As Jamaica continues in the influenza ‘flu’ Season, 2019 data show that persons 60 years and older, who are among the high-risk groups, are being severely affected and the Ministry wishes to reiterate that flu is to be taken seriously. Complications of flu include pneumonia and blood infections.
Five Clarendon men were arrested and charged following the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Mandeville, Manchester on Thursday, January 16.
In keeping with Cabinet’s approval for step-up activities to curtail the current dengue outbreak, Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton will unveil plans on Wednesday, (January 15) for a National Dengue Clean Up later this month.
A member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) was involved in a murder-suicide which took place in Portmore early this morning.
While unable to reveal his identity, a JDF spokesperson said the individual has been a member of the JDF for 12-13 years.
“Typically when something like this happens, the JDF works closely with the police not only in assisting with the investigation, but also in the management of grief and counselling of the family members that were left behind,” the spokesperson said.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.
Newly installed PNP caretaker for East Central St. Catherine, Dr. Winston de la Haye, says addressing crime is at the top of his agenda for the constituency.