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Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:04 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

HOW TO BE KIND TO OTHERS A recent study found that boys can be as mean as, well, mean girls. Teach him that he needs to be aware of when good-natured teasing has crossed the line.HOW TO MANAGE THE ONLINE WORLDIt's not just pornography our boys need...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

After his achievements in the 2016 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), there is no question that 12-year-old Jonathan Morgan is now the pride and joy of Hosanna Preparatory School in Montego Bay.In an unbelievable performance, young Jonathan did what...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Based on the recent decision to decriminalise ganja in Jamaica, do you believe one should require a licence to grow the plant?Lushane Williams,compliance validator"Yes, the cannabis industry is an evolving industry with new mechanism and experiment...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

With the fourth staging of Black River Day just over one month away, business interests in St Elizabeth are already fine-tuning their preparations in the hope that this year's staging will supersede the previous three, which were all resounding...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Like its counterparts in Westmoreland and Hanover, the St James Ganja Growers Association (STJGFA) is ready to bid for whatever economic benefits are likely to flow from a legal ganja industry in Jamaica.Of special note is a declaration by Courtney...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

At least one western Jamaica-based ganja farmer has come out openly in challenging what he says is the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) lack of readiness to preside over a properly regulated legal ganja and hemp industry.During a recent town...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:04 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Green Island High School and Esher Primary School were the toasts of evening at the recent Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Hanover Rocks Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Bioprist Knowledge Park in Lucea.Green Island, which has...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AM

We should parent our boys with an image in our minds of what we want them to be like at age 25. If you have a young son, many of his current qualities will serve him well at age 25: his kind heart, his witty humour, and his ability to play sports...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

While there was a time when Jimmy Cliff did not perform in Jamaica for close to two decades, there is absolutely no question that, based on his phenomenal global exploits as a reggae star and actor, he is easily one of the island's most revered sons...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

While it has downsized its operations as a sugar-growing entity, exciting times are now unfolding at the Hampden Estate in Trelawny, where a new brand is being built around the production of the world-famous Rum Fire liquor, and a tour, which is...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Despite welcoming thousands of visitors, especially cruise ship passengers, each month, because of a dire shortage of top-flight attractions in the parish, the financial benefit to Trelawny has been minimal at best.In fact, the few attractions that...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Do you believe enough is being done to develop high-quality tourist attractions in Trelawny?Tameika Mullings - Pharmacist"There seems to be only a few destinations in Trelawny that would entice a visitor to...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Despite the headache it is creating for farmers in Hanover, it would appear that the invasive bamboo plant has the potential to become a viable local industry.Research has shown that the bamboo pulp can be used to make food containers, which would...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

With crime, especially gun-related murders, rocking Hanover with impunity, Lucea's mayor, Wynter McIntosh, has joined the list of persons calling for the re-engagement of retired crime-fighters to help in the battle against the rampant lawlessness....

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Despite projections that 2016 hurricane season will be one of the most active in recent years, with above-normal rainfall and flash-flooding expected over the next six months, the National Works Agency (NWA) has said Western Jamaica is ready.The...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Foods that are sweet normally have significant amounts of sugar in them. Logics indicate that since diabetics have a problem with the control of their blood sugar, they should avoid these foods, right? Not always.A distinction should be made between...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater
Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM

With bamboo plants rapidly taking over the hillsides in several central Hanover communities, veteran farmers in the parish are calling on the Ministry of Agriculture to partner with local farming organisations to curtail the invasion of what is the...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AM

We all get anxious at times. This usually happens when we are in an evolving situation in which the outcome is possibly going to be negative.There are some persons, though, who have anxiety disorder and may have feelings of anxiety for no apparent...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Despite the bold plans to reposition Montego Bay as a premier investment hub, business stakeholders in the western city are still worried that St James' scary crime problem could emerge as a major stumbling block.In a recent interview with Western...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Neurosurgeons in New York have pinpointed the exact location of the fast-growing tumour inside the head of Jermaine Barrett, the 26-year-old resident of Flanker, St James, who left the island more than a week ago to undergo surgery after his tear-...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Some residents in Hanover are in full agreement with the recent decision by Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie to publicly reprimand elected members of their parish council who, he says, are not meeting their obligations to the people. During...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AM

If the Hanover Parish Council is, indeed, guilty of breaches cited by the Office of the Contractor General, it would simply mean councillors are not adhering to the guidelines of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.The...

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