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Last updated: 2015-01-29 16:56:27

May Pen Hospital facing challenges, shortage of bed spaces
Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, says discussions are now underway with three hospitals with a view to helping the May Pen hospital in Clarendon cope with its shortage of bed spaces.

JTA, Government to meet in wage negotiations next week
The Government and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) are to meet next week Wednesday to start negotiations for a new wage agreement.

New Greece PM says country will not default its debts
New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his country will not default on its debts.

IMF says Trinidad and Tobago faces economic challenges following oil price slump
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the recent changes in the energy markets represent a major economic challenge for Trinidad and Tobago whose exports are heavily linked to these markets.

Man in wheelchair killed by JUTC bus
Marlon King, a disabled man, died this afternoon after he was hit and killed by a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) bus.

Thwaites: SLB will continue to show preference for science and technology students
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says the Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) will continue to show a preference for science and technology students applying for tuition funding.

UWI student leader to gov't: Can you guarantee science and technology graduates jobs?
A student leader at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, is questioning whether the Government can guarantee that science and technology students will have jobs after completing their

OUR urges JPS to exert greater effort on gov't to recover debt
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) should exert greater effort to recover monies owed to it by the Government.

CRICKET: Mohammad Amir set to return after five-year ban
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been cleared to return early from his five-year ban for spot-fixing.

Government hopes to rake in $7.3b in property taxes by March 31
Local Government Minister, Noel Arscott, says he is hopeful that the target set for property tax collection for the current financial year will be met.

Jamaican man charged with murder of American common law wife
The Clarendon police have charged the common law husband of an American citizen whose body was found last month with the throat slashed.

CRICKET: Jason Holder calls for more consistency from batsmen
West Indies captain Jason Holder, says the Caribbean batsmen need to be a lot more consistent in their batting ahead of next month’s World Cup.

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