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Cicely Delphine Williams – A Jamaican Woman Inventor & Scientist

The Hon Dr Cicely Delphine Williams OM, CMG, DM, MD, DSc, FRCP (1893-1992) Cicely Williams, born at Kew Park, Darhston, Westmoreland, is a Jamaican pioneer in the field of paediatrics. According to Dr Rebecca Tortello, in her article on Cicely, published

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Inflation (Actually, Deflation) Continues Into April

We are now 4 months into the new year and we have yet to experience one month of inflation. Four consecutive months of deflation has left us with a year to date Inflation figure of -0.6% (or deflation of 0.6%).

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What is a News Ombudsman?

According to the Organisation of News Ombudsmen (ONO), a news ombudsman is a person who: … receives and investigates complaints from newspaper readers or listeners or viewers of radio and television stations about accuracy, fairness, balance and good taste in

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Jamaican Tales of Running Belly

Emergencies are emergencies. They can catch you anywhere anytime, completely unexpected. One of the most dreaded of these emergencies is what Jamaicans refer to as ‘running belly’. You hear the term ‘running belly’, and maybe a cartoon images of well-built

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Menopause & Menstruation In One – A Jamaican Male’s Ordeal with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is often called an invisible disease because it presents no outward or visible signs of illness, yet it greatly affects the ability of its patients to function normally. Characterised by pain and tiredness throughout the musculoskeletal system, fibromyalgia is

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diGJamaica’s Top 10 Takeaways from #KBF2018’s Creating Creative Capital Workshop

Kingston Book Festival 2018 (#KBF2018) is on, and has rolled out its vast lineup of events for eight days, from March 4-11. On Wednesday, they hosted a workshop on ‘Creating Creative Capital’ at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, engaging players in

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Timeline: The 2017-18 Police Car Procurement Fiasco

Background to the issue The impasse between the Government of Jamaica and contracted car provider, O’Brien’s International Car Sales, has lasted for almost a year now. O’Brien’s was contracted to provide 200 used cars to the Jamaica Constabulary Force but has

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Our Future On Fire: 3 Instances of Fires at Places Of Safety in Jamaica

Armadale Juvenile Correctional Centre – May 2009 On May 22, 2009 there was a fire at the Armadale Juvenile Correctional Facility in St. Ann, in which seven young girls died. Five girls perished in the fire and two girls died subsequently from

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7 ‘Profile’ Moments From The Life of Ian Boyne

A journalist for almost 30 years, Ian Anthony Boyne, CD, 60, was one of Jamaica’s most prolific, well-known and respected media personalities. His many accomplishments were beyond remarkable, and his attempt to build what he called ‘positive journalism’ has left

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6 Things You Need To Know Today

Your news in a nutshell US diplomat says travel advisory shouldn’t cause alarm No hatchet to bury between Montague, Quallo US travel advisory worries JHTA head Gleaner inks deal with RSPL Novelette Grant heads to retirement Police get equipment to

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