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Leptospirosis, gastroenteritis alerts

The Ministry of Health yesterday issued alerts about leptospirosis and gastroenteritis, urging the public to look out for associated symptoms after the country was battered by rains over the past few days.

Appointment of special counsel to lead Russian investigation a good move

Jamaicans who are among the most keen followers of American politics are likely to welcome yesterday’s announcement of the appointment of a special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential elections.

Flood dilemma

PRIME Minister Andrew Holness said yesterday that Government will revisit the budget to identify funds for infrastructural repairs following extensive rainfall on Tuesday which caused significant damage in several communities across the island.

Battered! Heavy rains destroy roads, bridges; flood communities

The Government says it is too early to give an estimate, but the cost to the country from relentless rains over the past three days could be staggering, considering that the damage from showers just a few weeks ago was preliminarily put at close to $500 million.

Stray crocodiles spotted in Greater Portmore 

Arising, no doubt, from the heavy and continuous rainfall and flooding across the island, including in St Catherine, there are reports of crocodiles being seen in sections of Greater Portmore in St Catherine.

Jamaican-American woman killed ‘in fight over man’ 

Tatyanna Lewis (left) was allegedly attacked by Chynna Sappleton over a man.

Bail has been denied for a young woman who has been charged with first-degree murder of another young woman, who is of Jamaican parentage, in Cook County, Chicago.