Bight betrayal - Environmentalists angered as Gov't pulls back on biosphere recognition for Portland protected area

Environmentalists are up in arms over the Government's decision to defer Jamaica's application to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the Portland Bight Protected Area to be declared a biosphere reserve....

'I felt her pain,' says mom of cancer survivor

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth: Twenty five years ago, Donette Wilson saw tears in the eyes of a doctor as she prepared to report that her five-year-old daughter had a tumour near her heart and in the left kidney. Doctors recommended chemotherapy...

Job cuts considered as minimum wage increases

The increase in minimum wage takes effect today, amid concerns about the preparedness of employers to embrace the change and the impact of the payout on their budgets.Wages have increased from $5,000 to $5,600 ...

JTA urges Gov't to keep promises made

Mark Nicely, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), has urged the Government to stay true to its many promises made last year.

Teacher's death shocks community

Students of 5Watson at Mona Primary School will begin the school term tomorrow without their form teacher, Paul Watson, who was gunned down on Saturday.Watson was one of two men among a group of five who were shot by gunmen...

'Government needs to come clean'

Diana McCaulay, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), says the latest episode in the Goat Islands saga clearly demonstrates Government's lack of clarity about sustainable development....

What is a biosphere reserve area?

Biosphere reserves are areas globally recognised under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme because they demonstrate innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature by integrating economic development and environmental...

Acting principal appointed to Hopewell High

The Ministry of Education has announced the appointment of education officer Leonie Dunwell to act as principal of the Hanover-based Hopewell High School in the absence of Principal Joyce Irving, who has been sent on leave by the board of governors.

It's Now Live!

He promised and he has delivered. Din Duggan and the team behind the publication Who's Who in Jamaica Business 2013-2014, have set up their website at And, naturally they are excited. They can also be liked on Facebook and followed on Twitter....

Tourism stalwart Peter Martin makes final stop

Jamaica's colourful international public relations guru and tourism stalwart Peter Martin is dead.Martin, 83, passed away on December 30, at his country home in Sheffield, after a long battle with cancer...

Fish sanctuary project gets shot in the arm from Mayberry

Timely and well-needed is how Diana McCauley, chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), has described a recent US$30,000 donation from Mayberry Investments for its Pedro Cays Fish Sanctuaries...

JTA vows to plug financial leaks

The Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) says it is leaving no stones unturned in clamping down on financial leaks within the organisation.Dr Mark Nicely, the president of the JTA, in a televised broadcast yesterday said the academic year did not start...

News in brief

New health law comingA new law that seeks to streamline occupational health and safety in the workplace is expected to be approved this year, according to Labour Minister Derrick Kellier.Kellier has given an undertaking to have the long-awaited...

A 'lady' for Lucas

Five-year-old African lion Lucas is doing well at the Hope Zoo in Kingston and could early in this year have a companion...

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