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Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 11:30 AM

A teenage girl was shot and killed and three other persons shot and injured last night on Bowens Road, Kingston 13. The teen has been identified as 14-year-old Shanique Clarke, a student of Lyndhurst Road, Kingston 5. The Hunts Bay Police report...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 10:02 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has expressed sadness at the passing of Montego Bay entertainment entrepreneur Walton “Walt” Crooks who died suddenly over the weekend. Bartlett remembers Crooks for his bold undertaking in the...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 9:55 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says production has declined by 50% at facilities in St James and Hanover due to drought conditions.   As a result, customers will experience intermittent water supply, low water pressure or no water...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 9:46 AM

The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is reporting that there is a very high risk of increased beet armyworm population in Junction and Southfield in St Elizabeth. RADA says monitoring information of scallion fields in Junction and...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

We are living in a society where almost everything we consume is fake. There are fake foods, fake water, fake hair, fake body parts, and even fake news.We are living in a toxic environment. There is even pollution and high toxicity within the body...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

(JIS):Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has implored drink manufacturers to speed up the process of reducing the sugar content in their products.He said that the move is a critical part of the national effort to reduce the prevalence of non-...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

A local sustainable energy company has revealed its interest in the waste-to-energy project.Gekkco Energy Limited, located on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew, said it wants to explore the possibility of implementing a full-scale islandwide...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Nesta Morgan, has made it clear that the public-education exercise on the National Identification and Registration Act, which makes provisions for a National Identification...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

CBD oil extracted from ganja has proven to be superior than that of hemp. Ganja has a higher concentration of CBD compared to hemp and has the benefit of offering THC and more than 100 other cannabinoids and terpenes. CBD has...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Medical cannabis company Itopia Life Ltd is set to host its first educational session on prescribing medical ganja. The session is being led by renowned cannabinoid expert Dr Danial Schecter and will be held at the JAMPRO boardroom today at 4 p.m....

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

The human body consists of hundreds of millions of cells that form our tissues and organs. Cells receive signals from the nucleus that tell them when to divide and multiply, as the body requires, to sustain optimal health. When these signals are...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

Eighteen-year-old Dejeanea Greene has turned her childhood dream into a successful business, DG Bracelets. Created when she was only 15 years old, her business specialises in designing unique and customised craft jewellery.She was initially inspired...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health, Dr Christopher Tufton, says that the Vector Control Unit at the Westmoreland Health Department will receive additional temporary workers to assist with eliminating mosquito-breeding sites in the parish."We are going to add some...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kaysia Kerr, head of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), has expressed worry over trends relating to the sexual and reproductive health of teenagers and knowledge among parents about the effects of corporal punishment.The commission...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 5:10 PM

The Montego Bay police say the three weeks old baby that went missing on Friday has been found. The baby girl was found about 11:00 a.m. in Greens District, Norwood, St James. The police say a 26-year-old bartender and her boyfriend have been...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:09 PM

The international consultant recruited to lead a security audit of Jamaica's hotels and attractions is set to arrive in the island today. A release from the Ministry of Tourism today said Dr Peter Tarlow will arrive to join the team...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 11:30 AM

The police have imposed a two-day curfew in August Town, eastern St Andrew, which has been the scene of multiple killings since start of the new year. The curfew began yesterday at 6:00 p.m. and will end tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.  The boundaries...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMMark Titus

The Supreme Court has quashed the National Environment and Planning Agency's (NEPA) decision to authorise the construction of a liquid petroleum gas plant in a residential community in Westmoreland.But it was not a full victory for Ashton Pitt, the...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMNoel daCosta

While the work on the Building Code was progressing, the committee sought assurances from the responsible ministry that the drafting of a Building Act would be done concurrently.This act would mandate the use of the code, and was to be in place when...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AM

An initiative to provide support for teachers is set to be launched by the 2018 Lasco Teacher of the Year, Amorkard Brown.Dubbed 'JamaicaTeacch', it will target mainly new teachers and expose them to general practices within the classroom setting"...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Having dropped out of four colleges due to financial difficulties, Hulla Cooper is now celebrating as the first member of her immediate family to have graduated from university.Just two weeks from her 40th birthday, Cooper, in an interview with The...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMBarbara Gayle

The mother of two teenage boys who were fatally shot by gunmen during a robbery at their house in Rollington Town, east Kingston, on November 14 last year, is still struggling to deal with the tragedy, while worrying about where she is going to find...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

Former Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has received the unanimous nod from two of the island's leading social/political commentators as the biggest loser on Jamaica's political stage last year.Wheatley lost his...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Their wedding took years to plan and drained much of their savings, but what they expected to be one of the happiest days of their lives ended abruptly with a hail of bullets, even before the reception started.Damian Davis and his wife, Asheika,...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMMark-Paul Cowan

It is no secret that Jamaica's vast musical influence is of disproportionate magnitude to its small geographical size.In this vein, it is quite unfortunate that some of our artistes, composers, and song writers still lament the lack of information,...

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