Headlines Tagged with South America/Caribbean — 176 headlines found
The World Health Federation (WHF) has congratulated Jamaica on what it says is the long-awaited Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations which bans smoking in public spaces. The regulation took effect on Monday.
Jul 21, 2013 Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:33
Before regulations are enacted, there must be serious assessment of enforcement issues. I wonder whether these issues have been properly thought through.
Jul 19, 2013 Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 19, 2013 11:19
There is little doubt that the arguments for and against will persist, but with the passing of this piece of legislation, the country has struck a decisive blow for health and by extension for real national development.
Jul 17, 2013 Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:43
THE Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) have heaped praises on Jamaica for the no-smoking regulations, which took effect on Monday.
Jul 18, 2013 Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 18, 2013 14:39
Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, says the Ministry remains open to facilitating dialogue and “reasonable” suggestions from stakeholders regarding the newly implemented Public Health (Tobacco Control) Regulations. The regulations, which stipula
Jul 17, 2013 Jamaica Information Service (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 15:24
has put its full support behind the Government's ban on smoking in public places, which will take effect today.
Jul 15, 2013 Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Jul 17, 2013 01:08
People caught lighting up in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces now face hefty penalties in Jamaica. The new law also prohibits smoking in outdoor public spots such as bus stops and open-air sports stadiums.
Jul 15, 2013 Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 15, 2013 17:42
Last Saturday night, Mystic India, Friends for Education (FFE), and DJ Irie Latino transformed the courtyard of the Whitter Village in Ironshore, along the Rose Hall corridor, into a middle eastern oasis. Private cabanas, smoking hookahs and Jamaican be
Jul 14, 2013 Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 14, 2013 11:03
imagine that a shipping container completely filled with packs of smuggled cigarettes enters Costa Rica every two weeks, with the caveat that the government and the people do not enjoy revenue from the taxes imposed on these products by the Tobacco Contro
Jul 5, 2013 Costa Rica Star (cr)
added Jul 7, 2013 21:14
I do not wish to oppose what is essentially a good law. However, as a smoker, I would like a precise definition of what is deemed a public space. Should I be smoking on the street, which is owned by Government, would I be smoking in a public space and c
Jun 28, 2013 Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 14:57