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  • Police constable shot dead in St Andrew

    September 23, 2014 2:47 AM 16

    A police constable was gunned down in a section of August Town known as African Gardens in St. Andrew this afternoon (September 22). The Police High Command has confirmed the shooting, but say they are unable to release the identity of the cop, as his relatives are yet to be informed. Reports are that shortly before 4:00 o’clock this afternoon a police

  • Pharmacies running out of medication used to treat Chick V

    September 23, 2014 2:38 AM 46

    A number of pharmacies in St. Catherine, Clarendon and St. Thomas are providing mixed reports on the availability of Panadol. This follows reports in sections of the society that there is a shortage of panadol. Panadol is one of the medications being widely dispensed to individuals and used by many being treated for the symptoms of the chikungunya virus

  • Opposition JLP says health facilities under strain due to Chick V

    September 23, 2014 2:31 AM 16

    Resources of health care facilities have come under strain as a result of the recent outbreak of the chikungunya virus. He adds that the staff has also been infected with the viruses which has led to a strain on the remaining nurses and medical personnel in the hospital and the health centre. He says in addition to the chik v outbreak, patient influx

  • Escaped witness in Mario Deane case turns himself in

    September 23, 2014 2:26 AM 13

    An Indecom witness to the death of Mario Deane, who escaped from a police lock up over a week ago, is now in the custody of the commission. Assistant Commissioner of Indecom Hamish Campbell says 21-year-old Fahdean Ferguson, otherwise called ‘Tussain and Joshua’, a mechanic of Hampton, Spring Mount, in the parish, turned himself in to the commission

  • Grief at Cumberland High School following death of principal

    September 23, 2014 2:12 AM 75

    Staff and students at the Cumberland High School in Portmore, St. Catherine were this morning (September 22) thrown into shock after news emerged that their principal died. The school's principal, Dahlia Black, who was said to be ill, died at the University Hospital this morning, following a brief illness. She was on sick leave. A trauma response team, joined

  • Cops,civliians accused of killing entertainer offered bail

    September 23, 2014 2:10 AM 12

    9:10 pm, Mon September 22, 2014 Three cops and two civilians accused of the controversial killing of entertainer Robert Hill, popularly known as "Kentucky Kid", were offered bail on Monday. However prosecutors have indicated that the case, which is being closely monitored by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and human rights group

  • Canada, S'Korea sign long-sought free-trade deal

    September 23, 2014 2:00 AM 10

    OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada and South Korea signed a long-sought free-trade deal yesterday that will see the two countries remove tariffs on most products over the next 10 years. The deal — called "historic" by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper — was concluded in March, wrapping up a negotiating process that began nine years ago. At a joint press

  • Jihadists kill 40 Iraqi soldiers, capture at least 70

    September 23, 2014 2:00 AM 6

    BAGHDAD, Iraq(AFP) — Jihadists attacked an Iraqi army base west of Baghdad with six suicide bombers, killing 40 soldiers and capturing at least 70 others who fled, a senior army officer said yesterday. Four suicide bombers detonated explosives-rigged armoured personnel carriers at the base in Saqlawiyah on Sunday, while two others attacked with explosive

  • ‘No wonder the darn engine is not performing as well’

    September 23, 2014 1:46 AM 6

    @jayjayja: The PM is still back in in 1980s when car used carburettors. It’s no wonder the darn engine is not performing as well as it should and is so inefficient . Hence me DWL. Haven’t heard of carburettors in 20 years — the number [of years] this Government has held office. This is happening for real! So, a high level of dumbness is at play here, very evidently

  • North-South Highway creates smoother passage for tourists between Kingston, Ocho Rios

    September 23, 2014 1:41 AM 11

    MONTEGO BAY, St James — Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill says the recent opening of one leg of the North-South highway has created a smoother passage for tourists between Norman Manley International Airport and Ocho Rios. “Last year I foreshadowed the opening of one leg of the threephase North-South Highway that is being built