|'Butt out!' - Doctors tell nurses to mind own business in pay dispute
Junior doctors yesterday told the president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) to butt out of their wage negotiations with the Government and branded as unfair, Edith Allwood-Anderson's advice to other public sector employees to agree to salary...
Should employers test workers for HIV/AIDS?
The Editor, Sir: I am in agreement with persons who are adamant about prospective employees getting themselves tested before acceptance into an organisation or even after their employment.
'Employers should not target HIV'
Employers should not test employees specifically for HIV/AIDS, according to Minister of Health Horace Dalley. The Health Minister was responding to recent suggestions from the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF)....
... Carriers not receiving antiretroviral medication
Only about half of people who need antiretroviral drugs in Jamaica are receiving them, a Ministry of Health official said yesterday. Dr. Kevin Harvey, director of HIV/AIDS treatment and care in the Health Ministry...
Top CSEC achievers
Phipps - 'I always strive for excellence'. Seventeen-year-old Kimone Phipps of St. Mary High School is a hard act to follow, having gained 10 passes - eight ones and two twos - in the 2006 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations.
GLEANER-BILL JOHNSON POLL - Parents say education cost a burden
A fifth of Jamaican parents say they cannot afford to send their children to school during the academic year beginning next week, and nearly 60 per cent believe the Government should remove all education-related fees up to high school.
D-Day for car dealers - Rush to beat new duty policy
Effective today, September 1, motor vehicle importers without bonded warehouses will have to pay upfront total aggregate import duty of 180 per cent on imported motor vehicles. As the deadline neared, used car dealers rushed to comply.
More nominees for People's National Party (PNP) VP posts
Three more names were submitted on the final day for nominations to contest the four People's National Party (PNP) vice-presidential posts at the party's next annual conference in September, bringing the final number.