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Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Latoya Samuels, Falmouth division:"My expectation for the elected councillor is to see him doing more for garbage control, and regular...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

As the November 28 date for the local government election draws near, the two aspirants for the position of councillor for the Falmouth division in the Trelawny Municipal Corporation have provided sharply contrasting views of the current...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMDr Douglas Street

A leg ulcer is really an unpleasant condition to deal with, whether you are the one afflicted with it or the one treating it. It can be unpleasant to look at and can even carry an odour. It is usually a source of embarrassment for those afflicted...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is advising shoppers to be cautious this Christmas season on what, how and where they buy products and services.The forewarning from the CAC comes in light of the fact that more than 1,000 official consumer...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

On Local government election day, incumbents Wynter McIntosh of the Chester Castle Division and Devon Brown of the Hopewell Division will be the only two councillors seeking another term in the Hanover Municipal Corporation.McIntosh, who is the...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM

With the first of two local government debates set for tomorrow in Kingston, councillor/candidates in Hanover say debates should also be mandated at the divisional level to enable voters to make informed decisions on election day, come November 28.A...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Scores of Rastafarians protested in front of the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay, recently, following an incident in which the police seized 10 pounds of ganja from an elderly Rastafarian who was on his way to a Nyahbingni celebration...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) in Montego Bay has forged a partnership with the Jamaica United Relief Association (JURA), a South Florida-based non-profit organisation, for the provision of neonatal incubators to the hospital,following a...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM

There is the general perception that women spend more time, money, and effort optimising their appearance. There are many industries that capitalise on this. It seems at times that even health may be sacrificed in the process. Is this the case with...

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Cleveland Wright -Hopewell Division, Hanover:"Yes. We should have town hall meetings in various communities and bring the candidates together in their localities and ask...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:28 AMOkoye Henry

The versatility of Jamaican yellow and white yams, was on full exhibit at the HEART Trust Northwest TVET Institute's inaugural Yam Expo 2016, in Kenilworth, Hanover recently.Students of the institution used the tubers to make delicacies such as...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:27 AM

Exercise is very important for good health. Some persons even believe that once they are getting good exercise, they can do as they please otherwise. Some believe exercise can nullify the effects of poor dieting. Is this true?More than ever before,...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Shiahh Shukura - Tae kwon do instructor (Spring Gardens Division, St James)"There still is a whole lot of work to be done, particularly on the roads...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMOkoye Henry

Residents of some municipal divisions within St James seem not to be overly impressed with the level of performance of some of their councillors over the last four years.In the Montego Bay South East Division, which encompasses communities such as...

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Chairman of the St James Municipal Corporation and mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris says he is confident that the People's National Party will win the majority of seats in the local government elections in the parish come Election Day, November...

Published:Monday | November 7, 2016 | 11:27 PMContribted

The National Works Agency (NWA) has commenced traffic surveys at several points in St. James in a bid to gather data to be used in the plans for the construction of the proposed Montego Bay Bypass.According to the Community Relations Officer for the...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:20 AMOkoye Henry

The Herbert Morrison Technical High School in Montego Bay, became the beneficiaries of a new set of musical instruments, after for copping second place in the 2016 staging of the Jamaica Best School Band Competition. The items were handed over by...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:05 AMClaudia Gardner

While the HEART Trust/NTA is one of the main state development agencies residents say is having a positive impact in the region, stakeholders are nonetheless calling for the scale-up of the agency's itinerant community-based training programmes.A...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Denyque Matthis, entrepreneur(St James):"I do not know what they are doing. I would have to research to be able to have an informed decision."Horethiah...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Despite the mandate of the Social Development Commission (SDC) being to promote the social and economic empowerment of citizens as part of national development, the organisation's performance has gained mixed reviews from residents in western...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMDr. Douglas Street

Many of us as parents would have experienced a fight between two siblings and both of them blaming each other for the incident. At times the more innocent looking one may be the guiltier. Is this case when it comes to infections?It is well-known...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Residents in Western Jamaica are expressing relief that a permanent branch of the Companies Office of Jamaica (CoJ) has finally been established in western Jamaica, to serve its clients in the region.The office was officially opened on Monday...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Centenarian Iris Denniston, who has devoted most of her life in the service of the Orange community, in St James, created history last Monday (Heroes Day) when she became the oldest recipient of the Sam Sharpe Award.Denniston, affectionately called...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas

Montego Bay mayor, Councillor Glendon Harris says it would be a travesty if the crime that is now strangling St. James is allowed to undermine and ultimately overshadow the gains the parish has made in recent years and its positive prospects for the...

Published:Tuesday | October 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater

President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), Gloria Henry, has added her voice to the many voices that are now speaking out against the recent spate of killing in Montego Bay and the wider St. James.Henry, who spoke at last...

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