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Archbishop Slams Attempt to Legalize Abortion In Jamaica

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kingston Lawrence Burke has come down heavily on Jamaica's attempts to legalize abortions. The Jamaican government had called for // consultations on the matter and the consultation period if nearing its end. ..It is thought that there will be certain liberal standards proposed on the delicate issue of abortions and naturally the Catholic Church is upset about th...

Jamaica Sees 1000 New Cases of HIV Annually

A recent report by the Ministry in Jamaica has revealed that over 1,000 per-sons develop AIDS annually in Jamaica, in a paper that has now come before the House of// Representatives. ..Although several people infected with the HIV virus live healthy lives for several years without developing the full-blown disease, many others don't. ..The report examines the performance of the National HIV/STI...

Malaria Grips Jamaica, Nearly 160 Affected

Jamaica – In what is thought to be the first malarial outbreak in 40 years, health officials report that an estimated 160 people have come down with malaria.// ....No fresh cases of malaria have been reported further. Fortunately, the major resort locations are free of the infection. ....Malaria, is notorious as one of the world‘s deadliest diseases, killing about 1 million children in the poor...

UNICEF Provides 1,000 ITNs to Help Combat Malaria Outbreak in Jamaica

UNICEF has provided about 1,000 insecticide-treated nets (ITN’s) to the Jamaican Ministry of Health to help control the recent outbreak of malaria in the country, the// Caribbean Media Corporation reports. ....UNICEF was scheduled to provide a total of 3,000 ITNs by the end of 2006, according to Marion Bullock-Ducasse, the ministry's director of emergency, disaster management and special servic...

Malaria in Jamaica

The Ministry of Health of Jamaica has confirmed 280 cases of malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum on the island between 6 November 2006 and 3 February 2007. Of these reported cases, 264 have occurred in Kingston// , 12 in St Catherine, 3 in St Thomas and 1 in Clarendon. There have been no reported deaths due to malaria. ..The Ministry of Health is receiving technical cooperation from the WHO Reg...

Woolmer’s Death Suspicious, Say Jamaican Polic

The death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer on Sunday is being treated as suspicious, Jamaican// police say. ....Hours after Pakistan's shock loss to Ireland in the World Cup tournament now on in West Indies, Woolmer was found unconscious in his hotel room in Kingston. He was declared dead at the hospital. He was 58. ....Earlier it had been speculated possibly accidental overdose of drug or...

No Foul Play, Woolmer Died of Naural Causes, Say Jamaican Police

Woolmer, 58, died after being found unconscious in his Kingston hotel room on 18 March, after Pakistan lost to Ireland in the cricket World Cup . An initial pathologist's report had concluded that he had been strangled. Every member of the Pakistan team was fingerprinted before returning home, sparking anger among many in Pakistan. ......Jamaican Police Commissioner Lucius Thomas on Monday told...
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