September 17, 2019

Govt Spends 700 Million To Refurbish 128 Health Centres

first_img Related Items:health center, jamaica, patrick allen Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 19 (JIS): Approximately $700 million was spent to refurbish 128 health centres last year, under the Primary Health Care Infrastructure Renewal Programme.The programme is expected to pave the way for significant changes to the current system.This was disclosed by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, while delivering the Throne Speech at Gordon House on February 19.“To provide increased health care access to under-served and rural communities, the Government will deploy mobile units offering general medicine, dental health and blood collection,” he informed.On the matter of access to potable water, the Governor-General said a programme to improve water supply and pursue rural water development projects is underway.“The Government is committed to ensuring that potable water is available, especially to those living in rural areas,” he explained.The Governor-General said these efforts will continue with the rehabilitation of water tanks islandwide, upgrading of water supply systems, refurbishing of treatment plants and the installation of domestic and commercial water meters.The Throne Speech, titled ‘Partnership for Development: Inclusive Growth…Expanding Opportunities’, outlined the priority programmes and policies to be pursued by the Government during the new fiscal year, April 1 to March 31, 2016. Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaicalast_img read more

September 17, 2019

Princess Cruises ordered to pay 40m fine

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPrincess Cruises, operators of the Caribbean Princess cruise ship, have been ordered to pay a $40 million fine in a landmark water pollution case. The fine is the largest ever for crimes related to vessel pollution. Last December, US federal prosecutors charged the Carnival Corporation-owned cruise line with seven felonies for illegally disposing of contaminated water and altering official documents to cover up these actions. The Caribbean Princess, which has over seven Caribbean destinations including TCI and The Bahamas, is one of five Princess cruise ships on which illegal dumping was found to have taken place. The fine includes $10 million for environmental community service programs and a $1 million award to the whistleblower who reported the illegal activity in 2013. The sentence was given last week by US District judge Patricia Seitz in Miami, Florida. The investigation began when the whistleblower recorded supervisors instructing crew members to ignore the ship’s filtration system to cut costs. The dumping occurred off the coasts of England and the US. No reports were made of this illegal activity happening while the ship was docked in the Caribbean region.#MagneticMediaNews#PrincessCruises#waterpollution Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

September 17, 2019

2019 a very strange Copa America

first_img12 teams, three groups, two teams from Asia, this is the new version of the world’s oldest tournament set to be played in Brazil this summer.The draw for the 2019 Copa America tournament already took place, with 12 nations from two confederations competing for a single trophy.Six stadiums in five hosts cities in Brazil will witness how from June 14 to July 7th, 12 teams will try to show they are the best in South America.Including Japan and Qatar.These two Asian teams, who are currently in the Semifinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup and who might even get to meet in the final, were invited by CONMEBOL.This happened after both Mexico and the United States from CONCACAF decided not to attend a tournament they have been left uninvited when it was announced, then invited again some months ago.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Hosts Brazil will lead Group A together with Bolivia, Venezuela, and Peru.Argentina was drawn into Group B with Colombia, Paraguay, and guests Qatar.While Uruguay is set to play in Group C with Ecuador, Japan, and Chile.The best two teams of each group will qualify directly to the Quarterfinals, while the best two ranked third places will also win a ticket to the elimination round.The Group Stage will be played from June 14 up to the 24th, while the Quarterfinals will be played from the 27 to the 29.Semifinals are set to be played on July 2nd and 3rd. Meanwhile, the Third Place match is scheduled for July 6 and the final for July 7 at Maracana Stadium.last_img read more

September 17, 2019

Guardiola hails ruthless Man City

first_imgPep Guardiola is in awe of Manchester City’s ruthlessness in the FA Cup Fourth Round triumph over Burnley.The Blues brushed aside Sean Dyche’s men with a 5-0 victory, as they continued their excellent run in 2019.Guardiola’s men are on a breath-taking winning streak netting an astonishing 30 goals and still chasing trophies on all four fronts.Although Guardiola repeatedly dismisses talk of a ‘quadruple’, the Catalan boss expressed his delight for his side’s desire to succeed in every competition – evident in the merciless win over the Clarets.“I am really pleased for the commitment,” he stated via the club’s site. “Especially with all the games in our legs and minds.“Of course, we have to improve a few things but we made good movements and I’m satisfied to be in the next round and the draw on Monday.”On City’s record-breaking recent goal gluts, Guardiola added: “I think all the clubs – everyone – play to score goals.FULL-TIME | We cruise into the #FACup 5th Round! 👏Enjoy that, Blues?jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…🔵 5-0 ⚫️ #cityvburnley #mancity pic.twitter.com/gGMlReLYvH— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 26, 2019“Everyone wants to win and that’s why. We do it for the people but we have done it from the beginning since we arrived here.“Winning eight games in a row, this month has been good. I could say it’s because we played against lower league sides but it’s what we have to do.“Everybody has played and we want to arrive in the last stages of the FA Cup and Champions League, and fight to the end in the Premier League and Carabao Cup. It’s the only way I understand.“What these guys have done in the past 16 months is incredible. We will see what happens in the next few games to see if we can catch Liverpool.“We analyse game by game and everybody is ready.”last_img read more