Health ministry: No sexual harassment policy

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There is no sexual harassment policy governing Jamaica’s public-health institutions, including at the Caribbean’s premier teaching hospital and at the Ministry of Health, despite that sector employing thousands of workers performing medical and…

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From gang beatings to suicidal swings, bullying crisis worsens

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There are growing concerns that Jamaican school administrators are not doing enough to stem bullying within their walls, as dozens of parents whose children have been targeted say they are left helpless and confused. Parents have complained of…

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Hospital predators - Sex harassment rattles docs, nurses, others

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Sexual harassment is rampant throughout Jamaica’s public hospitals and clinics, and predators have been emboldened by a culture of impunity and a wall of silence, The Sunday Gleaner has learnt. No one is immune. Although the sample size of the non-…

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Bloomfield’s ‘life of service’ celebrated - PNP, JLP join in reflections as murdered politician laid to rest

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Raindrops poured down on the zinc roof of the Open Bible Church in Port Antonio yesterday, as if offering empathy to the hundreds grieving the passing of Dr Lynvale George Bloomfield, member of parliament (MP) for East Portland. Bloomfield was laid…

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Conch crisis - Depleted stock forces ministry to order one-year fishing ban

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Exporters who invested heavily in retooling processing facilities to meet best-practice and traceability standards for entering the European Union (EU) and other lucrative conch markets are facing financial ruin, with a shock almost one-year ban on…

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‘This is PNP territory’ - Phillips adamant Comrade will succeed Bloomfield; JLP vows Vaz victory

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Port Antonio, Portland: Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has declared that East Portland will remain a People’s National Party (PNP) seat as the party prepares to kick-start its campaign after laying deceased Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Lynvale…

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How the conch stock went bust

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An imminent ban on the once-flourishing conch industry from which Jamaica earned as much as US$600 million in foreign exchange per annum has placed the industry on the brink of collapse. The Government announced a sudden close season to take…

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Johnson Smith explains Petrojam valuations

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Livern Barrett Senior Parliamentary Reporter The Andrew Holness administration has sought to explain the US$136-million difference between two valuations of Petrojam, the country’s sole oil refinery, that were done a year apart by the same…

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Don’t let up on fighting epidemics, scientist warns

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Failure to fund research and awareness campaigns on epidemic diseases is a major threat to public health, an internationally renowned scientist has warned. Dr Robert Gallo, a professor of microbiology and immunology, has urged the Jamaican…

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Kirkland Rowe | Keeping cool with paint: a case study

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On September 23, 2018, The Gleaner published an article highlighting the effectiveness of applying cool roof paint to improve thermal comfort. This article is a follow-up to provide more details on the research findings. The study was done as a…

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