Mom encourages breast reduction surgery for boys

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Angela Bernard’s 11-year-old son, Joseph*, has had surgery for gynaecomastia, and it is something she recommends to parents who are having a similar issue with their boys. Gynaecomastia is a condition that causes unusually enlarged breasts in men…

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‘Boob job’ boost - Male breast reduction surgery now common practice

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An increasing number of Jamaican men, including teenagers, are forking out hundreds of thousands of dollars to do breast-reduction surgeries, according to reports from some of the island’s leading plastic surgeons…

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Former PS seeks to distance himself from CMU scandal … Says finger pointed at the wrong person

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Dean-Roy Bernard, the former permanent secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI), now director general in the Ministry of Finance, has sought to distance himself from the affairs of the troubled operations of the…

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‘My hands are clean’ - Bernard defends tenure as permanent secretary in education ministry; slams auditor general’s adverse findings

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Dean-Roy Bernard, the former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI), has come out swinging against the adverse findings of the auditor general (AG) into the operations of the ministry during his tenure. On…

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Gov’t commits to rebuilding children’s home in wake of fire

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that his administration will be moving quickly to rebuild the 46-year-old Papine-based Jamaica National Children’s Home, which was damaged by fire on Friday night. Six units fought the blaze, which…

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Transforming the once volatile Salt Spring community … Police, residents unite to build social-intervention programmes

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WESTERN BUREAU: A year ago, the tears that once regularly flowed in the Salt Spring community in St James were primarily as a result of residents mourning the death of a relative or friend, who had perished at the hands of marauding gunmen that…

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30 years of political scandals … Lack of adequate accountability in corruption allegations erodes public trust – NIA

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The latest episode in Jamaica’s ongoing plague of political impropriety involving taxpayers’ resources has been front and centre stage since last year, with back-to-back scandals involving two ministries. Last year, the science, energy and…

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Dudus: The Extradition of Jamaica’s #1 Drug Don [Part VI]

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As a self-confessed political animal, the machinations of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) to delay and frustrate the extradition of Jamaica’s premier drug lord, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, was political theatre. Extradition, normally a trivial…

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Religion & Culture | A case of inhumanity … We have a moral responsibility to help the sick and suffering

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Every week I spend some time in lower Manhattan. University Place lives up to its name; its collegiate atmosphere is evident, and so too is its diverse culinary culture. It is there that I came across a heart-wrenching scene. In the midst of New…

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Clinton Chisholm | Understanding and dealing with clergy sexual abuse (Part II)

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Just a few pointers here: 1. Honest self-awareness is necessary So if you find yourself admiring minors (boys and/or girls) and every now and then you even have an erection while admiring any of them, you need clinical help! May I throw in a…

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