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Last updated: 2014-09-29 18:09:09

Schools to make up hours lost because of Chik-V
The ministry says schools in eastern parishes continue to report a high level of absenteeism among students and teachers.

Court gives go ahead for bus operators to challenge JUTC Mandela bus lane
The court this afternoon granted the Rural Transit Company Limited leave to go to the Judicial Review Court to challenge the move.

FOOTBALL: Premier League continues today
The Red Stripe Premier League, which has been seriously affected by the spread of the chikungunya virus, continues today with the third match of Match Day 4.

Ninja Man's son fined $300,000 or six months for lottery scamming
Kimani Ballentyne, the 23 year old son of dancehall entertainer Desmond 'Ninja Man' Ballentine, was today fined $300,000 or six months behind bars in the St Catherine Circuit Court.

Juror contracts chikungunya, Circuit Court case adjourned
Ongoing cases in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston continue to be affected by the chikungunya virus.

Restore public's trust in health ministry urgently, says doctors
Medical doctors say if the public trust in the health ministry is not urgently restored, a response to the outbreak of other illnesses such as the Ebola, will be difficult.

NSWMA: $5 billion needed to address garbage collection issues
The government agency responsible for waste disposal in Jamaica says it urgently needs $5 billion to properly address the problem of uncollected garbage now plaguing many areas across the country.

FOOTBALL: Boys' Town returns to action today after squad recovers from chikungunya
Boys Town are scheduled to return to action in the Red Stripe Premier today after their squad was depleted last week as a number of players had contracted the chikungunya virus.

T&T adopts zero tolerance approach to terrorism
Executive Director of the National Operations Centre (NOC) in Trinidad and Tobago, Garvin Heerah says the country is adopting a zero tolerance approach towards terrorism.

Cuban government to take action against pharmaceutical company
The Cuban government has said it will take disciplinary action against a state pharmaceutical company that created perfumes named Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.

Thousands tear gassed in Hong Kong
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defied fresh volleys of tear gas early this morning as authorities tried to quell spreading unrest.

Make destroying mosquito breeding sites a priority, says Ferguson
The health minister is urging persons to make seeking out and destroying mosquito breeding sites a priority going forward.

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