Chinese medics to train KPH staff in new technology

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MEMBERS of the Bright Journey Medical Mission will be training staff of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in new technology to ensure the sustainability of the work being undertaken by the team from China.

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16-y-o Tiffany James reported missing

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WESTMORELAND, Jamaica — An Ananda Alert has been activated for 16-year-old Tiffany James, a student of Grass Pond district in Westmoreland who has been reported missing since Friday, April 12.Tiffany is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 8 inches tall.Reports are that Tiffany was last seen at home dressed in a blue pants, pink merino and a pair of black and white sneakers.

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Trinidad police discover bodies of family members in suspected murder/suicide

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Police in Trinidad are investigating the death of four people, including two children, whose bodies were found in a vehicle in an apparent murder/suicide.Police said that the bodies of Barry Choon, a doubles vendor, his wife Shalini Soodeo Choon, and their two children, seven-year-old Akeila and seven-month-old Jacob, were found in a secluded back road in Toco, the most north-easterly village on Friday.

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Caribbean region urged to fight crime collectively

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ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Chairman of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Council for Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE), Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says a collective approach is needed to effectively address security across the region.

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Chinese scientists create monkeys with human brain genes

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HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Chinese scientists have implanted human brain genes into monkeys, in a study intended to provide insights into the unique evolution of human intelligence.Researchers inserted human versions of MCPH1, a gene that scientists believe plays a role in the development of the human brain, into 11 rhesus monkeys.

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Weekly Round-up: NIDS struck down… Tesha Miller sues TVJ…Gruesome murder-suicide

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Constitutional Court on Friday ruled that the National Identification and Registration Act has no legal effect and is to be removed from the statutes of Jamaica.On the crime scene, it was reported on Tuesday that reputed Klansman gang leader Tesha Miller has filed a lawsuit against Television Jamaica claiming that he was defamed by the media house during its primetime newscast on March 19.

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Phillips wants spending on NIDS

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OPPOSITION Leader Dr Peter Phillips says the Government should be aware that there are implications for the contract which it recently signed for the data processing of the proposed National Identification and Registration System (NIDS), as a result of yesterday’s ruling by the Constitutional Court that the legislative framework for the system is null and void.

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Plastic bottle refund deposit scheme on track

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CHAIRMAN of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) Senator Matthew Samuda says plans are on track for the launch of the deposit refund scheme for plastic bottles this year.The scheme, which will provide a cash refund to consumers who return their plastic bottles, is intended to reduce littering and encourage recycling. It will be implemented by Recycling Partners Jamaica Limited.

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New Venezuelan diplomat presents credentials to OAS

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WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The new permanent representative of Venezuela to the Organization of American States (OAS), Gustavo Tarre has presented his credentials to Secretary General Luis Almagro, who has promised to work with him “to deepen the path to democratisation, peace and justice for Venezuela”.

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PHOTO: Courtesy call

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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange discusses the significance of a heritage site featured in the publication ‘Jamaica: Heritage in Pictures’ by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust with Jamaica’s High Commissioner-designate to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Arthur Williams. Williams paid a courtesy call on the Minister at her offices in New Kingston on Wednesday.

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