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Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:04 AMChristopher Tufton

Below is the conclusion of Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton's statement to Parliament on the Zika virus situation in Jamaica Participation of Parliament I have already written to my colleague Members of Parliament to request their...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Tufton

Below are excerpts from Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton's statement to Parliament on the Zika virus situation in Jamaica.The latest WorldHealth Organization (WHO) situation report indicates that as of June 1, 2016, sixty countries and...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2015 | 12:45 PMChristopher Tufton, Contributor

As close as Jamaica and the United States (US) are, historically and geographically there are paradoxes in our relationship with each other. We are not always in agreement on issues, even while Jamaicans fully appreciate the importance of this...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:35 AMChristopher Tufton, Contributor

Caribbean leaders, according to the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), cannot ignore issues of sustainability. Our leaders should, as part of policy priorities, move to embrace aspects of the to-be-launched Sustainable Development Goals,...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Tufton, Contributor

Recently, the deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Min Zhu, in a report on Jamaica's economic performance, admitted that while Jamaica was meeting its benchmark targets, economic growth was weak and job-creation efforts...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMChristopher Tufton, Contributor

The following is Part One of a two-part article. See Part Two next Sunday.Last Tuesday, at the University of the West Indies, the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) launched its latest research piece critiquing the performance of Caribbean...

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