KPH emergency - Dirty, neglected 236-y-o hospital struggling on

Jamaica's high seat of medicine, the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), continues to be a mishmash of make-do, workaround and live-with systems that barely manage to serve its huge and very demanding clientele.

Call her 'Courage'

Exactly one week before she was scheduled to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), 11-year-old Cameisha Collins received a crushing blow.

PNP waffles on arrested councillors

Officials of the People's National Party (PNP) yesterday emerged from the first day of their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting still waffling on the fate of two St James councillors arrested in connection with the multimillion-dollar lottery scam.

'Blame the administration'

Confronted with the details of a Sunday Gleaner undercover investigation, chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Lyttleton 'Tanny' Shirley, pointed the finger at the administrative management team at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

Spat over shabby porters' lodge

Tasked with keeping the Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee hospitals clean, the janitors employed by Lamasa Limited are operating from a building that turns stomachs.

Bolt's absence disappoints Queen's rep

Birmingham, England:Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands, Paul Sabapathy - the Queen's representative in Birmingham, looked around anxiously as members of the Jamaican Olympic team disembarked their coach yesterday and walked on to the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St Phillip in the Bullring area in the city centre.

Plant it, we'll buy it - Tru-Juice wants all the oranges it can get

Trade Winds Citrus Limited, producers of the Tru-Juice brand of juices is begging local farmers to plant more oranges as it is willing to purchase any amount they can grow.

Going for growth with a Chinese push

The Government yesterday signed an agreement with the China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) which should result in several infrastructural projects getting under way shortly.

There is room in the park

The Kingston and St Andrew Corporation's (KSAC) city inspector Alrick Francis says there are still vending spots available for the upcoming Downtown Summer Sizzle Savings Shopping Spree.

The 'mother' of all mangoes - Number 11

It's not as big or sweet as the Julie or East Indian variety of mangoes, but for Tru-Juice boss, Peter McConnell, the medium-sized mango commonly called Number Eleven is "the boss of all mangoes".

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