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Politics killing health sector

Politics-killing.455KINGSTOWN, Jamaica - The doctor who was instrumental in exposing the grisly state of the country's public health sector yesterday said that politics lies at the root of the problem as the system is riddled with "feudal lords who tighten the screws on whistle-blowers and whitewash reports going to the top".

 

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Guyana backs Antigua-Barbuda nominee for top Commonwealth post

RON--dGEORGETOWN, Guyana - The Guyana government has indicated that it will give its full support to Antigua and Barbuda nominee, Sir Ronald Sanders, for the post of Commonwealth secretary-general when leaders of the 53-member association meet at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta. A new secretary-general will be selected by heads of government on Friday, the first day of the summit.

 

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US issues worldwide travel alert over terror threats

US-Issues.211The US has issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens in response to "increased terrorist threats".

 

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Smith offers prescription to cut murder toll

smith-offers-222KINGSTOWN, Jamaica - Derrick Smith, the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) spokesman on national security, believes improved mobility, an increase in the ratio of police personnel to citizens, accountability, as well as better pay and fringe benefits for the police are among the measures that could help to decrease the country’s murder toll.

 

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Researcher says creativity needed in search for Sargassum solution

sargassum.7141ST. JOHN’S, Antigua - A leading ocean researcher is warning authorities not to expect a single blanket solution to deal with the large amount of Sargassum seaweed on the region’s beaches.

 

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