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Health Ministry set to spend to boost Public Health campaign

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Providenciales, 07 May 2015 – Government is still investing in the fight against Chikungunya, Dengue Fever and Ebola Virus and during Cabinet meeting yesterday, it was agreed that some urgent purchases for the Ministry of Health will bypass the procurement process. Today, Health Minister and Premier, Dr Rufus Ewing announced a press conference for Friday to elaborate on these and other initiatives for public and environmental health. The Cabinet minutes revealed government will go ahead and purchase vehicles for Vector Control and to bolster chemical stocks. There will also be a buy for medical supplies to assist in preventing the threat of Ebola. During the budget presentation it was announced garbage trucks would also be purchased this budget year. While the Caribbean has been largely able to fend off the infiltration of the scary Ebola Virus Disease, one regional nation did record a case late last year; that nation is Cuba.

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Morgan Heritage Member dies

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Rashaed Esson

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#MorganHeritage#PeterMorgan, February 26th, 2024 – Peter Morgan, member of the Grammy Winning Jamaican Reggae Band Morgan Heritage, died on Sunday February 25th at the age of 46. His family made the announcement on Instagram, however the cause of his death was not mentioned. Morgan Heritage, an all family group, children to Jamaican reggae artist Denroy Morgan, was known for hits like “She’s Still loving me.”

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Jamaica Local Govt Elections held

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Rashaed Esson

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#Jamaica#LocalGovElections, February 26th, 2024 – Jamaica’s long awaited local government elections were held today February 26th, after being postponed on several occasions since November of 2020. Reports indicate that just over two million Jamaicans are eligible to vote and that the electoral system was well prepared with a total of 6,726 polling stations in 2,148 locations across the island, open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Voters selected from 496 nominated candidates across the island. The date for results is yet to be announced

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Ariel Henry to Finalize Agreement with Kenya for Multinational Force – Could Bring Political Tensions.

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#Kenya#ArielHenry, February 26th, 2024 – Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry is flying to Nairobi Kenya on Tuesday February 27th, to finalize the paperwork with Kenyan authorities for the deployment of the multinational force. However, the legitimacy of anything he agrees to or signs is already being questioned because Haiti currently has no parliament and Henry should have demitted office since February 7.  

 

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