Humboldt State football beats No. 8-ranked Azusa Pacific in conference opener

first_imgGlendora >> The Jacks have officially put the Great Northwest Athletic Conference on notice.And they’re heading home to Northern California with conference win No. 1 in their pocket.Led by the running of All-American tailback Ja’Quan Gardner and a record-breaking night from quarterback Robert Webber, Humboldt State rolled into Citrus College and came away with a hard-fought 30-19 win over No. 8-nationally ranked and reigning conference champions Azusa Pacific on Saturday night.“What a gutty, …last_img read more


PM Breaks Ground for Basic School in Home Community

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, returned to her Marlie Hill roots in St. Catherine on Friday, June 21, to break ground for the construction of a $24 million early childhood institution on the grounds of the primary school, which she attended.The project is being funded by the Culture, Health, Arts, Science and Education (CHASE) Fund, and will comprise a new two-classroom building with kitchen and sanitary facilities, sick bay, and an administrative block.The Marlie Hill Basic School will also be equipped with furniture, kitchen appliances, play equipment, and other amenities to meet the requirements of the Early Childhood Commission (EEC).Addressing the ground breaking event in front of an audience that included some of her relatives, Mrs. Simpson Miller expressed pride at being associated with the Marlie Hill community and the primary school.She fondly recalled the days when she and others traversed the hilly terrain to and from school. The Prime Minister thanked the teachers, who played a role in her early development and senior residents of Wood Hall, Bellefield, Marlie Hill and surrounding areas, who took care of her and the other children, noting that “we were always protected.”She called for a return to traditional values, when the community protected children and kept them from harm.“What we have to recapture are those values that were imparted to us by our parents, to love, to care, to share….I am longing for the day when we do not hear of our children being abused,” she stated.The Prime Minister charged the parents to “take care of the children and keep them close to you,” while condemning those “who feel that they have the right to abuse a child.”The Prime Minister further urged adults to treat the children right as “the child you see today can be a great leader for tomorrow,” adding that “with the children, the country stands between history and hope for the future”.Chief Executive Officer of the CHASE Fund, W. Billy Heaven, said that the new school should be delivered by Christmas.He informed that the Marlie Hill Basic School is a Jamaica 50 legacy project and is one of nine infant schools to be constructed at a cost of $235 million. The others are in the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, St. Mary and St. Thomas.Mr. Heaven recommended that a database be established to keep track of the first set of students to enter the doors of the school when it opens.“Do that for the next 50 years and invite them back when Jamaica is having its centenary celebrations. At that time, you will see the doctors, you will see the lawyers, you will see the nurses, you will see the teachers and all the other professionals, and who knows, you could see another Prime Minster as well coming out of this very community,” he said.The Marlie Hill Basic School was established in the 1950s and is located in Bellefield District. At its present location, the school is being threatened by land slippage on one side and there is no possibility for expansion on the existing property, hence the decision to relocate it to the grounds of the primary school.By Andrea Braham, JIS Reporterlast_img read more


No Cases of Yellow Fever in Jamaica

first_img The Ministry of Health also undertakes surveillance at the ports of entry in respect of persons arriving from these destinations. Story Highlights Yellow Fever is a Class 1 notifiable disease, which means it is to be reported to the Ministry of Health within 24 hours on suspicion by a healthcare professional. The Ministry has not received any such report. The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that there are no cases of yellow fever in Jamaica. The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the public that there are no cases of yellow fever in Jamaica.Yellow Fever is a Class 1 notifiable disease, which means it is to be reported to the Ministry of Health within 24 hours on suspicion by a healthcare professional. The Ministry has not received any such report.To prevent the importation of the yellow fever virus into Jamaica where the disease does not occur, but where the mosquito vector and human hosts are present, vaccination against yellow fever is required for Jamaicans travelling overseas to destinations that are reported by the World Health Organisation as countries at risk for yellow fever transmission.The Ministry of Health also undertakes surveillance at the ports of entry in respect of persons arriving from these destinations.Yellow fever vaccines are available and administered at the Comprehensive Health Centre in Kingston and at the Montego Bay Type 5 Health Centre in St. James. The vaccine should be administered at least 10 days prior to travel.Yellow fever is an acute illness caused by the yellow fever virus, which is found in the tropics of South America and Africa. The virus is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes, such as the Aedes, the same vector that transmits the chikungunya, dengue and zika viruses.The Ministry of Health is reiterating the importance of personal protection against mosquito bites and continues to heighten its mosquito control activities island-wide during this week’s observance of mosquito awareness week.Individuals may call the Ministry of Health or the nearest health centre for more information. Persons may also visit our website at moh.gov.jm, and like and follow us on www.facebook.com/themohgovjm; https://twitter.com/themohgovjm; and https://instagram.com/themohgovjmlast_img read more