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Ferguson travels to Cuba for Ebola assistance

Dr Fenton Ferguson

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson will head a delegation to Cuba tomorrow, Thursday, October 23 where is expected to seek assistance for Jamaica’s Ebola monitoring and response preparedness. The minister made the announcement during Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited&rsqu ... Read More

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper  At least 20 shots fired in Canada parliament: witnesses
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) - Canadian police backed by armored vehicles surrounded parliament in Ottawa on ... Read More

Barbados economy expected to show growth in 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Barbados economy is expected to grow by two per cent per cent next year w ... Read More

PAHO to assist Dominica in case of Ebola
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) - The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has offered to assist Dominica ... Read More

Ton-up Pakistani Younis Khan defies Australia in first Test

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:16 AM    

Younis Khan

DUBAI, (AFP) - Younis Khan hit a record-equalling century to guide Pakistan to 219-4 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday. The 36-year-old right hander scored 106 for his 25th century to help Pakistan counter the fiery pace of Mitchell Johnson (3-22) after Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat on a flat, grass-less Dubai stadium pitch. At close, skipper Misbah-ul Haq was unbeaten on 34 and with him Asad Shafiq not out nine. Batting on 99, Younis jump ... Read More

Over 200 Canadians infected with ChikV

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:11 AM    

Aedes aegypti mosquito (file photo)

OTTAWA, Canada (CMC) – Canada’s health agency says more than 200 Canadians have been infected by the chikungunya virus that has affected thousands of people in the Caribbean. On Tuesday, Health Canada reported that 201 Canadians have been infected with the mosquito borne virus. Eric Morrissette, a spokesman for Health Canada, said the cases have been confirmed among travelers returning from endemic areas in 2014. “A very significant rise in infections by this virus has occu ... Read More

Cuba sends 83 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 9:00 AM    

A health care worker in protective gear is sprayed with disinfectant after working in an Ebola treatment centre in the west of Freetown yesterday. The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the Government said yesterday, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries. (PHOTO: AP)

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) - A contingent of 83 doctors and nurses departed Cuba late Tuesday for Guinea and Liberia, bringing to 256 the number of medical workers sent by Havana to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The state-run Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday that the plane carrying the "heroic" medical workers was seen off at the airport by President Raul Castro, as they head "to the epicentre of the global fight against Ebola." The daily wrote that there were 35 doctors and 48 nurses in t ... Read More

Maritime surveillance to be increased - Bunting

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:53 AM    

Peter Bunting 

KINGSTON, Jamaica - National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting, says the country’s maritime surveillance capacity, encompassing monitoring of the country’s territorial waters, will have to be ramped up, as part of the Government’s Ebola preparedness and response mechanism. This will entail boosting the capabilities of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) Marine Police Division, he noted. The Minister was speaking at  S ... Read More

Windies cricketers won’t be banned from IPL-Chairman

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:45 AM    

Ranjib Biswal

HYDERABAD, India (CMC)- The chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Ranjib Biswal, has said that West Indies' cricketers would not face any ban from the tournament after pulling out midway through their tour of India. Fears of the ban surfaced following the pull out which the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) says would cost them about US 65 million dollars in losses. A pay dispute with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) forced the players to follow through with threats ... Read More

One of 3 downtown kids shot Monday to be slapped with gun charges

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:42 AM    

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police have announced that one of the three children injured in the shooting incident in downtown Kingston on Monday is a 15-year-old male believed to be on one of the gunmen who initiated the attack. Earlier reports indicated that the victims were all female. The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) today reported that the 7-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister were walking in the vicinity of Church Street and North Street when they were pounced upon by a grou ... Read More

Wife admits ordering killing of Briton on Bali, Indonesia: police

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:20 AM    

Robert and Julaikah Noor Ellis

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said Wednesday. Robert Ellis, 60, who was also an Australian passport holder, was killed on instructions from his Indonesian wife, they said, with one suspected motive being money. Residents found the decomposing body of Ellis, who had lived on Bali for several years, early Tuesday dumped next to a paddy field, ... Read More

West Indies seek India meeting in bid to solve crisis

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:54 PM    

 BRIDGETOWN, (AFP) --- West Indies Cricket Board directors are seeking a meeting with their Indian counterparts in a bid to minimise the potentially colossal consequences of the unprecedented abandonment of the tour of India by the Caribbean side last week. The West Indies cut short their tour last Friday because of an internal pay dispute, even though the fifth one-day international, a Twenty20 match and three Tests still remained to be played. India retaliated by cancelling a tour sched ... Read More

Girlz crash out of World Cup contention

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:04 PM    

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — Jamaica's Reggae Girlz crashed out of 2015 World Cup reckoning after surrendering the lead and slumping to a 1-3 defeat to a spritely Mexican team in Tuesday's CONCACAF Women's Championship Group B clash at the RFK Memorial Stadium. Donna-Kay Henry gave Jamaica the ascendancy with a sublime left-footed curler in the 14th minute on a rainy and chilly evening in DC. Sandra Mayor scrambled home the equaliser for Mexico in the 29th as Jamaica's goalkeeper Nico ... Read More

NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola: US hospital

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:10 PM    

Ashoka Mukpo

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - A US photojournalist who was infected with Ebola in Liberia is now free of the deadly virus and will go home on Wednesday, the Nebraska hospital treating him said. "Recovering from Ebola is a truly humbling feeling," Ashoka Mukpo, who was working as a freelance cameraman for NBC News in Monrovia when he fell ill, said in a hospital statement Tuesday. "Too many are not as fortunate and lucky as I've been. I'm very happy to be alive." The virus has killed more than 4,500 peo ... Read More



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