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

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland:The Ministry of Education has given its commitment to reviewing the operations at the New Hope Primary and Junior High School in Westmoreland with a view to streamlining the institution and preserving...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:The usefulness of the Access to Information Tribunal is being questioned due to its year-long inactivity, which has resulted in unheard appeals and the public being left with no other option of challenging the decisions not to release...

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

WESTERN BUREAU:A Lilliput, St James, man who allegedly stabbed his stepson to death during a dispute is booked to return before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court for a preliminary examination in September.

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

WESTERN BUREAU:A man accused of using a machete to wound another man was offered bail in the sum of $50,000 with two sureties in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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

Waldensia Primary School in Sherwood Content in rural Trelawny is in dire need of proper sanitary facilities for its pupil population.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A month before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, residents of New Market in St Elizabeth are bracing for the possibility of again seeing their town submerged by floodwaters.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce's first female president Pauline Reid received an elegant send-off from her family and close friends during her funeral service at the St James Parish Church in Montego Bay last Saturday.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

With a passion for fashion, 19-year-old Jami Lake is on a mission to showcase that style is not just about looking your best, but also about character and making personality come alive.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The father and son who reportedly assaulted each other during a dispute over family land have been sent to counselling by acting Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) for St James Sandria Wong-Small.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Dream Girlz Collections and Tropical Beach have teamed up to create a Mother's Day concert dubbed 'To Mom With Love', slated for May 13. Patrons will get an opportunity to experience an evening of musical excellence and fashion with Marcia Griffiths and Freddie McGregor against the backdrop of the Tropical Beach complex in Montego Bay.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

An aquaponics project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development, has been launched at the Belmont Academy. United States Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater visited the school last week to interact with the students involved in the farming technology, which was designed to yield more at a lower cost.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Healing the Children North East, a non-profit organisation based in the United States, is partnering with the Tryall Fund in Sandy Bay and the Kiwanis Club of Hopewell to sponsor a free health clinic for pre-school and primary-aged children in Hanover

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Residents of New Market, St Elizabeth, one of the island's most flood-prone areas, still have to depend on the elements for its day-to-day water supply. Completely impassable during heavy rains, the community has never had running water in its pipes.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Twenty students from the Godfrey Stewart High School in Westmoreland have been certified and pinned to mark their achievements in the Centres of Excellence Programme, an ongoing initiative in six high schools across Jamaica.

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds gathered at the Falmouth United Church in Trelawny to celebrate the life of the well-respected educator, Paulett 'Cluge' Morais, who was laid to rest last Saturday.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Most of us know how important it is to get enough sleep and the dangers of inadequate sleep. Most of us also know of someone who seems to sleep like 'it's going out of style'. But did you know that consistently sleeping too much can be bad for your health?

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-seven people from four communities in Savanna-la-Mar have received training in photography and certification under the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation Advocacy Through Photography Programme.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

With a monthly budget exceeding J$500,000, and a grant from the Government that only covers the salaries of the staff, volunteerism has been crucial to the operations of the Flanker Peace and Justice Centre.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A Norwood, St James, man arrested during a police operation targeting the infamous Montego Bay-based lottery scam has been offered bail.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Ramona Rhodes, Astley Rowe, and Kamal Smith present the valedictory address at Sam Sharpe Teachers' College's valedictory service at the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, St James, last week.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Six months after a financial institution launched a learning project at the John Rollins Success Primary School in Montego Bay, teachers are reporting improvement among the more than 60 students participating in the programme.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Twenty-four-year-old Sheldon Dryden turned a bone of contention into a growing business venture with custom pottery made out of PVC pipes. S&S Custom Pottery is the brainchild of this young entrepreneur and his girlfriend and co-owner, Shanique Grant.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A wide cross section of the Hanover community attended an appreciation ceremony to honour the former divisional commander for the parish, Superintendent Dermont Lawrence, last Friday.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Weathershield Limited in Hanover is the new owner of Architectural Foam Design (AFD) in Fort Myers, Florida. With this acquisition, Weathershield has become the second-largest manufacturer of architectural foam products in Jamaica.

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The diminutive Marilyn McIntosh Nash, who, for years, has championed the cause of her neighbours in Flanker, St James, is facing a new battle: bone cancer.

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