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Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Going to the bathroom to pass urine can be disruptive to daily activities and sometimes sleep. Urinating often also raises concerns about possible health problems, so most persons seek medical attention.Passing urine often can be due to excessive...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Richard Wallace, The Boardwalk:"There is dire need for more to be done for Negril. Our worry is...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Members of the Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) are hopping mad at the Andrew Holness administration for its plans to transfer funds from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the Consolidated Fund.Two weeks ago, Finance Minister Audley Shaw...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Chairman of the Lucea Development Initiative Nerris Hawthorne says that the Government should only take money from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) after the fund has fulfilled its obligations outlined in the country's Tourism Master Plan."The TEF...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

It was Montego Bay resident Catherine Thomas' Dendrobium JaqHawaii orchid which was the main highlight at the Montego Bay Orchid Society's Orchids at Play, 26th annual orchid Show, which was held at Pier One in the Second City recently.The plant...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Flanker Health Centre in St James recently benefited from a joint spruce-up project undertaken by the HEART Trust-NTA northwest TVET institutes.More than 23 general construction trainees as well as members of staff from the Cornwall Automotive...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Some residents in Hanover are contending that the parish has not been seeing the effects of a road maintenance initiative outlined by state minister for works in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Everald Warmington, in his 2016-2017...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) was created as an executive agency under the Ministry of Transport Works and Housing in 2001 and given the responsibility of implementing capital projects for road rehabilitation and construction islandwide. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Delroy Buchanan, Blenheim:"The road is in a deplorable condition... little more is only donkey alone can travel through."Ray Kerr, Clifton:"It is terrible. It is in a very deplorable state. From either way - from Riley to Askenish on the west and on...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AM

There is a discourse that calls issues of sexual violence and abuse, female issues. The mere reference to issues that cast women as victims, female issues, removed the central perpetrator from the equation. If a woman is abused, beaten or killed, we...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:18 PMOkoye Henry

The Area One Police will be staging a major concert in Montego Bay, in an effort to strengthen police community relations in western Jamaica.The event, which is to be held to mark the 150th anniversary of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, is scheduled...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:18 PMContributed

The Green Town corridor, in Trelawny, is receiving a major upgrade through a $10 million road improvement project, currently being undertaken by the National Works Agency (NWA).Green Town is a small, rural, farming community located off the Wait-A-...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is undertaking a multimillion-dollar Hot Mix Patching Programme along several roadways in the parish of Trelawny.According to Community Relations Officer for the NWA's Western Region Janel Ricketts the programme...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Do you remember being told as a child that nothing bigger than your elbow should be inserted into your ear canal? Of course, it was with the understanding that this was impossible and was really a way to discourage the practice of ear cleaning. So...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Collin Johnson, farmer:"It is important because young people need meet and socialise and learn how to agree to disagree, and from there conflict resolution skills can be built."Adrian Parkinson, tour...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Sports in general and football in particular, has been cited as one of the key catalysts to violence reduction and prevention in Jamaica.In his 2010 GraceKennedy Foundation Lecture, titled Sport in Jamaica: A Local and International Perspective,...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The gnawing gun-violence problem in Hanover has resulted in the Hanover Football Association reducing the number of match venues, for the playing of games in this season's Hanover...

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The Hanover Parish Library Network recently staged its Basic Computer Training graduation ceremony for just over 25 community members from Lucea and its environs, at its headquarters at Watson Taylor Drive in Lucea.The programme saw the participants...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

:Prime Minister Andrew Holness, May 2016:"We have to build houses for the young graduates coming up. We have to build houses to replace...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Several publications, including Vision 2030, Jamaica's National Plan for Sustainable Development which was spearheaded by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, have stated that urban and rural development physical planning approaches...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AM

The sixth staging of The Great Escape Weekend in Negril is set to get under way in Negril this Easter.The events will run from Good Friday through to Easter Monday and will comprise of five parties, the first of which is the Black and Black, an all-...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Mayor of Lucea and chairman of the Hanover Municipal Council, Sheridan Samuels, and Councillor of the Lucea Division, Easton Edwards, paid a joint visit to the Bigwell community in Lucea on Sunday, to express support to the families of three persons...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Take a second and try this little experiment with me. Imagine a lemon. Hold it in your mind. See how yellow it is. Smell its aroma. Now cut it in half with a knife and sink your teeth into one half. Taste the strong sour flavor. What happened to you...

Published:Tuesday | March 7, 2017 | 3:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:Although five years have passed since Member of Parliament for East Central St James, Edmund Bartlett announced plans to develop the community of Dumfries into a satellite town, the area remains stagnant with no development in sight....

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:00 AM

Peter Espeut, Gleaner columnist, June 2016:"Should the bauxite in the Cockpit Country be mined...

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