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Jamaica Gleaner News
published: Friday | November 28, 2008

Government of Jamaica launches AIDS workplace policy
In a recent report from the United Nations Development AIDS programme, of the 27,000 Jamaicans living with HIV, it is estimated that 18,000 are unaware of their status. In an attempt to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on the island, a national HIV/AIDS Workplace...

30% drop in AIDS cases for 2007 in Jamaica - Health ministry

The Ministry of Health is reporting that there was a 30 per cent decrease in the number of new AIDS cases in 2007 when compared with the previous year.Data also indicate a drop in the number of AIDS-related deaths. Senior medical officer for the National...

FTC wins lawsuit against Bent/Speare

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) has won the lawsuit it filed against Bent/Speare Entertainment Limited.The suit was filed after complaints that the company had advertised pre-sold tickets for the 2006 Welcome to Jamrock Concert for $3,000 but instead...

British government's ID-card plan begins

LONDON (AP): The British government has begun its identity card programme for foreign nationals - six years after heated debate over whether the costly plan is an effective tool against terrorism, identity theft and welfare fraud. The last time Britain...

Tourism ministry gears up for rough seas

TOURISM MINISTER Ed Bartlett says Jamaica could get the cold shoulder from visitors this winter season as the sector braces for the fallout from a global recession. "I don't expect that (an improvement on the 2007/2008 season). In fact, if we got what we got from last year...

KSAC expels 'mischief maker' from meeting

Councillor Kevin Taylor was expelled from a meeting of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation's (KSAC) Commercial Services Committee Wednesday after he created pandemonium by raising questions about the council's relationship with telecommunications...

Better plans needed to curb drug, gun trade

WESTERN BUREAU: Police Commissioner Hardley Lewin has warned that persons involved in the guns-for-drugs trade between Haiti and Jamaica will have to seek new ways to circumvent tough crime-fighting methods being implemented by the governments of the two islands...

NSWMA enters scrap metal trade

THE NATIONAL Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has entered the scrap metal trade as part of efforts to increase the earnings of the agency, which needs about $1 billion to carry out its operations for the remainder of the financial year...





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