Zika no longer an international public health emergency, but sustained response needed, says WHO

November 28, 2016 admin 0

GENEVA, Switzerland — Following a meeting of its emergency committee on zika, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said that the infectious disease and its associated consequences no longer present a public health emergency of international concern, but stressed the need for sustained effort to address the disease, which has been linked to congenital and other neurological disorders. According […More]

Usain Bolt spurred JFK airport panic, cops made it worse, review finds

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Poor communication among police, private security and other personnel contributed to a mass panic that erupted at a New York City airport when loud cheers for Usain Bolt somehow led to a false report of gunshots, according to a review by a team of top security officials. Passengers at Kennedy Airport ran for the exits on Aug. 14 after cheering […More]

Another Jamaican basket baller close to hitting the big times in the US

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Another Jamaican basketballer has moved closer to becoming an NBA player after former Vere Technical High student and NCAA rebounding phenom Shevon Thompson was drafted by the Orlando Magic affiliate team Erie BayHawks as their second round 11th pick. Thompson’s draft follows on the heels of former Calabar High standout Vashil Hernandez, who was signed by the Miami Heat. Even […More]

Mother arrested after 2-year-old son shoots 1-year-old girl

November 28, 2016 admin 0

Police have arrested a woman in Louisiana after her 1-year-old daughter was accidentally shot in the face by her 2-year-old son. Baton Rouge Police say 23-year-old Crystal Kinchen was arrested Wednesday and faces a charge of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. Online jail records do not list an attorney for her. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the shooting happened Tuesday night […More]

Trinidad woman arrested in drug bust in St Kitts

November 28, 2016 admin 0

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — A joint law enforcement operation in St Kitts netted one kilo of cocaine on Tuesday. The person arrested for the bust is reportedly a female native of Trinidad, who recently arrived in the Federation for a few days. The bust reportedly took place at a guesthouse in Basseterre where the woman was staying. Police confirmed […More]

IMF approves US$41.6 million disbursement under rapid credit facility for Haiti

November 28, 2016 admin 0

WASHINGTON, USA — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved SDR 30.7125 million (about US$41.6 million) in financial assistance for Haiti under the rapid credit facility (RCF) to help the authorities meet urgent balance of payments needs arising from the effects of Hurricane Matthew. The funds will be made available immediately. The strong category-4 hurricane […More]

Prince Harry begins whirlwind royal tour of Caribbean

November 28, 2016 admin 0

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (SKNIS) — Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales touched down to a red carpet welcome on Sunday, November 20, at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua aboard a British Airways commercial flight as he began his 15-day royal visit of several Caribbean countries, including St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, […More]

New discovery of firearms in container shipped to Haiti

November 12, 2016 admin 0

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — On Tuesday afternoon, Customs officers in Haiti discovered a new weapons shipment in a container at the Global Lafito wharf located 20 km north of the capital, Port au Prince. Seven Smith and Wesson pistols, five Glock model 40, more than 400 rounds of ammunition for the Glock, nearly 100 9mm bullets and 57 magazines […More]

Jamaican cabinet approves plan to boost arrivals from Canada

November 12, 2016 admin 0

By Denise Dennis KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Jamaican Cabinet has given approval for the implementation of a rescue plan for the Canadian tourism market. The objective is to increase arrivals to the island from Canada for the 2016/2017 winter season, which starts in December. Minister of education, youth and information, Senator Ruel Reid, said as part of the plan, […More]

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