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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook Inc is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Court of Appeal on Wednesday threw out one of two convictions of a university student who used a forged CXC certificate to apply for a job with the police.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Trinidad and Tobago Government Wednesday night said the decision by Jamaican immigration authorities to deny the leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen group, Yasin Abut Bakr, entry into that country should not be questioned.
WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — Wichita authorities have charged a man in the sexual assault and burglary of a 100-year-old woman during a break-in at her home.
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Health Ministry spokesman has said that the condition of a nursing assistant with Ebola appears to be improving but a person who came into contact with her before she was hospitalised October 6 has a fever and will be hospitalised and tested for the virus.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) — The Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led Cabinet, out of an abundance of caution and acting on advice from Health Ministry officials, vetoed a trip by a Trinidad and Tobago delegation to attend the annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference which took place in Cameroon, Africa.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — At least "several" citizens of Trinidad & Tobago have traveled overseas to aid militants including the group known as the Islamic State, the national security minister of the Caribbean nation said Wednesday.
EDUCATION Minister Ronald Thwaites told the House of Representatives Tuesday that among the interim measures being implemented to regulate tertiary institutions is a national registry.
CHARITY organisation Food for the Poor (FFP) says it is trying to assist residents of Chancery Lane in downtown Kingston who lost everything when their eight-bedroom dwelling went up in flames in Wednesday.
RIVERSIDE, Hanover — MAYOR of Lucea and Chairman of the Hanover Parish Council Wynter McIntosh has agreed to oversee programmes in the Riverside Division that have been abandoned since People's National Party councillor for the area fell ill three months ago.
ROSE HALL, St James — EAST Central St James Member of Parliament Edmund Bartlett on Sunday launched a welfare programme for the elderly in his constituency.
THE Ministry of Health is urging travellers to and from Ebola-affected countries to ensure that they are aware of the signs and symptoms of Ebola so that they can take action to reduce any possible exposure.
Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn (2nd right), had a rapt audience in (from left) Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication lecturer Fae Ellington, Custos Rotulorum of Kingston, and chairman and chief executive fficer of Kingston Book Shop Steadman Fuller, and Jamaica Teachers' Association President Doran Dixon, during KBS' 40th anniversary awards banquet, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, on October 11.
JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) says it has begun a phased infrastructure upgrade in sections of Hope Pastures, St Andrew by replacing the underground distribution system installed in most of the community by private developers over 50 years ago.
MONTEGO BAY, St James — THE leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Jamaica has pledged to become more involved in the parish of St James through social intervention.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — People from all across western Jamaica turned out from early Wednesday morning seeking to be registered as the Hyatt Ziva Hotel (formerly Ritz Carlton Rose Hall) staged a job fair. The former Ritz Carlton Rose Hall is currently undergoing major renovation to reopen as the Hyatt Ziva in November. (PHOTO: PHILLIP LEMONTE)
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb close to Somalia's presidential palace detonated while a group of children were walking by, killing five people and wounding seven, said a Somali police official.
DALLAS, Texas (AP) — Fears of the Ebola virus deepened yesterday with word that a second Dallas nurse caught the disease from a patient and flew across the Midwest aboard an airliner the day before she was diagnosed. President Barack Obama canceled a campaign trip to address the outbreak.
ANN-MARIE Scarlett sat on a rock looking quite despondent in her Bowers Wood community in St Catherine on Tuesday.