29th Session of the IBC, Joint Session of the IBC/IGBC, and12th Session COMEST

NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMITTEE OF JAMAICA (NBCJ)

The public meetings of the 29th Ordinary Session of the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), the Joint Session of the IBC and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC), and the 12th Extraordinary Session of the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) will take place at UNESCO Headquarters […]

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Preparatory NBCJ meeting

NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMITTEE OF JAMAICA (NBCJ)

The new and returning members of the National Bioethics Committee of  Jamaica (NBCJ) met in an online meeting on 25 August to be sensitized on the work of the Committee. See some members in photo with members of JNC-UNESCO. | READ MORE

CONDOLENCE: Sarah Newland Martin

NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMITTEE OF JAMAICA (NBCJ)

The Chair, Board and staff of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO regret the passing of Sarah Newland Martin, champion of the disabled, and a paralympian. She passed away in hospital Wednesday morning, 8 June 2022. | READ MORE

Philosophy Day – National Bioethics Committee of Jamaica (NBCJ)

NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMITTEE OF JAMAICA (NBCJ)

“One of the painful aspects of coming to terms with one’s inevitable aging is the realization of how many of the pivotal historical events in one’s life not only mean nothing, but are barely even known, to a younger generation.” Charles W. | READ MORE

World Philosophy Day 2021

International Observances

World Philosophy Day 2021 was celebrated by UWI/UNESCO 0n 18 November on the theme “The Human Condition in Times of Crisis: Mitigating the Challenges of Life During a Pandemic”. https://www. | READ MORE

Cheryl Brown passing

NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMITTEE OF JAMAICA (NBCJ)

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of Cheryl Brown on Sunday 7 March 2021. Cheryl was not only a brilliant attorney-at-law, who has contributed tremendously to the work of the IBC with her sharp and inspiring mind from 2010 to 2017, but also […]

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IBC/IGBC and COMEST joint online meeting, 23-24 February 2021

NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMITTEE OF JAMAICA (NBCJ)

The two-day public meetings will discuss the main work topics of the IBC for 2020-2021 on the Principle of Protecting Future Generations, and on the Ethical Issues of Neurotechnology, as well as the work topics of COMEST for 2020-2021 on Land Use Ethics and on the Ethical Implications of the […]

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NBCJ Committee Members, 2019-22

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The new NBCJ Committee Members are:

Ms. Donna McKoy, (new Chair)

Registered Nurse and Pharmacist

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