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Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Tourism says multi-sectoral planning has begun in earnest for this year's hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) Global Conference on Building Partnerships for...

Published:Tuesday | February 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ray Kerr, farmer - Clifton:"It is not really affecting us that bad, from a farming standpoint, because some areas get a lot of heavy dew, and we also get a slight drizzle at times."...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Simonese Coleman - Falmouth, Trelawny:"In five years, I am looking to see a brand new town. Since the opening of the pier, there has been continuous development, hence, there is no doubt in my mind...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Hampden Estate in Trelawny has been attracting increasing numbers of visitors with its Rum Fire distillery tour.The estate had more than 200 visitors to the property in January, and according to tour manager Mosi 'Pepe' Grant, the site's...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

As the success of the historic Hampden Estate's Rum Fire distillery tour continues, young people from both Trelawny and St James are being attracted to the facility, which they see as a source of employment and other opportunities.Yanique Dunbar, a...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Jewish community in Jamaica says that it is prepared to join in the fight against crime by bringing youth closer to God through the introduction of its doctrine to schools across the country.Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, co-director of Chabad of Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It infuriates me when an adult male, raised by a woman, is solely reliant on others for his feeding and care. Again, cooking and washing skills did not come encoded in the female DNA unless there is new research to which I haven't been privy. As...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The New York chapter of the Rusea's Old Students Association (ROSA) recently donated an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the 240-year-old Rusea's High School in Lucea, Hanover.The presentation of the equipment took place at Campus I at...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:10 AM

Jacomeno Barrett,footballer,Prosper Road:"I would like to see more youth development programmes, so that the youngsters can have more positive things to do."Tracy-ann...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Stakeholders in Falmouth have expressed concern that wayward transport operators in Falmouth have been taking advantage of the fact that the Falmouth Transport Centre has not been gazetted to avoid using the facility and instead use the streets of...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

It would appear that the spate of murders over the past year in Hanover is causing many Hanoverians living overseas to shy away from visiting the parish as is customary during the holiday periods.According to originator of the Steve 'Shorty' Malcolm...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

President of the Hanover Parish Development Committee (HPDC) Cleveland Wright says that community structures have broken down in the parish because there are few if any Hanoverians in leadership positions in any of the key government departments and...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Had you ever noticed that almost any man you encounter in Jamaican society has a strong and well-defined voice? I don't mean vocal depth. I mean identification of who he is and why he is worthy of being here. Sadly, I don't often find this in our...

Published:Tuesday | February 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The breakdown of community structures such as youth clubs, citizens' associations, and other community-based social organisations, and the absence of community centres is among the root causes of the mushrooming social problems in the parish, some...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:17 AMMark Titus

Fish-farming company Algix Jamaica is leading a resurgence of aquaculture in Jamaica and is exploring a plan to get most of the more than 2,000 acres of deserted fish ponds in Jamaica back in operation to expand its production capacity as it...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:16 AMClaudia Gardner

Western Focus looks back at some comments made by major stakeholders in the agriculture and environment sectors regarding Jamaica's fisheries subsector over the years:"When we talk about the fishing industry, let's not forget that this is a vast and...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A total of 15 recording artistes from Lucea and other areas throughout Hanover have come together to use their craft and influence to call for peace in the parish, which has been plagued by murders over the last few months.The effort, which is being...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The kidneys are major organs of the body, and their function affects all the other organs. Kidney failure can, therefore, be very detrimental to the entire body. Its impact is even greater than most persons understand.The kidneys are like the...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Glendevon Primary and Junior High School in Hendon, St James, is celebrating four decades of existence this year, having opened its doors to the community of Hendon backin 1977.Minister of Education Ruel Reid has lauded the school as having...

Published:Monday | January 30, 2017 | 11:16 PM

The impact of wide-scale theft in the aquaculture industry has been as devastating to fish farmers as with the entire agriculture sector, forcing several overseas and local investors out of business and leaving hundreds out of work in the process.It...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:09 AM

There's no shame in having been abused.There, I said it.There's a sleeping monster in our society. Too few women talk about it and too few girls know the dangers lurking around the corner. Our society keeps it secret and our mothers hold deep shame...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:08 AM

The charitable arm of Round Hill Hotel, Hanover Charities, recently opened a newly constructed computer laboratory at the Church Hill Primary School in Santoy, Hanover.The construction of the $2-million facility began last September and was...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:08 AMClaudia Gardner

President of the Lucea Development Area Committee, Dwayne Clayton, says he is concerned about the failure of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica to get the facilities which once hosted the Karla Garment Factory in Haughton Court back into...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Past mayors of Montego Bay and key stakeholders have expressed mixed reactions to the proposal to relocate the iconic water fountain situated in the middle of the historic Sam Sharpe Square in the city.The relocation of the monument was one of...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The city of Montego Bay, apart from being acclaimed the tourist capital of Jamaica, also features some of the country's culturally rich heritage sites and monuments.These structures fall under the jurisdiction of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust...

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