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Research suggests IMF cuts hindered anti-Ebola efforts in West Africa

A group of researchers at Cambridge University suggests that spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in three West African states. Alexander Kentikelenis, the lead author of the report, says the policies requiring that government spending be slashed were extremely strict, absorbing funds that could Read More

Growing interest among Grenadians in joining police force

More people in Grenada are showing an interest in becoming police officers. However, budget restraints are limiting the intake by the police force at this time. Inspector Desmond Richards, acting chief of the police training school, says the force needs over a hundred officers to make it more effective. Richards says he’s happy that more Read More

Bauxite, alumina mining to resume in Jamaica

In Jamaica, bauxite mining is set to resume at the Alpart bauxite/alumina plant in Nain, St. Elizabeth by next month, while the refining of alumina is scheduled to resume in December 2015. Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell says the agreement was reached with Russian Aluminum conglomerate UC Rusal today. The Alpart mining operation was brought to Read More

14-year-old girl killed by TTC bus mourned by community

An east-end community is mourning the loss of  a 14-year-old girl struck by a TTC bus on Friday. Woburn Collegiate Institute was opened for the winter break to remember Amaria Diljohn, who was a student at the school. Classmates and teachers remembered her as a friendly, outgoing girl who was very genuine. On Sunday, dozens Read More

Beji Caid Essebsi declared winner of Tunisia election

Beji Caid Essebsi has won Tunisia’s first free presidential election, beating rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki with almost 55 percent of the vote. Tunisia’s High Electoral Commission says Marzouki secured about 45 percent of the vote. 88-year-old Essebsi was a former official under long-time leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but has since reformed himself Read More

Dominica’s public servants accept wage increase

The union representing the largest body of public servants in Dominica has accepted the latest government’s wage increase offer of five percent over the last three years. Thomas Letang, General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union, says the offer was accepted after careful analysis, and is found to be in the best interest of Read More

Jamaica expects US $67 million after successful IMF test

Jamaica has passed its sixth consecutive IMF test under the four year economic programme, paving the way for the immediate draw-down of 67 million US dollars. The IMF says its Executive Board has completed the review of the country’s economic performance. Finance Minister Peter Phillips says the IMF reviews have been a test of the Read More

Probe continues into alleged rape of Jamaican woman in Bahamas

Investigations continue into the alleged rape of a Jamaican woman in Bahamas. Reports say that the incident happened while she was in custody, after being held in breach of Bahamian immigration law. The woman is a legal resident of the Bahamas and married to a Bahamian. She was detained last Saturday during an early morning Read More

US police exercise caution after shooting death of two NYPD officers

Police departments across the US are on alert following the shocking killing of two police officers in New Yew York City. New York Police Commissioner William Bratton is calling it an assassination, and as such, police officers throughout the US have been ordered to wear bullet proof vests. Two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Read More

TECH TIMES – Apps this Week for Android, Apple and WINDOWS

The Device Assist was made available on Google Play for Google Play Experience, Nexus and Android One devices on December 3. Click here to read full story

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