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Get the Facts – The Legal Aid Council

The Government of Jamaica is committed to ensuring that all Jamaicans can access quality legal representation, irrespective of their financial resources. To this end, the …

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Get the Facts – Malaria

Malaria is a potentially fatal disease caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. The disease produces chills, headache, a high fever and other flu-like symptoms. Official …

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Get the Facts – How to Foster a Child

Fostering is the legal process of temporarily placing a child, who would otherwise be a ward of the state, into an approved family environment under …

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Get the Facts – The Benefits of Recycling

Recycling is the process by which used materials are converted into new, usable products. According to the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Jamaica produces …

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Demonetisation of Coins

As of February 15, 2018, the one, ten and twenty-five cent coins will be demonetised and no longer be legal tender. This action will be …

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The Half-Way-Tree Teen Hub

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation; the Ministry of Health; and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information have opened Teen Hub at the Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre. …

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International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9 is International Anti-Corruption Day. The aim of the observance is to raise awareness about corruption and of the role of the United Nations …

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Stay Alert Application

The Ministry of National Security has launched a mobile application known as ‘Stay Alert’. The application allows citizens to contact the police for assistance. All …

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, observed on 2nd December, is an opportunity to highlight the Government’s significant efforts to eradicate modern slavery. …

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World AIDS Day

Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been observed annually on December 1. The observance provides an opportunity for people to assist in the fight against …

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is observed annually on November 14. It was started in 1991 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in response to concerns about …

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Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is most commonly caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Any woman can develop cervical cancer, but certain risk …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October each year in countries across the world to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection …

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