Pain relief - Gov’t to pump millions into outsourcing surgeries, tests to reduce hospital wait times

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The Government plans to roll out a multimillion-dollar spend to clear the backlog of public-sector patients languishing from the wait for diagnostic tests and non-emergency surgeries by outsourcing healthcare to private practitioners, free of…

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Integrity Commission wants Harrison gone? - Solicitor general says ‘paying him out’ can be considered

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More than a year after Contractor General Dirk Harrison’s office was subsumed into the National Integrity Commission, he is yet to get his instrument of appointment from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and there are signs that the transparency…

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UTech academic staff to continue strike

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The strike by members of the University of Technology, Jamaica Academic Staff Union (UTASU), which began last week, will continue if the salary adjustments set out in the 2015-2017 heads of agreement are not implemented, says union President Lebert…

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Hamilton Mountain mourns triple tragedy - Relatives, friends grieve three killed in bike crash

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Some say it was fate. After the party at Galina, St Mary, on Sunday morning, sisters Nicoda Bryan and Simone Bryan called Rudolph Alphanso Henry and asked for a ride home on his Yamaha R6 motorbike. A third female insisted she also wanted a ride,…

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Cop won’t change story, says lawyer

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The attorney for on-the-run cop Kurt Fraser, who finally surrendered to the police on Sunday afternoon, says that there are still heightened security concerns for her client although he is less anxious than he was days ago. Fraser, who was…

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Teen still hospitalised days after vicious rape, beating - Man held for attack as abuse cases against children rise

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A 17-year-old schoolgirl who was battered, then raped by her assailant in Above Rocks, St Catherine, nearly two weeks ago, is now unable to walk and suffering from seizures as a result of her injuries. The attack is part of a string of assaults on…

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PNP calls for urgent review of Integrity Commission Act - Opposition raises questions over body’s comments on OCG’s Rooms on the Beach report

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The parliamentary Opposition yesterday took veiled shots at the Integrity Commission, using words such as “odd” and “strange” to describe the corruption watchdog agency’s handling of the controversial Rooms on the Beach report. Further, Opposition…

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Uchence Wilson Gang Trial | Alleged gang leader fired at cops trying to apprehend him, court told

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Reputed gang leader Uchence Wilson is said to have fired several shots at a policeman who attempted to apprehend him during an August 9, 2017, operation at his Maryland, St Andrew, home, the court was told yesterday. The detective sergeant told…

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News Briefs

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GG congratulates Harry, Meghan on royal baby’s birth Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen yesterday congratulated the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan on the birth of their baby boy. “We are pleased at the news that…

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CISOCA issues alert over increased reports of sexual assaults in Corporate Area

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The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) has issued an alert for persons taking public transportation, particularly females, in the Corporate Area arising from what it says is an increase in reports of …

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