PHOTOS: Remembering John Holt
Reggae singer, John Holt, died on Sunday evening in London. He had been ill for some time.
Reggae singer John Holt is dead
Holt had been battling ill health for some time now and seems to have worsened since August when he collapsed on stage at the One Love Concert in England.
Dwayne Vaz triumphs in PNP Central Westmoreland candidate selection
Vaz received 329 of the 575 votes that were cast at the Manning's School today, while Erskine received 245 votes.
J'can gov't to issue Ebola guidelines to funeral parlour operators
An overview of the guidelines has already been presented to the operators by acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse.
Masterbuilders president urges gov't to initiate review of delisted contractors
Stewart complained that there still needed to be a "proper review". He said the requirements for registration were onerous for local contractors.
Road deaths on the increase
This is according to the latest statistics from National Road Safety Council (NRSC), which is also reporting a 12 per cent increase in fatal crashes so far this year.
New bankruptcy law in Jamaica
The new law deals with bankruptcy, insolvency, receiverships, provisional supervision and winding up. It seeks to accommodate corporate and individual insolvency.
Do not panic ... No case of Ebola in Jamaica, says government
A release from the Office of the Prime Minister a short while said there is no case of anyone with the Ebola virus on the island.
Ja’s Ebola fight needed the $4m spent on Abu Bakr's deportation, says JLP
The Opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has blasted the Government over its decision to fork out just over $4 million to hire a private jet to take radical Muslim leader Yasin Abu Bakr back to ...
Nigerian patient at Mandeville hospital had food poisoning - doctor
Senior Medical Officer at the Mandeville Regional Hospital in Manchester, Dr Everton McIntosh, confirmed that the sick Nigerian man at the hospital today had a case of food poisoning.
Mandeville hospital panic: Nigerian man turns up with fever, vomiting
As word spread that the man had been quarantined at the hospital, scores of persons converged on the health facility trying to find out what was happening.
Truck kills one-year-old in St Elizabeth
Reports from the Nain Police are that about 5:30 p.m., it is alleged that the driver of an Isuzu MPR motor truck was in the process of reversing along the roadway, when Navaro was ran over.
REGIONAL: US disappointed with Belize barring couple, woman suspected of having Ebola
Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department conceded that the Ebola virus pose a serious threat, but said decisions like these need to be made based on information and science and not fear.
Abu Bakr cites retaliation as reason for his deportation
But at a press conference in Trinidad yesterday, Abu Bakr suggested his deportation had nothing to do with him personally but retaliation for the alleged bad treatment of Jamaicans in T&T.
Gun, ammo seized in Central Village operation
A joint operation carried out by members of the Mobile Reserve and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) yesterday in Windsor Heights, Central Village.
Junior agri minister urges fisherfolk to use correct size wire
Buchanan told the fisherfolk that there is a fine for those who use illegal wires and that the wardens and marine police would be vigilant in confiscating unregulated fish traps.
PNP to select Roger Clarke’s replacement tomorrow
The PNP says 841 members from 63 registered PNP groups, will be eligible to cast ballots for either attorney-at-law Michael Erskine or businessman Dwayne Vaz.
Alpha Primary student dies from chik-V complications
It says after being absent from school for some time, it was reported that Anderson's condition had not improved, after which; she was subsequently admitted to hospital.
NMIA gets hand-held thermal sensors
Ferguson said the Sangster International Airport, as well as other points of entry will also receive thermal sensors to monitor arriving passengers and assist in detecting fever.
Minister of Health announces trip to Cuba as part of Ebola response
As we are aware, Cuba sent a mission to West Africa in the response to the Ebola outbreak in that region and we would like some support from their medical doctors to help with our national response.
Jamaica to get 20 more temperature check machines
Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says the devices have been donated, and public health nurse at the Norman Manley international Airport Beverly Creary are welcome.
Outram River fish kill ... health authorities advise against eating
The North East Regional Health Authority says the Public Health Department will seize and condemn any fish suspected to be unfit.
Spanish Town police recover illegal gun, ammo
The Spanish Town Police are reporting that they recovered a Browning nine millimeter pistol and five rounds of ammunition along Old Harbour Road this morning.
NWC to truck water to two St Ann communities
The National Water Commission (NWC) says the disruption being experienced by customers in Higgin Town and Johnny Spring in St Ann is as a result of an electro-mechanical problem at the Higgin Town ...
Man leads police on high-speed chase with young son in car
A man is now in police custody following a high-speed chase across sections of the Corporate Area.
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