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Health Minister asks Canada for assistance with Jamaica's Ebola preparedness
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Minister of Health, Dr Fenton Ferguson has asked that Canada's High Commissioner to Jamaica look at possible ways in which his country can assist Jamaica in its Ebola response. During a meeting held at the National Health Fund on ... [...]
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Soldier comes home to say farewell to grandma
Private Corey Hines surmounted military obstacles in troubled Afghanistan to come to Jamaica to lay his beloved grandmother to rest on National Heroes weekend. And, like the soldier he is, the 23-year-old Jamaican will hours later return to duty in the ... [...]
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MAP: Luxury Residence Among Buidlings Changing the Face of Jamaica
“It is gratifying to see so many projects in various stages of development taking advantage of Downtown Jamaica's unparalleled transportation and other assets,” said Carlisle Towery, president of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, a local ... [...]
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The cost of chikungunya to Jamaica
THE chikungunya virus, also called CHIKV, is now ravaging the island of Jamaica, shutting down court cases, crippling productivity and, in some regretful instances, taking lives from complications associated with the virus. The minister of health, when ... [...]
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Amnesty for illegal immigrants in Trinidad & Tobago?
Reports have surfaced that a three-month amnesty for illegal immigrants is to go into effect in Trinidad & Tobago next month, in the wake of reports of  a high number of undocumented persons, including Jamaicans, living in the twin-island republic.The amnesty is aimed at allowing the... [...]
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Bail extended for alleged robbers
Two men who appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court for robbery while inciting violence had their bails extended yesterday ... [...]
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Female hookers chased away by gays
THE STAR has learnt that the female prostitutes who normally solicit sex in the New Kingston area have been forced to relocate to the Half-Way ... [...]
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Trinidad 'won't borrow money' even if oil prices fall
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) - The Government will not resort to borrowing money if the budgeted price of oil falls below US$80, Finance Minister Larry Howai has said. [...]
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Grenada PM willing to mediate in impasse involving Windies cricketers
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says he is prepared to act as a mediator in the ongoing pay dispute between West Indies players and their representative, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) that led the one-day team to abandon their tour of India last week. [...]
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USA's preparation tour to Jamaica cancelled
USA's squad was supposed to leave for Jamaica on October 15 for a five-day camp including two warm-up matches prior to going to Malaysia, but according to USACA board member Krish Prasad, no tickets were ever purchased and the tour was cancelled ... [...]
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Family of Keith Murrain frustrated by Jamaica murder probe
He said: “Despite several representations made directly to the Jamaican government, including the Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, and through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Murrain family are still no further forward in their ... [...]
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Paulwell says Jamaica is still safe with PetroCaribe
My main concern was that the sheer weight of the social and economic pressures would force Maduro to renege on the PetroCaribe deal where Jamaica pays significantly less than the upfront price and in special conditions first inked in 2005, it also ... [...]
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Jamaica hosts Million Man March today
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Nation of Islam-held 'Million Man March' will be staged in Jamaica today for the first time since inception in 1995. The Million Man March — the brainchild of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — was dubbed "one of the ... [...]
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Nation of Islam Leader in Jamaica
The Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan is in Jamaica for the Million man March In a statement delivered during a brief welcome ceremony at the airport's VIP lounge, Farrakhan expressed gratitude to the Government and people of Jamaica “for the warm and gracious reception” extended to him and his family, and members of the Nation ... [...]
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