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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.