|Voters ready - PNP holds lead, sitting MPs under threat
With election fever rising, core supporters of the governing People's National Party (PNP) and the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), as well as formerly uncommitted electors, have swelled the ranks of both parties.
Black eye for Caribbean boxing - Boxers and officials left in the cold in St Maarten
THE 23RD Caribbean Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) championships, which were to have started in St. Maarten today, were yesterday officially cancelled following a 24-hour fiasco that saw 15 of the 19 delegations, comprising more than 200 boxers and officials, having nowhere to stay.
Broadcast licences at risk
The Broadcasting Commission is promising to get tougher in carrying out its regulatory functions, and has warned at least one broadcaster, which it refused to name, for possible suspension of its operating licence.
Migrants stifling May Pen
Development in some rapidly growing parishes is being choked by an uncontrolled influx of migrants, raising concerns among parish officials that their towns could soon become unmanageable.
Pregnant for 'gangsta' - 'Good parenting skills needed to reduce teenage pregnancy'
Wendy'sambition was to become a meteorologist. She attended a prominent high school in western Jamaica and was considered a B+ student. She lives in Norwood, one of 19 informal settlements in St. James and today at 17, she is already a mother and is now pregnant for a member of the Stone Crusher gang.
Migrant criminals torment rural towns - May Pen feeling the pinch
Police and residents alike call them foreigners. Unwelcomed, these unannounced 'visitors' to rural towns and communities often take nothing with them but trouble. The issue of migratory criminals is a sore point for communities and law enforcers.
Robert Bryan reflects on Cricket World Cup 2007
Heading the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for Jamaica's participation in the recently concluded International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup (ICC-CWC) was not a difficult task for Social Development Commission head, Robert Bryan. But there were challenges and the years of experiencegained from personal and other assignments served him well.
Charles Town Maroons preparing for better future
Several new projects have been introduced to stimulate economic growth for the community of Charles Town for Maroons and non-Maroons alike.