Free flu shots - Health ministry issues new directive amid access challenges, low take-up rate of influenza vaccines

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Following Sunday Gleaner stories, which revealed challenges in getting the influenza vaccine at a number of clinics in the Corporate Area despite a low take-up rate, the Government has directed staff at public health facilities to make the shot…

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Killer hubby was serial abuser - Years of beating end tragically in murder-suicide

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“Me just want to kiss mi mother.” That was the pithy utterance from a 12-year-old girl as she stared listlessly while in the middle of Willow Drive, outside her Kingston 11 home, orphaned after witnessing her father gun down her mom on the sidewalk…

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Hunter mum on HIV in prisons - Commissioner of corrections reassigned in security ministry

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Outgoing Commissioner of Corrections Ina Hunter yesterday declined to comment on the findings of a 2018 study conducted by the National Family Board, which concluded that inmates in Jamaica’s adult correctional institutions are contracting HIV at…

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Pastor: I’d rather die than officiate a same-sex wedding - Local ministers object to idea of participating in gay ceremonies

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Western Bureau: Three prominent local ministers of religion who are marriage officers have made it clear that they have no intention of performing any such ceremony, should Jamaica head down the path the Cayman Islands seems headed. In a March…

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Cuthbert-Flynn: I had an abortion at 19 - Parliamentary committee continues hearing arguments on thorny issue

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Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, the lawmaker whose parliamentary motion reignited a fresh round of debate on the charged issue of abortion, has disclosed that she terminated a pregnancy as a teenager. Cuthbert-Flynn’s revelation came after anti-abortion…

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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Dexter Pottinger case

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Kingston-based tattoo artist Romario Brown, who was initially charged with the murder of popular fashion designer Dexter Pottinger, yesterday pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of manslaughter after his caution statement revealed that his actions…

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Samuda hints at possible review of school-feeding programme

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Karl Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, yesterday hinted at a review of the policy governing the national school-feeding programme. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the official opening of the…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Gang members made 53 transactions at pawnshop, court told

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The Home Circuit Court was told yesterday that alleged members of the Uchence Wilson Gang carried out a total of 53 transactions at a popular pawnshop in the Corporate Area as the trial for the 24 alleged gangsters and their accomplices continued…

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News Briefs

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Student charged with security guard’s murder A 17-year-old student of Grange Hill High has been charged in connection with the stabbing death of the school’s security guard two weeks ago. Reports are that the 44-year-old guard, Clifton Lumbley, was…

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NIDS ruling expected tomorrow

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The Constitutional Court will tomorrow deliver a ruling on the constitutionality of sections of the National Identification and Registration Act (NIDS). A challenge to the legislation was brought to the court by the People’s National Party (PNP)…

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