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

Kay Marie Barrett, teacher:Removing the fountain will not ease the traffic. What is needed is a bypass that will allow commuters who have no business in the town to be...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The Steering committee of the Jamaica chapter of the Green Island High School Alumni Association has plans under way to construct a sixth-form block with funds from a series of fundraising efforts.The group will be staging its first fundraiser in...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Although many rural residents often have to travel long distances from their communities to get major medical treatment, Burmese-born doctor, Thant Zim has made it his mission to provide the people of Wakefield, Trelawny with top-class service right...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Would you support the aborting of the domestic senior football competitions in Hanover in light of the incidents of crime? Taleeni Francis, commanding officer, Hanover Emergency Medical Services"No. Because even though crime is rising, football is...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

For many decades, the "beautiful game" (football) has been the common denominator that has knitted young men and communities across Hanover together.In fact, in the 1980s when Rusea's High School was the standard-bearer for the parish in the ISSA...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Members of the Mandingo Youth Club in Mt Salem, St James, recently conducted a rehabilitation project in the community, which included the repainting of a pedestrian crossing and stop lines to facilitate students of the Mt Salem Primary and Junior...

Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Diet is very important in the prevention and treatment of disease, and in optimising health. Healthy proteins should constitute 25 per cent of the diet. Nuts are a good source of healthy proteins as well as other important nutrients (such as fibre,...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:14 AM

Stakeholders in the BPO sector have had varying views on the state of that industry during the last two years. Here are some of their comments.Davon Crump, CEO, Global Outsourcing Solutions Limited:"We are losing businesses to other countries...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:14 AMClaudia Gardner

In its 2015 Policy for the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), the Ministry of Industry Investment and Commerce, said the implementation of the Global Logistics Hub Initiative, has made the upgrading of the Free Zone regime, to a modern...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:14 AMMark Titus

One year after passing the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) act into law, government is yet to roll out the regulatory framework to govern the new regime, and members of the investing community in western Jamaica are not happy."We know things cannot...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The merger of the Hanover and Montego Co-operative Credit Unions to form what is now the Gateway Co-operative Credit Union (2017) Limited officially came into effect on January 3.The new entity is the newest credit union in Jamaica and has two...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A sedentary lifestyle is well known to be associated with poor health outcomes. Of course, logically, the thinking was that this was because these persons are not getting enough exercise. Recently, it was found, though, that there is more to it than...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 3:15 AM

It is no secret that men visit the doctor less than women. Many reasons have been put forward for this phenomenon. Let's look at some of the suggestions available.Men visit the doctor about 20-30 per cent less often than women. Well, men are more...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

What do you think the Government of Jamaica should do to assist communities to cope with traumatic experiences?Sharon Chambers, wellness specialist:"Find volunteers who are professional psyc nurses, psychologists and social workers that can go into...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

There is a drastic need for government to pump resources into acquiring the services of more psychologists and social workers to work directly with communities in western Jamaica, in order to reduce the region's murder rate, some stakeholders say....

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMLeon Jackson

Commanding Officer of the Trelawny Police Division, Superintendent Clive Blair, has expressed relief that the year 2016 has come to an end.He was spotted taking a break close to midnight on New Year's Eve to catch the last few minutes of 2016 and...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cane farmers in Trelawny are optimistic that their 50,000 tons of cane will be reaped in the 2017 crop, despite the closure of Long Pond Sugar Factory which is owned by Everglades Farm.Chairman of the All Island Cane Farmers Association, Allan...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

A decade ago, at the Caribbean Child Research Conference, experts from the University of the West Indies, provided research findings which showed that many Jamaican children who have witnessed incidences of violence, may be experiencing dangerous...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:44 AMOkoye Henry

Children who reside at the Mustard Seed Communities' children's home in Adelphi, St James, were recently showered with Christmas treats. Banker Janet Richards, in partnership with the Usain Bolt Foundation (UBF), led the philanthropic...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:36 AMClaudia Gardner

The year 2016, in western Jamaica, has featured a mixture of a myriad of woes on one hand, and some good fortune on the other. On the political scene in the region, the Jamaica Labour Party wrested control of all but one of the parish councils away...

Published:Tuesday | December 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Stakeholders in the west are optimistic that the new year will bring economic success to the region. Some say the only militating factor that could stand in western Jamaica's way is the high crime rate.Collin Johnson, a businessman and vice-...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 4:32 PMChristopher Thomas

More than 600 homeless and indigent persons of various ages, benefited from the Trumpet Call Ministries International’s tenth annual Mission of Mercy Christmas Outreach programme, in Montego Bay. Volunteers overseeing the Christmas treat...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 3:54 PMDr. Douglas Street

It’s no secret; this is colds and flu season. In fact, there are a number of conditions that tend to flare up at this time of year and logic would suggest that the cooler temperatures must play a role in this phenomenon. Then how is it that...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Councillors in the Hanover Municipal Corporation, on December 15, approved an expenditure of $600,000 to go towards the municipal Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and children's treat, which is set for today in the parish capital, Lucea.Chief...

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

There was an outpouring of love and much fanfare at the 104th birthday celebration for Pauline Reid of Content district in St James, as she was fÍted and showered with commendations from family, friends and well-wishers last Sunday.Although her...

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