O-Wrap: No yellow fever in Ja… New schools to tackle shift system… Road fatalities climb to 122

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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In case you missed it, here are OBSERVER ONLINE's top 10 stories for today:

1. No cases of yellow fever in Jamaica — MOH

The Ministry of Health is advising the public that there are no cases of yellow fever in Jamaica. Yellow fever is an acute illness caused by the yellow fever virus, which is found in South America and Africa.

2. Campbell calls on Tufton to address 'improper disposal' of neonates at KPH

The People's National Party's (PNP) Shadow Minister of Health, Dr Dayton Campbell, is calling on the Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, to “break his silence” on recent reports of the improper disposal of neonates at Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) morgue.

3. Road fatalities climb to 122

The Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Transport Ministry is reporting that as of today 122 people have been killed from a total of 108 fatal crashes so far this year.

4. 11 Gov't offices in Portland to be relocated

Plans are in place to relocate 11 Government agencies in Portland to lands owned by the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) and the National Insurance Fund (NIF) in Boundbrook.

5. Gov't to build new schools to tackle shift system

The Government is in discussions with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as it relates to the build-out of five of 17 new schools, in order to remove 40 from the shift system.

6. Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

US President Donald Trump described some migrants as "animals" Wednesday, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement.

7. Technology to improve healthcare delivery — Wheatley

In the next couple of weeks the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology will be launching a pilot initiative that will enhance healthcare delivery across the island through the use of technology.

8. 68% of world population will live in urban areas by 2050

Sixty-eight per cent of the world's population will live in urban areas by the year 2050, the United Nation said Wednesday, up from 55 per cent at present.

9. Head of CSS branch says communities can help solve crime

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Community Safety and Security (CSS) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Steve McGregor, says communities can help to solve the crime problem.

10. Tourism Ministry invests $30 million in website

Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett disclosed that the ministry has invested $30 million in the establishment of a fully integrated tourism website that has been developed in conjunction with Google and will be launched in June.

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