|Identify disaster zones - ODPEM wants corrupt developers brought to book
The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) wants the mandatory disclosure of disaster zones in order to discourage human development in those...
Coal burning, deforestation devastating Daniel Town
WESTERN BUREAU:The felling of trees on enormous areas of land - to feed the vast appetite for charcoal - in Daniel Town, Trelawny, is of great concern to the Trelawny Gun Club.
J'can teachers battle being sacked in UK
LONDON, England: Jamaican and other foreign teachers who have been working in the United Kingdom face losing their jobs this summer after the expiration of their four-year work permits.
Indian Cabinet minister on three-day visit to Jamaica
Kingston: Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi, will be visiting Jamaica from June 5-7, the Indian High Commission has announced.The minister will be meeting with people of Indian origin, whose ancestors...
UWI professor's development model to be adopted by UN
Sometimes accused of not planning for the long term, policy-makers in Jamaica could soon adopt new thoughts, designed to boost sustainable development, from an idea which was conceived in Jamaica, and is to become a United...
Key persons re-elected to police central executive
Corporals Raymond Wilson and Hartley Stewart were unanimously re-elected for the third consecutive term, as chairman and general secretary, respectively, of the Jamaica Police Federation, during the federation's annual conference which concluded Thursday night at the Starfish Hotel in Trelawny.
Caribbean connection in JFK terror plot
NEW YORK (CMC): Four Caribbean men, three Guyanese and a Trinidadian, have been implicated in what United States law enforcement officials said was a massive terror plot targeting John F. Kennedy Inter-national Airport.
Virgin Atlantic tickets for Jamaica now on sale
London, England: Tickets for the new Virgin Atlantic flights into Jamaica, following the sale of Air Jamaica's London route, go on sale this week and passengers will now be able to book their flights directly via Virgin Atlantic Airlines.
Breathalyser tests coming again
IF YOU are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol, your driver's licence will automatically be suspended for one year.
'The parish is not in any good shape'
Hurricanes and storms very often come to Jamaica from the east coast, and St. Thomas normally takes the pound.
'St Bess' 75 per cent ready
Yvonne Morrison, disaster preparedness coordinator for St. Elizabeth, says the parish is 75 per cent ready in case of eventualities during the 2007 hurricane season, which started on June 1.
Preparedness far advanced
Denise Lewis, parish co-ordinator of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Portland, says disaster and relief agencies in the parish are preparing themselves to deal with any...
'God helps us if we get a hurricane'
The last thing St. Mary wants is a hurricane. The residents do not welcome heavy rains this hurricane season either, even though it is a parish that rely heavily on agriculture.
A mountain of blues
THE SUNDAY Gleaner news team almost never arrived at Hagley Gap, a rustic community cuddled in the Blue Mountains.