|Earth Matters - Decentralise emergency services, say planners
DIRECTOR GENERAL of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Ronald Jackson, along with other public sector persons with responsibilities for disaster mitigation, is suggesting that Government decentralise some of the island's emergency response agencies and services.
'Don't blame tourism'
WHILE CONDEMNING those who engage children in prostitution, business interests in Negril insist tourism is not to be blamed for teen delinquency and prostitution in the town. Instead, they say that training in parenting skills is an urgent requirement for locals whose children are being led astray.
Wheels of justice turn to old Goodyear factory
THE OLD Goodyear factory in St Thomas is to be used as a temporary courthouse to serve the parish, Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne has said. Lightbourne was speaking at a Gleaner Editors' Forum last week.
Patois or Jamaican Creole?
AS A specialist in translation theory with an avid interest in Caribbean culture and Creole languages, I would like to add my grain of salt to the debate regarding the 'Patois Bible project'.
Jamaican ambassador and Canadian minister for NCU commencement
AMBASSADOR DR Richard Bernal and Margaret Best, minister of health promotion, for the Province of Ontario in Canada will be the keynote speakers at this year's staging of Northern Caribbean University's (NCU's) annual commencement exercises.