HOSPITAL CHAOS - Power surges rock KPH, VJH, crippling machinery, destroying equipment, and threatening surgeries

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Power surges attributed to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) have repeatedly plunged the island’s major public hospital into darkness, crippling equipment, endangering surgeries, and shutting down elevators, officials have revealed….

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Papaya leaf to the rescue - Natural-medicine specialist suggests remedy for dengue fever

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As the dengue virus outbreak continues to claim lives amid heightened public concern, a local medical professional with advanced training in natural medicine is suggesting that papaya leaves can help to provide a remedy for those suffering. At…

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Passport fraud worry - Arrests surge in 2019

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More than 375 cases of identity duplication have been detected by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) since the start of the year. Eighty-one cases were identified in the last three months and have been submitted to the agency’…

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Visa woes for Vaz’s wife - US yanks diplomatic pass, denies new application

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Following the revelation that high-profile government minister Daryl Vaz had his United States visa revoked, triggering speculation, there is confirmation that his wife, Ann-Marie, has lost hers, too. Mr Vaz confirmed yesterday that Mrs Vaz’s…

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‘Justice has been served’ - Relative of beheaded women gets closure

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The imposition of life sentences on the four men convicted of the 2011 murders of a St Catherine mother and her daughter has given closure to at least one family member who believes “justice has been served in this one”. Adrian Campbell, 37, and…

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No merry Christmas for Clifton boys - New home won’t be ready in time for holidays

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WESTERN BUREAU: It will not be a merry Christmas for the 26 wards of the Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland, as a funding crunch has derailed plans to have accommodation there ready for the Yuletide season. “There is absolutely no ……

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‘Why me, Lord?’ - Dover grapples with grief after gunmen kill four, injure five

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Pauline Smith was a shadow of herself yesterday, crippled with grief at the loss of her daughter, 42-year-old bartender Patricia King, who has left behind two sons. “Why me, Lord? No, sah, not me. They took her from me. This is not right,” she said…

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CAC launches app to compare gas, grocery prices

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Consumers can now see the cost of petrol at gas stations across Jamaica with the use of a new mobile app launched by the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC). The app shows users where gas stations are located, the distance the user is away from…

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JPS, NWC still failing to notify customers of planned disruptions – OUR

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The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and the National Water Commission (NWC) continue to underperform in service standards which require them to notify customers about planned outages. The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) says this…

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Police commissioner visits relatives of Dover attack victims

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Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson today met with relatives of the victims of Tuesday night’s deadly shooting in Dover district, Kitson Town, St Catherine. Anderson and other officials from the constabulary force visited the…

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