We want peace

THE LEADERS OF two of the island's main violence-prevention initiatives say a yearning for peace is pushing more residents in some of the most volatile communities across the Corporate Area to pass information to the police, but insist that the culture of "informer fi dead" is still very pervasive.

Caribbean told to proceed with caution on ganja decriminalisation

St Thomas, US Virgin Islands:CARIBBEAN GOVERNMENTS are being warned to proceed with an abundance of caution in relation to the decriminalisation and legalisation of marijuana.

RADA issues new warning on beet army worm

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is advising scallion and onion farmers in south St Elizabeth to step up the monitoring of their fields to detect any re-infestation by the beet army worm, which could result from recent rains.

KSAC donates GSAT texts to Rollington Town Primary School

Grade six students of the Rollington Town Primary School in Kingston were in a joyous mood yesterday as they received much-needed textbooks from Kingston Mayor Angela Brown Burke.

Jamaicans urged to plan for retirement

JAMAICANS ARE being encouraged to effectively plan for retirement to ensure that they can adequately take care of their financial needs after they have stopped working.

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Professor Densil Williams, professor of international business, says small, open economies like Jamaica should look to exports as a means of overcoming their developmental problems.

No weapons at PNP confab - police

THE POLICE are advising persons who will be attending the People's National Party (PNP) 76th Annual Conference, which will be held at various venues across the Corporate Area today and tomorrow, against taking weapons to these locations.

UWI to provide more accommodation for students on campus

TERTIARY EDUCATION in Jamaica has received another boost as the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will soon be able to accommodate more students on its campus following a ground-breaking ceremony for new residences yesterday.

New top traffic cop aims to slam brakes on road fatalities

Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen is the new man tasked with leading the Jamaica Constabulary Force's Traffic Division. He has only been in the hot seat for two weeks, but has already identified priority areas of focus as he strives to reduce road fatalities, among other things.

41-y-o woman gets one year for smuggling cocaine

WESTERN BUREAU:One of the three St James women arrested on separate charges of attempting to export cocaine last month received a one-year prison sentence when she appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's (RM) Court yesterday.

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