Gov't to use shared corporate services to reduce admin expenses

POTTINGER-SCOTT... the intention is to use that shared corporate services
approach to try and deal with some of the areas and functions inside of

THE Government is moving to implement shared corporate services within the public sector, to reduce the cost of administrative functions and to improve efficiency. A shared corporate service represents the combining of service activities across different organisations, to improve efficiency and ser ... Read More

Police patrol a street in Rockfort, east Kingston on Thursday, a day after three men were shot dead by gunmen in the community. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON) East Kingston residents protest police treatment
NOISE erupted in East Kingston yesterday as residents voiced their disgust at how the police were ha ... Read More

ZJ Wah Wa ZJ Wah Wa pleads guilty at hearing
JAMAICAN radio disc jock ZJ Wah Wa pleaded guilty to telemarketing fraud at a hearing in the Federal ... Read More

Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion (right) and fellow students read fliers about Ebola risk, near the
apartment building of Ebola patient Dr Craig Spencer, in New York, yesterday. (PHOTO: AP) Ebola jitters in New York
NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Travelling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day afte ... Read More

Acid test for Alkaline - Church knocks visit

Saturday, October 25, 2014    


AN Antiguan church minister is calling on authorities to put a ban on dancehall artiste Alkaline, who is scheduled to perform in that country on Saturday. According to the Antiguan Observer, Bishop Charlesworth Browne, head of Christian Ministries Church, said the artiste "will bring decadence and death" to the nation. The religious leader said he is prepared to call for a boycott of the nation's Independence celebrations over the upcoming performance. Antigua and Barbuda celebrates independen ... Read More

Report: Americas register more than 7 suicides per hour

Saturday, October 25, 2014    

ETIENNE... many things about suicide make it
especially tragic

SOME 65,000 people take their own lives in the Americas each year -- more than 7 per hour -- according to a report released this week by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the regional office for the Americas of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report, Suicide mortality in the Americas, is based on data from 48 countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere. It shows that suicide is a significant health problem and one of the region's leading preventable causes of death. ... Read More

Dallas nurse gets hug from Obama 

Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:01 AM    

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 hospital where she had been since last week, she got hugs from the nation's infectious disease chief, who oversaw her care. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the meeting with Obama "an opportun ... Read More

Trinidad: No ban for travellers from USA

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:10 AM    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) — Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan yesterday said he will not heed calls to ban people entering T&T from New York or Texas or the rest of the United States. He also said the measures which have been already imposed by Cabinet remain intact. Khan was asked for his views after news of a confirmed case of Ebola in New York city. Dr Craig Spencer, 33, who worked with Doctors Without Borders contracted the virus after treating Ebola patients in Guinea ... Read More

Guyanese Health authorities monitoring national who recently returned from West Africa

Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:55 AM    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) says a patient who recently travelled to West Africa will be monitored “on a daily basis” to ensure that symptoms associated with the deadly Ebola virus do not develop in the near future. The GPHC in a statement said that the unidentified patient had gone to see her private physician “for evaluation and treatment of leg pains” following her recent trip to a country in West Africa, where the Eb ... Read More

Foreign direct investment in the Caribbean declines in first half of 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:54 AM    

SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries decreased by 23 per cent during the first half of 2014 . On a global level, however, ECLAC said FDI flows are forecast to grow 10 per cent during 2014, mainly due to investments received by developed countries. The data unveiled corresponds to an update that ECLAC does every year to the main figures in the ... 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



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