Killed for nothing. East Kingston residents grapple with puzzling deadly shooting

Residents of St John's Road in Rockfort, east Kingston, remained shell-shocked yesterday, as dawn broke over the ill-fated bar where three persons were murdered and five others shot and injured during a brazen attack on Wednesday night.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of October 22, there were at least 9,911 cases of the Ebola virus and 4,546 deaths in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Vandalism, theft force closure of St William Grant Park

The St William Grant Park in Kingston has been temporarily closed to the public for two weeks as the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) effects critical infrastructural repairs to the facility.

Without jobs, there's no hope - PM

Western Bureau: Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has declared that the two-day International Monetary Fund (IMF) High-Level Caribbean Forum on Unlocking Economic Growth, which got under way yesterday in Montego Bay, St James, has come at an opportune time based on the nation's great need for economic growth.

IMF official gives Jamaica high marks

WESTERN BUREAU: Dr Min Zhu, deputy director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has painted a rosy outlook for Jamaica's economic fortunes, indicating that the country's growth trajectory is set to continue on an upward path over the next three years.

New York faces first Ebola case

A Doctors Without Borders physician, who recently returned to New York City after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said yesterday.

Financial secretary backs Monroe Ellis. Financial secretary says ministry supports reorganisation

Financial Secretary Devon Rowe says the ministry is in full support of a reorganisation of the Auditor General's Department, which would see increased salaries being paid to certain categories of workers and the hiring of additional staff.

Local, international universities woo Jamaican students at fair

There wERE no dis-appointments for students and parents who turned out for the two-day American International School of Kingston (AISK)/Hillel Academy College Fair on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Provision requiring licensed driving schools scrapped

THE JOINT Select committee examining the new Road Traffic Act on Wednesday removed a provision from the proposed law that would have made it mandatory for an applicant for a driver's licence to obtain a certificate of competence from a licensed driving institution.

Lawmaker says NHT is neglecting rural Jamaica

MEMBER OF Parliament for South Trelawny Marisa Dalrymple-Phi-libert has castigated the National Housing Trust (NHT) for failing to provide housing solutions for thousands of contributors living in deep rural Jamaica.

Agro park failure. Farmers owe millions in loans to credit union, creditors

ONLY A few farmers at the Plantain Garden River Agro Park in St Thomas have repaid their loans, leading the St Thomas Cooperative Credit Union to withhold payment to suppliers.

Experts warn about effect of climate change on livestock

CLIMATE CHANGE is no longer a hypothetical future scenario, but a present-day reality which is already negatively impacting the economies of Caribbean states, with the potential to wipe out regional agriculture.

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