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UPDATE: UWI students shocked, mourn passing of schoolmates

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:33
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Students of the University of the West Indies Mona this morning plunged into mourning after news of the death of former Guild Vice President and PRO O’Shane Reid and his girlfriend Shanice Simmonds, who resided on Rex Hall.

Another cop found dead

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:22
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – The police have confirmed that a police constable was found dead at his Portmore, St Catherine home on Wednesday.

Two UWI students killed in St Ann crash

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 05:13
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two students of the University of the West Indies, Mona died in a motor vehicle collision on the Draux Hall main road in St Ann last night.

Cop found dead on barracks

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A policeman was reportedly found dead at the Vineyard Town Police Station Barracks in Kingston this morning.

#BEIJING2015: Second Bolt, Gatlin showdown today

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 02:02
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s sprint sensation Usain Bolt lines up in the 200m today at 7:55 am (Jamaica local time) for the second episode of the battle with American rival Justin Gatlin.

Sentencing guidelines for judges near completion

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
CHIEF Justice Zaila McCalla has said that the long-awaited sentencing guidelines for judges are "soon" to be completed.

Sweeper shot dead during crossfire between police, gunmen

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
THE National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has offered condolence to the family and friends of Glendon Rose, a sweeper employed to the WPM Waste Management Limited, who was killed during a crossfire between the police and gunmen.

Ferguson again urges J'cans to destroy mosquitobreeding sites

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
MINISTER of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson has again urged citizens to search for and destroy mosquito-breeding sites, especially given that the island is now experiencing rainfall.

Noranda awards GSAT scholarships, tertiary bursaries

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
OCHO RIOS, St Ann -- Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners last Thursday awarded 60 GSAT scholarships to the top boys and girls from all schools in its operation areas in St Ann, at an awards ceremony held at the Rhoades Sports Club in Discovery Bay.

Woman accused of leaving $120 from cousin’s $7.4-m bank account back in court Oct

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
A St Ann woman who is accused of withdrawing $7.4 million from her octogenarian cousin's bank account, leaving only $120, is to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on October 20, for a plea and case management hearing

PHOTO: Thank you!

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller (second left) hosted a family of New York-based Jamaican philanthropists at Jamaica House last Thursday, August 20, where she expressed gratitude for their support. The family (from left), Dasline, Michael, Kimberly and Nekhidia Harris, created the Harris Family Vision Foundation seven years ago to empower individuals through health and education outreach initiatives. Each August, they visit the island and host back-to-school and health fairs in commentates in Kingston, St Catherine, St Ann and Trelawny. Some 3,000 children benefitted from their assistance last year. In 2012, the Harris Family Vision Foundation donated a clinic in the community of Madras, St Ann.

JLP calls for audit of public health system

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
OPPOSITION Spokesperson for Health Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte has called on the auditor general to conduct an audit of the Island's public health system.

Caricom wants more international support to end forced deportation of Haitians

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) -- The international community is being urged to have a greater involvement in the matter involving the repatriation and deportation of Haitian migrants and Dominicans of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic.

Foreign minister, human rights group in war of words

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) -- A war of words has erupted between Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell and the Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) over the issue of illegal migration.

PM denies setting fire to buildings in capital

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) -- Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has brushed aside suggestions that he was involved in setting fire to several buildings here on Sunday, in a bid to postpone the pending general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Big hospital boost

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 22:00
Sagicor, on Tuesday, presented part proceeds of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2015 to the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation (JKKF). The presentation included a much-needed Peritoneal Dialysis Machine and other dialysis supplies to strengthen the JKKF service delivery to kidney patients. The presentation was made at University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). Donovan Perkins (second right), president and CEO of Sagicor Bank, made the presentation on behalf of his company to Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson (centre); Cecil White, CEO of the UHWI; Dr Maolynne Miller (left), chairman and founder of the JKKK; and Nurse Gillian Campbell. (PHOTO: MICHAEL GORDON)

One-year-old child shot as gunman fires wildly

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:00
DOCTORS at the Bustamante Hos-pital for Children were last night trying to save the life of a one-year-old child who was shot in the head when a gunman fired wildly at a rival gang member in the Kingston Western Police Division.

Cervical cancer tests available at Black River Health Centre

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:00
BLACK River, St Elizabeth — As the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) works to establish a cancer registry in St Elizabeth, medical professionals are finding out that the parish is one of the "hotspots" for cancer-related deaths.

Simpson Miller says JTA wage agreement a win for Jamaica

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:00
PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller says yesterday's signing of wage agreement between the Government and The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is a win for Jamaica.

Step up to the plate, Hanna urges youngsters

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 20:00
MINISTER of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna says now is the time for the country's youth to step up to the plate and take their role as the nation's future leaders.