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DCP Novelette Grant

After over a decade as Assistant Commissioner of Police, Head of the Police Area 5, Novelette Grant, has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner.

The promotion takes effect today.

DCP Grant told our news center this afternoon she’s honored by the promotion and remains committed to giving good service...Read More »


Monitor West African Travellers - Baugh

Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr. Ken Baugh, says given the developments concerning Ebola in the United States, all Jamaicans traveling to West Africa must come under strict monitoring.

Dr. Baugh says upon their return, those travelers must be...Read More »


Deal with Ebola! - JMDA

President of the Jamaica Medical Doctor’s Association, Dr. Alfred Dawes, says the Health Ministry must move swiftly to educate the public on the deadly Ebola virus.

His call follows news that a Texas man just back from a trip to West Africa, became the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed...Read More »


LIME Joins ChikV Fight

Telecommunications firm, LIME, says it will be partnering with the government to help fight the spread of the mosquito borne Chikungunya virus.

The statement follows a call by JLP Caretaker for Eastern St. Thomas, Delano Seiveright, for the Ministry of Health to partner with the major telecommunication firms.

Corporate Communications Manager at...Read More »


NSWMA for Clean-up Day

National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, is seeking to dispel reports that it’s unable to participate in any planned clean-up activity to combat the spread of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus.

A day after Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson indicated a national clean-up day was imperative to fight Chik V, the NSWMA...Read More »


No Cetamol Shortage

The Health Ministry says there’s no shortage of paracetamol tablets and syrup in the public health sector.

It says contrary to reports in the media the Health Ministry, through the National Health Fund which manages pharmaceuticals, has an adequate supply of the drugs.

Paracetamol such as Panadol, Cetamol and Tylenol are...Read More »


More Funds for ChikV

The Ministry of Local Government says additional resources have been identified and allocations will be made to enhance efforts to fight the spread of the Chikungunya virus.

A statement from the Ministry says following a meeting with various stakeholders last week, it acknowledges the important role it plays in any national...Read More »


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