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10 turmeric benefits

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
TURMERIC, the main ingredient found in curry, is a spice that we usually use for seasoning. I use it in almost everything to add flavour, colour and a wealth of health benefits.

Scan me, fight breast cancer!

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
Kelly Tomblin (left), CEO, Jamaica Public Service (JPS), on Friday uses her smartphone to scan a barcode, on the building of JPS offices in New Kingston, which takes her directly to the Jamaica Cancer Society's (JCS's) website. Sharing in the moment is JCS Executive Director Yulit Gordon. This initiative is part of the power company's effort to raise awareness about breast cancer for October. (PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMAICA CANCER SOCIETY)

Peer pleasure

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
THE term mob is easily associated with all things disorderly and violent. But not so for San Francisco-based Fitmob, which is entirely dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles, the sharing economy way.

Chris Kerr returns to court November 28

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
REAL estate developer Christopher Kerr who is accused of forging official identification documents, is to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on November 28.

Keeping infections at bay

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
A child's immune system is less mature than that of adults. This makes them more susceptible to infectious diseases such as flu; hand, foot and mouth disease; pink eye; and gastroenteritis.

Mom furious after 18-year-old killed allegedly by lover

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
OCHO RIOS, St Ann — The mother of 18-year-old Jessica McLarty, who was reported missing over five months ago and whose remains were found buried in a shallow grave recently, wants the age of consent in Jamaica to be changed.

CHEC murder accused killed, cops say

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
A man whom police believe was linked to the murder of four people in Bowers Wood, St Catherine was fatally shot during an operation in the Allman Town area on Friday.

50 years of worship styles across Jamaican Christian denominations

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
NOWADAYS I attend many funerals and it's not unusual for me to attend two funerals on a Saturday. On Saturday July 12, 2014 I attended three funerals at a Roman Catholic (RC) church in sub-urban St Andrew, a Baptist Church (BC) in a rural St Catherine town and a Roman Catholic Church in downtown Kingston.

Battling love ADDICTION

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 22:00
OVER the years our newspapers have reported a number of bizarre and gruesome deaths that have occurred in romantic relationships. These abnormal relationships have sometimes ended with multiple deaths. Many of these were perpetrated by what had appeared to be otherwise normal people. When they occur, most times, we seek to understand what might have gone wrong in their lives.

Frater unfit to collect Walsh award, but fit to party

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:00
SPRINTER and athletics administrator Michael Frater told officials of the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence that although he was in Jamaica, he would not be able collect the Courtney Walsh Award for Excellence at the 10th staging of the event at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew last Thursday evening.

Thieves break into funeral home, take casket

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:00
KENNESHA Barnes and her mother Donaree Barnes were left wide-eyed and o-mouthed yesterday morning when they discovered that an expensive casket on display inside their funeral home in downtown Kingston was stolen.

Farewell to Eric Lawson Frater

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 21:00
Scores of mourners packed the St Andrew Parish Church yesterday for the ass of Resurrection for the life of veteran lawyer and educator Eric Lawson Frater, who died earlier this month at age 90. Frater, who was a partner in the Kingston-based law firm Frater, Ennis and Gordon, also served as an educator for several years, including a teaching stint at Kingston College before becoming principal of Rusea's High School in Hanover. At age 50 he left the classroom to study law and was involved in that profession until his death.

Boy, 13, reaps ganja to support self

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 20:00
IN a desperate bid to survive, a boy in rural Jamaica has turned to working in ganja fields, reaping the illegal weed in order to buy his meals.

Walters stops Donaire in 6th, wins 126-lb title

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 19:35
CARSON, California (AP) — Nicholas Walters stopped Philippine-born Nonito Donaire with a second left in the sixth round, winning the WBA featherweight title in dramatic fashion Saturday night.

ISSA/LIME Super Cup results for Saturday

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:47
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The inaugural LIME Super Cup kicked off on Saturday. Here are the results from the exciting matches played in Kingston and St James.

JC eased into next round of LIME Super Cup Knockout competition

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:53
ST JAMES, JAMAICA — Defending Manning Cup champions Jamaica College fought valiantly to secure a 2-1 come-from- behind win over Cornwall College in the LIME Super Cup Knockout competition at Catherine Hall Sports Complex Saturday evening.

Beware of criminals posing as utility workers

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:06
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police are warning members of the public to beware of individuals posing as National Water Commission (NWC) and Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) workers.

Wolmer's beat St James High 3-1 in LIME Super Cup

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 16:18
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Wolmer’s High advanced to the next round of the Lime Super Cup Knockout competition with a hard fought, come-from-behind 3-1 win over St James High.

Radio station owner said among 711 arrested for electricity theft

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:57
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that 711 persons have been arrested between January 1 and October 15 for the illegal abstraction of electricity.

Food poisoning triggers Ebola scare in Manchester

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 13:57
MANCHESTER, Jamaica — A case of suspected poisoning on Friday triggered reports that a case of the deadly Ebola virus may have reached the Mandeville Hospital in the parish.