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This Day in Histoy Septmber 9

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00

Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
TORONTO, Canada (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's doctor says the mayor has cancer.

Chimps are natural-born killers, say scientists

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
PARIS, France (AFP) — Chimpanzees can be lethally violent to each other, but this stems from an inherent streak and not, as some have suggested, from human interference, a study said yesterday.

197 cops shot at, 4 fatally, in T&T since 2012

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Amid growing concerns that police officers were engaged in extrajudicial killings, the Ministry of National Security has said that more than 190 police officers have been shot at since 2012.

Scotland's independence potentially destabilising

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
FOR many reasons, Scotland's vote for independence today embodies troublesome global complexities. As salutary as a "yes" vote may appear to advocates, there are potentially destabilising ramifications for the international context.

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
KANO, Nigeria (AFP) — Boko Haram insurgents were blamed yesterday after at least 13 people were killed during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria.

IS quits Syria bases as US poised to strike: activists

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AFP) — Jihadists in a Syrian stronghold near Iraq have abandoned some bases and redeployed their forces and armour from other positions, with the US military poised to strike, activists said yesterday.

Excitement abounds

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
Principal of Cavaliers All Age School Renée Charlton-Wolfe (second right) explains features on one of the nearly 100 tablets being delivered to the school, under the Government's $1.4 billion Tablets in Schools Pilot project, following yesterday's formal roll out of the initiative at the institution.

Big motor car fraud

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 22:00
A woman has been arrested and charged by members of the Fraud Squad after she reportedly stole several motor vehicles from a used car dealership where she was employed.


Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:00
THE National Education Inspectorate (NEI) has rated the performance of local primary and secondary schools as mediocre, based on the results emerging from its ongoing baseline study of the institutions.

Only 31 confirmed cases of chik-V so far — Ferguson

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:00
MINISTER of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson says that the number of confirmed the cases of chikungunya virus in Jamaica now stands at 31.

More St Thomas students, teachers out with 'flu-like' symptoms

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 21:00
THE Ministry of Education has reported a significant increase in the number of St Thomas students and teachers who have been afflicted by symptoms similar to that of the mosquito-carrying chikungunya virus.

Private clinic’s shocking ‘Chik-V’ reports

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 15:31
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — A popular private health centre in Portmore is reporting a large number of suspected cases of the rapidly spreading chikungunya virus in sections of the municipality.

St Thomas schools remain opened despite absence due to illness

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:39
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Several members of staff at the Yallahs Primary School in St Thomas, including the principal and vice-principals, stayed away from school Wednesday suffering from flu-like symptoms.

UWI breaks ground for more students’ housing

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:32
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona will on Thursday break ground for the construction of additional student residences on campus

FOREX: J$112.74 to one US dollar

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:53
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Wednesday, September 17 ended trading at J$112.70 down four cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Act quickly to curb spread of ChikV, JLP urges Health Ministry

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:49
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) officials in Portland and St Thomas are calling on the Ministry of Health to act quickly to curb the spread of Chikungunya in the island.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to undergo chemotherapy for cancer

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:31
TORONTO, Canada — A doctor says that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer and is to undergo chemotherapy.

Petrojam reduces gasoline and diesel prices

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:53
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Motorists should see a decrease at the pumps in prices of diesel and gasoline as of tomorrow, September 18, with a reduction in ex-refinery costs from Petrojam.

Huntley Medley appointed Director of Communications  in OPM

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:40
Medley, who has previously worked in the OPM, was also head of Jampress.