STRONG MEDICINE - Foreigners travelling to Jamaica for health-care services

Jamaica's public-health sector is described as ailing and creaking with several concerns about the level of resources provided by the Government, but it appears that the system is not so bad after all.

Jamaica poised to benefit from US$35b health tourism industry - Government seeking to develop plan to tap into growing market

With the capacity to generate in excess of US$35 billion per year, health tourism appears to be a viable income-generating option, which, if pursued, could bring vast sums into the country's coffers.

I want my baby's body - Distraught mother demands answers from hospital

A distraught mother is demanding her baby's body, but officials at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital seem to have no idea what has become of it. This is the third time that the young woman is losing a child after carrying the babies to near full-term, and she is demanding answers from the hospital this time.

Go digital to protect patients - Local firm pitches system which could increase the security of medical records

A company that offers emergency air-ambulance service to Jamaicans looking to go overseas for medical treatment believes it has the solution to the security breakdown involving medical records in some hospitals across the island.

FILTHY 'FROG CITY' - Small community off Maxfield Avenue faces acute health risk

The offensive smell of faeces hung like a thick dark cloud over the Corporate Area community residents call 'Frog City' but which could easily be called 'Filth City'. The community, located off Maxfield and Chisholm avenues, is correctly known as Ricketts Crescent but for anyone familiar with the area, it is 'Frog City'.

Back Bush at the brink

Sitting at the foot of Warieka Hills in East Kingston just off Mountain View Avenue is a community correctly named Hampstead Park but, for everyone, the area is known as Back Bush. It is a marginalised squatter community that has been scarred by violence for years.

Cash Plus money still elusive - Investors complain of hardships

Depositors in the failed investment scheme Cash Plus Ltd have been running out of patience as they wait to hear words from the trustee in bankruptcy Hugh Wildman. But Wildman is not certain how soon money will be available to start making payments.

Bringing the trains back to Kingston

Last October, I wrote in this newspaper about a marvellously evocative railway journey I made from Spanish Town to Linstead on the newly restored passenger train service. Let me say, first of all, how pleased I am that this service has been maintained up to now. It is a first, symbolic step towards the restoration of the entire Jamaican railway system.

2012 Olympics: London's West End optimistic

London's theatre industry is increasingly confident that culture won't suffer during a summer devoted to celebrating sports. West End producers had been apprehensive that the 2012 London Olympics could deter people from travelling to London or visiting its central entertainment district at the height of the summer tourist season.

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