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JAMAICA – Gov’t looking to introduce preventive drug to reduce the spread of HIV

JAMAICA – Gov’t looking to introduce preventive drug to reduce the spread of HIV

As the controversy rages over the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Jamaica’s schools, the Ministry of Health is considering introducing the equally controversial HIV prevention method, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). A PrEP pill is designed to be taken by HIV-negative individuals to prevent the contraction of the virus, and is hailed as a ‘magic […]

Ocho Rios ideal for nature lovers  

If you are looking for a vacation with a difference and you happen to choose Jamaica, you may want to consider staying in Ocho Rios, on the island’s north coast. There is a lot more than the usual sun, sea and sand; the former fishing village sets itself apart with nature and adventure. We were introduced […]

Bajan nabbed with drugs at Jamaica airport

Bajan nabbed with drugs at Jamaica airport

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A 32-year-old Barbadian national was on Tuesday charged with breaches of the Dangerous Drugs Act after he was held with ganja at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. He is Troy Jackman, a technician, of Husbands Garden in Barbados. Reports from the narcotics police are that about 2:15 p.m., the man […]

JAMAICA-Medical assistant charged with stealing baby

JAMAICA-Medical assistant charged with stealing baby

Police in Jamaica have charged a 47-year-old medical assistant in connection with the disappearance of a one-day-old baby girl from the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) yesterday. The medical assistant, Lorna Williams, who is from Mountain View Avenue in Kingston 2, was today charged with child abduction. Police say the baby was found in […]

Matthew now a Category 5

Matthew now a Category 5

Jamaica remains on watch for Hurricane Matthew, which has strengthened to a Category 5. At 2AM Saturday, the centre of the powerful system was located near 13.3 degrees north (72.5 degrees west), which is about 430 miles (690 kilometres) south east of Kingston, Jamaica. Matthew is packing maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour (260 kilometres […]

No Shanique Myrie repeat, assures PM Stuart

No Shanique Myrie repeat, assures PM Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has promised that two recent reported incidents involving Jamaican travellers to Barbados will be fully investigated, but he is already insisting that that there will be no repeat of the Shanique Myrie “mistakes”. The Barbadian leader, who has responsibility for immigration, also assured his Jamaican counterpart Andrew Holness that if it […]