Jamaica confirms first case of the Zika virus

By |2016-01-30T21:18:50+00:00January 30th, 2016|news|

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 The Ministry of Health has confirmed one case of the Zika virus in Jamaica. The patient who has now recovered is a four year old child from Portmore, St Catherine. The child began showing symptoms on January 17 after earlier returning to Jamaica from travel to Texas in the United [...]

Zika virus is ‘spreading explosively

By |2016-01-30T21:14:42+00:00January 30th, 2016|news|

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 GENEVA (AP): Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the head of the World Health Organization announced that it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts on Monday to decide if the virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting held yesterday in [...]

Doctor: Some face greater ZIKV risk

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00January 30th, 2016|news|

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2016 As Jamaica prepares for the Zika virus (ZIKV), Director of Health Promotion and Protection in the Ministry of Health Dr Sonia Copeland is urging people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to be particularly vigilant. Copeland pointed out that persons with NCDs such as hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, [...]

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ZIKV Facts: Zika virus and pregnancy: Frequently asked questions

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00January 30th, 2016|news|

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2016 HOW DOES ZIKA VIRUS AFFECT PREGNANT WOMEN AND FOETUSES? Pregnant women have the same risk as the rest of the population of being infected with zika virus, which is transmitted by the bite of infected Aedes egypti mosquitoes. Many women are unaware they have the virus, as they may not [...]

Government delivers on promise of insurance coverage for athletes

By |2016-01-30T20:59:52+00:00January 30th, 2016|news|

Friday, January 29, 2016 (From left) Minister with responsibility for sport Natalie Neita Headley, Paralympian Alphanso Cunningham, Reggae Girl Sherone Forrester, and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller pose for pictures at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston yesterday. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and other principal stakeholders yesterday signed off on the inauguration [...]

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By |2016-01-30T20:46:47+00:00January 30th, 2016|news|

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A researcher holds a container with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo University on January 18. The Aedes aegypti is a vector for transmitting the Zika virus. The Brazilian Government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research centre to help develop a [...]

Pension funds eye long-term viability in new equity target

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00January 27th, 2016|news|

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 BURCHENSON... we encourage pension plans to seek to diversify between growth and value THERE were two shareholder exits from Junior Market companies which made big splashes in the last 18 months. Both exits were by brokerage houses which secured significant returns on their initial investment. Representatives of local pension funds – [...]

BOJ fears negative ‘herd mentality’ effect on removal of US$ investment cap

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00January 27th, 2016|news|

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 In a Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) discussion paper titled, “Relaxing the Limits on Investment in Foreign Currency Assets for Pension Funds and Insurance Companies”, scripted in 2015 and now available online, the central bank expresses the fear that removing the investment cap for the two sectors will cause macro-economic challenges — [...]


By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00January 27th, 2016|news|

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2016 The zika virus (ZIKV) is found in a specific kind of mosquito, the Aedes aegypti, but any mosquito can pick it up and transmit it if it bites an infected person. It can also be transmitted through blood transfusion, birth and sex. - One in five persons infected with ZIKV [...]

Miracle cure for erectile dysfunction – Jamaica’s very first ED cellular therapy restores sexual performance

By |2018-08-17T06:55:22+00:00January 27th, 2016|news|

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 Suffering from erectile dysfunction for more than five years because of chronic diabetes, a 53-year-old man is now springing with joy, thanks to what is deemed a ‘miracle cure for ED’. Some six months after undergoing Jamaica’s first cellular therapy for erectile dysfunction, John* said he now feels like a [...]

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