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Teen moms lockdown! Victoria Jubilee pushes adolescent mothers to take five-year contraceptive implants

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.

Big gun bust at Deane's wake - Police seize six illegal weapons, ammo but criminals escape

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.



Minimum business tax or poll tax?

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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Is payola down?

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.



Jamaica's global competitiveness

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.


Arts & Leisure»

Spectators vs Participants

Isn't it amazing how so many people want more out of life, but they are not willing to do what it takes to get it?


In Focus»

New commissioner, old basket

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.



Massive Ebola isolation effort under way

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.



Navdy redefines Heads-Up Display

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.



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