Election double - ECJ to propose legislation for same-day voting
THE ELECTORAL Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) will shortly be recommending legislative changes for the holding of general and local government elections on the same day.Chairman of the ECJ, Dorothy Pine-McLarty, told The Gleaner yesterday that Director...

JCF to get body cams by year end
By the end of the year, members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) could start wearing body cameras when they are deployed to front-line duties.That's according to National Security Minister Peter Bunting, who revealed yesterday that the United...

Tackling Hepatitis… World Hepatitis Day seeks to create integrated response in the fight against the disease – NPHRL tested over 5450 samples
  ACCORDING to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), “the global burden of disease and mortality from viral Hepatitis is high. An estimated 57 per cent of liver cirrhosis cases and 78 per cent of primary liver cancer cases result from hepatitis B or C viruses’ infections.” In recognition of the importance of ...

Every pregnancy must produce live, healthy babies – Dr. Norton says strong focus continues to be placed on vaccination, immunisation
THE Ministry of Public Health continues to emphasise the importance of vaccination and immunisation in an effort to have healthier babies.  In this regard, the Ministry yesterday commenced a three-day workshop on its Maternal & Child Health Expanded Programme on Immunisation (M&C EPI). During his remarks at the opening of the workshop, Minister of Public ...

Suspect in City businessman’s murder remains in custody – as police hunt accomplices
CRIME Chief Wendell Blanhum said yesterday that after the 72-hour period has expired for detaining a criminal suspect in custody, extension of another 72 hours may be granted through application to the High Court. As such, the suspect who on Sunday confessed to the brutal murder of city businessman, Farouk Ghanie Hamid, still remains in ...