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Students of Boscobel Primary School in St Mary performing a dance piece during the recent Jamaica/Korea Cadastral Mapping and Land Titling Project presentation ceremony at the St Mary Parish Church Hall in the parish capital, Port Maria. (Photos: JIS)
Today is the 62nd day of 2014. There are 303 days left in the year.
RESIDENTS of Bartons Spring, St Elizabeth, who were without water for a month after a pump serving parts of the community was removed by the National Water Commission (NWC), are now celebrating the return of the precious commodity.
IN its expanded role as managers of the national STI programme, the National Family Planning Board (NFPB) is currently designing a virtual classroom incorporating social media and mobile technologies to deliver its safe sex campaigns more effectively to adolescents and teens.
IN the context of the just concluded Black History Month, world heritage consultant Dr Janice Lindsay is calling on Caribbean States, to step up efforts to safeguard their music from economic exploitation, and do more to turn it into an economic powerhouse for local communities.
DR Chris Tufton yesterday described as "burdensome" the interest rates being charged by microfinance lenders and urged the Government to look seriously at regulating the sector.
WATERFALLS cascading several feet to the Johnson River in Hillside, St Thomas not only serve as a relaxing place for visitors wanting to spend an enjoyable day with nature, but also provide an income to the many unemployed residents in this farming district.
NEW Nation Coalition (NNC) yesterday called on Youth and Culture Minister Lisa Hanna to make full disclosure to the public regarding her permanent secretary, Sydney Bartley, whose name has become embroiled in unsavoury allegations.
AS the country observes March as Endometriosis Month, co-founder of the Better Awareness and Support for Endometriosis (BASE) Foundation, Shauna Fuller-Clarke, is urging employees and school administrators to become more sensitive to and supportive of the approximately 100,000 women and students grappling with the disease locally.
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — Over 300 youth, between the ages of 15 and 24 years, from several high schools, training institutions and youth clubs in Hanover attended a Youth Empowerment Expo held at the Jockey Factory in Lucea, Hanover on Friday.
THE demolished houses still partially buried under mounds of sand are a constant reminder to residents of Hillside, St Thomas, of the dangers of deforestation.
WITH a funding gap of $1.3 billion being projected for the upcoming academic year 2014/15, cash-strapped lending agency the Students' Loan Bureau has found itself in a tight spot with private sector entities refusing to loan it any money.
MONTEGO BAY, St James — With the country's Net International Reserves (NIR) set to hit US$1.3 billion by month end, Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips says the time has come for Jamaica, as a sovereign nation, to ensure it can finance its own recovery from crises like natural disasters.
Suzanne Smith, centre manager St Margaret's Human Resource Centre, has a word with businessman Bruce Bicknell at last Thursday's Information Breakfast hosted by St Patrick's Foundation at Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston. The breakfast was held to share information about the charity's projects and secure pledges of assistance. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)
A police constable had a gun conviction against him overturned when he appeared in the Court of Appeal, last Thursday. But the cop, Everton Lynton, isn't in the clear, as the court has ordered that he be retried on a charge of indecent assault of a female friend.
A panel of seven jurors last Wednesday acquitted a 45-year-old higgler of rape after 30 minutes of deliberation.
This photo, which was published on February 23, contained two errors. Here is the correct information. We regret the errors.
NEW developments in the application of technology in education will be shared at the upcoming EduVision 2014 conference by top-level speakers from Microsoft and Pearson College.
THE St Andrew South Police Division's Quick Response team was presented with three Honda XLR trail bikes and protective gear by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) last Friday.
PEREVALNE, Ukraine (AP) — Igniting a tense stand-off, Russian forces surrounded a Ukrainian army base yesterday just as the country began mobilising its military in response to the surprise Russian takeover of Crimea. Outrage over Russia's tactics mounted in world capitals, with US Secretary of State John Kerry calling on President Vladimir Putin to pull back from "an incredible act of aggression".