We cut through the clutter to tell you some of the most important stories of the day.
Better For Hospital
The May Pen Hospital in Clarendon has received a Digital Mobile C-Arm machine worth $10 million, through grant funding from the Japanese government under the Grass-roots Human Security Project. The machine will enable the orthopaedic team at the hospital to expand the delivery of service to more than 300,000 people who use the services of the hospital. A C-arm is an imaging scanner intensifier. Speaking at the handover ceremony on August 5, Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. Christopher Tufton, said the Ministry is about to intervene, with the help of external partners, to assist the thousands of Jamaicans who have little or no access to expensive tests such as CT scans.
Water For Schools
The Ministry of Education says it is carrying out its pledge to provide tanks or truck water to schools that have water supply issues. Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Karl Samuda, says arrangements are in place to truck water to schools facing a shortage of supply. He said that tanks will be installed at institutions without such storage facility. “The delivery of tanks has already started, but we are ordering more as we go along,” he said in an interview with JIS News at a press conference held at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, on Thursday, September 5. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, said that Region One, which covers Manchester and St. Elizabeth, has requested 26 tanks. Dr. McLean said water is being trucked on a daily basis or every two days to 22 schools in Kingston; 12 schools in Region Four (Portland, St. Mary and St. Thomas) and about 15 to 20 institutions in Region Four (Hanover, St. James and Westmoreland).
The Westmoreland Police have listed a man as wanted, following a shooting incident in the parish Monday. He is 26-year-old Ainsley Woodburn, otherwise called ‘Shortman’, of Belfont District, Catadupa, St. James. He is wanted for shooting with intent, committed on September 2, 2019. Ainsley Woodburn is being asked to turn himself into the Savanna-la-Mar Police by midday on Monday, September 9. Additionally, anyone who may be able to help the Police to locate him is being asked to contact the investigators at (876) 955-2536, Crime Stop at 311, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.
Red Hills Road curfew
And a curfew remains in effect in sections of the Park Lane, 100 Lane and Red Hills Road in the Corporate Area. The curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 and will remain in effect until 6:00a.m. on Saturday, September 7. The boundaries of the curfew are as follows: North – From the intersection with Red Hills Road and Pennant Terrace to the intersection of Pennant Drive and Pennant Terrace. East – Along Pennant Drive from the intersection with Pennant Terrace to the intersection with Whitehall Avenue; South – Along Whitehall Avenue from the intersection with Pennant Drive to the intersection with Red Hills Road; West – Along Red Hills Road from the intersection with Whitehall Avenue to the intersection with Pennant Terrace. During the hours of the curfew, all persons within the boundaries are required to remain within their premises unless authorized in writing by the ground commander.