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Chief Justice Released From Hospital

Chief Justice Zaila McCalla was released from the Tony Thwaites Wing of the University Hospital of the West Indies, yesterday, after completing a series of tests. Minister of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports(MICYS), the Hon. Olivia Grange, confirmed last night … Continued


King of Spain Wing Opens at Spanish Town Hospital

Residents of Spanish Town and surrounding communities are to benefit from the newly refurbished ‘King of Spain Wing’ at the Spanish Town Hospital in St. Catherine. His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain unveiled a plaque to officially open … Continued


Schools Blood Drive to Target Young Donors

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Dr. Sheila Campbell-Forrester, has said that the Schools Blood Drive Competition will be a critical component in promoting the habit of voluntary blood donation among persons aged 17 years and … Continued


Schools Blood Donation Competition Launched

A Schools Blood Drive Competition was officially launched yesterday (Feb. 11) at the Ministry of Health and Environment, King Street, downtown Kingston. The competition is aimed at the development of a culture of voluntary blood donation, by promoting the practice … Continued


Sexuality and Reproductive Health Expo Feb. 11

Members of the Health Promotion Team, in the Guidance and Counselling Unit, Ministry of Education, will host their second National Sexuality and Reproductive Health Expo, at the National Arena, in Kingston, on Wednesday, February 11. “The Ministry has once again … Continued


RGD Reaches Out to Jamaicans Overseas

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD), received 500 applications in its overseas outreach initiatives in the United Kingdom, United States (Florida),Canada and Cuba in 2008. Of the total, about 424, or 85 per cent, have already been dealt with, while other … Continued


Jamaicans Urged to Preserve Wetlands

Jamaicans are being implored to protect the island’s wetlands, as the destruction of these ecological systems will adversely affect marine life, and ultimately, the human population. The urging came from Education Outreach Officer with the Natural History Museum of Jamaica, … Continued


CEO of RGD Calls for Innovation in Public Sector

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), Dr. Patricia Holness, has called for innovation in the public sector, as a way of ensuring accountability. “It is very important that the Public Sector innovates. If we don’t innovate, … Continued


Health Minister Suggests More Participation in Sector

Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer, has suggested that policy space should be “freed up,” to include the participation of more experts, professionals, and civil society in the health sector. Mr. Spencer emphasised that health is no longer an … Continued

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