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NHI expansion delayed to 2021

The expansion of the National Health Insurance (NHI) program will be delayed by six months, Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands said yesterday. The program was initially slated to launch July 2020. However, Sands said it is likely the program will now launch January 2021. “NHI is alive

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Boarders cost PMH $18k daily

The government spends roughly $18,000 each day to take care of homeless patients at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), a report compiled by the hospital revealed. There were 23 homeless patients, who are also known as boarders, at PMH in 2016, according to the report. During the 2015/2016

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The tarnished legacy 

Dear Editor, The Free National Movement administration of Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has extend condolences to the Jamaican people on the passing of their former Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Edward Seaga, who succumbed to cancer in a Miami-based hospital on May

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Need for empathy and compassion

Dear Editor, During her contribution to the recent budget debate, MICAL MP Miriam Emmanuel was clearly flustered and unable to articulate some budget numbers. She was clearly embarrassed by her performance. The response to her flub by some on radio and through social media was unchristian and

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