J’cans shun condoms … Unprotected sex rising despite threat of new STI

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Four years after one local lab alerted the nation to the presence of mycoplasma genitalium, a fairly new sexually transmitted infection (STI), Jamaicans seem to be taking very little precaution in preventing the infection of this and other STIs….

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Integrity at stake - Anti-corruption watchdog group dissatisfied with Integrity Commission’s latest report

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At least one anti-corruption watchdog agency is dissatisfied with the recently tabled Integrity Report, noting the lack of information on the financial status of parliamentarians, which the group said could give rise to unnecessary speculation….

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Unprotected sex rising - … Unprotected sex rising despite threat of new STI

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Four years after one local lab alerted the nation to the presence of mycoplasma genitalium, a fairly new sexually transmitted infection (STI), Jamaicans seem to be taking very little precaution in preventing the infection of this and other STIs….

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Four men shot in Mount Zion, St James - … Two set on fire, others escape with injuries

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Residents in the Mount Zion district in St James are now living in fear following the murder of two men and the shooting of two others in their community on Friday night. Up to press time, investigators were yet to identify the dead men, who were…

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Scammed into poverty - … Victim of bank fraud living in nightmare

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For the past three weeks, Sharon Skimmers* has been living like a mendicant, after Internet scammers – a day after she got paid – hacked into her bank account and withdrew almost all of her salary. Since then, Skimmers, an office administrator, has…

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PNP gov’t under Phillips promises return to free education

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Free tertiary education, one of the linchpin provisions of the People’s National Party (PNP) regime of the 1970s, will make a return under a PNP administration, said its leader, Dr Peter Phillips. The initial step will be the ‘first in the family…

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Peter Bunting to rise united - … PNP challenger launches campaign today

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Manchester Central Member of Parliament Peter Bunting, who is challenging for the leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP), will take centre stage at today’s official launch of his Rise United campaign at the Manchester High School…

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High imports threaten food security - …We need to ‘Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow’, say stakeholders

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Launched in 2003, the impact of the ‘Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow’ campaign in influencing Jamaicans to eat more locally produced food items, and in so doing, boosting food security and nutrition, seems to be waning. Preliminary data compiled…

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South Africa stun Sunshine Girls

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Liverpool, England: Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls suffered a shocking 55-52 defeat to South Africa in their final match in Group C of the Vitality Netball World Cup at the M…

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A Matter of Land | Help! Fed up with my homeowners association, what can I do?

Gleaner on July 14th, 2019 | File Under More News -

Good day readers, today we look at questions from a reader and my subsequent response. Dear Mr Francis, I am writing on behalf of a group of homeowners who bought into a 50-unit gated community in Spanish Town a year ago. Before we moved…

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