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Two teenagers in court following the murder of another teen

Two teenagers in court following the murder of another teen

An 18 year old charged with murder appeared in court today, along with his younger relative, who is facing a manslaughter charge. Nathaniel Titis of Arena Road, Freeport is accused of murdering 15 year old Emmanuel Okera on Friday August 11th this year. The younger relative,

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August 17th, 2017

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CARPHA warns of “red eye” outbreak in several Caribbean countries

CARPHA warns of “red eye” outbreak in several Caribbean countries

CARPHA is today warning of an outbreak of “red eye” in several Caribbean countries. Formally known as conjunctivitis, it is an inflammation of the membrane covering the whites of the eyes and the inside of the eyelid. The congestion of blood vessels in this membrane leads to

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August 17th, 2017

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Tropical Storm Harvey forms, T&T outside path

Tropical Storm Harvey forms, T&T outside path

Tropical Storm Harvey has formed in the Atlantic and is heading west towards Barbados and the Windward Islands. According to the National Hurricane Centre, Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect for: Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A ...

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August 17th, 2017

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$53.5m to upgrade Golden Grove

$53.5m to upgrade Golden Grove

$53.5 million will be spent to upgrade the Remand Prison in Golden Grove. According to National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, the two wing facility was built in the 1940s, and while several upgrades were done over the years, major work is still needed. One of the key ...

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August 17th, 2017

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A social mitigation plan to help citizens through tough economic times

A social mitigation plan to help citizens through tough economic times

A social mitigation plan is in motion, aimed at cushioning citizens from the impact of tough economic times. According to Social Development Minister Cherrie-Ann Critchlow-Cockburn, the plan was put together after a series of public consultations, interviews, surveys, ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Local NGO coordinator Hazel Brown to receive UWI honour

Local NGO coordinator Hazel Brown to receive UWI honour

Local NGO director Hazel Brown will be among 12 persons to receive honorary degrees from the University of the West Indies this year. These are given to individuals of eminence in the arts, sciences and other fields of intellectual endeavor, as well as to persons who have ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Red eye outbreaks reported in several Caribbean islands

Red eye outbreaks reported in several Caribbean islands

Several Caribbean islands have reported outbreaks of conjunctivitis at health facilities and medical practices. CARPHA is urging persons to take the necessary precautions to prevent and reduce the spread of this illness. Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of the membrane ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Status of school repairs to be revealed on Friday

Status of school repairs to be revealed on Friday

Most schools, if not all, will be re-opened on time for the new school term in September. That’s the hope of Education Minister Anthony Garcia, as the two-month school vacation comes to an end. The time has been used by the EFCL to conduct repairs to 151 primary and ...

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August 17th, 2017

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Persons urged to submit Patrick Manning memorabilia

Persons urged to submit Patrick Manning memorabilia

The wife of Patrick Manning is urging persons with memorabilia of the former Prime Minister to submit it to the permanent collection at NALIS. Mrs Hazel Manning today visited the exhibition to mark Manning’s birthday today. It features signature pieces that highlight ...

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August 17th, 2017

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2017 CAPE results better than last year

2017 CAPE results better than last year

CAPE students have performed better this year, compared to 2016. The results, which will be released by tomorrow, have been analyzed by the Ministry of Education. Minister Anthony Garcia today said there was a slight overall improvement in both CAPE Units 1 and 2 this year. ...

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August 17th, 2017

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