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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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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

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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

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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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Mandeville Hospital Gets Anaesthetic Machine

A state-of-the-art anaesthetic machine, valued at over $3.5 million, has been handed over to the Mandeville Regional Hospital, in Manchester, by the Rotary Club of Mandeville. Making the presentation on January 23, President of the Club, McClooney Blair, said in … Continued

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Health Minister Lauds Workshop on Influenza Pandemic

Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer has said that a holistic approach should be taken to combat the effects of an influenza pandemic, should one occur. This approach, he noted, is of critical importance and will ensure that “we … Continued

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44 Graduate from Cornwall School of Nursing

The country’s health sector has been boosted with the recent graduation of 44 general nursing and basic midwifery students from the Cornwall School of Nursing. Addressing the graduating ceremony held recently at King’s Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mt. Salem, … Continued

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Health Minister Urges Jamaicans to take Advantage of NHF

Health Minister, John Junor is urging Jamaicans who suffer from chronic illnesses, to take advantage of the National Health Fund (NHF), which provides assistance to persons with such conditions by subsidising their prescription costs. In addition, the Minister is also … Continued

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NHF Adds More Drugs for Cardholders

Beneficiaries of the National Health Fund (NHF) now have access to over 800 prescription items, as the NHF has substantially increased the number of drugs it provides for its cardholders. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NHF, Rae Barrett, has … Continued

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