Low demand for houses - NHT

FEWER THAN 18,000 Jamaicans with income to purchase homes are desirous of doing so, the National Housing Trust (NHT) has said.

Ocho Rios fights back

SQUEEZED BY the consequences of a new cruise-ship pier in Falmouth, coupled with the problem of tourist harassment, the resort town of Ocho Rios has taken a beating in recent years as a cruise destination.

Corporate Sightings

Alfred 'Frano' Francis (second right), organiser of the event, poses with (from left) Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Dong Xiaojun.....

Agri ministry launches animal-tagging system

DESCRIBING IT as a critical plank in tracing the movement of meat and meat products from the farm to the fork, Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier last week Thursday launched the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS) at the Minard Livestock and Beef Festival in Brown's Town, St Ann.

Serious crimes down 20% in Area Two

UP TO last week Sunday, serious crimes in the police Area Two division, comprising St Ann, St Mary and Portland, have seen a 20 per cent drop, compared to the same period last year.

Seven-member Jamaican delegation for climate talks

WITH THE stakes high at this year's global climate talks, set for Peru next month, Jamaica is to send a delegation of up to seven people to advance its national agenda.

How about a National Neighbour Day?

HELLO MI neighbour! The dictionary defines neighbourliness as "the disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbours".

Stewart Town: Frozen in a time warp

IF YOU enter Stewart Town, located in the Dry Harbour Mountains of Trelawny, from the eastern end, you might get the feeling that you have traversed into an era that has long gone, perhaps a hundred years ago.

Mary Seacole

In 1805, more than a generation before the abolition of slavery in the British empire, a remarkably unique and outstanding life began in Kingston, Jamaica, when a free black woman who had mated with a Scottish army officer gave birth to a daughter whom she named Mary Jane Grant.

Alexander Bedward

IN 1891, the very old Harrison E. Shakespeare Woods, an America-born prophet, deadly accurate 'warner man', and cave-dwelling hermit whose diet consisted exclusively of wild meat and strange vegetables, announced in August Town his retirement as bishop of the Jamaica Native Baptist Free Church, which he had founded in that St Andrew suburb three years earlier.

Learning for Life transforms lives

Diageo recently celebrated the success of its Learning for Life global training programme, an initiative from the global drinks company that was implemented to help individuals across regions develop their skills and build career opportunities.

Seniors get tech savvy

A Scotiabank staff member (right, back to camera) shows the customer to her left how to use Scotia Online to complete banking transactions on the recent International Day of Older Persons.

New name, better service

C&WJ Co-operative Credit Union Limited has experienced steady, strong and continuous growth over the years.

Leaders bat for Respect Jamaica campaign

Corporate entities have pledged their support to the Respect Jamaica programme - a multi-corporate initiative promoting the value of showing respect and good manners to all people as essential components of making Jamaica the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.

Tastee opens shop #31 in Spanish Town

Tastee opened the doors of its 31st location along Oxford Road in the heart of Spanish Town on November 10.

Police seek witness

THE MILK River police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a witness who is vital to a case that is currently before the court.

Mikeann Channer cops top CSEC awards and regional recognition

MIKEANN CHANNER, an exemplary student of the Mount Alvernia High School, St James, has made her mark with excellence in all her academic endeavours, including her nabbing regional recognition in three of her recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

Celebrating with MACO and CPJ

MACO Magazine's 15th anniversary and CPJ's 20th transformed CPJ CRU Bar and Kitchen on Lady Musgrave Avenue into party central last Saturday.

Young entrepreneurs get marketing tips

Young and aspiring entrepreneurs received a hefty lesson in brand building and promotion from leading industry and corporate executives during the annual LIME-sponsored Young Entrepreneur's Expo 2014, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel last Friday.

Scotia Insurance goes all out for wellness

Scotia Insurance went all out at the Jamaica Wellness and Beauty Expo at the Eden Gardens Wellness Spa last Friday and Saturday.

In pursuit of financial freedom

Jamaica's former ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has challenged Jamaicans in the diaspora to pursue their financial freedom.

Damian Harris making strides with Sterling

Damian Harris only needed a chance, and Sterling Asset Management gave it to him.

Espinosa's b'day bash

Dr Kurdell Espinosa was given a very pleasant 'ninety per cent' surprise for her 43rd birthday last Saturday at the Hope Zoo at Hope Botanical Gardens.

VMBS celebrates another milestone

President and CEO of Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Richard Powell, said the entity was this year able to underscore its position as market leader in affordability of undertaking necessary financial transactions.

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