Falmouth Hospital receives donation of a portable ultrasound machine

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After 2 years, the Falmouth Hospital now has a portable ultrasound machine, thanks to a US$25,000 donation from The Links Incorporated Milwaukee Chapter from the US. From WTMJ – Milwaukee The Links Incorporated Milwaukee Chapter recently returned from a trip to Jamaica to deliver a lifesaving machine. It was the culmination of two years of fundraising....

Port Authority commits to Trelawny health sector with donation to Friends of Falmouth Hospital

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PAJ Committed to Falmouth Hospital The Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) underlined its commitment  to the Trelawny health sector with a donation to the pediatric department through Friends of Falmouth Hospital. According to Professor Gordon Shirley, President and CEO of Port Authority of Jamaica, it is necessary for Falmouth to have a first class hospital...

Proceeds from JN Foundation Run/Walk to Upgrade Falmouth Infirmary

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  The 3rd annual JN Foundation/Usain Bolt Foundation Run/Walk will once again assist a local charity. This time, it will be the Falmouth Infirmary.   From the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) This year’s proceeds from the JN Foundation Heroes in Act!on Run/Walk, will go towards upgrading the Trelawny Infirmary. The infirmary, which currently houses 52...

Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launches GoFundMe Fundraiser Account

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The Westwood old Girls Association (WOGA) launched a GoFundMe fundraiser account ad day after a devastating fire ravaged part of the 135-year old institution. On the night of May 2, 2017, a fire struck at the all-girls boarding institution in Stewart Town, Trelawny. In the end, the kitchen & dining  room were both destroyed. WOGA is...

Usain Bolt has big plans for his former primary school in Sherwood Content

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For the sixth successive year, Usain Bolt held a Christmas treat for kids in his community of Sherwood Content. This year, the need of proper playing facilities for his former school, Waldensia Primary, came up on the radar. He has decided to make it the next project of his foundation. The following is an excerpt...

Falmouth Woman living in the US Makes Desperate Appeal for a Kidney Donor

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Born and raised in Falmouth, Trelawny, Jamaica, Nordia Whitter, better known as ‘Julian,’ migrated to the United States in December 2013. She currently lives in the city of Boston, Mass. Before she left Jamaica, she found out that she had lupus. She had the dreaded disease for several years before the discovery was made. Lupus is...

Jamaica National and Usain Bolt Foundation Heroes in Action Run on October 16, 2016 in Falmouth

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The second staging of the Jamaica National Foundation Heroes in Action Run, will take place in Falmouth, Trelawny on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Venue will be the at the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port in Trelawny. The inaugural staging of the event took place last year’s Heroes weekend.   #teamJN + @UsainBoltF and #ChildDevelopment Agency at launch of #HeroesInActionRun...

No, Usain Bolt did not donate all his $20 million Olympic earnings to William Knibb Memorial High

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Several websites online are carrying the story that Usain Bolt has donated his $20 million earnings from the Olympics to his former school, William Knibb Memorial High. Unfortunately, this is news satire. What does this mean? Satirical news sites are websites that create fake news. In other words, they create lies to make money. They...

Falmouthian donates school supplies to the Falmouth community

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August is the month of charities for a few generous Trelawny-born persons living abroad. Each year, their charitable activities coincide with our country’s Emancipation and Independence celebrations. This is when most Jamaicans return home. Last week, we looked at one person who gave to newborns. Now, we will look at another giving to children and teens. Evelin...

Friends of Falmouth Hospital voluntarily assisting Trelawny health sector for over 40 years

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The Friends of Falmouth Hospital is one of the oldest charities in the parish of Trelawny. They have voluntarily assisted the Trelawny health sector for over 40 years. The current group is led by Mrs. Sheona Muschett (Chairperson), Winsome Harper (Director) and Mrs. Florence Logan (Secretary), Lily Hall (Treasurer). The group has undertaken several projects,...