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KINGSTON, Jamaica –The Ministry of Education has announced that the Alpha Boys School is to be transformed into a vocational training institution in collaboration with the HEART Trust/National Training Agency.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A 22-year-old Manchester woman was recently slapped with a six-month sentence for smuggling drugs and razors to her boyfriend while visiting him in prison.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A Police Constable, Davian Thompson attached to the St Catherine North Police Division last night, shot and killed his wife, Latoya Campbell-Thompson at the Oaklands Housing Estate located on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew. It is understood from eye witnesses that Constable Thompson killed his wife at approximately 11:00 pm.
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- A party promoter is currently before the court on allegations that he wrapped a sleeping patron in plastic and set fire to him at a location downtown where he had staged a pool party.
KALE, a dark green leafy vegetable, is slowly becoming more visible, and dare I say popular, as a vegetable of choice in Jamaica. It has started appearing regularly in the produce section of a few supermarkets and is also a staple at UJIMA Organic Farmer's Market, twice monthly, in New Kingston.
MINISTER Of Justice, Senator Mark Golding has said that his ministry has developed a policy for the legal use of ganja, which will soon be submitted to the Cabinet for approval.
If you can separate yourself and your misdemeanours,
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Prominent attorney-at-law and former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for South West St Ann Ernest Smith is among five persons seeking to represent the party in the constituency of Northern Trelawny in the next general elections, constitutionally due in December 2016.
BUS operators and commuters have said that the recently built Downtown Municipal Transport Centre is a waste of taxpayers' money and should be put to different use as the people are not travelling the long distance from the town centre to get there.
Ambassador Anthony Johnson will deliver the annual Bishop Gibson Lecture, one of the highpoints of Kingston College's Founders Week now being celebrated.
SOME fundamental changes to Parliament's current budget review format are likely to emerge from discussions at the level of the Standing Orders committee of the House of Representatives, scheduled to start soon.
IT was her 101 Birthday, and Perdy May Shaw was giving thanks to God.
THE Government has identified persons from whom one will be chosen to fill the vacancy created by the withdrawal of attorney-at-law Velma Hylton from the West Kingston enquiry, Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding has said.
A preliminary study done on the St Mary capital of Port Maria suggests that widening of the channel through which the Outram River flows could be the solution to the flooding problems faced by the town.
DISCOVERY BAY, St Ann — Retired founder, principal and teacher at the United Church of God Basic School in Discovery Bay, St Ann, Marjorie Jones has been praised for her sterling and dedicated service to Early Childhood Education.
My friends, it seems this place is never short of drama. This time, the police (13) are popping up in every discussion -- good and bad. Seems some people like di limelight bad. Good for them.
Energy World International's Managing Director and Chairman Stewart Elliot points to where the Liquefied Natural Gas storage tank will be located when the company begins construction of its electricity generating project soon. Elliot was on a tour of the Cane River area of East Rural St Andrew yesterday with a group that included (from left) Commissioner of Police Owen Ellington, Member of Parliament for East Rural St Andrew Damian Crawford and Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell. Energy World was recently granted a licence by the Office of Utilities Regulation for the supply of additional generating capacity to the national grid. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — More than a month since Mandeville resident Cherine Allen-Powell reached out to the public to assist her in sourcing at least half of her medical bill to fight her increasingly debilitating heart condition, she is still unable to set a date for the surgery, due to inadequate funds.
CONVICTED entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine and provided the authorities with information that led to the recovery of 17 illegal firearms, a highly-placed police source has disclosed.