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Four paralysed people in US walk, stand or sit with new treatment

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Two patients in an experimental US rehabilitation programme for paralysed people have been able to walk again thanks to electrical stimulation of their spinal cords, and two others have been able to stand or sit, according to newly published results.

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm

Caribbean countries in the forefront to eliminate TB

WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — Caribbean countries have the lowest incidence of tuberculosis (TB) and are on the road to elimination, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) said yesterday.

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm

36 students receive scholarships from Future Leaders

THIRTY-SIX high school students have received scholarships valued at $1.35 million from non-profit organisation Future Leaders of Jamaica (FLJ), for the 2018/19 academic year.The recipients include 31 students, from first to fifth form, who received $35,000 each; and six students in sixth form who got grants of $45,000 each. The funds, which cover tuition, books and other expenses, have already been sent to the respective schools.

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm

2,500 youths benefit from $38-m summer camps

THE Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), from July 1 to August 31, 2018, implemented 36 summer camps in underserved communities in seven parishes across the island.

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm

UN cautions against populism

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that the world has a bad case of “trust deficit disorder” and risks “runaway climate change”, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged global leaders yesterday to abandon unilateralism and reinvigorate cooperation as the only means to tackle the challenges and threats of increasingly chaotic times.

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm

Cosby goes to prison at age 81

PHILADELPHIA, USA (AP) — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs yesterday at age 81, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate.

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm

This Day in history — September 26

Today is the 269th day of 2018. There are 96 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT2008: The list of products caught in China's tainted milk scandal grows to include baby cereal in Hong Kong and snack foods in Japan. OTHER EVENTS

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm

Cherry Garden Farm back in business

THE 450-acre property called Cherry Garden Farm, located just outside of Gutters, St Catherine, was once a thriving business. The farm reared fish, had 300 dairy herd, pigs, goats, sheep, and chickens.Once operated by six-time national champion farmer Moses Jumi, the farm was forced to close due to the significant declines in the agricultural sector, among other reasons.

26th, September 2018, 04:25pm
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