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

The University of the West Indies Open Campus on Orange Street in Montego Bay will play host to a fund-raising effort to support the Jamaica Cancer Society in its fight against this deadly disease.

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

The St James father and son whose property feud led them to assault each other will return to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court for trial in August.

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

Red Stripe, in partnership with the HEART Trust/NTA, launched another of its Diageo Learning for Life programmes in western Jamaica on Thursday.

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

From the beginning of time, man has been trying to find the 'Fountain of Youth'. Throughout centuries, this search has taken man in different directions, but the search has always proven futile. As our years increase, our beauty and vitality decrease. It's the sacrifice we pay for experience.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Key stakeholders in the Delveland Mango Festival in Westmoreland have dismissed claims that infighting among the organisers has led to the event not being...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaica-born Camir Ricketts is intent on making his mark at the University of Georgia in the United States as he pursues a Bachelor of Science in microbiology with a minor in computer science.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:With very little corporate support, the organisers of the inaugural staging of the Caribbean Shrimp Festival are promising to ignite shrimp lovers' taste buds and bring Caribbean countries closer through food.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:"That mother hates her child and does not respect her daughter," is how child and family therapist, Dr Beverley Scott, describes allegations that a mother helped a man to rape her 15-year-old daughter.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:The Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Hanover was the scene of environmentally themed skits and poems by several schools from the parish and booth presentations by the resort's partners on Tuesday.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:A man accused of using a fake credit card to make purchases at a hotel's jewellery store was remanded in custody due to concern over his identity.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:The landlady who allegedly orchestrated the gang beating of a tenant for the non-payment of bills had her trial put off until September 14 to facilitate the police locating the complainant.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

There are very few people who have never had hiccups and, therefore, would not know how annoying they are.

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Saturday | June 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Delveland residents are lamenting the lack of potable water in their community and are calling on the authorities to immediately address the state of affairs.The situation is similar...

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The almost-never-ending debate surrounding corporal punishment in schools has now been placed on the front burner by attorney-at-law Lowell Morgan, who says it is a well-needed disciplinary measure.

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The scenic Pier One complex in Montego Bay was transformed into a bubbling cauldron of musical excitement last Saturday night going into Sunday morning. True to tradition, the first of the biannual Off Tha Wall retro party was an absolute blast!

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

In Jamaica, it is said that when your ears are ringing, it means someone is discussing you, but I believe we know it can mean more than that. Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) can be very distressing, particularly if it is persistent and 'loud'.

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

From left: Malcolm MacLeod, Maura Watson, and Horace Anderson at Busha's Crab Party at Paradise Park in Westmoreland last Saturday night.

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

There is an urgent need to replace water pipes, repair parochial roads, and provide employment in the Duncans Division in North Trelawny. Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the division, Donovan White, said although work has begun on the pipelines, it will have to be a long-term project.

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

With FEW employment opportunities available in Jamaica, at least one young entrepreneur is taking a risk and trying her hand at event planning through her company, Carter's Collectionz, based in Montego Bay.

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Residents of the flood-prone community of Chigwell in Hanover have adopted a wait-and-see attitude for the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began yesterday.

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Although she is a year shy of her 100th birthday, Naomi Johnson of Crawle district in Duncans, Trelawny, is still active and carries out her daily activities with no trouble. Johnson, who is affectionately known as 'Miss Naomi', celebrated her 99th birthday last month.

Published:Saturday | June 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM

An Ocho Rios, St Ann-based grocery store operator accused of being involved in the theft and resale of a motor vehicle was offered bail in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2012 | 12:00 AM

With more than 70 years offering theological and pastoral training, the Caribbean Wesleyan College in Torrington, Westmoreland, is now a fully accredited institution under the umbrella of the University Council of Jamaica.

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