Honourable couples. Husbands and wives celebrate national awards

When veteran educator Professor Geraldine Hodelin stepped forward on National Heroes Day 2013 to receive a national honour, she had no idea her husband would just a year later be walking the same path.

'You can't live for yourselves alone' Brave Jamaicans awarded for helping others

Courageous acts of selflessness displayed by Jamaicans did not go unnoticed as the National Honours and Awards Ceremony was held on the lawns of King's House in St Andrew yesterday.

Nurse of distinction. Ancylin Morgan was born to care

Ancylin Morgan was brimming with pride yesterday as she stood on the podium to accept membership in the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer for her outstanding contribution to nursing during yesterday's National Honours and Awards Ceremony on the lawns of King's House in St Andrew.

Holness warns JLP MPs to clean up act

Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), has called for members of parliament on the Opposition benches to clean up their act and image, with recent polls showing the party outgunning the People's National Party (PNP) at the mid-term mark.

St James woman awarded for heroism on National Heroes' Day

WESTERN BUREAU: Makada Hylton, the St James woman who rescued her relatives from drowning in flood waters last May, was one of eight awardees to receive special honours during yesterday's annual National Heroes' Day celebration, in Montego Bay, St James.

Triple murder rocks MoBay's Canterbury

WESTERN BUREAU: Two men and an elderly woman were shot and killed gangland-style at the entrance to the volatile Canterbury community in Montego Bay, St James, late Sunday evening by armed thugs who alighted from a passing motor car and opened fired on them.

Contractor general rips JP for signing off on unchecked documents

The country's chief anti-corruption watchdog says it must be made mandatory for justices of the peace (JP) to verify original documents when they sign off on photocopies.

Reparations battle must be led by the masses - Farrakhan

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has called for the masses of Jamaicans and other Caribbean people to take charge of the push for reparations, arguing that the few at senior levels in society are too easily silenced.

Contractor general wants fraud probe into Bacchus Engineering

The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has asked the National Contracts Commission (NCC) to disregard an application for re-registration from Bacchus Engineering Works Limited on the grounds of fraud and has referred the matter to the commissioner of police.

Vitamin C kills viruses

See what everyone else has seen, but think what no one else has thought. - A. Hoffer, MD (Vitamin C advocate) AFTER SIR James Lind, the British naval surgeon, proved that eating citrus fruit could prevent sailors from dying of scurvy, the British navy delayed acting on his discovery for over 40 years.

Troubles with mother-in-law

Q: I am having trouble with my husband and his mother. I do not feel that my husband stands up for me when his mother visits our home and is disrespectful to me. The only saving grace about her is that she gets along very well with our son.

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