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Weekly Round-up: More children with dengue symptoms… Men march in heels… Windies crush Afghanistan

Saturday, November 30, 2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Senior Medical Officer for the Bustamante Hospital for Children, Michelle Ann Richards on Thursday said the hospital has seen a significant increase in patients presenting with dengue symptoms.

She said the number of children being triaged in the accident and emergency department moved from 6,000 patients for the month of October 2018 alone to 9,000 for October 2019.

That same day, men from the University of the West Indies and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts walked around the UWI Ring Road in heels as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with women who are affected by gender-based violence, sexual assault and rape.

And on Friday, the West Indies beat Afghanistan by nine wickets on the third day of the one-off Test in Lucknow, India on Friday.

Watch as OBSERVER ONLINE wraps this week for you.

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Patients in A&E at Bustamante hospital move to 9,000 in October

Road code test for learner's licence applicants as of January

Police clampdown on vehicles with prohibited lights

Gov't to table new National ID Bill by March

Another 2 months of deliberations on legalising abortion

Gov't accelerating further reduction in public-sector energy bill

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Sharp dip in fatal shootings by the police, cop killings this year

Three farmers shot outside Trelawny nightclub, two fatally

Blood in the Harbour

Gunman shot dead after attacking licensed firearm holder in Hanover

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Jamaica among 10 stops on World Athletics 'Continental Tour'

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UWI honours PJ Patterson

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