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Teacher’s death shocks Charlemont High School

Monday, February 20, 2017


HOWELL... described as passionate about his job

STUDENTS and staff at Charlemont High School in St Catherine have been left searching for answers after the body of a male teacher was discovered Saturday morning in bushes in Barrett Hall, St Ann. He is 35-year-old Tanijah Howell of Linstead, St Catherine. Howell, who taught mathematics at the Linstead-based institution ...more





Government starts new programme to assist deportees

Monday, February 20, 2017

While the country grapples with its crime issues, over 100 Jamaicans are being deported home every month from developed nations such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, for various reasons. The situation has been aggravated by repo ...more

Number of abandoned children on the increase

Monday, February 20, 2017

THE number of abandoned children at the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) apostolates in Kingston has seen a significant increase since its inception in 2004. Father Hayden Augustine of the Bethlehem Home for Abandoned Children, which is operated by MO ...more

More people homeless

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Board of Supervision, commonly known as the poor relief department, says its December 2016 survey on homelessness indicates that more people are now living on the nation’s streets than the approximately 1,500 since its 2014 survey. However ...more

Sigma Run reaches $50.5m

Monday, February 20, 2017

The 19th staging of the Sagicor Sigma 5K run yesterday garnered a whopping $50.5 million in funds for charity. “We are taking donations right through to March. So I’m still appealing to persons to donate by going to sagicorjamaica.com cl ...more

Gov't funds LAMP land titling project through 2017/18

Monday, February 20, 2017

Concerns raised by Opposition Senator Sophia Fraser Binns about the possible “disbanding” of the government's Land Administration and Management Programme(LAMP), have been dispelled in the 2017/18 Estimates of Expenditure. According to t ...more

They are a menace!

Monday, February 20, 2017

SENIOR Medical Officer (SMO) at the Savanna-La-Mar Public General Hospital in Westmoreland, Dr Alfred Dawes, is calling for a crackdown on illegal bike riders who he says are putting serious pressure on the health care system in western Jamaica. Acc ...more

Brown’s Town High wins police debate competition

Monday, February 20, 2017

IT was a proud moment for students and staff of the St Ann-based Brown’s Town High School last Wednesday when the debate team defeated St Mary High in the finals of the Area Two Police debate competition. Brown’s Town High, St Mary High ...more

Science meets dancehall

Monday, February 20, 2017

The JN Foundation is collaborating with Professor Christopher Emdin to launch Science Genius Jamaica, a new education project that will fuse dancehall music with science. The project, which mirrors Professor Emdin’s Science Genius programme t ...more

The Blue Lagoon: world-famous attraction

Monday, February 20, 2017

ONE of the most exquisite attractions in Jamaica, the Blue Lagoon in Portland has established itself as a haven for visitors seeking a relaxed day with nature. The source of the 213feet- deep pool is said to begin in the Blue Mountains and continues ...more

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Jamaica to host biggest conference in region come November

Monday, February 20, 2017

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, says the United Nations World Tourism Conference (UNWTO), to be held in Jamaica in November, will be the biggest the country and the region have ever seen. He said heads of the ...more




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