Serious public health concerns have been raised about the unhealthy lifestyle practices carried out by persons living in informal settlements, especially as the population continues to increase.
There has been recent media interest in the reference to a papyrus fragment which, it is claimed, provides evidence that Jesus had a wife.
One question which I get asked quite a lot is whether self-promotion isn't crass, undignified and egotistical.
In a rare show of unity, politicians from Jamaica's eastern belt are unanimous in lashing agencies for their response to providing assistance to victims of Hurricane Sandy and continuous heavy rains in Portland, St Thomas and St Mary - a process which appears to have become laced with corruption.
Portmore's former Mayor Keith Hinds has retired from politics and has returned to the pews of his spiritual birthplace and home at Pentecostal Tabernacle located in the country's capital.
With squatter communities spiralling out of control, the 'line of duty' has become increasingly risky for the thousands of policemen and women throughout the country charged with the responsibility to serve, protect and reassure the nation.
Historically, Jamaica was dependent on labour-intensive export agriculture, making the economy prone to unemployment and rural poverty, especially when export demand declined. Growth in Jamaica has been weak, leading to questions about the effectiveness of vision, policy design, and implementation of policy to generate growth in our years of Independence.
The National Works Agency has been ordered by State Minister Luther Buchanan to provide a report to the East Jamaica Reconstruction Task Force, which operates from the Office of the Prime Minister and which is co-ordinatiing reconstruction efforts post...
FOR 50 years, the expectations and frustrations of the Jamaican people were pinned on the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).
IN 1962, there were 1,622,800 persons living in Jamaica.
IN 1962 when Jamaica got Independence, persons had a life expectancy of 65 years. For many, the idea of retirement was unheard of and persons expected to do what they were doing until they died. For the few who had been employed and who did retire, it was a time of rest and relaxation. This has changed.
JAMAICA IS rightly proud of Kingston Harbour, the seventh-largest natural harbour in the world, roughly 10 miles long and two miles wide (eight sq miles).
Many families like the option of buying a living tree from the nursery for their Christmas tree, so they can plant it into the landscape instead of sending it off after the holidays.
FIFTY YEARS of Jamaican Independence later and parenting, like so many other facets of our lives, has changed.