Abu Bakr Cost Fall-Out

Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Derrick Smith, is demanding that the Simpson Miller administration explain its reasons for spending over 4-million dollars to deport Abu Bakr.

Derrick Smith says its unacceptable that so much money be spent on a private flight for someone who was denied entry.

Abu Bakr $4mil Deportation

The Jamaican government has confirmed that it spent 36-thousand US dollars or 4-million Jamaican dollars to deport controversial Muslim leader, Yasin Abu Bakr to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday.

Abu Bakr was sent back on a private jet.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday newspaper reports that the cleric was sent on a private...Read More »

OCG Wants Contractor Removed

The Office of the Contractor General, OCG, has recommended a government contractor, Bacchus Engineering Works Limited be removed from the list of registered companies with the National Contracts Commission.

The company has been awarded government contracts in the past valuing almost 44-million dollars for works on the Bethel Town Water Supply...Read More »

Hospedales Against Ban

The Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA, Dr. James Hospedales, says he does not support the decision of those regional states which have imposed travel bans on visitors from Ebola-affected countries.

Jamaica, St. Lucia, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago,...Read More »

Belize Blocks Cruise Liner

A CARICOM country, Belize, last night turned back a cruise ship carrying a passenger who may’ve come in contact with the dead Ebola victim, Thomas Duncan.

The unnamed passenger was traveling aboard the Carnival Magic, which left Galveston, Texas on Sunday.

The passenger is a lab supervisor at the Texas Presbyterian hospital,...Read More »

Ebola Machines Here

Jamaica’s Ebola response plan received a boost today with the procurement of two temperature screening machines by the Health Ministry.

The two hand held machines, which were donated to the government, are sold in the United States for 6-hundred dollars each or approximately 68-thousand Jamaican dollars.

The Health Minister, Dr. Fenton...Read More »

New CHEC Security Measures

New security measures have been announced for the various sites of the North/South Highway being constructed by China Harbour Construction Company, CHEC.

This comes on the heels of the murder of four men transporting a payroll to the Caymanas to Bog Walk leg of the Highway last Sunday.

Following a meeting...Read More »

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