International & Regional News 

Abandoned Bodies Increase KPH Woes – Hospital Being Forced To Pay Millions To Private Funeral Homes

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) is making a desperate plea for relatives of deceased persons abandoned at the facility to collect the bodies. “There is a list that’s going to be published in The Sunday Gleaner of persons who die who we can’t find the relatives. Not only is the hospital’s morgue full, but we had to pay contractors to keep the bodies and pay additional storage for these persons,” said chief executive officer of KPH, Errol Greene. He noted that the hospital is spending millions of dollars to pay the private…

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International & Regional News 

Missing journalist died in submarine accident, inventor tells police

A Danish inventor says a Swedish journalist missing since 11 August died in an accident onboard his self-built submarine, and that he dumped her body in the sea, police have said. The inventor, Peter Madsen, had previously claimed he last saw Kim Wall when he dropped her off on the tip of an island off Copenhagen late on 10 August. He had denied playing any role in her disappearance. Danish authorities have been searching for Wall, 30, a reporter who had been writing a feature story about Madsen, since she failed to…

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Local News 

2017 solar eclipse to be seen in Saint Lucia

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. NASA…

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Local News 

Vieux Fort senior citizen missing

A 63-year-old woman, who has early stages of dementia, has not returned to her La Ressource, Vieux Fort home since yesterday afternoon, according to relatives. Eulice Jn Pierre was last seen yesterday between 3 and 4 p.m., relatives said. She is wearing a white dress with brown dots and a pink top with brown dots, with no shoes, relatives said. Please, if spotted, contact 519-8551/718-2444/ 488-9554 or the Vieux Fort Police Station. Note: Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily…

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Local News 

BCF: Injured inmate ‘recovering well’

An inmate of the Bordelais Correctional Facility (BCF) who was injured in a  stabbing incident on Saturday  morning at the institution, is ‘recovering well’, prison officials have disclosed. The inmate,  Emmerson Dornelly, had to be rushed to St Jude hospital after being stabbed in the chest and lower abdomen during an altercation with another inmate, identified as Junior Duncan. According to information, Dornelly is still hospitalised whereas Duncan has been interviewed by the police and is likely to be charged shortly. Duncan has also been confined to the maximum security…

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Local News 

Cul-de-Sac man, children accused of scamming public with “false sponsorship” papers

The management of the Choppers United Sports Club has disclosed that several persons are using the organisation’s name to carry out a financial scam. In a broadcast message via social media, the club’s management said a man sporting a Rastafarian/dread-locked hairstyle from Cul-de-Sac, along with “some kids” from Marchand, are “passing around town and up north with false sponsor sheet papers picking up money on behalf of Choppers United Sports Club”. The management said the man, whose name was disclosed in the broadcast, is not authorised to do so, nor…

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Fashion News 

This Chinese “Umbrella Raincoat” Is the Latest in Rainwear Innovation

The raincoat and the umbrella have been the staples of rainwear for decades, probably even centuries, but Chinese designers are attempting to challenge that with a bizarre new product currently called an “umbrella raincoat”. As the name suggests, this innovative rainwear accessory combines the raincoat and the umbrella with questionable results. For starters, it looks kind of ridiculous, and sellers on Chinese websites like Aliexpressactually list this fact as the only downside of the product. They actually phrase it a little differently – “You will get 100% rate of second glances”…

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Fashion News 

Goodbye glue.. its all about magnetic false eyelashes

Clumpy glue and non-sticky ends, false eyelashes can be an utter disaster.  So you can imagine our surprise when we heard about a new alternative that doesn’t involve glue or even a steady hand. Introducing magnetic eyelashes, created by American beauty brand One Two Cosmetics. The lash extensions are designed with magnetic strips so they glide onto the top lash line delivering quick and easy dramatic eyes. According to their creator, beauty entrepreneur Katy Stoka, One Two lashes are extremely durable “and will not budge until you wish to take them…

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