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Church leader laments increasing hardships facing Jamaicans

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 23:07
EASTER is regarded as a time of hope and joy, but spokesman for the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches (JUGC), Reverend Lenworth Anglin, said the church has been challenged to preach this message in the past year, given the increasing hardships Jamaicans have been facing.

What led a 21-y-o cop to commit suicide?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Mandeville police say they have launched a detailed investigation into the suspected suicide of 21-year-old police constable Virdon-Ron Taylor at New Hall in Central Manchester, late Saturday.

Rastas rally for legalisation of ganja

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
MEMBERS of the Rastarian community yesterday braved the scorching sun as they marched from Half-Way-Tree to Trench Town in Kingston, as they joined the growing call for the legalisation of marijuana.

PHOTO: Little man

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
Little Ricardo Curtis got a lot of attention as he pushed this empty cart in the Constant Spring Road Arcade on Saturday. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)

Need for green space

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Local health sector leaders want more focus on the development of green space for exercise and wellness to complement initiatives for economic revival following the collapse of the bauxite/alumina sector.

Prof Beckles urges young people to take up reparation struggle

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
CHAIRMAN of the Caricom Reparations Commission Professor Hilary Beckles has charged young people across the Caribbean to take up the reparation struggle and carry on the conversation until the region has received justice.

Housing agency launches mobile service in Manchester

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
MILE GULLY, Manchester — For Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller it was a case of "promise made, promise fulfilled".

NCU group wins business model competition

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A group of five young entrepreneurs from Northern Caribbean University (NCU) last month won the inaugural National Business Model Competition and $2 million in prize money, according to a news release.

Postal agency and resource centre opened in Gravel Hill

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
May Pen, Clarendon — Scores of residents, Jamalco employees and other stakeholders turned out recently for the official opening of the Gravel Hill Postal Agency and the community's Primary School Resource/Computer Centre.

A Visual Art FEAST

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) promised Flavourful Entertainment and Art Sweetened to Taste (FEAST) at the exhibition launch for its travelling visual arts showcase at Bloomfield Great House in Mandeville on April 12.

PHOTO: Eggcitement

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
Parents look on as children, armed with their baskets and bags, race to find Easter eggs during yesterday's inaugural Eggcitement egg hunt at the Hope Zoo in Kingston. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

PHOTO: Free the weed

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
Marijuana was openly displayed during yesterday's march and rally in Kingston, mainly by Rastafarians, calling on the Government to legalise the weed. The rally took place in Trench Town.

PHOTO: Easter performance

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
Members of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) perform at yesterday's 'Morning of Movement and Music' at the Little Theatre in Kingston. The presentation was dedicated to the NDTC co-founder Eddy Thomas.

New Green rule!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
Kashwayne Miller (left), captain of New Green football team, accepts the Manchester Captain's Bakery Major League trophy following his team's 2-1 triumph over Hillstars in the final of the competition at Kirkvine Sports Club recently. Making the presentation at right is financial controller of Captain's Bakery Wayne Saulter. President of the Manchester Football Association Dalton Wint is at centre.

PHOTO: Well done!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
District Constable Ronald Smith (right) of the Lacovia Police Station accepts his plaque in recognition of his 10 years of service to the Jamaica Constabulary Force from Pastor Michael Harvey, Vice-President of Spiritual Affairs at Northern Caribbean University. Occasion was the university's recent 14h Annual Prayer and Thanksgiving Service for the Security Forces at its main campus in Mandeville, Manchester. (PHOTO: NIGEL COKE)

PHOTO: Brothers?

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting (left) and Dr Denton Rhone, associate professor in the College of Graduate Education and Leadership at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) are all smiles as they seek to prove if they closely resemble each other, which was the thought of many who attended the 14th Annual Prayer and Thanksgiving Service for the Security Forces, held recently at the university's main campus in Mandeville, Manchester. (PHOTO: NIGEL COKE)

PHOTO: Easter gift

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
Event management students of the University of he West Indies' Open Campus in Kingston, along with their sponsors, speak with residents of the Matthew 25:40 Boys' Home following the presentation of 'goodies' to the home in downtown Kingston on Saturday. (PHOTO: ANTONIO GRAHAM)

Canadians rally to legalise marijuana

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
MONTREAL, Canada (AFP) — Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities on the weekend to call for the legalisation of marijuana — a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20.

McGrath students shine

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
WHENEVER Penda Honeyghan tells someone that she passed 11 CSEC subjects, with nine grade ones, and nine CAPE units, it often triggers the question: "Which high school did you attend?"

RADA pushes to get more farmers registered

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:00
THE Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) is stepping up its drive for farmers to register with the Agricultural Business Information System (ABIS) as it continues efforts to tackle praedial larceny.