Doctor urges businesses to lead staff to healthy lifestyles

Dr Shane Alexis, president of the Medical Association of Jamaica, has called on business leaders to be more strident in ensuring that their staff members lead healthy lifestyles.

Thieves preying on schools, students

At least three students who were recipients of the government's Tablets in Schools initiative have been robbed of the devices at gunpoint.

Medium-risk prisoners to be transferred

WITH THE Tower Street maximum security facility housing nearly twice the number of inmates it was built to accommodate, the Government is moving to expand the Tamarind Farm correctional centre to accommodate medium-security prisoners.

Major EU boost for SME sector

Jamaica's export competitiveness and food security drive got a major boost on Monday with the official launch of the second component of the European Union (EU)-financed Economic Partnership Agreement, through which 5 million will be made available to provide direct support to small and medium-size enterprises (SME).

Parade Gardens gets stress management workshop

One hundred and fifty residents of Parade Gardens (central Kingston), are participating in a three-day workshop on stress management and parenting.

Father, son fined for cutting trees

A father and son have been fined $10,000 and ordered to plant and maintain more than 900 trees after being convicted of cutting and attempting to remove young plants from privately owned land that had been declared a forest management area.

The multifaceted Howard Ward

Howard Ward, founder and proprietor of Ward's Power Tools and Supplies Limited, has been the leading service provider of tools and equipment for sales and rental in western Jamaica for more than 15 years.

Cane farmers to fight illegal sugar imports

The executive of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association on Friday reiterated its support for what it described as the "brave decision" by Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier to re-instate the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA) as the sole importer of refined sugar and warned...

CCJ debate on in Parliament

PRIME Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Tuesday appealed for bipartisan approval of three bills before Parliament seeking to have the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) established as Jamaica's final appellate court.

Boosting good parenting with prayer

Spalding High School welcomed Parents' Month 2014 with a prayer breakfast in the school's auditorium under the theme 'Building Circles of Involvement: Home, School And Community'.

Principal welcomes music programme

Principal of the South-borough Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, Carlyle Thompson, has welcomed the introduction of the Music, Perfect Pitch for A Sound Education programme at his school.

Open data offers $30-billion potential

A PAPER presented by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) has suggested that the Jamaican Government can significantly boost business prospects and economic activity on the island by employing an open-data policy.

Rights Awareness Programme a success

Rochelle James, project manager of the Rights Awareness Programme (RAP), was elated after receiving feedback from the more than 1,200 young human-rights advocates who were trained during the programme over the course of the year.

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