Hope for Mandeville’s Garbage Debacle

Jamaica’s hidden treasure, nestled in the mountains. A tropical paradise boasting beautiful mansions and lush vegetation. Unlike other rural towns, Mandeville was the most talked about; a great portion of its popularity and aesthetic value attributed to its spotless streets and Georgian-esque mansions. Tourism guide books dated back to the 80s touted Mandeville as Jamaica’s …

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NCU’s Health Week Aimed at Transforming Lives

When young adults begin university, changes, some of which may negatively impact their health begin to take place as they transition to a new academic lifestyle. That observation was shared by Hopelyn Lewis-Mitchell, acting director of Northern Caribbean University’s Department of Health Services. “You find that some students are not eating properly, not resting well, …

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Manchester Health Department Works Toward Improved Water Quality

The water quality in Jamaica continues to raise health concerns. Earlier this year, the matter of some unsanitized water trucks distributing unsafe water to residents of Prospect and Lincoln was tackled and resolved by Chief Public Health Inspector for Manchester, Charmaine Palmer-Cross and her team. Since then, efforts have been made to ensure truckers source …

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Projects Abroad Jamaica Continues to Impact Social Development

As one of the most developed countries in the Caribbean, Jamaica continues efforts to improve its social development. However, there are areas – especially within rural regions – which still struggle with issues of underdevelopment. A timely advertisement from the Projects Abroad organization encouraged an applicant’s request for help, placing Jamaica in the organization’s focus. …

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Dozens Benefit from Diabetes Health Fair

Over 200 civilians in Montego Bay benefited from free medical services offered at the Diabetes Health Fair spearheaded by The Kiwanis Club of Montego Bay. According to the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, diabetes has steadily increased its rank in the past eleven years by 36.4% as a predominant cause of death among Jamaicans, …

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Manchester Infirmary Hosts Clean-Up Day

A freshly cut lawn ornamented with plants and flowers, trees trimmed of weak branches and a whitewashed stone structure is the result of a makeover now visible at the Manchester Infirmary grounds. Members of the facility in partnership with several church groups and the Manchester Municipal Corporation worked together to give the home a much-needed …

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