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Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00

GC Foster College closed until further notice

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
THE principal and management of the GC Foster College in St Catherine have closed the college for all classes until further notice resulting from a malfunctioning sewage system on the property.

WHO pools experimental Ebola vaccines as experts scramble to beat virus

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — A batch of experimental Ebola vaccine was yesterday set to arrive in Switzerland from Canada, as researchers scramble to beat the deadly disease which has west Africa in its grip.

Cavalier extend lead atop RSPL

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
A brace by Girvon Brown in the 44th and 45th minutes was enough for Cavalier SC to maintain their unbeaten record as they moved up to 17 points. Arnett Gardens, who were suffering their first defeat of the season, remain in second position on 11 points.

Bartlett wants gov’t to intervene on behalf of Jamaican pilot in Qatar prison

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
OPPOSITION spokesman on Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Edmund Bartlett says that the Government must intervene on behalf of a Jamaican airline pilot, Paul Stephens, who has been imprisoned in Qatar for the past three years on what appears to be trumped-up charges.

Upgrading of Ocho Rios cruise ship terminal complete

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
The rehabilitation work included upgrading and expansion of the parking area, and the renovation of the terminal building, and the road leading to the marina and the promenade

Justin McMaster heads for Philadelphia Union Academy

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
Reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Bunting: Abu Bakr's $4m jet was insurance premium

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
PETER Bunting yesterday said that he regards the $4 million spent to send home Trinidadian Muslim leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, by a private jet last Wednesday, as a home insurance premium.


Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
A senior investigator in the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) yesterday said that there are a number of individuals who, after being determined fit to plea, are still detained in the prison system for up to 20 years without trial, due to bureaucracy.

Sagicor donating $4-m machine to boost Ebola screening

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
SAGICOR Group Jamaica Limited yesterday said it was donating a fever scan machine worth $4.3 million to the Ministry of National Security to aid in the detection of people with Ebola at the nation's ports.

CHEC workers robbed on National Heroes Day

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) says that there were three robberies on two sections of the North/South link of Highway 2000 on National Heroes Day.

Double murder in Lea's Flat

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
The bodies of a common-law couple murdered by gunmen in Lea's Flat, Red Hills, were found early yesterday morning with stab wounds.

'No need to arrive early'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:00
Q: I've got an appointment for a visa interview next week at 8:30 am. What time should I plan to come to the Embassy? Do I need to come early?

NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola: US hospital

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:10
WASHINGTON, (AFP) - A US photojournalist who was infected with Ebola in Liberia is now free of the deadly virus and will go home on Wednesday, the Nebraska hospital treating him said.

Two Manchester residents awarded for bravery in hospital shooting incident

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:40
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Manchester farmer Jermaine Christopher Rumell and fisherman Alfred George Dyght were yesterday awarded for bravery at the Heroes’ Day Parade and Awards Ceremony in Manchester.

Bunting says $4m jet was best option for Abu Bakr

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:14
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security Peter Bunting says sending Trinidadian Muslim Leader, Yasin Abu Bakr, home on a private jet was the best solution available to the Government.

FOREX: J$112.60 to one US dollar

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:59
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The US dollar on Tuesday, October 21, ended trading at J$112.60, down four cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary.

Juror shortage stalls murder trial of policeman, sister

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:52
ST ANN’S BAY, St Ann — The St Ann Circuit Court continues to face challenges as persons continue to ignore requests for them to serve as jurors.

Sagicor donates fever machine to Ebola preparedness

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:56
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Sagicor Jamaica Limited has announced the purchase, and donation of a fever scan machine to the Ministry of National Security to aid in the detection of Ebola.

Sewer problem shuts down GC Foster College

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:48
ST CATHERINE, Jamaica — The principal and management of GC Foster College has announced the closure of the institution “until further notice”.