Hanover records reduction in bushfires - but sporadic indicents cause concern

Despite a reduction in bush fires over the last two years, the Hanover Fire Department says there is still cause for concern about illicit fires being lit by negligent and often wayward citizens.

Things you need to know about Country Fires Act

Many persons are still unaware of the provisions of Jamaica's Country Fires Act, which is aimed at preventing loss of life, property and environmental degradation, and which covers, among other things, the igniting of fires in the open.


QUESTION - What can persons do to curb illicit fires?

Western Focus

Photos by Janet SilveraWith blue being the themed colour for the Skyy Vodka cocktail reception for the movie '50 Shades of Grey', Megan Tavares (left) and Dacian Alexander weren't about to be left out.

Miss Stella 104 and going strong

At 104 years old, Estella Thelwell has the distinction of being one of Hanover's oldest residents. She is a very bright, chirpy and sharp one too.

Kiwanis Club launches mobile blood donation drive in MoBay

The Kiwanis Club of Freeport, Montego Bay, in association with the National Blood Bank and the Mobile Blood Donation Unit, launched the western leg of an all-island blood collection drive at the MegaMart car park in Montego Bay, last Saturday.

Cacoon Primary overcomes challenges and reaps rewards

The Cacoon Primary School in Hanover is still celebrating its best ever Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) successes, which came about in 2014 and, despite the myriad challenges, principal Carol Grant says the institution is hoping to continue on the same path this year.

Effects of weather on health

We know that our lifestyle decisions have a tremendous impact on our health and that we have control over these decisions. But what about changes in atmospheric conditions, which we have very limited direct influence over, do they affect our health as well?

Falmouth EMS without ambulance

Despite hosting the world's largest cruise liners, with an estimated 12,000 visitors weekly, and being home to a rapidly growing local population, the town of Falmouth is unable to offer adequate emergency medical services, as the ambulance at the Falmouth Fire Station is in disrepair.

Case against man accused of chopping girlfriend's father to be heard June 8

The case against a St Catherine man, who is accused of chopping his girlfriend's father during a dispute in 2013, has been set for hearing in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on June 8.

Elderly US citizen fined after bullet found in jacket

An American national, who was arrested after a bullet was found in his jacket at the Sangster International Airport, in Montego Bay, was ordered to pay a fine of $50,000 when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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