'Boost quality'

The island's teachers have been charged with taking greater responsibility for the quality of their output as Jamaica moves forward into 2011. President of the Jamaica moves forward into 2011. President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association...

Flood waters saturate St Bess in 2010

BLACK RIVER, St Elizabeth: THE BREADbasket parish of St Elizabeth was not spared the onslaught of the global recession in 2010 and came in for much battering when heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Nicole lashed the island last September....

All about ackee

LINSTEAD, St Catherine: In 2005, the Linstead Development Area Committee (LDAC) took ackee from the Linstead Market, to Dinthill Technical High School, to showcase the usefulness of the fruit. Among other things, the Linstead Ackee Festival and Show...

Downtown's homeless blast McKenzie for empty vows

Mayor of Kingston Desmond McKenzie received a tongue-lashing on the weekend from several of downtown Kingston's homeless, who accused him of feeding them with empty promises to construct a multimillion-dollar drop-in centre, which has been on the drawing board of the Kingston...

Last song plays for Waterford High footballer

In celebration of his exploits on the field of play, the body of slain Waterford High School goalkeeper O'keeffe 'Bill' Lewis was taken to Dovecot Memorial Park with the sound of World Cup anthem Waving Flag blaring from...

A challenging year for St Ann

A 14 per cent increase in murders and waves from the west Kingston disturbance that negatively impacted the tourism sector made 2010 a difficult year for St Ann.Forty murders were recorded between the start of January and December 26...

Good things happening in St Catherine

THE REOPENING of the Windalco Ewarton alumina plant in St Catherine, after more than a year of non-operation, provided some hope for the parish in a year which saw a severe downturn in the local economy, underpinned...

'The hands-off approach can't work anymore'

PORT ANTONIO, Portland: MAYOR OF Port Antonio Floyd Patterson says the hands-off approach taken by some residents in the parish has contributed to the demise of several areas, including sports, tourism, employment ...

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