first_imgRelatedJeffrey Town gets new Health Centre Advertisements RelatedJeffrey Town gets new Health Centre Jeffrey Town gets new Health Centre Health & WellnessApril 20, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The new Jeffery Town Health Centre, in St. Mary, was officially opened on Friday, April 16, by Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer.The Type 1 facility was built through a partnership between the Digicel Foundation and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, at a cost of $10.9 million.In his address, the Minister said the opening of the centre was an important step in efforts to improve the quality of health care for all Jamaicans.Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, giving the main address at the official handing over ceremony for Jeffrey Town Type 1 Health Centre, in St. Mary, on Friday, April 16.He explained that the Ministry is focused on changing the health seeking behaviour of Jamaicans, who prefer to access health care in a hospital, rather than at the primary health care facility.Noting that resources to the primary health care sector are being systematically deployed in order to broaden access to health care and also reduce the cost of health care to Jamaicans, he said the farther people have to travel to access care is the more expensive the non-health costs could be.He said that data collected by the Ministry of Health showed that visits to health centres have reached over three million since the abolition of user fees in April, 2008, and that persons accessing the service at this level have saved more than $1 billion.Mr. Spencer said that the no user fee policy must be seen as more than just a health or social policy, adding that is also important to the broader development agenda of the country.Major General Robert Neish, Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation, addresses the official handing over cremony for the new Jeffrey Town Type 1 Health Centre, in St. Mary, on Friday, April 16.He noted that the government has increased the money spent on drugs by 100 per cent since the abolition of user fees, moving from $1.2 billion to $2.4 billion to satisfy the 44 per cent increase in visits to public pharmacies.The Minister emphasised the Government commitment to ensuring the provision of the highest quality health care for Jamaicans, citing the introduction of flexible opening hours at a number of major health centres; the training of health nurse assistants to be engaged in health care institutions; and the training of dialysis technicians as some of the initiatives being implemented to realize this objective.Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation, Major General Robert Neish, reiterated the organisation’s commitment to assist communities in becoming more self reliant.Chief Executive Officer of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, Mr. Billy Heaven, addressing the official handing over ceremony for the new Jeffrey Town Type 1 Health Centre, in St. Mary, on Friday, April 16.He disclosed that the Foundation plans to establish at least one developmental project in every parish, as part of its effort to empower communities.Mr. Neish said the Foundation is pleased to have been able to partner with the CHASE Fund to build the health centre, because of the urgent need for such an amenity in the community.The new facility is equipped with a waiting area, an office, a record-keeping area, two examination rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a storeroom and a wash area.It will provide ante-natal, curative, post-natal, child and adult nutrition services, chronic disease management and control, family planning, HIV/AIDS management, cancer screening, early detection and referral of health problems, and immunisation service. RelatedJeffrey Town gets new Health Centrelast_img read more

first_imgCOVID-19: An Opportunity to Rethink Caribbean Diaspora Engagementby David Gomez and Alicia Nicholls Caribbean economies, like others around the world, have been negatively impacted by the on-going novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its June 2020 Economic Outlook forecasts global gross domestic product (GDP) growth at – 4.9 percent in 2020.…September 10, 2020In “CARICOM”CTO envisions emergence from pandemic as stronger, more determined, more united peopleCaribbean American Heritage Month 2020, Message by Neil Walters, Secretary-General (Ag), Caribbean Tourism Organization BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 3 June, 2020 –  From the very first Caribbean-American Heritage Month in 2006, the United States government has given official recognition to the great contributions of people of Caribbean heritage to the fabric of…June 8, 2020In “Business”CARICOM, CSME feature in 2017 priorities – Jamaica Foreign MinisterPress Conference Statement by Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade   [su_pullquote align=”right”]”I am also particularly pleased therefore to use this opportunity to formally launch the first in a series of 3 flyers on the CSME. I hold in my hand the flyer…January 11, 2017In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 15, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingston – Through our Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates across 20 countries, we have done our best, and in addition with our Honorary Consuls and our very important Diaspora communities and Diaspora associations, we have been able to identify and provide support, sometimes it’s a conversation and counseling as has been set up by an excellent team of pastors and counselors in Miami who reached out to our hotel workers and we are discussing how to engage more deeply with a broader set of persons who have found themselves in circumstances where they had not planned to be as a result of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak last_img read more

first_imgRose Hayes returns to Westhampton Beach’s No. 1 singles spot this season. Independent/Desirée KeeganEven with the loss of five players, Westhampton Beach’s girls tennis team is looking to repeat. And with two wins already under their belt, it seems to be on the right track.The Hurricanes took the league by storm last season, taking down team after team en route to a perfect 17-0 record that brought the district its first Suffolk County and Long Island championship titles.The loss of All-State doubles duo Brooke DelPrete and Onalee Batcheller, All-County doubles player Emma Bender, All-County singles player Marin Vander Schaaf, and All-County doubles standout Juliet Tomaro will inevitably hit the team hard, especially after Tomaro and All-County doubles teammate Rose Peruso came through with championship-clinching victories in both banner season firsts, but there’s tons of talent returning.Peruso, a senior; All-State sophomore Rose Hayes, the defending Suffolk County singles tournament champion; and All-County sophomore Katelyn Stabile, who was at fourth singles last season, and lost to Hayes in the division tournament finals, all rejoin the roster this season.Leading the doubles lineup will be returning All-County juniors Helena Jones and Rieve Delisle. Senior All-County doubles player Jen Curran will be looking for a new partner after hers graduated, and that role could be filled by one of two juniors, Mia Seitles or Madison Lewis, alternates on last year’s team that made the cut this time around. Westhampton topped Islip 5-2 in the nonleague home opener September 3, and was led by Hayes, who defeated Ava Delisle 6-0, 6-0 at first single. In a nonleague 7-0 blanking at Sayville September 5, Stabile swept Abby Breen, 6-0, 6-0 at second [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgIn a 5-12 season, there are myriad problems for a basketball team. But if you had to pinpoint one problem for the Utah basketball team this season it would be the inability to defend the 3-point shot.So guess who’s coming to the Huntsman Center tonight?Just the second-best 3-point shooting team in the country, the Air Force Falcons.The Falcons are shooting threes at a 44.7 clip this year, which may not seem that great, considering the Utes have been allowing opponents to shoot 47.7 percent on the season. Heck, if the Utes can hold the Falcons to shoot 44.7 percent tonight, they might be doing cartwheels.The trouble for the Utes is the 11th-ranked Falcons, who have won 13 straight, do a lot more things well than shoot 3-pointers.Not only are they second in the nation in 3-point shooting, they are also ranked in the top 10 — incredibly — in eight other categories.The Falcons are tied for first in fewest turnovers per game (10.2), second in field goal percentage (53.9), second in win-loss percentage (94.1), fifth in scoring defense (54.6), fifth in fewest fouls per game (13.6), seventh in 3-pointers per game (10.0), eighth in scoring margin (19.4), and 10th in free throw percentage (76.3).Utah coach Ray Giacoletti knows his team has its hands full tonight.”It concerns me that they are 17-1 and are very efficient in everything they do,” he said. “They don’t beat themselves. You’ve got two obstacles with guarding them and what you need to be able to do to score.”Surprisingly, he’s more concerned about his team’s ability to score against the Falcons than to stop them.”The difficult part might be scoring,” he said. “It always used to be, ‘How are you going to defend Air Force?’ And, still, that’s a challenge, but that’s a little bit. But I think people in our league at least understand a little bit what they are trying to do offensively. It’s what you can run and how can you be effective scoring the basketball.”The Utes have been able to score for the most part this year. In fact, the Utes rank right behind the Falcons in 3-point shooting at 44.4 percent with Shaun Green leading the nation at 56.8 percent. But unless they slow down the Falcons’ offense, they have little chance of an upset.The one thing the Utes can find solace in is the fact the the Falcons have struggled to win their last three games.Last Tuesday, New Mexico, the same team the Utes took to overtime in The Pit, led the Falcons by 21 points in Colorado Springs before blowing a second-half lead. Then on Saturday, Wyoming stayed with the Falcons right down to the final buzzer when Jacob Burtschi made a layup to win by two. Before those two games, Air Force held on to beat UNLV by six at home.The Falcons are basically a five-man team with the starters often playing all 40 minutes. Only Andrew Henke (4.5 ppg), averages more than 10 minutes a game among the reserves. Next up for the Utes is Wyoming Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Huntsman Center. Related E-mail: [email protected]center_img Utah game daylast_img read more

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