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Published:Saturday | March 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A Montego Bay man previously accused of chopping another man was remanded in police custody when he was brought before the court for allegedly wounding the same complainant.

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The community of Green Island in Hanover was once a thriving market town in the days when sugar reigned supreme. A number of plantations were located in the area such as Harding Hall, Prospect, Saxham, Winchester, Rhodes Hall, Haughton, and Glasgow.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Clifton Williams may have lost his left hand during a physical altercation seven years ago, but he is determined to beat the odds and provide for his family.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland:The Petersfield Primary and Infant School is to open a new library and resource centre in September, a collaborative venture of parents, teachers, past students, and the Government.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

MOUNT PEACE, Hanover:Montpelier staved off a challenge from Askenish to win the Mount Peace Corner League Football Competition, which concluded on Sunday.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:Chargé d'Affaires at the United States Embassy in Kingston, Isiah Parnell, has reminded high-school students that a life of criminality is not the only option for success as they seek to make an impact on society.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:The Victoria Park in Falmouth is now boasting a $5-million rehabilitation job and has been returned to the Trelawny Parish Council by the Falmouth Heritage Renewal Company, which led the restoration efforts.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:For 26-year-old Dewayne Sharpe, writing is not only a hobby, but also a passion that he hopes will pay dividends in the future as he explores the other side of his personality through the written word.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Fort Montego in St James is the remains of a British fort and is among several that were built in the 1700s to defend the island.

Published:Saturday | March 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:The resort of Negril in Westmoreland will host the rebranded West Affair, which has grown from a single-night event to a party series, organised by the Canadian-based promotions group, Papernote Entertainment.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

On any visit to Flagaman in St Elizabeth, there are contrasting versions as to how the community got its name.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The word 'fat' is normally associated with ill health and lack of fitness. Being fat is thought to increase the risk of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart attack, stroke, and the list goes on. In a bid to become slim, many become obsessed with weight loss and slimness and go on extreme diets.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Farmers in Flagaman, St Elizabeth, are appealing to the Government to open up opportunities for them to market and sell their produce. This farming community is considered as one of Jamaica's leading producers of tomatoes, scallion, and melon, but it is not realising the expected returns.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

For 28-year-old Devroy Chance, his new transportation business, Trips Around Jamaica, is already reaping benefits.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The infectious smile and the warmth of residents of Flagaman in St Elizabeth are features of the close-knit community that boasts an almost crime-free environment.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The tragedy of the two teenage boys who drowned in Portland during a school excursion in February has underscored the need to promote the importance of water-safety techniques in Jamaica. Kool Runnings Water Park, as part of its social responsibility, will celebrate Child Month in May with its third annual 'Be Water Aware' campaign.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Supporters of the People's National Party gather in the square at Adelphi, St James, on Monday, during Nomination Day proceedings for the upcoming March 26 local government election.

Published:Saturday | March 10, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The man implicated in the February 23, 2011, discovery of cocaine on a cruise ship will have his trial before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court in April.

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Saturday | March 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:With some 16 years' experience in the transportation sector, president of the St James Taxi Association, Dion Chance, is seeking to revolutionise taxi service in Montego Bay, St James, with a new private venture.

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland:Media practitioner and sports educator Haile Mika'el says he will be contesting the White-house division in Westmoreland as an independent in the upcoming local government election on March 26.

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Most of us love fried foods, and more than often, we have been bombarded with stories about what fried foods can do.

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:With several community organisations left cash-strapped in St James, the local municipal authority is pushing its efforts to raise thousands of dollars to assist in the entity's thrust for development.

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2012 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:The trial against a man and woman accused of plotting to rob a prominent Montego Bay financial institution will begin in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court in July.

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