Sandals starts $25-m farmers programme with Irish potato project

THREE MILES RIVER, Westmoreland — Sandals Resorts International last Wednesday kicked off a pilot project with Jamaican farmers which will see the hotel chain providing more than $25 million in assistance, starting with the up-front purchase and distribution of $3.5 million worth... Read More

Determined not to go Down with that Syndrome
NO parent has the intrinsic ability to determine the health status or physical features of their baby, and no parent plans to have a child with Down's syndrome.... Read More

Thet turned out for Noel Hylton
Scores of Jamaicans from a wide cross section of the society turned up at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, North Street in Kingston yesterday to say farewell to former President of the Port Authority of Jamaica, Noel Hylton during a Service of Thanksgiving held for him. Hylton died February...... Read More

Take care how you project Jamaica, Bartlett urges locals
MINISTER of Tourism Ed Bartlett has emphasised that care needs to be taken in the way Jamaicans project and commercialise the social and cultural activities of communities and, moreso the country.... Read More

Lilliput turns to blood

BY HORACE HINES Staff reporter | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Following the death of two residents of the St James community of Lilliput just outside of this city, the people of the area have been thrown into a state of bloody confusion. Read More

Alleged phone thief battered by mob in Half-Way-Tree

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

A woman was robbed by a man in the Springs Plaza, St Andrew, yesterday, but before the alleged thief could reach safety, he was held by a security guard, following frantic shouts of “Thief, thief mi want mi phone” by the victim of the robbery. Read More

Hendrickson's deep passion for early childhood education

BY VERNON DAVIDSON Executive editor — publications | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

You can't miss the passion in Gary “Butch” Hendrickson's voice when he starts talking about early childhood education. Read More

Understanding the diabetes and gum disease link

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

DO you know that there is a link between diabetes and gum disease? Diabetics have a higher risk of developing gum disease than people who have healthy blood sugar levels. Read More

Entitlement — who needs it?

BY BEV EAST | Sunday, March, 11 2018    

EVERYONE of us knows someone or has one in our family that believes: what you have is automatically theirs. Read More

Study: No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Around the age of 13, the human brain region that hosts memory and learning appears to stop producing nerve cells, said a study Wednesday that is being described as “sobering”. Read More

Small pay increase can have big health benefits

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

LOWER-WAGE workers who receive a US$1 raise, call in sick less and consider themselves healthier than those who do not, new UC Davis research on minimum wage policies shows. Read More

Retiring Sir Denis believes court can help change Caribbean social order

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The outgoing President of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir Denis Byron says the court, which was established in 2001, to replace the London-based Privy Council as the region's final court, is currently poised to contribute to... Read More


Sunday, March, 11 2018    

It was a full house at Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre in St Andrew last Sunday, March 4, as officials of the Kingston College track and field athletics team, led by manager, attorney-at-law Delano Franklyn shored up the school's preparation for the annual Boys' and Girls' Athletics... Read More

Free blood pressure screening at HFJ this week

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) has joined the rest of the world in observance of World Salt Awareness Week, March 12-18, and is urging Jamaicans to watch their sodium intake and look out for hidden salt. Read More

Cancer-detecting dogs lending their noses to firefighters

Sunday, March, 11 2018    

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — Dogs are known for their extraordinary smelling skills, but can a canine sniff out the tiny volatile organic compounds that are released by early cancer cells? It's a relatively new theory, but one that is taking hold quickly and what some believe... Read More


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