Wednesday, 10 April 2019

CHAT ’BOUT: Bad men in politics … Getting the Reggae Girlz ready … Should men influence the abortion debate?

“Why can’t we legislate that all men wear condoms, which would not only eliminate unwanted pregnancies but also the transmitting of diseases such as AIDS and STIs? Those men who insist on policing women’s bodies need to understand they are encouraging flagrant disrespect for women’s autonomy, which is tied to an outdated, racist patriarchal ideology.” – Prof. Opal Palmer Adisa weighing in on the latest round of the abortion debate 
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“I don’t believe that all politicians are corrupt. However, polls and research have consistently shown that people believe that they are the number-one set of corrupt individuals anywhere. People believe they are more corrupt than the police and more [corrupt] than any other professional group.” – Newspaper columnist and medical doctor Garth Rattray
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“What we are now seeing is not a new strain. It has been here since 2009. We created the alert, announced the alert, indicated the symptoms, advised persons most vulnerable to get vaccines if necessary and, of course, asked those affected through the symptoms to seek medical advice… You never want to be complacent when you have those issues, so all the necessary precautions have to be taken.” – Health minister Dr. Chris Tufton on Jamaica’s capacity to fight the H1N1 and other flu viruses in the island 
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“We’ve got a few technicalities that we got to wait on with FIFA, but once we get all that stuff sorted, we can finalize our roster. We’ll take 23 [players] for the games, but we’ll take 26 on the trip. That gives us an additional three players to be on that trip. And, obviously, if somebody gets injured we’d have those alternatives there training.” – Senior Reggae Girlz head coach Hugh Menzies on fine-tuning preparations for the Girlz’ trip to this summer’s World Cup Finals in France
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“ISSA is always looking to make the meet better, and if we are going to make the meet better, we must employ modern equipment. We believe that the championships is at a stage where our student athletes must get a chance to feel what it is like when you compete on the international stage.” – Outgoing Wolmer’s Boys principal and ISSA president Dr. Walton Small on the future of Boys & Girls Champs







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