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Public health inspectors from across the island met at the Starfish Resort in Trelawny on October 26 for the 58th annual conference of the Jamaica Association for Public Health Inspectors (JAPHI).
Basil Wright, President of the Association, told the conference that 58 years was a significant milestone in the life of any organisation and “though there have been many challenges over the years, our achievements have by far, outnumbered these challenges.”
He pointed out that even though the country had passed through a period of devastation due to Hurricane Ivan last month, the work of JAPHI had been progressing satisfactorily. “To date there has been no record of any epidemic outbreak anywhere in Jamaica,” Mr. Wright stated.
He thanked the members of JAPHI for the support they have given to the organisation over the years and encouraged them to continue to work hard in order to maintain a high standard of healthy living in the country.
October 24 to 30 is being observed as Public Health Inspectors Week and on October 21, Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Howard Cooke proclaimed the special week.

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