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Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMRomaine Newell

The Feeding of the 5,000 Outreach Foundation  is celebrating the doubling of its original goal after delivering 10,000 meals to the less fortunate, an achievement that has left chief organiser Jordan Bennett ecstatic. “I can’t...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMRomaine Newell

The most prominent form of racing in Jamaica is track and field but, over the years, in the rural community of Top Hill, St Catherine, donkey racing has taken over as one of the most anticipated events. The idea of donkeys racing is comical, which...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRomaine Newell

Last Friday, Rae Town resident Ralph Hunt, with help from others from the community, captured a wild crocodile on the wet banks behind some of the houses in the area. Hunt actually first saw the crocodile on Thursday. “I went down by Marcus...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMRomaine Newell

Women can be seen at numerous hair shops along the roadside at Princess and Duke streets, in the heart of downtown Kingston, buying hair, as well as getting their hair and nails done. This trend, popularly known as 'roadside hairdressing' and '...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMRomaine Newell

At literally every bus park, taxi stand and transportation centre across Jamaica, groups of men can be seen ushering passengers into their preferred mode of travel."Mummy, wey yuh a guh, town? Come mummy, me have you seat right yah suh," one young...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMRomaine Newell

The alarmingly high percentage of Jamaicans suffering from obesity has prompted a two-day conference, which gets underway today, to address the problem."Prevention is better than cure, as my mother used to say," Dr Kirk Bolton, president of The...

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