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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 13, CMC – Six children under the age of 14 have died as Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton gave an update on the outbreak of the dengue fever to Parliament on Tuesday. He told legislators that as at February 8, this year, there were six confirmed deaths, five from Kingston and St. ...

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PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 13, CMC – The Association of Private Hospitals of Haiti (AHPH) is warning of a possible shortage of medicines on the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country as the health sector struggles to cope with the fallout from the protest action by opposition parties demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise ...

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(BBC) — Two cash delivery workers in France got a shock when they found their money-filled van had vanished – along with the third member of their team. The van was soon found nearby but there was no sign of the 28-year-old driver or €3.4m (£3m) in cash. He was eventually tracked down to a ...

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(BBC) — Sri Lanka has begun a search for two executioners with “strong moral character” as part of a crackdown on drug smuggling. The job, advertised in the state-run Daily News paper, pays 36,310 rupees ($158; $203) a month. Capital punishment is legal in Sri Lanka but no executions have taken place since 1976. The ...

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(BBC) — The FBI has released the portraits a serial killer drew of his victims in the hope that they can be identified. Samuel Little, 78, confessed to killing 90 people over three decades last year, while already serving three life sentences for murder. The killings took place across the US between 1970 and 2005. ...

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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Feb 13, CMC – Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he hopes the Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, would appeal the US$1.55 million in damages award a former employee by a jury in the United States Virgin Islands earlier this month. William Cherubin took the cash-strapped airline to court in St. Croix claiming he ...

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CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Feb 13, CMC – Taiwan is providing EC$2.5 million (one EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) towards a project aimed at the retrofitting of existing classrooms to become smart classrooms, reflecting the integration of information and communications technologies into the education system in St. Lucia. “This cheque means that we can move from policy to ...

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb 13, CMC – Roston Chase’s fifth Test hundred has seen him make a significant rise in the latest ICC batting rankings. The 26-year-old climbed 10 places to 41st in the latest rankings released Wednesday, following West Indies’ 232-run defeat to England in the third and final Test in St Lucia. ...

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GROS ISLET, St Lucia, Feb 13, CMC – West Indies speedster Shannon Gabriel has been controversially slapped with a four-match One-Day International ban by cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, after being found guilty of player abuse. The 30-year-old Gabriel was also hit with a 75 per cent fine and three demerit points for the ...

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(SNO) — Coconut vendors along the Gros Islet Highway are making it clear that they do not intend to move to a new location as dictated by the Gros Islet Constituency Council (GICC). The GICC placed no-vending signs along the highway and police showed up in the area on Tuesday. but the vendors were defiant ...

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