St James to get more resources to combat dengue fever

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WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has announced thatSt James will soon receive 50 vector-control workers to complement the 12 who are currently working in the parish as efforts continue to control the dengue fever outbreak…

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State funding coming for all students up - to 18 years - Reid

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WESTERN BUREAU:The government has devised a plan to fully fund the educational cost for all students from birth through to their 18th birthday, over a three-year period, Minister of Education Ruel Reid has said.”I am now trying to get us to this…

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$30M OVERRUN - Public made to cough up $80m for local gov’t ministry’s tardy renovation works, cites auditor general

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Poor planning and failure to do adequate due diligence have resulted in the public coughing up an additional $30 million for renovation work at the Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, offices of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development….

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JCC to lobby for business supportive legislation

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Lloyd Distant, president of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), says that the organisation will this year be lobbying for the rationalisation and simplification of Jamaica’s tax system and for the introduction of legislation and regulations to…

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Hanover not a dengue problem parish, says Tufton

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WESTERN BUREAU:With MORE than 20 suspected cases of dengue fever identified in Hanover in 2018 and no related deaths, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the parish is not one of the worst affected.He was in Hanover yesterday for…

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No approval for millions spent tackling chik-V, Ebola

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The Ministry of Health did not obtain approval for five contracts, valued at $17.9 million, that were awarded under a multimillion-dollar technical cooperation between Jamaica and a leading multilateral organisation to bolster the country’s response…

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SDA Church partners with 100 clinics

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The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church did not only commend the Ministry of Health for its ‘Jamaica Moves’ campaign, but they have partnered with the entity by adopting 100 clinics across the island in a bid to improve the lives of citizens….

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Local gov’t ministry overpaid $7.1m in rent over two years

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Having overpaid by some $7.1 million on the five-year lease agreement for its Hagley Park Road, St Andrew, offices over a two-year period, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is being asked by the Auditor General’s Department…

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August Town needs a culture change, says councillor

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Venesha Phillips, councillor/caretaker for the Papine division in St Andrew, is happy for the curfew in the community, following recent murders, but stressed that Jamaica needs to go back to the drawing board and find an effective method for…

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Justice institutions benefit from more than $2b in improvements

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More than $2 billion has been spent on the construction, rehabilitation, and refurbishment of justice institutions as the justice-system reform picks up pace, the Ministry of Justice has revealed.More than $1.12 billion was spent on the…

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