Recent Tobacco Control Measures do not Contradict Trade rules …Inter-Ministerial Group Concludes
Written by Everton Kidd   
Monday, 07 April 2014 16:31

Kingston - 4 April 2014

Tobacco Control Measures do not contradict trade rules. That is the general agreement coming from an inter-Ministerial group at the end of two days of consultations. Representatives from  the Ministries of Agriculture; Industry, Investment and Commerce; Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade along with the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice and other agencies met to address tobacco and trade issues in Jamaica and on a global scale. 

Left to right standing: Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson; Mr. Lenworth Fulton, representing the Minister of Agriculture, Permanent Secretary, Dr. Jean Dixon, Risk Factors Unit Chief (PAHO), Dr. Carlos Santos Burgoa, PWR Jamaica, Ms. Margareta Skold, Minister of State, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown.

Left to right sitting: Professor, Georgetown University Law Centre, Dr. Benn McGrady, Consultant WHO, Ms Katherine DeLand, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, Consultant, WHO, Dr. Stella Bialous

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 21:42
First official visit of the PAHO Director to Jamaica
Written by Everton Kidd   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 16:54

Kingston - 13 June 2013

PAHO Director Dr. Carissa F. Etienne has arrived in Jamaica on her first official visit to the country for the celebration of World Blood Donor Day on 14 June 2013. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 21:49
World Blood Donor Day 2013 in Jamaica
Written by Everton Kidd   
Monday, 10 June 2013 08:52

Every year Jamaica joins the rest of the world in celebrating World Blood Donor Day. June 14th, 2013 is an extra special date for the country as it will host the event for the Americas.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 14:22

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