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Heed dengue warning signs - Persons urged to seek medical attention immediately after experiencing symptoms

Gleaner on January 19th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Ministry of Health is advising persons to seek medical attention immediately after experiencing symptoms of dengue fever.Making the call, Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie says that once individuals are infected with the…

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The Church is not silent - Prayer Breakfast guest speaker says pastors are always putting the nation before God

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Addressing criticism that the Church is too silent on important issues affecting the country, president of the Jamaica Baptist Union and pastor of the St Ann’s Bay Circuit of Baptist Church the Reverend Karen Kirlew said that the notion is the…

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US$738 million corruption cost - Metry Seaga demands action to cure disease eating away heart of Jamaica

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica continues to pay dearly for corruption, with an estimated five per cent of the gross domestic product lost each year to the practice, amounting to millions of dollars. This is a serious indication of the failure of successive administrations…

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Close to 1,000 dengue cases last year; 79 so far this year - Tufto•

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU:Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has revealed that the total number of reported dengue cases in Jamaica last year stood at 996, over 100 more than had previously been reported, and that 79 cases have been recorded to date since…

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OUR: Utility companies fail to meet standards to notify customers of planned outages

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says that the country’s water and power providers - the National Water Commission (NWC) and the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), respectively - are failing to meet standards for notifying their customers of…

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Central High student dies from dengue

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Fourteen-year-old Central High School grade nine student Areel Foster succumbed to her battle with dengue fever on Wednesday morning at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). The Clarendon-based school and family members are devastated by the tragedy….

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Youth: Use social media to reach us - CARPHA puts region on high alert for possibility of another dengue outbreak

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Almost half of the nation’s youth captured in a recent U-Report survey don’t know the symptoms of dengue fever, with 39 per cent of the respondents saying that social media is the best way to reach them with information about the illness.The result…

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Poet Lorna Goodison - pleasantly surprised by - RJRGLEANER Honour Award

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Jamaica’s first female poet laureate, Lorna Goodison, was among a distinguished field of five who were awarded the prestigious 2018 RJRGLEANER Honour Awards at the newspaper’s North Street offices in downtown Kingston yesterday.Goodison received the…

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Urgent call for small hotels to tap into social-tourism market

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Edmund Bartlett, tourism minister, earlier this week made an appeal to small hoteliers to take advantage of markets in social tourism, including accommodation and care for persons with special needs.He was speaking at a press conference at the…

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Venezuelan Embassy remains mum on Petrojam takeover

Gleaner on January 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

The Venezuelan Embassy in Kingston remains silent on the unravelling of the Petrojam partnership in which the Jamaican Government is looking to retake the 49 per cent stake the South American country owns in the state-owned oil refinery.Several…

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