Eviction deadline extended for Beeston St squatters

LESS THAN one week after a Sunday Gleaner exposť about the 90-day notice served on residents of a property at the corner of East and Beeston streets in downtown Kingston, the Government has granted them a reprieve.

Not true - Decorator dismisses MoBay mayor's cloth shortage claim

DECORATOR Denton Edwards has strongly refuted claims by Montego Bay Mayor Glendon Harris that he has accepted responsibility for the mounting 'flag controversy'. Condemnation has come from several quarters in the wake of the unfolding flag debacle.

Two charged with shooting of journalist

HEAD OF the St Catherine police, Senior Superintendent Colin Pinnock, has said additional charges could be laid against the persons allegedly involved in the shooting of journalist Jody-Ann Gray

Peter's prescription - Jamaica waits to hear more from the finance minister after 100 days on the job

Dr Peter Phillips was appointed opposition spokesman on finance in June 2011 and seven months later ushered into the role of Jamaica's finance minister following the People's National Party's (PNP) victory at the polls.

12-y-o is champion goat farmer for St Mary

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING could dampen the spirits of 12-year-old Shemar Pringle. The bright-eyed goat farmer, anticipating a soggy day, left home on Easter Monday shod in water boots and a cap. His efforts were not in vain. At the end of a lacklustre, rain-drenched St Mary Agri Expo, Pringle copped the title of Champion Goat Farmer in the parish.

Church makes positive impact in Grey Ground

THE GREY Ground New Testament Church of God, Manchester, is making a positive impact on the community, which is often viewed as one of the volatile areas in the parish.If pastor of the church, Stenneth Davis, had his way, there would be even more positives coming out of the community in the near future.

For the 'grater' good - Engineer seeks sponsorship for inventions

LOTS OF encouragement but no financial assistance is how Paul Jackson summed up the general response to his motorised grater, a device suitable for grating coconut, cassava, or sweet potato as needs dictate, much faster than by hand. The Gleaner caught up with him inside the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) booth at the St Mary Agri Expo Booth on Easter Monday, where one of the machines was on display.

Impatience leads Trail to true calling - midwifery

IT WAS Myda Trail's impatience at getting into nursing school that made her enrol to become a midwife instead. Decades later, at 60 years old, she now realises it might just have been her calling.

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