Teen mothers who give birth at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) are being encouraged to accept a long-term contraceptive method to prevent a second pregnancy before they reach adulthood. The strategy seems to be working.
Six handguns and 64 rounds of assorted ammunition were seized by the Montego Bay police early yesterday morning in the community of Rosemount, where a wake was being kept for Mario Deane, the construction worker who died on Independence Day from injuries sustained while in police custody three days earlier.
When Pastor Lemarr Young came to Jamaica as a young missionary with his wife and five children 40 years ago, it was the beginning of a love story, intertwined with religion and education.
Life is complicated and getting more so. I remember as a child I was given a piece of wood or bamboo and a knife to fashion a toy such as a kite. Now there are all sorts of electronic gadgets, while wood and knives are considered potential weapons.
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While there is no scientific data to suggest that there has been a reduction in payola in the music industry, Cordel Green, executive director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ), says there is an indication that it is not as prevalent as it once was.
It is not surprising that the Government has seized the chest-beating opportunity provided by a generally positive change in Jamaica's standing in the latest World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report (GCR). It is what governments do when tangible evidence of economic success is not available.
"I was born where jerk pork originated - eight-penny jerk and hard-dough bread, to be specific," chuckles Dr Barbara Buckley-Jones.
Dr Carl McKay Williams has been warmly welcomed by almost everyone, including that shadowy group labelled 'international partners', as the 28th commissioner of the 1867-founded Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Poor man.
Some residents ran from their homes in Sierra Leone to avoid being trapped during a three-day lockdown to contain the Ebola outbreak, a health worker said yesterday.
Heads-Up Display (HUD) appears to be the wave of the future, as some of the latest motor vehicle technology revolves around it. The Navdy - a transparent HUD which presents the user with data as if it is suspended in the air - will, among many other things, enable someone to text and drive.