The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent

One humid afternoon just before Christmas, we drove down the hillside from the busy junction of Papine, descending into the valley of Elletson Flats, just where the hills meet the city. Smoke curled from the trees and a sound system played somewhere. A game of football was in progress in the yard of the Sir … More The Jamaica Cancer Care and Research Institute: A Much-Needed Focus on People of African Descent

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Riverton Fire Aftermath: The Impacts of Benzene on Public Health

There is still considerable concern over the long-term health impact of the recent fire at Riverton city dump, which emitted smoke and pollution for over two weeks into the largest built-up area in Jamaica – Kingston, St. Andrew and St. Catherine. The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) just shared this article on a chemical of particular … More Riverton Fire Aftermath: The Impacts of Benzene on Public Health

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