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Dallas nurse gets hug from Obama 

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, in Washington. Pham's mother Diana, centre, and sister Cathy watch. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. (AP Photo)

BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House Friday. And outside the ho ... Read More

Trinidad: No ban for travellers from USA
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) — Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan yesterday said he wi ... Read More

Guyanese Health authorities monitoring national who recently returned from West Africa
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) says a patient who re ... Read More

Foreign direct investment in the Caribbean declines in first half of 2014
SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) sa ... Read More

West Ham stuns champion Man City with 2-1 win

Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:54 AM    

West Ham's Morgan Amalfitano (centre) scores past Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart during the English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park stadium in London, Saturday. (AP)

LONDON (AP) — West Ham inflicted Manchester City's second loss in its Premier League title defense on Saturday, maintaining its surprising form with a 2-1 victory. Morgan Amalfitano put West Ham in front in the first half and Diafra Sakho extended the lead in the 75th minute shortly before David Silva pulled one back for City. Although West Ham stayed fourth after a third successive win, Sam Allardyce's side is now just a point behind second-place City. Read More

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads: WHO

Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:37 AM    

GENEVA (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through October 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia. Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising l ... Read More

Suarez to return in 'Clasico' after biting ban

Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:11 AM    

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, right, and Neymar, from Brazil, attend a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi.

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez's long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes for Barcelona on Saturday (October 25) against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup. "(Suarez) will have some minutes for sure, how many is the million-dollar question," Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Friday, after having wavered on the question for most of the week in the run-up to the clasico. "It's an import ... Read More

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:50 AM    

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. Amnesty International and other human rights groups had called on Iran's judiciary to halt the execution. But IRNA said Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn for premeditated murder. It quoted the court ruling as rejecting the claim of attempted rape and saying all evidence proved that Jabbari had plotted to kill Morteza Abdolali S ... Read More

Dwayne Bravo: All players in the loop, shocked at Samuels' statement if true

Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:21 AM    

Dwayne Bravo (left) and Marlon Samuels 

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo, in a letter sent to the media yesterday, stated that all correspondences sent and decisions taken by the West Indies squad in India was “in concert with all of the members of the squad” and he was nominated and accepted the responsibility to correspond on behalf of the players on the tour. He also noted that Marlon Samuels “contributed vigorously to the discussions held and indicated clearly, at that time, that he ... Read More

Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:19 AM    

CHICAGO, United States (AP) — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives. After Thursday's hearing in the City Council chambers, Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds had his office call a private contractor to come down to City Hall and do some exterminating. The cockroach couldn't have picked a worse time to show ... Read More

U17 Boyz defeat Cuba 3-0, advance to CFU final

By Howard Walker Observer senior reporter | Friday, October 24, 2014 7:41 PM    

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica advanced to the final of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Under -17 Championship after defeated Cuba 3-0 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium Friday. Jamaica will now play hosts Haiti on Sunday to determine the champion of the region. Hot striker Nicholas Nelson who came off the bench in the 61st minute bagged a brace, scoring in the 82nd and 85th minutes. The Hydel High School student has now scored six goals at this championship following his hat trick against ... Read More

Venezuela interior minister sacked after clashes

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:34 PM    

Venezuela's former Interior and Justice Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres 

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro abruptly replaced his interior minister on Friday, weeks after violent clashes in Caracas which left five people dead. Defense minister Carmen Melendez was named as Miguel Rodriguez Torres' replacement. "I want to thank Major General Rodriguez Torres for all his effort over the past 19 months," Maduro said. The outgoing interior minister had been saddled with the task of tackling Venezuela's soaring crime rate, which has made the ... Read More

St Andrew Rotaract Club hosts annual cancer benefit concert Sunday

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:34 PM    

The event, which will be held at Café Delite on Haining Road and attract an admission fee of $1,500 per patron, will feature live performance from well known entertainers, including Chino...

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Rotaract Club of St Andrew will on Sunday host its annual Live For Faith concert, proceeds from which will go towards the Consie Walters Cancer Care Unit and Hospice at St Joseph’s Hospital in the parish. The event, which will be held at Café Delite on Haining Road and attract an admission fee of $1,500 per patron, will feature live performance from well known entertainers, including Chino, Jah Vinci, Duane Stephenson, Aisha Davis, Latty J, dBURNZ and ... Read More

Firestorm over White House security after new fence jump

Friday, October 24, 2014 7:32 PM    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - For once, the debate gripping Washington is not about party politics. It's about the White House fence. Is it high enough? Should it be electrified? Are tourists allowed to get too close to the building? After a series of security lapses that raised questions about the safety of the US president, do authorities need to change or reconsider the fence surrounding the First Family's residence in the heart of the city? White House fence jumpers are hardly a new p ... Read More



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