| Gov't must invest more in tertiary education - UNDP
THE ISLAND'S education sector, especially the tertiary system, needs an 'enormous' investment, according to a report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
NEPA warns of dangers in inhaling asbestos
THE NATIONAL Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has issued a warning to building/roofing contractors and others who may put themselves at risk for asbestos inhalation by attempting to change asbestos-laden roofing without contacting.
Health and family life course to become compulsory in schools
THE MINISTRY of Education said it is now considering plans to make health and family life education (HFLE) a compulsory subject.
Stronger measures for 'bad men'
A HIGH Court judge on Wednesday spoke out against the prevalence of gun crimes in Jamaica when he sentenced a 31-year-old man to life imprisonment for shooting to death a studio engineer because he was not allowed to enter the studio...
JTA expresses concern about violence in schools
WENTWORTH GABBIDON, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), has expressed concern at the level of violence in the society, which he argues, has spilled over into the schools.
Gov't, Food for the Poor start new housing programme
ABOUT 11,000 families are expected to benefit from a $120 million Government/Food For The Poor Special Housing Programme.
MP begs for end to 'back-up men'
SPALDINGS, Clarendon: MEMBER OF Parliament (MP) for North West Clarendon, Richard Azan, has made a plea to the Spaldings police to rid that rural township of 'back-up men'...
Ja, Mexico face-off
JAMAICA, DESPITE being without their highest ranked player, are confident of knocking off favourites Mexico when their Davis Cup Americas Zone Group Two tennis clash swings away at the Liguanea Club, New Kingston today.
Group mull over sidewalk cigarette vendors
THE PARLIAMENTARY Committee on Human and Social Development will shortly make a decision on whether to recommend more stringent restrictions on sidewalk vendors who sell cigarettes.
Woman gets life sentence for beating baby to death
A 28-YEAR-OLD mother of four young children was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment for beating to death a two-year-old child who was left in her care by the child's father with whom she had an intimate relationship.