he put a bottle with kerosene oil to his head.”I used to love the smell and I was around…

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J’cans put lives at risk mixing bleach, other products

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Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, public health inspector and head of the Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN), is urging Jamaicans to end the dangerous practice of mixing household chemicals when cleaning.”It is something that is done…

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Doomed Loom! - Investors frantically trying to get back their money as the wheel stops spinning

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The Loom wheel that once promised Jamaicans thousands of dollars has slowed drastically, and in some cases has stopped spinning completely for a number of investors who have lost thousands of dollars.Last week, several persons who invested in the…

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‘You can’t arrest your way out of the problem’ - British security specialist cautions cops

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From the Suppression of Crime Act of 1974 to special police squads by the scores, states of emergency and zones of special operations, Jamaica has pushed hard policing measures to tackle the crime monster, but a security specialist from the United…

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Dismissed and denied justice at the Supreme Court? - JCSA helping fired employee fight to get his job back

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After 11 years as a clerk at the Supreme Court, Lloyd Smith was fired last year in what he believes was an unfair retaliation to his complaints about the lack of staff evaluation, the constant changing of his duties, and his concerns after being…

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No fear of showers - Upbeat Labourites heading to annual conference

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The weather forecast is for isolated thunderstorms across sections of the island today, but that will not stop thousands of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters who are planning to brave the ’showers’ for their trek to the National Arena for the…

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Out of the shadows - Ann Marie Vaz takes the JLP stage in her own right

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For years she has appeared on the stage at political rallies supporting her husband, but today when she takes the stage at the National Arena during the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 75th Annual Conference, Ann Marie Vaz will be appearing as the…

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Work begins on new sign to welcome visitors to MoBay

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WESTERN BUREAU:Ian Dear, chairman of the Tourism Product Development Company, has promised that the new ‘Welcome to Montego Bay’ sign now under construction will depict the evolution of the island’s tourism capital, and reflect the ‘Bay’s’…

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