Health Ministry Renamed Ministry of Health and Wellness

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And the Ministry of Health is now the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

Dr. Tufton revealed in Parliament yesterday that the Ministry has been formally renamed.

He says Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Governor General Sir Patrick Allen have authorized the name change.

Dr. Tufton outlined the context in which wellness has been added to the health portfolio.

He was making his contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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