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Spencer Says Health Sector Must Focus on Social Justice

Minister of Health and the Environment, Rudyard Spencer, has said that the health sector’s response to the current global financial crisis, must be focused on social justice. Mr. Spencer said that health policies “must seek to help the most vulnerable … Continued


Reggae Artistes to Promote Peace

A Concert at Jamaica College (JC), Old Hope Road, Kingston, featuring several top Jamaican reggae artistes, will highlight activities planned for Peace Day, Tuesday, March 3. And during the extended peace campaign activities, which will run into April, reggae singer … Continued


Jamalco Stages Health Fair Feb. 26

The Public Relations and Environmental Health and Safety Departments of Jamalco, the bauxite and alumina company in Clarendon, will stage a Community Health Fair, tomorrow (February 26). The fair will take place at the Glad Tidings Church of the First … Continued


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

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