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October Is Being Observed As Lupus Awareness Month

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.

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Bureau of Gender Affairs Recognizing Rural Women

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.

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Jamaicans Abroad Supporting Adopt-a-Clinic Programme

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.

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EOJ Calling on Voters to Renew ID Cards

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.

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Voter ID Distribution to Begin October 11

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.

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SRC Young Innovators Competition

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).

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Electrification Programme Coming For Sections of St Andrew

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.

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COVID-19 Vaccines Are Still Available

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’.

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Prime Minister Calls For More COVID Vaccine Heroes

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.

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Child Abuse And Emergency Hotline Officially Launched

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.

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CARE Grants for Private School Employees

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.

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St. Bess Residents Urged To Donate Blood This Saturday

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.

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VSD Says To Watch Where You Buy Meat

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.

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