Government denies entry to crew suspected of having Ebola

KINGSTOWN (CMC): St Vincent and the Grenadines earlier this month denied an oil tanker entry into its territorial waters after being informed that two crew members were exhibiting symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has said.

Shippers upbeat despite Ebola threat

ST JOHN'S (CMC): A senior official of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) said he is confident, despite the fears being generated by the Ebola virus, that there will be an increase in cruise ship passengers to the region.

Pope praises 'heroic' responders to Ebola

VATICAN CITY (AP): Pope Francis has praised the "heroic" response by doctors, nurses and volunteers helping contain the Ebola epidemic and has urged renewed international efforts to defeat the virus.

10 dead, more than 250 missing in mudslide

KOSLANDA (AP): A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka yesterday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.

Former NATO chiefs urge alliance to fight Ebola

BRUSSELS (AP): Two former heads of NATO are urging the Western defence alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Cocaine-laced drink blamed for death of Navy veteran

LONDON (CMC): An inquest has been told that a Royal Navy veteran died after drinking a mouthful from a pear drink shipped from the Caribbean that contained cocaine in a concentration at least 20 times the lethal level.

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