Community participation is vital to prevent and control the spread of diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Community participation has been defined “as a process whereby individuals, families and communities are involved in the planning and conduct of local vector control activities so as to ensure that the programme meets the local needs and priorities of the people who live in the community. It also fosters and promotes community self-reliance.
Central Jamaica Conference has seen a miraculous turn around in its finance within the same year when, in order to balance its budget workers were asked to take a 10% salary cut.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is disassociating itself from comments made by one of its clergy at the PNP mass rally in Half-Way-Tree Sunday night.
Sometimes I get the feeling that some persons are not only anxious for the Church (Seventh-day Adventist) to fail, but that they should be the first to announce it. There seems to be this keen look out for being the first to declare that “Babylon is fallen” upon the Adventist Church.
Leonardo R. Asoy, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Southern Asia-Pacific Division (SSD), passed away at age 56 at approximately 8:35 p.m. (PHT) on January 12, 2016 at the Adventist Medical Center-Manila, Philippines from complications due to myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare bone marrow disease in which the bone marrow is unable to produce adequate healthy blood cells.
As Jamaica and its two major political parties prepare for a general election that is constitutionally due this year, the president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is warning political leaders to watch their tongue on the campaign trail.
Yklas Kabduakasov, a Seventh-day Adventist, was recently sentenced to serve two years in a labor camp for “inciting religious hatred.” Kabduakasov was accused of making incendiary comments during lectures with students of the capital university. A charge which Kabduakasov has consistently denied.