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PHOTO: The Pink Run

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
Scores turned out in support of the Jamaica Reach to Recovery fund-raising 5K Run/Walk for breast cancer at Stadium East in St Andrew yesterday. Jamaica Reach to Recovery is an affiliate of the Jamaica Cancer Society and the proceeds from the event will benefit breast cancer survivors. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

Spotlight on HIC CEO

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
MASTERS in Public Health Degrees, an online resource which promotes MPH programmes at United States universities, has named Ernest Madu, the CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) among the 30 most influential people in public health across the world.

Breast cancer awareness month

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
EACH October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yoplait activates their global campaign "Save Lids to Save Lives", which raises awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer. Since 2007, Yoplait, through their local distributor Wisynco, has donated $4 million to the Jamaica Cancer Society to assist in the work they do and to offer free and subsidised screenings to women. Always championing a healthy lifestyle, Yoplait not only donates the money but also spreads the word about the importance of early detection in the treatment of breast cancer.


Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
THE Munro College Old Boys' Association honoured five of its old boys, two of them posthumously, at its Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Mona Visitors' Lodge recently. Those honoured were Rev William Simms (posthumously), C Lloyd Allen (posthumously), Hugh Hart, Dr Alfred Sangster, and William 'Billy' McConnell.

Money, goat & horse

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
My friends, I'm not in any joke with the man this week 'cause I have to reclaim some of the cash (25, 19) that I was forced to shell out due to some unforeseen circumstances. Trust me, is di mercy a God mek mi nuh bawl. But then again, life is an unexpected journey.

CARPHA workshop set for November

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
PORT-OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) said last week that it will host workshops geared at strengthening the Caribbean's ability to prepare and respond to outbreak situations such as the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015 — WHO

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organisation (WHO) says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

Law breakthrough for Cieanna Smith, after sitting CAPE exams in hospital

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
CIEANNA Smith is a true representation of determination.

Jamaican shakes things up in the US

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
On her 18th birthday, Georgette Miller said that while attending Holy Childhood High School her father told her he was no longer legally responsible for her and that she had to leave.

Pay outstanding taxes, Arscott urges Jamaicans

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott is appealing to Jamaicans to pay over the $2.8 billion in outstanding property taxes for the current fiscal year.

Government wants to speed up criminal trials

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
THE Government will be implementing a raft of initiatives aimed at increasing the rate of completion of criminal cases, including Gun Court matters.

Ministry blames CHEC for payment flop

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing Audrey Sewell has blamed Chinese interests in Jamaica's infrastructure development programme for the delayed payments to Jamaican contractors.

Neressa Graham, 100, makes nothing bother her

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
FAMILY members of Neressa Graham, who celebrated her 100th birthday on October 18, strongly believe that because she does not worry about things that would generally affect others, she has experienced long life.

Brazil election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 22:00
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past", or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present".

JC beat Hydel 2-1 in Lime Super Cup

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 14:37
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaica College progressed to the semi-final of the ISSA/LIME Super Cup after clipping Hydel High 2-1 in the first match of the double-header at Sabina Park on Saturday.

New York University professor makes case for deepening regional integration

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 13:57
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, (JIS) — A professor of economics and international business from the United States says the Caribbean’s best prospect for sustained macro-economic growth lies in deepening levels of financial sector congruity and trade integration.

US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:50
PROVIDENCE, (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods.

SpaceX ship returns to Earth loaded with lab results

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:52
WASHINGTON, (AFP) - SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station and returned to Earth on Saturday after a month in orbit, NASA said.

Iran hangs woman convicted of killing alleged rapist

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 11:12
TEHRAN, Iran (Reuters) - A 26-year-old Iranian woman convicted of murdering a man she accused of trying to rape her as a teenager was hanged on Saturday, the official news agency IRNA said, despite international pleas for her life to be spared.

Taxi operator shot dead in Manchester

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:07
Mandeville, Manchester- Thirty-two-year-old taxi operator Kevin Vidal otherwise called ‘Buscom’ was shot and killed in the parish early Saturday morning by unknown assailants.