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Published:Saturday | June 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A security guard who allegedly stole a woman's bag from a supermarket and tried to extort money from her for its return was offered bail in court on Tuesday.

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Accompong is a historical Maroon village located in the hills of St Elizabeth in Jamaica. It was formed after the Maroons signed a peace treaty with the British in 1739.

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The Bright Horizon Pre-School and Kindergarten dance group performs its 2012 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Festival's gold-medal-winning piece titled 'Praisefest' during the school-leaving exercise at the Faith Temple Assembly of God in Montego Bay on Sunday

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The community of Accompong is home to descendants of freedom fighters who battled the British army for 80 years. But despite its violent history, the Maroon village has remained crime free.

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

It is not often young Jamaican students get an opportunity to meet local and international celebrities while being rewarded, but the RuJohn Foundation made this possible for several Herbert Morrison Technical High School students recently.

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The Goodwill district in St James was the location of a community health fair last weekend, which was organised by the Chatham Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Church.

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The Accompong Maroons in St Elizabeth are putting the finishing touches on their newest attraction, set to open in August. It is expected to reignite interest in the historic village and generate much-needed revenue.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Acceptance for primary-level education is becoming increasingly difficult for one five-year-old boy in Montego Bay, St James, after several school officials told his parents...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:A man who reportedly used a fake credit card to buy jewellery from a hotel's store was offered bail in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

MONTEGO BAY, St James:Antidote Entertainment has found a remedy to soothe the need of party lovers in Montego Bay with their annual Officially Diagnosed event slated for Saturday, June 30.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:An August 2011 vehicular manslaughter case involving a Dutch national has been set for mention on June 28 to allow time for three police statements to be placed on the case file.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Having a baby is a life-changing event and a special moment. Indeed, bringing new life into this world is an awesome responsibility. I

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Residents of Rejoin, Hanover, have never had piped water. They depend solely on the elements for their day-to-day supply and anxiously await the day when the precious commodity will be piped to their homes.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has been lauded for its hard work in Rejoin as the community recovers from a quadruple murder last month.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Nineteen-year-old Amelia Hudson is refusing to limit herself to one profession and has decided to explore a career in modelling while she pursues becoming an educator.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland:Grade four student Allison Smith emerged as the champion reader at Petersfield Primary School after an intense competition.

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

DUNCANS, Trelawny:Trelawny was the venue for birthday celebrations of three of its sons, vice-president of purchasing and logistics at Norwegian Cruise Line Alvin Dennis, police Superintendent Clinton Laing, and his dad,...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland:Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar Bertel Moore is suggesting that the Martha Brae River in Trelawny could be the solution to the water problem in his division of Negril and elsewhere in the parish of Westmoreland.

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-one-year-old Jamaican Meika Billings recently claimed top honours at her graduation from the University of South Florida. Billings, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders, was awarded the university's King O'Neal Scholar Award in May as the top graduate of her class with the highest accumulative grade-point average of 4.0.

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A Westmoreland mother whose 13-year-old son has a condition known to her only as 'quick delivery' received a much-needed wheelchair to assist him to move around.

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

It will not be business as usual for street vendors in the town of Falmouth as the local authorities embark on a comprehensive clean-up of the town to capitalise on the high number of cruise-ship passengers who visit its port.

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A St James man who stoned his neighbour's property after her daughter got into a fight with his girlfriend will return to court on July 25 for sentencing.

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Falmouth was created from seaside lands owned by Edward Moulton Barrett in 1790. Barrett sold portions of land to planter friends, but kept the waterfront. He donated what remained for the building of a courthouse, church, and public gardens.

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