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Culture Minister wants More Heritage Sites Recognised

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says she is seeking to have more of the nation’s heritage sites become recognised locally and internationally, as this will accrue to the benefit of the communities in which they are situated.  “We currently have 250 National Heritage sites. I want to see more designations […]

Judge imposes $100,000 fine on man with two names

Patrick Muir threw himself at the mercy of the courts yesterday when he pleaded guilty of obtaining documents by false pretences and false declaration. The court heard that on September 13, Muir, who is of a Kingston address, attempted to travel to Barbados on his original passport. However, facial recognition technology showed that he was […]

'God did a spiritual surgery on my body'

Marcia Watson-Sayers hails from Toll Gate in Clarendon. She is currently an apostle in Georgia, USA, serving in the Faith Line International Ministry. She has been saved for more than 20 years and has seen the mighty hands of God at work over these many years. Watson-Sayers testified that God has worked many miracles in […]

Cherine Anderson reaches 40,000 students through foundation

Cherine Anderson’s heroes are her parents, but there are other persons who could possibly earn the title from her based on her definition of a true hero. She listed entertainer Patrick Lindsay, who educated her about the business of music, and Sly and Robbie as her heroes. “Patrick has helped me expand and establish businesses […]

Ricardo Burke transforming lives with Yutes 4 Change

Three years ago, Ricardo Burke had a dream to help children on Walker’s Avenue in the Gregory Park, St Catherine, community who were in need. He walked the streets of the community asking for donations to help feed the children. Burke said that some people in the community gave a helping hand, while others mocked […]

Family distressed over relative's disappearance

The family of a St Catherine woman who disappeared after she reportedly left to visit a friend has been overwhelmed with grief. The missing woman is Shanique Burke, 24, of Eltham Park in Spanish Town, St Catherine. “She is my second child and she was living with me, so we are very worried about her […]

KC plunged into mourning following multiple deaths

The Kingston College (KC) family has been rattled by the death of at least five of its boys, including present and past students, in recent weeks, plunging the usually vibrant institution into mourning. At least four students died from natural causes, while two others were shot, one fatally. Another is said to be nursing injuries […]

Health Minister Calls for Behaviour Change to Tackle Obesity

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says behaviour change is critical to reduce obesity levels and to improve lifestyle choices in the country. “Part of the challenge that we face in combatting the scourge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is that we are not as consistent as we ought to be in trying to […]