President of the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica, Dr. Desiree Tulloch-Reid, is calling for increased awareness of the disease, which can lead to early detection and access to treatment.
The Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA) in the Gender Ministry will mark International Day of Rural Women (IDRW), observed globally on October 15, with a Rural Women Achievers Award ceremony.
The Jamaican diaspora in the United States have been showing support to the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Adopt-a-Clinic programme, with several clinics adopted by Diaspora groups to date.
Six new Domestic Violence Intervention Centres are set to be opened in the parishes of St. Catherine, St. Mary, St. Ann, St. Elizabeth, Clarendon, and Westmoreland by the end of October 2021.
With current voter ID cards set to expire on December 31, 2021, Director of Elections at the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), Glasspole Brown, is calling on Jamaicans to apply for the renewal of their cards.
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will begin the distribution of new Voter Identification (ID) cards on October 11. Registered voters who applied for the renewal of their cards will be able to collect the new IDs at EOJ constituency offices islandwide.
Submissions are now being accepted for the national Young Inventors & Innovators Competition, being staged by The Scientific Research Council (SRC) in partnership with the Association of Science Teachers of Jamaica (ASTJ).
Electricity service is set to be regularised in sections of St. Andrew through a nine-million-dollar electrification programme being undertaken by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in partnership with Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) and the Local Government Ministry.
If you have been wondering if the country has an adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccines available at the moment, Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton says ‘yes’.
As we continue to navigate this pandemic and work collectively towards a return to normalcy, Prime Minister, Andrew Holness is calling on more Jamaicans to become ‘Vaccine Heroes’ and support the Government’s drive to get citizens vaccinated against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 mobile vaccination programme being undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Wellness is being expanded to reach wider sections of the country.
The first set of private healthcare facilities have been selected to join Jamaica’s COVID-19 vaccination programme after signing contracts with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
The new, 24-hour, toll-free, 2-1-1 child abuse and neglect hotline was officially launched on September 22 as a collaborative effort between the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.
Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 as well as those vaccinated against the virus are being advised that they can donate blood without any issues.
While workers employed to the public education system retained their salaries and allowances, many private institutions have not been able to meet their payroll obligations, prompting the Education Ministry to apply for assistance on their behalf.
The Kiwanis Club of St. Elizabeth and the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) will be hosting the monthly blood collection drive at the Black River Health Centre on Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) is in the process of procuring a tipper truck for the launch of the entity’s E-waste disposal programme.
The Veterinary Services Division (VSD) within the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Persons is reminding members of the public to ensure they only buy meat from licensed butchers.
Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change, Pearnel Charles Jr., says work is ongoing for a long-term solution to the problem of flooding in Halse Hall, Clarendon.
The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA’s) ‘Drum a Di Gate’ initiative aims to encourage proper waste disposal at the community level through the containerisation of garbage.