General Notices for August 29, 2013

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RANDAL PHILLIPS POLYCLINIC MEN???S HEALTH MEETING

The Men???s Health Group of the Randal Phillips Polyclinic is inviting members of the public to its monthly meeting in the Health Inspectors??? Office of the Christ Church facility, on Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

It will address a number of questions frequently asked by persons living with diabetes including: How would you cope if you were told you had diabetes? What changes would you have to make to your lifestyle? And, would you tell your family and friends? Group member and diabetic, Randolph Welch, will share his personal experience with the chronic non-communicable disease. Light refreshments will be served after the session.

All are invited.

CAPSCA AMERICAS MEETING IN BARBADOS

Come next Monday, civil aviation and health authorities will discuss a range of issues that would assist them in tackling matters relating to public health event preparedness, response planning and management in the civil aviation sector.

The talks will be held during the Fifth Cooperative Arrangement for the Prevention of the Spread of Communicable Diseases through Air Travel (CAPSCA) meeting slated for Monday, September 2, to Friday, September 6, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

On Monday, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, will deliver the opening remarks; while Minister of Health, John Boyce will deliver the feature address. There will also be addresses from the acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinand, the Director of Civil Aviation, Mitchinson Beckles, and the International Civil Aviation Organisation, (ICAO) the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization (WHO).

CAPSCA is a cooperative arrangement between international organisations including WHO and ICAO.

PARKING WAS DUE TO VEHICLE MALFUNCTION

The vehicle pictured on page two of today???s Nation newspaper entitled: Parking Bother in Hastings, was there because it had broken down.

This was disclosed today by Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister???s Office, Sonja Welch, following an investigation of the matter.

Ms. Welch said that yesterday out of an abundance of caution and for his own safety and other road users, the Driver/Messenger decided to pull over at the nearest point in order to report the problem as he had left his cell phone in the office and not to use the ATM as was reported.

The Permanent Secretary pointed out that the vehicle was over 10 years old and had needed constant repair over the last four years. It is in the process of being replaced, Ms. Welch stated. She noted that the nature of the emergency was explained to Mr. Simon Parravicino.

Ms. Welch added: ???Driver/ Messengers of this office are given strict instructions not to breach the road traffic rules, but, if a vehicle is malfunctioning, this office must make allowances for emergency action which might avoid possibly worse consequences.

???The Prime Minister???s Office, however, takes full responsibility for the conduct of its Driver/Messengers and would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

WELLNESS BAZAAR AND SOCCERAMA AT GRAZETTES THIS SATURDAY

Health and soccer will be the focus when the Community Development Department teams up with the Grazettes HIV/AIDS Education Committee and the Branford Taitt Polyclinic to host a Wellness Bazaar and Soccerama.

The event will take place this Saturday, August 31, at the Grazettes Resource Centre and playing field, St. Michael, under the theme Empowering Individuals, Educating Communities ??? An Ounce of Prevention is Better than a Pound of Cure.

The Bazaar will begin at 10:00 a.m. with an opening ceremony, during which Senior Health Sister at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Nurse Sonia Connell, HIV Coordinator in the Ministry of Social Care, Veronica Belle, and Captain of Zion???s Conquerors, Carlos Jackman, will deliver remarks.

It will then run until 4:00 p.m., and will have a number of activities including product sampling; beauty therapy sessions; educational sessions; and a children???s play area. Representatives from various organisations will also be on hand to conduct health checks and HIV and AIDS counselling and testing. Additionally, there will be household items, clothing, jewellery, food and drinks on sale.

From 3:00 to 11:00 p.m., there will be a seven-a-side football tournament, during which six teams will vie for the Victor Moore Challenge Trophy. Persons participating in the tournament are asked to register at the Centre at 4:00 p.m. on that day.
The public is invited to attend.

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