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Having already waited more than 12 years for the Government to accept liability for medical negligence which left her daughter, Tashi Turner, with the mental capacity of a baby, 36-year-old Alisha Coleman will have to wait another two weeks to find...

More than 100 complaints were lodged with the Ministry of Health in the first three months of this year as Jamaicans took up the offer to report their negative experiences in the public-health sector.According to the most recent quarterly report...

Jamaica's 2011 Rhodes Scholar, Dr David Walcott, is moving to make the island the best in neurosurgery in this region.Walcott, who has done advanced studies in immunology, a branch of biology that studies the immune system in organisms, says there...

Specialised teams of police investigators have been established to go after crime bosses.Among the persons being targeted, declared Selvin Haye, deputy commissioner in charge of crime, are the financiers behind the illegal importation and...

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is insisting that public sector reform is absolutely necessary if the Jamaican economy is to unlock its potential for growth.She said that the public sector wage bill...

Despite a flat rejection by some unions of the Government's six per cent wage offer over two years, Prime Minister Andrew Holness is urging the groups representing public sectorworkers to reconsider their positions.He said that the workers were...

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged claims that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) imposes hardships on Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, noting that it was the policies pursued by regional governments for many years that have led...

Amid continued concerns about the prevalence of child labour in Jamaica, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the new Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA - formerly the Child Development Agency and the Office of...

After two marathon sittings last Friday, and again on Monday, the Senate sat for only 64 minutes yesterday, adjourning after it voted to amend the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) Act to extend the contract of Governor Bryan Wynter until 2019.It was all smiles...

The Government's decision to issue a Zika virus advisory last year urging women to delay pregnancy is being pointed to as one of the main reasons for a 22 per cent decline in live births in Jamaica between January and March this year when compared...
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