Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | March 29, 2009
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Hypertensive and suffering - Patients can't afford vital medication
A DIRT track makes its way to the door leading into the tiny one-bedroom board house that provides a sanctuary for 51-year-old hypertensive Claude Campbell of Martin Castle in Hanover.

Non-communicable diseases on the rise
AS NON-COMMUNICABLE illnesses become a growing concern among Jamaicans, research has shown that hypertension and diabetes mellitus account for 70 per cent of chronic kidney disease here, Professor of Medicine and Nephrology, Dr Everard Barton, has revealed.

Helping advertisers achieve in a crisis
Changes in the Jamaican online market and the key to recession-smart advertising will be two of the main emphases of internationally renowned media innovator Robert Cauthorn at the 'Reboot Advertising' seminar to be held on Monday at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.

Generation Lost - Military dreams destroyed
A SOLDIER in the making, eleven-year-old Christopher Suckra often thought about the shiny pair of boots he would wear, and how he would be able to protect his mother and older sister.

Former Guyana president, Janet Jagan, dead at 88
Former Guyana president, Janet Jagan, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital early yesterday. Government sources said she died after suffering an abdominal aneurism.

Learning obeah - Kingstonian studies 'high science' in Portland hills
HE JOURNEYED far from the hot, dusty and sometimes volatile concrete jungle of Arnett Gardens, St Andrew, to the cool, pristine hills of Balcarres, Portland, five years ago. But Nigel David Cobb's aim was not to inhale cleaner air or swim daily in the river, which is part of the inviting offerings of rural life. Instead, he wanted to learn obeah.

The beautiful side of death
Wreaths are always taken to funerals, even when there are instructions not to take them along. For, what is a funeral without floral arrangements? One thing's for sure: Laying them is a tradition that will not be dying anytime soon.

Thank you, Steve Harle
Munro College has proven itself to be a school among schools, one of the best in the country. The man who had much to do with what Munro is today - Steve Harle. The great educator, for that he was, died on February 27 and hundreds turned out to say thanks to him two Saturdays ago.

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