Confirmed: 35 employees sickened by fumes at Xerox, Montego Bay





35 employees of the Xerox ACS Business Solutions Company in Freeport, Montego Bay, St. James had to seek medical assistance after they inhaled fumes from a over-heating UPS system earlier today. The St. James Fire Department was called in and they proceeded to have the affected building fully ventilated of all the fumes. It is understood that one of the affected employees had to be rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital after fainting.



  
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Doping sample flaws led to VCB clearance – CAS

Doping sample flaws led to VCB clearance – CAS
Jamaican female sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown’s appeal against a ruling handed down by a local panel, was upheld due to possible ‘environmental contamination’ of her urine sample according to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Sport’s highest appeal body stated this in a release issued today, where it outline ‘deplorable’ mistakes made by officials of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), in its collection of Campbell-Brown’s first partial sample. According to CAS, the sample could have been contaminated by sweat or water filled with a banned substance. CAS stated that the JAAA, “has persistently failed to comply” with global standards. The two time Olympic 200m champion was found guilty by a tribunal last month into her positive test for the banned diuretic Lasix, but was later cleared to compete, however the IAAF provisionally suspended her, and she then filed an appeal which was then upheld by the CAS.
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Milk prices hiked in Cuba

An increase in the cost of powered milk has been announced by the government of Cuba, resulting in citizens digging deeper in their pockets. This will see the price of a half-kilogram package now costing $$3.35 up from $2.90, while a kilo-package is to move from $5.75 to $6.60. The Cuban government has blamed the price increase on the rising cost of importing powdered milk, as Director of trade, tourism and services in the Finance and Prices Ministry, Octavian Beltran telling local media that the cost of importing a ton of powered milk rose from $4,720 to $5,563, which generated significant losses on retail sale.
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22-yr-old man shot dead in Clarendon

22-year-old Daniel Anderson was shot and killed by unknown assailants in Rectory Road, Clarendon. Reports are that he was in the area, when he was pounced upon by armed men who shot him to death. A motive for the fatal shooting is unknown.
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Woman arrested with cocaine-filled Vagina

Barbados Police are reporting that a 24-year-old Woman from Suriname was arrested after what is being described as a "cocaine ball" was found hidden in her vagina, as she was about to board a flight to Amsterdam. The "cocaine ball" according to police weighed 2,317 grammes and was discovered by members of the Anti-Narcotics Brigade. The Surinamese woman will appear in court later this week, CBC News reported.
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US Woman confesses to strangling 6 of her 7 babies

39-year-old Megan Huntsman in the US, has reportedly confessed to strangling and smothering six of her seven babies, whose bodies were found hidden in a garage according to an affidavit released yesterday. Huntsman stated that her seventh child was stillborn. The woman stated that she had given birth between 1996 and 2006; according to her each time she gave birth she would immediately kill them, by wrapping the infants in a shirt or towel, put it in a plastic bag, and then a cardboard box. Bail for Huntsman has been set at $6 million.
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2 Entertainer's vehicles among 10 seized by MOCA

Luxury vehicles belonging to Reggae singers Jah Cure and Chris Martin were among ten vehicles seized over the weekend during an operation in four parishes across Jamaica by officers of the Revenue Protection Division and the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA). MOCA stated that it is seizing several high end motor vehicles in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Elizabeth and St. Ann after investigations found that the vehicles which valued over J$80 million were allegedly imported contrary to the Customs Act. The vehicles have also been forfeited under the Customs Act.
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Prosecution ends cross examination of Oscar Pistorius

Prosecution ends cross examination of Oscar Pistorius
Cross examination of South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius by the prosecution in his murder trial ended today, with the track star stating that he was "heartbroken" when he saw the body of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Lead prosecutor Gerrie Nel ended his 5-day cross examination accusing Pistorius of killing his girlfriend after they were involved in an argument. Pistorius who broke down crying several times denied that he killed Steenkamp following an argument and stated that he mistook her for an intruder.
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Several persons listed by West Kingston Police now in custody

The Police are reporting that seven persons, who were listed as Persons of Interest on the weekend have turned themselves in. They are:
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T&T couple charged with raping daughter gets bail

41-year-old Leroy Pascall, and his wife 43-year-old Annmarie Pascall who were both charged with raping their teenage daughter over a four-year period were each granted bail in Trinidad and Tobago. The 41-year-old man received bail in the sum of TT$100,00, while his wife was granted TT$125,000. Both are accused of having sexual intercourse with their daughter between January 1, 2010 and February 28, 2014. SSP Johnny Abraham says officers seized sex toys from the family's home during their visit. He also revealed that the couple has been slapped with over 100 charges since the acts have been allegedly occurring for over four years. A medical exam on the girl also revealed that she was in fact sexually active.
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Death toll climbs to 111 in West Africa Ebola outbreak - WHO

According to the World Health Organisation, the death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus has now risen to 111 in West Africa. At least 101 persons have died from the virus in Guinea, while 10 persons succumbed to the outbreak in neighbouring Liberia. The World Health Organisation (WHO), issued a warning that the outbreak of the virus in West Africa could continue fr several more months.
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20 Private bus operators arrested after JUTC rollout

A total of twenty bus operators were yesterday arrested by the police following the full rollout of operations by the Jamaica Urban Transport Company's full take over of its routes in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region. The private bus operators were arrested for providing unauthorised service to passengers, and they were taken to the Hunts Bay Police Station for processing.
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Cane truck driver set to be charged after boy crushed to death

A cane truck driver who was taken into custody following the death of a 6-year-old boy in a section of Frome, Westmoreland on Monday is set to be charged. The driver who drove straight to the Police Station following the tragic incident was hauling four tractors filled with cane, which is about the legal limit of two. On Monday sometime after 3 pm, Howayne Allen was on his way home from school when he was crushed to death by the cane truck.
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32-yr-old man shot dead in Innswood Estate

32-year-old Ronald Wallace shot and killed by gunmen at his home in Innswood Estate during an early morning attack yesterday. Reports are that sometime after 4 am, two armed men kicked open a door where Wallace and his Girlfriend were sleeping. The Woman managed to escape, however Wallace was shot to death. A motive for the deadly shooting has not yet been established.
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Pakistani family take 9-month-old baby charged with attempted murder into hiding

Family members of a nine-month-old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan, have taken the male child into hiding. The infant appeared in court last week, on charges of planning a murder, sending threats to the police, and meddling in state affairs. He was given bail, and the case has been adjourned until April 12. Police accused the infant and other suspects of attempting to murder security officers by pelting them with stones, after they protested over price increase and other issues. The father of the child stated that he was not sure if he would take his son to court.
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Jamaica Mad to Raas!

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When did it come to this? Where do we begin to look for answers? Turns out that these are deep rooted psychological problems. And what the good Professor Hickling has concluded, might in fact be right. Jamaicans are mad people.
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Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”

Successful Asian Leader says former Jamaican PM – “Ruinous”
"(Jamaican) professionals felt they had no future"
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Controversy in London

The 30th Olympiad is very much underway and of course with big Games come big controversies. I have highlighted just a few of the notables below.
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9.63s - Asafa's Pain

  9.63s was the time that flashed on the clock inside the stadium in London. Less than 10s after the starter fired the gun, the Men’s
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Will Usain's 'Mobot' Pose After Winning the 4x100m Relay At The London 2012 Olympics Cost Him?

Trademarking a Pose, Can you? - Image and Branding The famous Mobot Pose - In honour of Mo Farah One of the biggest issues in the world
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J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?

J$3 Million Phone Bill for Government Minister ?
A Cabinet Minister racked up an over JA$3 million cellular phone bill with taxpayers having to pony up the cash soon. The massive bill was
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"24 Things I wished I knew before getting pregnant"

So, I’m browsing the internet minding my own business when I stumbled upon new research which shows that women lose 90% of their eggs at
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