South East St Mary MP Dr Winston Green has died

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The St Mary South East MP Dr Winston Green has died. Green, a long time member of the People’s National Party died at hospital last night, shortly after complaining about feeling ill. He was a dental surgeon. He was elected for a second term in…

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A worrying sight - Experts at KPH concerned by glaucoma figures

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At least 15 per cent of the roughly 500 patients tested monthly at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are diagnosed with glaucoma, a rate that experts at the hospital believe is worrying.Dr Angela Mattis, head of the Ophthalmology Department at the…

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School intervention programme reaps success with students

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The Supervised School Intervention Programme of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) was born out of concern for the well-being of youngsters who have been suspended from school and who were often observed partaking in idle activities for the…

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Naomi Cowan - Bringing creative genes, new vision to Glory Music

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Just about everyone enjoys music of different kinds and for different reasons. But when music is entrenched in your life from your childhood to adulthood, it’s hard to ignore the pulsating…

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Back-to-school Corner: Tips to get you prepared

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As you get ready to send the children back to school, here are some important tips from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information:Back-to-school activities can be extremely hectic. As the new school year approaches, we are faced with the task…

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Residents urged to prepare for storms before going on vacation

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The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) has encouraged persons to take the time to ensure that their properties are protected before travelling in the event that a hurricane should affect the island.Director of…

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Maritime Institute offering course in crash-investigation skills

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Accident reconstruction and investigation with the use of a black box is predicted to become the way of the future, and the Caribbean Maritime Institute has developed a programme geared at preparing future experts in the field.”We have started a…

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WESTERN STAR: Comminuty focus

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Siloah - St. Bess’ sugar townChristopher Thomas - Gleaner WriterWESTERN BUREAU:While most of the townships in St. Elizabeth thrive on traditional farming, the town of Siloah is one notable exception, it is a sugar town and its economy revolves…

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Roger that! - Change in regulations could encourage radio hobbyists

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Recent amendments to the more than 40-year old Radio and Telegraphy Control Amateur Radio Service Regulation, as well as the Radio and Telegraph Control Radio Operators and Technicians Regulations, which have removed requirements for a working…

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JMMB gets commercial banking licence

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JMMB Merchant bank (JMMBMB), a subsidiary of the JMMB Group,  has become the island’s eighth commercial bank following receipt of a licence on Friday, August 14. In September 2016,  the central bank approved JMMBMB’s…

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