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Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

A massive increase in the use of free social-networking applications has been cited as the main reason for a dramatic fall in the revenue of the Universal Service Fund (USF), which is mandated to provide Internet coverage for the island. The USF is...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

The death of a loved one is often guaranteed to elicit an unending stream of tears from those left behind. But those who prepare them for their final resting place say the requests of relatives, especially from intimate partners, often leave them in...

Published:Thursday | April 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

As part of its thrust to bring awareness and encourage screening during Cancer Awareness Month, the Jamaica Cancer Society is targeting at least 1,000 women to be checked for cervical cancer, which is most prevalent, yet preventable.Yulit Gordon,...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue/Senior Staff Reporter

The National Identification System (NIDS) secretariat yesterday raised concerns that the information commissioner, under the Data Protection Act, will have powers to access the personal and identity data of individuals, despite stated commitments...

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