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WHO decides not to declare global emergency over Congo Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO acknowledged yesterday that Ebola was «very much an emergency» in that region, but said...
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WHO decides not to declare global emergency over Congo Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO acknowledged yesterday that Ebola was «very much an emergency» in that region, but said...

'Even the gloves are not enough’…Ugandan medics struggling to fight Ebola

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are distributed sparingly to health workers. And, when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the Ebola...
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'Even the gloves are not enough’…Ugandan medics struggling to fight Ebola

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are distributed sparingly to health workers. And, when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the Ebola...

Road deaths top 200 mark

With almost six months gone in the year, the number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways has surpassed the 200 mark. The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport says up to yesterday, 201 persons have died in motor...
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Road deaths top 200 mark

With almost six months gone in the year, the number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways has surpassed the 200 mark. The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport says up to yesterday, 201 persons have died in motor...

Oil tanker attacks could threaten market stability, Saudi Arabia warns

Saudi Arabia has called for a «rapid and decisive» response to recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Further, the country’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has warned that the attacks will threaten energy supplies and...
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Oil tanker attacks could threaten market stability, Saudi Arabia warns

Saudi Arabia has called for a «rapid and decisive» response to recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Further, the country’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has warned that the attacks will threaten energy supplies and...

Elderly man among four killed hours apart in Clarendon and St Catherine

An elderly man is one of four persons who were shot and killed by rampaging gunmen  in Clarendon and St Catherine yesterday. The four have been identified as Vincent Johnson, also called ‘Vin’, of Darby Terrace, Alfredo Jones, 57,...
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Elderly man among four killed hours apart in Clarendon and St Catherine

An elderly man is one of four persons who were shot and killed by rampaging gunmen  in Clarendon and St Catherine yesterday. The four have been identified as Vincent Johnson, also called ‘Vin’, of Darby Terrace, Alfredo Jones, 57,...

Miss St Thomas Festival Queen ends successful reign tonight

“Every queen has a story, a mission to complete and a destiny to fulfil. Our mission is to connect with the minds of the people of our parish and get them to understand that it is only through unity that we can make it a better one. Our duty is to...
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Miss St Thomas Festival Queen ends successful reign tonight

“Every queen has a story, a mission to complete and a destiny to fulfil. Our mission is to connect with the minds of the people of our parish and get them to understand that it is only through unity that we can make it a better one. Our duty is to...

Colouring fathers who stand in the gap

My real old man he got killed in the war And she knows she and seven kids couldn’t have got very far She said she thought that she could never love again And then there he stood with that big wide grin He married my mother and he took us...
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Colouring fathers who stand in the gap

My real old man he got killed in the war And she knows she and seven kids couldn’t have got very far She said she thought that she could never love again And then there he stood with that big wide grin He married my mother and he took us...

Eva Schloss’ story – Part VIII

Eva Schloss, nee Geiringer, thought her mother, whom she called Mutti, was killed because she was ‘selected’ by Dr Mengele (Dr Death) himself. While she was going through unimaginable grief and despair, some new prisoners with whom she had come...
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Eva Schloss’ story – Part VIII

Eva Schloss, nee Geiringer, thought her mother, whom she called Mutti, was killed because she was ‘selected’ by Dr Mengele (Dr Death) himself. While she was going through unimaginable grief and despair, some new prisoners with whom she had come...

The role of fathers – Part II

We salute all dads this Father’s Day, whether you are a ­biological, step- or spiritual dad. Fathers play a critical role in the lives of their children, and more men need to rise up and allow children to see them in action so they can be...
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The role of fathers – Part II

We salute all dads this Father’s Day, whether you are a ­biological, step- or spiritual dad. Fathers play a critical role in the lives of their children, and more men need to rise up and allow children to see them in action so they can be...

OurSons - Fun and interactive session for teen boys

As part of its mandate to mould, nurture and positively shape the lives of boys from a wide cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds, B3 Parenting will again embark on a mission to connect in the most relatable and impactful way with boys aged...
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OurSons - Fun and interactive session for teen boys

As part of its mandate to mould, nurture and positively shape the lives of boys from a wide cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds, B3 Parenting will again embark on a mission to connect in the most relatable and impactful way with boys aged...

Shouting match embroils Senate over alleged mistreatment of fishermen

Edmond Campbell, Senior News Coordinator The Senate descended into a shouting match Friday morning after Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith came under fiery questioning from opposition senators after she revealed...
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Shouting match embroils Senate over alleged mistreatment of fishermen

Edmond Campbell, Senior News Coordinator The Senate descended into a shouting match Friday morning after Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith came under fiery questioning from opposition senators after she revealed...

Westmoreland Police head reports improvement in public order and safety

Commanding Officer for the Westmoreland Police Division, Superintendent Gary McKenzie, has indicated that the parish has seen an improvement in public order and safety since it instituted its “Sustainable Public Safety and Public Order...
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Westmoreland Police head reports improvement in public order and safety

Commanding Officer for the Westmoreland Police Division, Superintendent Gary McKenzie, has indicated that the parish has seen an improvement in public order and safety since it instituted its “Sustainable Public Safety and Public Order...

Teen among three alleged scammers held with illegal gun

A male teen is among three people charged by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch in relation to the seizure of an illegal gun. The teen, 21-year-old caretaker Chad-Wane Lewin, and 29-year-old Joedia Palmer, a...
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Teen among three alleged scammers held with illegal gun

A male teen is among three people charged by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigation Branch in relation to the seizure of an illegal gun. The teen, 21-year-old caretaker Chad-Wane Lewin, and 29-year-old Joedia Palmer, a...

Twice framed? St Andrew labourer David Clarke again freed of gun-related, other charges

David Clarke, who was awarded $6 million against the government for false arrest and prosecution in 2017, has again been acquitted of an ammunition charge.
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Twice framed? St Andrew labourer David Clarke again freed of gun-related, other charges

David Clarke, who was awarded $6 million against the government for false arrest and prosecution in 2017, has again been acquitted of an ammunition charge.

Gov’t says it was unaware of fishermen’s hellish US detention

Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Ministry says it’s probing the case of the alleged detention and abuse of Jamaican fishermen by the United States Coast Guard in 2017. In a statement today, the Ministry said it became aware of the matter on...
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Gov’t says it was unaware of fishermen’s hellish US detention

Jamaica’s Foreign Affairs Ministry says it’s probing the case of the alleged detention and abuse of Jamaican fishermen by the United States Coast Guard in 2017. In a statement today, the Ministry said it became aware of the matter on...

12,000 pounds of Jamaican ‘Julie’ ‘East Indian’ mangoes shipped to US

Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in Florida are among the first areas to receive Jamaican mangoes in the United States. Twelve thousand pounds of ‘Julie’ and ‘East Indian’ mangoes were exported on Thursday....
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12,000 pounds of Jamaican ‘Julie’ ‘East Indian’ mangoes shipped to US

Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach in Florida are among the first areas to receive Jamaican mangoes in the United States. Twelve thousand pounds of ‘Julie’ and ‘East Indian’ mangoes were exported on Thursday....

Catherine Hall Primary School celebrates Open Day

The Catherine Hall Primary, Infant and Special Education School in St James was a sea of blue and white on June 4, as scores of students, parents and members of staff celebrated the institution’s annual Open Day. An air rich in school spirit...
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Catherine Hall Primary School celebrates Open Day

The Catherine Hall Primary, Infant and Special Education School in St James was a sea of blue and white on June 4, as scores of students, parents and members of staff celebrated the institution’s annual Open Day. An air rich in school spirit...

I feel alive! - First-time dad says fatherhood inspires him to be a better man

Michael Reynolds vividly remembers the day and time when he officially became a father. He welcomed his son, Neo Jackson Reynolds into the world on February 21, 2017, at 9:44 p.m., and as long as he lives, he will never forget that day. The first-...
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I feel alive! - First-time dad says fatherhood inspires him to be a better man

Michael Reynolds vividly remembers the day and time when he officially became a father. He welcomed his son, Neo Jackson Reynolds into the world on February 21, 2017, at 9:44 p.m., and as long as he lives, he will never forget that day. The first-...

Portland resort promoting healthy lifestyle, wellness

The increase in the number of people who are afflicted by non-communicable diseases and lifestyle-related illnesses has been countered by efforts the world over to promote good health and wellness. Right here in Jamaica, the Government has...
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Portland resort promoting healthy lifestyle, wellness

The increase in the number of people who are afflicted by non-communicable diseases and lifestyle-related illnesses has been countered by efforts the world over to promote good health and wellness. Right here in Jamaica, the Government has...

Dad’s Outlook a spirited conversation

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” These wise words of Benjamin Franklin can be applied to the journey of fatherhood as the process starts from the moment you decide to date the woman you intend on making the mother of your children...
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Dad’s Outlook a spirited conversation

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” These wise words of Benjamin Franklin can be applied to the journey of fatherhood as the process starts from the moment you decide to date the woman you intend on making the mother of your children...

Jamaican travellers urged take precautions against measles

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising Jamaican travellers to countries known to have circulating measles virus to ensure that they are adequately protected. At this time of year when Jamaicans are preparing for travel overseas, the...
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Jamaican travellers urged take precautions against measles

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is advising Jamaican travellers to countries known to have circulating measles virus to ensure that they are adequately protected. At this time of year when Jamaicans are preparing for travel overseas, the...

Send us videos of the police, INDECOM implores public

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is appealing to Jamaicans to submit videos of incidents involving the police, whether good or bad, as it says footage has been proven to be more effective than eyewitness reports in some cases.  
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Send us videos of the police, INDECOM implores public

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is appealing to Jamaicans to submit videos of incidents involving the police, whether good or bad, as it says footage has been proven to be more effective than eyewitness reports in some cases.  

Nine cheques payable to one person at Manchester Municipal Corporation

Former Manchester Deputy Irvin Facey today identified for prosecutors nine cheques, payable to the same person, that were drawn on the account of the Manchester Municipal Corporation. Facey, who was giving evidence in the fraud trial of three...
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Nine cheques payable to one person at Manchester Municipal Corporation

Former Manchester Deputy Irvin Facey today identified for prosecutors nine cheques, payable to the same person, that were drawn on the account of the Manchester Municipal Corporation. Facey, who was giving evidence in the fraud trial of three...

Windscreen wiper, motorist shot along Dunrobin Avenue, St Andrew

It was a dramatic scene along Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew this morning when a windscreen wiper was shot and injured by a motorist. That motorist was reportedly challenged by a licensed firearm holder who opened fire shooting him. The police...
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Windscreen wiper, motorist shot along Dunrobin Avenue, St Andrew

It was a dramatic scene along Dunrobin Avenue in St Andrew this morning when a windscreen wiper was shot and injured by a motorist. That motorist was reportedly challenged by a licensed firearm holder who opened fire shooting him. The police...

Fatal collision in Ocho Rios, St Ann

Twenty-four-year-old Hartley Antonio of Shaw Park Heights, St Ann died from injuries he received in a vehicular collision on the Ocho Rios Bypass in the parish on Wednesday. The Ocho Rios Police report that about 1:27 p.m., Antonio was a...
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Fatal collision in Ocho Rios, St Ann

Twenty-four-year-old Hartley Antonio of Shaw Park Heights, St Ann died from injuries he received in a vehicular collision on the Ocho Rios Bypass in the parish on Wednesday. The Ocho Rios Police report that about 1:27 p.m., Antonio was a...

Curfew imposed in sections of Bowens Road, Kingston 11

The police have imposed a curfew in sections of Bowens Road, Kingston 11. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12 and will continue until 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 14. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH: along Bowens...
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Curfew imposed in sections of Bowens Road, Kingston 11

The police have imposed a curfew in sections of Bowens Road, Kingston 11. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12 and will continue until 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 14. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: NORTH: along Bowens...

App for motor vehicle registration,fitness payments coming

Jamaican motorists may soon have the ability to pay their motor vehicle registration and fitness fees online using a software application. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, says this is among a number of apps that will be...
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App for motor vehicle registration,fitness payments coming

Jamaican motorists may soon have the ability to pay their motor vehicle registration and fitness fees online using a software application. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, says this is among a number of apps that will be...

PM says Sexual Harassment Bill will be tabled soon

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Sexual Harassment Bill, which seeks to protect women from violence, harassment and discriminatory practices in the workplace, is to be tabled in Parliament soon. This, he said, is among measures being...
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PM says Sexual Harassment Bill will be tabled soon

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Sexual Harassment Bill, which seeks to protect women from violence, harassment and discriminatory practices in the workplace, is to be tabled in Parliament soon. This, he said, is among measures being...

Richard Byles selected as new BOJ Governor

Well-known businessman Richard Byles has been selected as the next Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). The announcement was made this morning in a statement by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke. “In January of...
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Richard Byles selected as new BOJ Governor

Well-known businessman Richard Byles has been selected as the next Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ). The announcement was made this morning in a statement by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr Nigel Clarke. “In January of...

Understanding the PEP scoring system, Education Ministry breaks it down

The Ministry of Education has provided more information on the new grading system for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). The Ministry explains that results will not be presented using percentage scores but rather achievement levels with scaled scores...
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Understanding the PEP scoring system, Education Ministry breaks it down

The Ministry of Education has provided more information on the new grading system for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). The Ministry explains that results will not be presented using percentage scores but rather achievement levels with scaled scores...

AG scolds colleagues on crime

Amid a spate of deadly attacks by criminals, and lawmakers in Parliament trading blame on Tuesday about which administration failed to tame the crime monster, Attorney General (AG) Marlene Malahoo Forte had a sobering message for her colleagues on...
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AG scolds colleagues on crime

Amid a spate of deadly attacks by criminals, and lawmakers in Parliament trading blame on Tuesday about which administration failed to tame the crime monster, Attorney General (AG) Marlene Malahoo Forte had a sobering message for her colleagues on...

Government committed to decent work agenda – Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Jamaican Government recognises the social contracts that bind stakeholders, noting that people must be at the centre of development. Addressing a high-level meeting of the 108th Session (Centenary) of the...
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Government committed to decent work agenda – Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the Jamaican Government recognises the social contracts that bind stakeholders, noting that people must be at the centre of development. Addressing a high-level meeting of the 108th Session (Centenary) of the...

PA Benjamin gobbles slice of John’s Lane

Plans are under way for the closure of a section of John’s Lane in the vicinity of the P.A. Benjamin manufacturing and processing plant to facilitate expansion of its operations. P.A. Benjamin bought the property for $5 million, Town Clerk Robert...
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PA Benjamin gobbles slice of John’s Lane

Plans are under way for the closure of a section of John’s Lane in the vicinity of the P.A. Benjamin manufacturing and processing plant to facilitate expansion of its operations. P.A. Benjamin bought the property for $5 million, Town Clerk Robert...

Earth Today | Civil society supports gender equality for healthier oceans

THE CARIBBEAN Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), as part of its observation of World Oceans Day on June 8 this year, celebrated the 28 civil society organisations and community enterprises that have committed to work collaboratively under the ‘...
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Earth Today | Civil society supports gender equality for healthier oceans

THE CARIBBEAN Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), as part of its observation of World Oceans Day on June 8 this year, celebrated the 28 civil society organisations and community enterprises that have committed to work collaboratively under the ‘...