Tag: Birth


Project Birthright To Provide 11,000 Undocumented Jamaicans With Birth Certificates — Green

KINGSTON, Jamaica— Approximately 11,000 undocumented Jamaicans will be provided with birth certificates this year under the Government’s so-called Project BirthRight, which is being rolled out under the National Identification System (NIDS). Minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Floyd Green, said Project BirthRight will coincide with the country’s 60th anniversary of independence, which is being observed this […]


Woman Gives Birth To Nine Children

A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans. The mother, 25-year-old Halima Cisse, gave birth by cesarean section to four boys and five girls in Morocco after Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care. Cisse experienced heaving bleeding and was given a blood transfusion after giving birth at […]


Dr. Tufton — Jamaica’s Low Birth Rate Is Cause For Concern

The Ministry of Health is concerned that not enough Jamaicans are having children. According to Dr. Tufton, this could mean that in a few years the country would be unable to sustain its workforce. Statistics released by the Ministry yesterday show a 22% reduction in the number of live births in Jamaica for the period January to March this year […]