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  • Jamaica working with PAHO for Ebola preparedness

    October 2, 2014 10:56 PM 20

    5:57 pm, Thu October 2, 2014 Jamaica is putting additional measures in place to ensure its readiness in the event of an Ebola outbreak. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr. Kevin Harvey, is having talks with the US Government officials for Jamaica to get an additional supply of Personal Protection Equipment for health workers

  • $30 Million Facility for Disabled Children in Portland

    October 2, 2014 10:16 PM 16

    Children with disabilities in Portland and surrounding parishes are to benefit from the construction of a $30 million Early Stimulation Programme (ESP) intervention centre. Ground was broken for the facility yesterday (October 1), which is being constructed by the Government through funding from Digicel Foundation. To be situated in Orange Bay, the centre

  • US family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

    October 2, 2014 9:35 PM 23

    DALLAS (AP) — Four members of a family the US Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened, while Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire. The unusual confinement order was imposed

  • Panic as Canterbury man is shot outside St James Parish Council

    October 2, 2014 9:04 PM 22

    Adrian Frater, News Editor WESTERN BUREAU: A man, who is said to be a prominent figure in the volatile Canterbury community in Montego Bay, St James was shot and seriously injured in a brazen gun attack just outside the St James Parish Council building shortly after 1:30 p.m. today. The man had reportedly gone to the parish council to speak with an employee

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police in Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew are reporting an incident-free TSO as the five-hour bargain shopping spree continues.

    October 2, 2014 8:32 PM 16

    "Things are running smooth so far as the evening has been incident-free and we are expecting it to stay that way," Constable Kamoy Gutzmore, who is stationed at the Traffic headquarters, said. "There have been no reported accidents either. However, a few offensive weapons have been confiscated." He said he is "urging shoppers to be careful" as they walk the busy streets

  • West Indies Women squad named for Australian tour

    October 2, 2014 8:27 PM 16

    Top-rated Jamaican all-rounder Stafanie Taylor has been included alongside compatriot Shanel Daley on the 14 member West Indies Women’s squad for the upcoming tour of Australia. The squad, which is being led by skipper Merissa Aguilliera , also includes, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight, and Hayley Matthews

  • US NBC cameraman infected with Ebola in Liberia

    October 2, 2014 8:15 PM 17

    WASHINGTON DC, United States (AFP) -- A 33-year-old American working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC News has been infected with Ebola and will be flown back to the United States, the network said Thursday. "The freelancer came down with symptoms on Wednesday, feeling tired and achy. As part of a routine temperature check, he discovered he was running

  • Eight business operators arrested for electricity theft

    October 2, 2014 8:00 PM 15

    The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting that in recent weeks its crackdown on electricity theft among business operators has resulted in more arrests. In a release, the JPS says six of the business operators were arrested last month. It says the operations to go after these persons were made possible by information provided to Crime Stop. It is against

  • Ex-cop accused of shooting common-law wife to go on trial 2015

    October 2, 2014 8:00 PM 14

    Former police sergeant Peter Murphy, who is accused of shooting and injuring his common-law wife, is to go on trial on March 9, 2015. The date was set yesterday when the ex-cop appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court. In applying for bail, Murphy’s attorney, Peter Champagnie, told the court that his client had been in custody since February

  • Advocate wants seniors in rural Jamaican to get bus subsidy

    October 2, 2014 8:00 PM 11

    Senior citizens rights advocate, Kenneth Hemley, is calling for the Government to extend the bus fare subsidy to the elderly outside the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR). Hemley is suggesting that a ticketing systems be introduced which will allow senior citizens to pay reduced bus and taxi fares. He says elderly persons in rural Jamaican