Wed | Jan 18, 2017

Western Focus

Would you support the aborting of the domestic senior football competitions in Hanover in light of the incidents of crime? Taleeni Francis, commanding officer, Hanover Emergency Medical Services"No. Because even though crime is rising, football is...

For many decades, the "beautiful game" (football) has been the common denominator that has knitted young men and communities across Hanover together.In fact, in the 1980s when Rusea's High School was the standard-bearer for the parish in the ISSA...

The Steering committee of the Jamaica chapter of the Green Island High School Alumni Association has plans under way to construct a sixth-form block with funds from a series of fundraising efforts.The group will be staging its first fundraiser in...

The merger of the Hanover and Montego Co-operative Credit Unions to form what is now the Gateway Co-operative Credit Union (2017) Limited officially came into effect on January 3.The new entity is the newest credit union in Jamaica and has two...

A sedentary lifestyle is well known to be associated with poor health outcomes. Of course, logically, the thinking was that this was because these persons are not getting enough exercise. Recently, it was found, though, that there is more to it than...

What do you think the Government of Jamaica should do to assist communities to cope with traumatic experiences?Sharon Chambers, wellness specialist:"Find volunteers who are professional psyc nurses, psychologists and social workers that can go into...

There is a drastic need for government to pump resources into acquiring the services of more psychologists and social workers to work directly with communities in western Jamaica, in order to reduce the region's murder rate, some stakeholders say....

A decade ago, at the Caribbean Child Research Conference, experts from the University of the West Indies, provided research findings which showed that many Jamaican children who have witnessed incidences of violence, may be experiencing dangerous...

Cane farmers in Trelawny are optimistic that their 50,000 tons of cane will be reaped in the 2017 crop, despite the closure of Long Pond Sugar Factory which is owned by Everglades Farm.Chairman of the All Island Cane Farmers Association, Allan...

Commanding Officer of the Trelawny Police Division, Superintendent Clive Blair, has expressed relief that the year 2016 has come to an end.He was spotted taking a break close to midnight on New Year's Eve to catch the last few minutes of 2016 and...
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