|'As prepared as can be'
As the nation readies for a rough hurricane season, members of the western region's disaster preparedness arm say the necessary measures have been put in place to provide relief in the event of a...
A disappearing village
If you happened to find yourself in a certain village in southern St. Ann, near the border with northern Clarendon, you will experience déjà vu, swearing that you have been there before. But, you haven't. You have been watching too many Western movies.
C&W gears up for possible hurricanes
Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless Jamaica says it is working with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) to introduce a pilot test for an emergency alert system using text messaging, this hurricane...
We are ready to face daunting season - Charities
Director of emergency services at Jamaica Red Cross, Marcia Sinclair, says over 1,200 volunteers have been trained from across the island over the last year and are ready to offer emergency services.
Bob Woolmer's death probe - No pathology report from Scotland Yard - JCF
The Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Director of Communication, Karl Angell, says the JCF is yet to receive a report from Scotland Yard based on the findings of United Kingdom pathologist, Dr. Nat Carey, who flew to Jamaica to investigate Bob Woolmer's death.
A hurricane wouldbe devastating for us
Clarendon's Parish disaster committee has been making preparation for this hurricane season, but its chairman, Mayor Milton Brown, is concerned about the state of some drains on the plains and the possibilities of land-slides in the hills.
Battling with limited resources
Hanover's emergency first-responders say despite limited resources, the necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that the parish is able to mitigate the effects of hurricanes, should one hit the...
Already under the weather
Is Trelawny prepared for the upcoming hurricane season? Things are in place, according to Deonne Hylton, parish disaster coordinator of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).She reports that...
"Not one hundred per cent ready"
The parish of Westmoreland is comfortably prepared for any disaster that may arise during the 2007 hurricane season, which began last Friday.According to Patricia Stair, secretary manager...
Hard work and low pay shunned
Low wages in areas of new employment have been contributing to falling job-seeking rates and an increase in the sector of the Jamaican population characterised as outside the labour force.
Which is the job that you would never do? We posed this question to several Jamaicans, including 38-year-old Tricia, an unemployed mother of three from Montego Bay, who says that there are certain fields in which she will never seek work.Most reviled by...
Crime linked to declining job-seeking rate
Discussing the implications of the decreasing employment-seeking rate and the rise in the numbers of persons who now fall outside of the labour force, JobBank Chief Executive Officer Dr. Leachim Semaj said that the effort must be made to bring them back into the job market visible economic activity.
JIPO taking intellectual property to business sector
Western Bureau: Ina bid to draw attention to the wealth-creating potential of intellectual property (IP), the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) has decided to stage a series of seminars to enlighten the local business...