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Heart Foundation Lauds NHF for

Subsidies on Medications

By Garfield L. Angus – February 4, 2015

Heart Foundation Lauds NHF

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson (3rd left), is embraced by Nutritionist with the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Frances Mahfood (2nd left), shortly after he addressed the launch of Heart Month, held recently at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston. Also pictured are: Brand Manager at Wisynco, Omoye Phillpotts-Brown (left), and Executive Director of the Foundation, Deborah Chen (right) – Photo by: JIS Photographer

“We also work with them with the islandwide screening programme. The NHF has excellent screening, offering free clinics, and we accompany them on these visits to conduct screening tests for heart disease. The National Health Fund is an excellent organization, and we are pleased to be partnering with them as we try to reduce heart disease in Jamaica,” she adds.

The Executive Director says the NHF health card, which can be used to access cheaper drugs for some 15 chronic illnesses, is a lifesaver, and the “NHF means a lot to the average person, because of the great discount that you can get on medications…..”

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This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/

Jamaicans Urged to Adhere to

Guidelines on Use of National Symbols

By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker – July 31, 2014

Lilyclaire Bellamy

Executive Director (Acting) and Legal Counsel of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Lilyclaire Bellamy, makes a point during an interview at the JIPO offices in New Kingston July 28. – Photo by: JIS Photographer

It is two days before Emancipation Day and eight days until Independence, and Jamaican flags are adorning cars, homes and business places in a show of patriotism and celebration of nationhood.

Other national emblems and symbols are often used as part of the various ceremonies and festivities held during the annual ‘Emancipendence’ period.

While this practice is encouraged, citizens are being reminded to adhere to the guidelines and rules governing the appropriate use of the country’s seven national symbols and emblems.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/
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Charities Must Register to Benefit from 

Tax Exemptions

By Latonya Linton – November 29, 2013.

Charitable organisations that wish to benefit from tax exemptions or other statutory relief must register with the relevant authority in order to access such benefit.
This was stated by Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Senator Mark Golding, in the Senate on Thursday, November 28, in response to a comment by Opposition Senator, Alexander Williams, during debate on the Charities Act 2013. The Bill, which was passed, provides for the regulation of all charitable bodies intending to, or are already operating in Jamaica.
A key part of the Extended Fund Facility between Jamaica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the legislation makes provision for the establishment of a comprehensive legal and institutional framework and will facilitate the registration, regulation, administration and governance of the private voluntary sector operating in Jamaica.

This article was taken from the Jamaica Information Service Website – http://jis.gov.jm/
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