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Parchment wants more female beekeepers

Patricia Parchment, a recipient of the Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Taskforce’s initial Investor Circle micro grants, says she intends to venture into commercial beekeeping. Parchment, who is currently involved in the harvesting and bottling of honey, as well as the manufacturing of lotions and hair oils, is looking to get into large-scale queen bee and beeswax […]

Reggae Girlz to be Honoured in Washington DC

The Reggae Girlz, the country’s senior national female football team, will be the toast of Washington DC on Saturday, January 19, when the 7th Annual Jamaica David “Wagga” Hunt Scholarship red carpet fundraiser will be rolled out. Deserving students at Kingston College and Calabar High School in Kingston will benefit from all of the proceeds […]

Farmers grateful for overseas work programme

The decision to be separated from his heavily pregnant girlfriend for eight months is not an easy task for first-time farm worker Jermaine Wilson. This is further compounded by the fact that he will not be present for the birth of his first child later this month. But Wilson believes that by entering into a […]

St Bess steps up mosquito fight

Vector control coordinator at the St Elizabeth Health Department, Michael Myles, says the Vector Control Unit has ramped up activities to destroy mosquito breeding sites and to educate residents in the parish about the Aedes-aegypti mosquito. Myles said the department has intensified its health education campaign in communities across the parish, especially those that are […]

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre to Be Opened Soon

Story Highlights The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is be opened soon at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. It is aimed at assessing, forecasting, mitigating and managing risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors. These disruptions may include climate change and natural disasters, cybercrime, cybersecurity, pandemics, terrorism, […]

St Bess set to bloom – Massive water project to come on stream

Farmers in southern St Elizabeth are being told to get ready to increase production as they are about to see one of the largest investments in irrigation infrastructure on the island. Dubbed the Essex Valley Agriculture Development Project, the scheme is expected to positively impact the livelihoods of more than 700 farmers on 718 hectares […]

Young Jamaicans Encouraged to Adopt Wholesome Values and Attitudes

Story Highlights Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, is encouraging more young Jamaicans to adopt wholesome values and attitudes that will transform their lives, while reinforcing positive and law-abiding behaviours. Senator Reid was speaking at the ‘Best Dressed Chicken 60 School Tour’, held at Sabina Park in Kingston on January […]

Respected churchman and educator laid to rest

The Cobbla New Testament Church of God in Manchester was a picture of sadness recently, at a service of thanksgiving for young educator and churchman, Dr Richard Knight. Scores of mourners turned out to pay their last respects to Dr Knight, who died tragically in North Carolina, USA, on November 16. Knight died two weeks […]