Month: October 2015

6 Facts About Epidermolysis Bullosa – ‘The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of’

Tomorrow, October 31, marks the end of International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week. Epidermolysis Bullosa, called EB, has been dubbed ‘the worst disease you’ve never heard of’ because it is an extremely rare condition. Children with the condition are often called ‘butterfly

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 30, 2015

Long Pond’s Fate To Be Decided On Monday – Sugar Factory Closure Could Ruin Several Dependent Communities. Worried sugar stakeholders in Clarks Town and surrounding communities in Trelawny should know on Monday whether or not the Long Pond Sugar Factory will

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ICYMI – Vogue Salutes Jamaica’s Reggae Revival

Jamaican Twitter was very excited yesterday as leading American fashion and lifestyle publication Vogue dropped a series of articles highlighting the Reggae Revival movement, along with several other aspects of our culture. See the links below: Reggae Revival 15 Roots Reggae Songs

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Jamaica Then & Now – From Back O’ Wall To Tivoli Gardens

In celebration of Heritage Month, we will be sharing some ‘then and now’ photos of well-known spots in Jamaica in our flashback series. Then – 1962 Back o Wall was a former settlement located in West Kingston, which used to

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 29, 2015

Public Defender Subpoenas UHWI Heads Over Dead Babies. The Office of the Public Defender has issued subpoenas for three of the University Hospital of the West Indies’ (UHWI) top heads to answer to the circumstances under which 12 premature babies died

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Domestic Violence Against Men: A Very Real Problem

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the focus is on speaking out. Earlier this month, we shared a handy guide on Protection Orders from the Domestic Violence Act and a fact sheet. Today, we look at the subject of domestic violence against men.

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – October 28, 2015

Ferguson Defensive As Opposition MPs Fire Questions Over Dead-Babies Issue. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has given the clearest indication yet that she has no intention of relieving Dr Fenton Ferguson of his ministerial responsibility for health, telling the minister in

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National Family Planning Week: Four Misconceptions About ‘The Pill’

When the birth control pill was first introduced in the 1960s, it was met with not only great controversy, but also much confusion. With the passage of time, controversy and confusion have eased, but all mystery surrounding “the Pill” has

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Maroon Settlements In Jamaica

The name comes from the Spanish “cimmaron” meaning wild or untamed. When the British invaded the island in 1655, the African slaves of the Spanish colonists escaped into the hills in order to live a free life. Some of them helped

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5 Facts: Liberty Global’s Potential Takeover of C&W

Over the last year, a number of mergers took place in the Jamaican business landscape. One of the biggest stories was the joining of Columbus International and Cable & Wireless Communications. More recently, news broke that Liberty Global is in talks

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