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New HIV cases in Ja plunge

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Jamaica is reporting a decline in new HIV cases, but experts are cautioning the public to hold off on the celebrations, as there is still more work to be done. According to the 2017 annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Report, there were 1,197 new HIV…

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Prison HIV soars - Infections double as inmates third-highest risk group after transgender women, gays

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Inmates inside Jamaica’s prisons are contracting HIV at an alarming rate according to a 2018 study. Concern is growing among experts who say that upon release from prison, ex-cons engage in sexual relationships with women who have no knowledge of…

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Doctor: Don’t panic over prison HIV spike

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Director of medical services at the Department of Correctional Services, Dr Donna-Michelle Royer-Powe, said she is not alarmed that the prevalence rate among inmates in Jamaican prisons is higher than the general population’s, as this is a global…

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Pressure on Phillips as PNP in decline - Burke likens party, ground game to wrecked vehicle; Robinson questions whether there’s a clear successor

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As the country digests political neophyte Ann-Marie Vaz’s historic by-election win in Eastern Portland last Thursday over Damion Crawford, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) most popular politician, calls have intensified for its president, Dr…

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By-election surge - East Portland muscle cranks up mobilisation

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Constituents in Portland Eastern on Thursday overturned Jamaica’s notorious by-election low turnout tradition by registering in excess of 50 per cent votes, but even more abnormal was the surge between mid-morning and the close of polls….

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Jamaica Ripe for Investment in Animation – Senator Charles Jr - Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

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Jamaica Ripe for Investment in Animation – Senator Charles Jr  Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., says Jamaica is well positioned to benefit …

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Reggae Girlz held to draw by South Africa

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Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz played out a measured 1-1 draw with South Africa in a friendly international at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa on Sunday.  Star striker Khadija Shaw produced a moment of brilliance in the 58th…

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Hookers flood Montego Bay - Back Road exodus sparks chaos, as stakeholders call for official red-light district

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WESTERN BUREAU: As droves of prostitutes relocate from Portmore’s Back Road in St Catherine to Montego Bay’s Hip Strip, a number of the resort town’s business operators are calling for the regularisation of the illegal trade. The hookers have…

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‘Mandeville Hospital gave away my baby’ - Woman claims second twin swiped 18 years ago; authorities say records show single birth

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MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Eighteen years ago, Shereen Hamilton said that she went into the labour room of the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) expecting to have twins, but came out with only one baby boy and a message that her second child did not…

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