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Michael Manley: His legacy of education for empowerment

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 04:13
A lightly edited version of Ambassador Whiteman’s contribution to the Michael Manley Lecture at Tom Redcam Library in Kingston on December 10, 2014.

Abe re-elected in low-turnout Japan polls

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 03:43
TOKYO,Japan (AFP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.

Female Saudi fan 'red-carded' for entering men-only stadium

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 03:41
JEDDAH , Saudi Arabia (AFP) - A female fan who disguised herself to infiltrate the male-only domain of a football stadium in Saudi Arabia has been red-carded, a police statement obtained on Sunday says.

Bending without breaking

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 03:10
FOR the past few weeks, our focus has been on exercise’s role in helping to decrease the chance of contracting many chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and slowing the unpleasant effects of these illnesses on the body. However, there are less serious conditions that our bodies face, both internal and external, with which exercise can help.

43-y-o sickler pushes limit

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 02:54
WHEN Richard Burton’s parents discovered he had sickle cell disease at age 12, he was no longer allowed to participate in sporting activities.

Oh no, sciatica!

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 02:05
This is the first in a three-part piece looking at sciatica, the pain affecting the back, hip and outer side of the leg, which is caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back.

Phillips to tackle Budget’s capital projects delays

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 01:56
Minister of Finance and Planning Dr Peter Phillips has said that he will release a report on the slow implementation of Capital ‘B’ projects by the Government, to the Opposition by December 17.

Terra Nova probing Lorna Bell’s claim of missing money

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 01:56
The Executive Director of Special Olympics Jamaica, Lorna Bell, on Friday filed a report to security personnel at Corporate Area hotel, Terra Nova, that her purse containing money and other valuables had gone missing.

Sweaty, smelly feet

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 01:48
WE all, at some point, suffer from foot perspiration and odour. Maintaining good hygiene daily is usually enough for most people. However, for some, it can be a persistent, embarrassing and almost disabling problem.

Bustamante Hospital for Children gets equipment

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 01:48
EQUIPMENT was last Thursday handed over to the Bustamante Hospital for Children as a donation from the Embassy of Japan, through a grant of US$117,176.

Boscobel 'problem' development almost completed

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 22:22
BOSCOBEL, St Mary — After repeated flooding and protests from residents regarding the many inconveniences caused, the housing development at the Hills of Boscobel is at the finishing stages and the many issues which residents faced have been addressed, the Ministry of Housing has said.

Mayor’s gun stolen

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:46
Security measures have been implemented at the Trelawny Parish Council Municipal Building in Falmouth in the wake of the theft of a licensed semi-automatic pistol belonging to Falmouth Mayor Garth Wilkinson.

Michael Manley — the visionary who will never be

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:46
December 10, 2014 marked 90 years since Michael Manley's birth.

Jamaica’s prospects remain strong despite poverty, unemployment — ACP official

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:46
BRUSSELS, Belgium — In his opening speech to mark the 100th session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of Ministers Council Meeting Friday morning, Secretary General Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni reassured the region that prospects continue to remain strong despite the Ebola outbreak, poverty and youth unemployment.

Proud to vote

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:46
If you asked most people what they were doing 70 years ago today, they’d probably look at you like you were crazy. But at least four Jamaicans, all more than 100 years old, could answer with confidence, “I was voting — for the first time.”

No student will be left behind, says PM

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:27
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has said that students who leave the school system without marketable competencies will not be left behind, as the Government will continue second chance programmes.

How Japan turns waste into energy

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:27
(This is the first in a series of articles on the Asian country of Japan using waste material to provide energy for its people)

Fisherman breaks ex-lover’s kneecap after she refuses sex request

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:13
A Kingston fisherman who reportedly got angry and broke the kneecap of his ex-lover after she refused his request for sex, found himself before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last week on an assault charge.

Jamaica’s prospects remain strong despite poverty, unemployment — ACP official

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:07
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Newly appointed Secretary General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, Dr Patrick Gomes has said that there are some immediate needs that must be addressed in order to tackle the outbreak of the Ebola virus which has left thousands dead since its outbreak in March 2014.


Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:07
A breathtaking view of the sun setting along the Palisadoes coastline in Kingston last week.