Ministry of Health supports call for national blood drive to fight dengue outbreak

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Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, chief medical officer at the Ministry of Health, has endorsed Dr Dayton Campbell’s call for a national blood drive to assist persons who develop complications from contracting the dengue haemorrhagic fever.There is…

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More blood for dengue - Government, Opposition join forces in call for national blood drive to fight outbreak

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Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, chief medical officer at the Ministry of Health, has endorsed Dr Dayton Campbell’s call for a national blood drive to assist persons who develop complications from contracting the dengue haemorrhagic fever.There is…

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She wasn’t supposed to be there - Family in shock at killing of 14-y-o at bike show

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When Renee Clarke’s phone rang shortly after midnight into yesterday, and the shaky, unknown voice on the other end told her that her youngest sister, Shanique Clarke, had just been cut down in a hail of bullets, it sounded like a sick joke.For…

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Security measures will remain after SOEs - Chang

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WESTERN BUREAU:Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang is reassuring Jamaicans that the presence of the security forces will remain in troubled communities after the three states of public emergency (SOE) end.The enhanced security measure…

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Stewart’s Automotive Group moves warehouse to Allman Town - promising jobs for residents

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Employment now beckons for residents living in and around Allman Town in Kingston, following yesterday’s commissioning of Stewart’s Automotive Group’s bonded warehouse in the community.Located at 10 Arnold Road, the warehouse will store much of…

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Daniel Dawes selected as new CEO of USF

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Daniel Dawes was yesterday announced as the new chief executive (CEO) officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF). The appointment took effect January 2.A press release from the USF said the position of CEO was advertised in the Jamaica Observer and…

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‘Worst set of parents’ - Lack of guidance leading to murders being committed by youths - ACP McGregor

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WESTERN BUREAU:Assistant Commissioner of police in charge of community safety and security, Steve McGregor, is contending that the majority of Jamaica’s murders are committed by young people whose parents are not properly monitoring and raising them…

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ODPP to help courts reduce case backlog

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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has indicated its intention to use recently amended pieces of legislation to expedite trials in order to help reduce case backlog at the Home Circuit Court.This was expressed by Senior Deputy…

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National Leadership Prayer Breakfast for January 17

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The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, January 17, this year, under the theme ‘I pledge’.The organisers of the event, which will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, say the theme was inspired by Dr John…

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Lawmakers engage in blame game over parliamentary committee meetings

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The House of Representatives could be the venue for high drama today, as the two main political parties trade accusations over a scheduled meeting of the Internal and External Affairs Committee (IEAC) of Parliament.The meeting, which is set to begin…

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