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Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Medical practitioner and president of the Rotary Club of New Kingston, Dr William Aiken, has joined those expressing concern about how some pregnant women are treated at public health facilities.With several horror stories from mothers over the year...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A shortage of interpreters for the local deaf community is threatening to derail efforts to meet the communication needs of these Jamaicans and has forced those needing this service to look overseas.Executive director for the Jamaica Association for...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Executive director of the Combined Disabilities Association, Gloria Goffe, remains concerned over the level of discrimination meted out to members of the community who chose to start a family.According to Goffe, while many persons no longer openly...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Ministry of Health is spending more than $727 million each year to provide security at the island's public health facilities, but with several reports of verbal and physical attacks on health workers in recent times, Health Minister Dr...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

After two previous attempts, the draft National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV) was unveiled yesterday, with a pledge for the final document to be produced within the next six months.Minister of State in...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The production of too little milk is one of the excuses that many Jamaican mothers give to breastfeeding specialist Pauline Lovindeer, as they try to explain why they do not give their babies breast milk exclusively in the early weeks after birth."...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerned that his colleagues are overly stressed from working in a 'war zone' on a regular basis, senior medical official, Dr Orville Morgan, is calling for the rotation of doctors who have to deal with trauma to reduce the likelihood of them...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than $250 million was spent to redirect patients from the accident and emergency rooms at public hospitals to health centres across the island last year, but Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton admits that people continue to show up at...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:42 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Struggling to deal with the sharp increase in trauma patients which has stretched its capacity to almost breaking point in recent days, the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is also facing the continuing problem of persons who rush to its Accident and...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She has already done seven surgeries and has endured extreme pain, but 11-year-old Sarai Watson was the one offering words of encouragement to her schoolmates recently as she delivered her valedictorian speech from a wheelchair.Despite missing...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Young people looking online for validation, families being torn apart due to online porn addiction, and children being neglected by parents consumed with virtual-reality games are just a few of the new public-health challenges which Jamaica could...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A national policy for the reintegration of schoolgirls who get pregnant, after they have their babies, is being ignored by some school administrators who refuse to accept these young mothers into their institutions.The violation of the policy which...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

As the United States struggles to battle an opioid epidemic, with scores of persons abusing prescription medications used for pain relief, there are concerns that several Jamaicans are becoming addicted to anti-anxiety medications as they try to...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The family of 40-year-old Lebert Bailey is today pleading for justice after the mentally ill man lost one of his eyes after being brutally beaten at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility weeks ago.Bailey was arrested on May 24 after he...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Violent conflicts, major development setbacks, and fragile ecosystems are all issues that the global community is currently struggling to address, but Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that this is not the legacy he wishes to leave behind."...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Although the possession and personal use of a small quantity of ganja is decriminalised in Jamaica, president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association, Dr Elon Thompson, is among those cautioning colleagues against smoking the weed for...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than four years after vendors were ordered to vacate the Chapel Lane market in downtown Kingston, and millions of dollars was spent to equip the area with 54 brightly coloured container shops, the authorities are still struggling to decide on a...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Worried that their weekend sales could be affected by the murder of two of their own and the injury of one farmer on Wednesday night, some vendors at the Coronation Market were tight-lipped about the latest shootings in the busy market district in...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Following the successful establishment of the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court pilot programmes in Kingston and St James, efforts are now being made to start similar initiatives islandwide to deal with children coming before the courts for behavioural...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:03 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

While agreeing that some Jamaican men have opted to abandon their children, officials of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) have taken issue with Jamaican mothers telling their children they have no father even when the father is alive...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaicans will have to wait until Tuesday to know if the country is seeing its first cholera case in more than 100 years.A stool sample from a patient suspected of having vibrio cholerae has been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Her accomplishments are extensive and well documented, but departing president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin, said one of her biggest regrets was not advocating more for Jamaican children.The...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:03 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Despite her efforts to change the public's perception of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), the outgoing president and chief executive officer, Kelly Tomblin, knows that it has not been enough and has apologised to those who believe she should have...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some school administrators have been finding various means of plucking money from the pockets of students, and Education Minister Ruel Reid is not pleased."This Government's position is free access to public education, and there ought not to be any...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Pleased that his country is being considered a viable destination for specialist nurses to fill the gap in the local health sector, India's High Commissioner to Jamaica Shri Sevala Naik says he is ready to offer any assistance the country might need...

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