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Understanding Lymphoedema with Dr. Savion Francis

Understanding Lymphoedema with Dr. Savion Francis

Lymphedema is a condition where the tissue swells causing an accumulation of protein-rich fluid that is usually drained through the body’s lymphatic system. It mainly affects the arms or legs; however, it can also affect the chest wall, abdomen, neck and genitals. Lymph nodes are a critical part of the lymphatic system. Any type of...

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MOE: Schools can open for classes Monday where conditions are safe

MOE: Schools can open for classes Monday where conditions are safe

The Ministry of Education is advising that based on the updates from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Meteorological Office, schools can open for face-to-face classes on Monday where it is safe to do so.Based on reports from seven regions as to the impact of the weather conditions in their...

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Dr. Clarke Encourages Awareness in Digital Age

Dr. Clarke Encourages Awareness in Digital Age

Jamaica is looking towards the future of a cashless economy like other countries. The National Commercial Bank, NCB has partnered with Lynk, Jamaica’s first digital wallet to provide an opportunity for individuals to make and receive payments using a smartphone. Minister of Finance and Public Service Dr. Nigel Clarke says the government is looking to transition the country...

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Morgan: Sixth-Form Pathways Programme Launch a Success

Morgan: Sixth-Form Pathways Programme Launch a Success

Despite concerns about the Education Ministry‘s planned compulsory sixth form pathways programme, Minister with responsibility for Information, Robert Morgan, says reports are indicating the launch was successful. Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Information in the office of the Prime Minister, Robert Nesta Morgan, says the sixth-form pathways programme rollout, has been a success. He says since the programme commenced...

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Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica Discontinued

Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica Discontinued

The Tropical Storm Watch that has been in effect for Jamaica has been discontinued with immediate effect as Tropical Storm Ian is no longer a threat to Jamaica. In a press release from the Meteorological Service, it states that over the past several hours the tropical storm has shifted slightly south, placing Jamaica outside of...

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 ‘Operation Relentless II’ Launched By Security Forces

 ‘Operation Relentless II’ Launched By Security Forces

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) have launched a major joint operation, ‘Operation Relentless II’, aimed at targeting criminal gangs and gangsters involved in violent criminal activities and other aspects of the illegal trading of guns across the island. The operation is also targeting lottery scamming and narcotics activities which are...

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KSAMC Clamps Down On Illegal Garages

KSAMC Clamps Down On Illegal Garages

On Wednesday, garages operating illegally in the municipality were disrupted by Members of the Municipal Police, in Kingston and St Andrew. Commandant for the Municipal Police, Dwayne Anderson says approximately 15 vehicles were confiscated by his Members in Kingston and St Andrew on Wednesday, their success follows targeted operations at illegal garages. He notes the Kingston and St Andrew...

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Security Forces launch ‘Operation Relentless II’

Security Forces launch ‘Operation Relentless II’

Operation Relentless II is the latest crime fighting initiative launched by the Jamaica Constabulary Force in partnership with the Jamaica Defence Force. The initiative will target criminal gangs and gangsters involved in violent crimes or other aspects of the illicit gun trade, associated with lottery scamming and narcotics activities which fund these guns are also being focused on....

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Prime Minister Holness Urges Developed Countries to Help Rid Jamaica of Guns

Prime Minister Holness Urges Developed Countries to Help Rid Jamaica of Guns

While speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness challenged developed countries to implement stricter safeguarding strategies to ensure illegal guns are not brought into Jamaica.  Holness admits Jamaica has a major issue with illegal guns, which can be credited for the scourge of crime across the nation. However, he says guns...

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 Prime Minister Holness Urges Caution Amid Storm Warning  

 Prime Minister Holness Urges Caution Amid Storm Warning  

With the severe weather system expected to lash Jamaica in the coming hours, many have been left concerned. Prime Minister  Andrew Holness says Jamaicans should take the necessary precaution should the tropical storm make landfall over the weekend. Prime Minister Holness is urging fisher folk to return to shore while reiterating several safety practices. Meantime, Local Government Minister Desmond Mckenzie says 900 shelters and Shelter Managers...