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Senate Passes Bill for General Meetings

Senate Passes Bill for General Meetings

On Friday, October 22, the Senate approved the Companies Act 2021, allowing companies in Jamaica the ability to hold a general meeting in a hybrid format – an in-person and virtually in the scheme to prolong business continuity with the leverage of technology. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, who...

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Health Professionals Urged to Play A Role In Public Education

Health Professionals Urged to Play A Role In Public Education

Health Professionals Urged to Play A Role In Public Education – With hopes to return to normality from the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging health professionals and experts to help play a vital role in educating the people, as misleading information may push the population away from vaccination and the desire to reach herd...

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Dismembered Head Found in Sherlock Crescent, Duhaney Park

Dismembered Head Found in Sherlock Crescent, Duhaney Park

There is tension in Sherlock Crescent, Duhaney Park, following the killing of an alleged area leader who was found without his body in the community Saturday night (October 23). The police have intensified their presence as citizens fear a flare-up in violence.  The quiet of the Sherlock Crescent community was disrupted in the dark of Saturday...

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Dealing With Childhood Assaults, Long Term Affects

Dealing With Childhood Assaults, Long Term Affects

It’s natural to be afraid after something scary or dangerous happens. When you feel you’re in danger, your body responds with a rush of chemicals that make you more alert. This is called the “flight or fight” response and it helps us survive life-threatening events. But the brain’s response to frightening events can also lead...

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Maintaining Bone Health with Dr. Kenneth Vaughn

Maintaining Bone Health with Dr. Kenneth Vaughn

Bone health plays a major role in our daily activities, from providing shape, structure, security, and storing calcium. It is important to build and improve bone health from childhood to adolescence and even more in adulthood, but how can this be done? what should we consider in order to protect and maintain healthy bones? October...

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Vineyard Town Police Act of Heroism

Vineyard Town Police Act of Heroism

On Heroes’ Day, Monday, October 18, the Vineyard Town Police Station carried out an act of heroism for a neighboring senior citizen. The police department collaborated with some members of the community to remove heavy vegetation as means of security. More in this report:

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Right to Choose: Front of Package Labeling Campaign

Right to Choose: Front of Package Labeling Campaign

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) and its partners launched the third phase of their “Front of Package Labeling Campaign”. Keeping the consumers in mind, these labels will alert the public of food and beverages high in sugar, salt, or cholesterol, but it is said there’s heavy pushback from private entities. Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like cardiovascular...

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Concerns For Children in NROCC Eviction

Concerns For Children in NROCC Eviction

Progress has begun in finding a permanent place of abode for Natalie Hutchinson and her nine children, who are housed precariously in Linstead, St Catherine. The family, which has been living illegally on the embankment of a highway has been occupying the land since early October. Though Natalie grew up in a stable home and received occasional schooling....

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“Do Good!” – Clarendon Man Rewarded for Honesty

“Do Good!” – Clarendon Man Rewarded for Honesty

Faced with a rare opportunity Amoy Johnson of Lionel Town, Clarendon returned a lost package to its owner and was rewarded for his good deeds and highlighted as a role model. On September 30, Amoy Johnson of York Town, Clarendon found an envelope at the courts, May Pen Branch. He says unaware of what was in the envelope he brought it directly...

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Bridging The Digital Divide in Portland Fishing Villages

Bridging The Digital Divide in Portland Fishing Villages

Three students from three fishing villages in east Portland are now at an advantage in online classes, after receiving tablets recently. The initiative was made possible through a number of entities, among them are the Alligator Head Foundation which found the recipients.  General Manager of the Alligator Head Foundation, Nickie Myers says the initiative is the classic example...