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Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:29:02 -0500: Expose them! - Sterling Castle pastor wants parents to unmask community predators
Orville Plummer, pastor of the Sterling Castle New Testament Church of God, has called on parents in the community to expose adults who prey on the underaged. In a sermon yesterday at the church, the man of the cloth also announced a number of...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:26:39 -0500: 8-y-o leads candlelight vigil for Shantae Skyers
When eight-year-old Courtney Greaves heard about the gruesome murder of Shantae Skyers and other children harmed in recent times, she begged her mother to help her and friends prepare a candlelight vigil in their memory. Greaves and her mother,...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:29:19 -0500: ?We will get them? ? Supt. of police sends message to men who shot MoBay cop
Western Bureau: Superintendent Vernon Ellis, the commanding officer for the St James police, is sounding a warning to the men who shot and seriously injured a policeman in Norwood yesterday morning. ?We are not going to ask them to turn themselves...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:23:45 -0500: Sir Alister remembered as a titan of post-independence Caribbean
Tributes poured in from across the Caribbean for Sir Alister McIntyre, former secretary general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), whose work with the regional institution was recognised and honoured by Jamaica with the Order of Merit, the...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:28:16 -0500: Come for farming, stay for fun at agri shows
Good, ?clean family fun? with something of interest for every member of the household will be the order of the day at the two expositions hosted by the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) in St James and St Mary today. Livestock displays showcasing...
Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:19:38 -0500: Junction works to cause Texaco gas pains
The Texaco service station at the Robert Schumann Roundabout in Agualta Vale, St Mary, has been a landmark at that location for many years, despite the different owners and brands under which it has operated. With the start of the third segment of...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:29:36 -0500: Cancer shot misfires - Dengue, flu cripple HPV vaccination drive; thousands of girls fall through cracks
The dengue fever and influenza outbreaks have delivered a blow to the Government?s programme administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to grade seven girls across Jamaica, resulting in only 400 students of the entire current national...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:31:38 -0500: Dead end for cemeteries - Ja has quarter of burial space needed under NEPA standards
Jamaica has only a quarter of the minimum designated land space it should have for burying the dead, sparking concern among environmental and planning officials that more families should cremate their relatives or find other alternatives to...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:33:01 -0500: ?Time for a change? - In cremation pitch, NEPA urges against burning money on fancy funerals
Religious and cultural beliefs are cited as the main barriers to the majority of Jamaicans cremating their dead, even as cemeteries pile up with bodies and the burial inventory hurtles towards saturation point. Data from the National Environment...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:20:46 -0500: Chesterfield waiting to exhale - Long-promised bridge to transform life for St Mary residents
Wednesday night?s spontaneous celebration by residents of Chesterfield, St Mary, at the bridge that will provide vehicular access to the rural community was a measure of the heightened expectation, with the structure projected to be completed in...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:33:21 -0500: No free-for-all for cemeteries ? water expert
One of Jamaica?s leading groundwater experts is seeking to assure residents terrified about the public-health dangers of proposed cemeteries that all sites undergo rigorous inspections and analyses before the green light is given. The country?s...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:33:22 -0500: Ghost town - Two dead, three injured in separate incidents as gunmen shatter peace in Standpipe
The increased police patrols in the Cedar Valley and Barbican Road communities of St Andrew in the wake of the killing of two men and shooting of three other persons Thursday evening have seemingly failed to assuage the fear that has now gripped...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:06:24 -0500: Nine months to carry them, nine months to lose them - Terrelonge says bad parents to lose children to adoption
WESTERN BUREAU: Alando Terrelonge, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says that legislation is in the pipeline for parents who abuse and abandon their children to automatically lose their parental rights once the...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:28:42 -0500: Rep: Social workers could improve outcomes in businesses, schools
A lack of appreciation or recognition of the value of social work is frustrating hundreds of persons trained in the field as they find it hard to land jobs locally. Eva Forde, president of the Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW), said...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:12:09 -0500: Bartlett calls on UTech to develop technology-focused tourism curriculum
Given emerging trends in other parts of the world, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is calling on the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, to lead the charge in integrating technology into the local tourism sector. ?So I want you to make that...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:06:49 -0500: StJMC, health department to forge vector-control partnership
WESTERN BUREAU: Lennox Wallace, the chief public health inspector for St James, is supporting a suggestion from Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis for the St James Health Department to train representatives from the St James Municipal Corporation (StJMC...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:12:05 -0500: St James teacher gets yet another committal date
WESTERN BUREAU: Kerry-Ann Cunningham, the St James teacher charged in connection with the death of Anchovy Primary School student Easton Stapleton, had her committal hearing deferred yet again when she appeared in the St James Parish Court on...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:33:17 -0500: News Briefs
Two arrested in anti-scamming operations Thirty-two-year-old Jermaine Brown, otherwise called ?Jail Bud?, of Montego West Village in St James, has been charged with possession of identity information with intent following an operation in sections...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:29:22 -0500: Shortages hit Cuba, raising fears of new economic crisis
BAUTA (AP): After two decades of relative stability fuelled by cheap Venezuelan oil, shortages of food and medicine have once again become a serious daily problem for millions of Cubans. Stores no longer routinely stock eggs, flour, chicken,...
Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:27:42 -0500: Putin envoy in Caracas rejects US revival of Monroe Doctrine
CARACAS (AP): As Venezuela?s reliance on Russia grows amid the country?s unfolding crisis, Vladimir Putin?s point man in Caracas is pushing back on the United States revival of a doctrine used for generations to justify military interventions in...
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

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