While Negril and Lucea, the two most western townships in Jamaica, continue to grapple with hundreds of trauma cases annually, there is still no trauma centre to provide immediate care for persons within the Negril-Lucea geographical area.
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of the Hanover Fire Department operated for most of 2012 without a functioning ambulance, according to reports.
Playing games at the tertiary level is serious business for Ashley Anguin. The 23-year-old is chairman of the Games Committee at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona-Western Jamaica Campus (WJC) in Montego Bay, where she is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in social sciences.
Last Saturday, members of staff and guests of Couples Swept Away and residents of Negril formed a human line in the sand on the Negril beach in observance of Hands Across the Sand, a worldwide protest against the expansion of oil drilling in coastal areas across the world.
Chief Public health inspector for Hanover, Derrick Storer, says public health-related activities in the parish will be severely affected due to a revised travelling mileage cap for health workers by the Western Regional Health Authority.
The 28 students of the Woodlands Basic School in Hanover are functioning in a better environment after having received furniture, books, toys, and learning aids from the Junior Plus School in Spring Gardens, Montego Bay.
Two St James residents who reportedly received two stolen air-conditioning units in December 2012 will receive a date for their trial when they return to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on May 27.
A Kingston man who attempted to buy a television set with a fraudulent credit card was sentenced to six months' imprisonment when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The summer is fast approaching and as we all know, summer brings heat. Many people will try to beat the heat by using air conditioners, but there have been some concerns expressed about whether they can make you ill. How valid are those concerns?