No karate school - JTA boss backs non-lethal weapons for teachers but cautions against promoting self-defence training
WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica Teachers' Association President Owen Speid is lobbying for the arming of teachers with non-lethal weapons like pepper spray to fend off attacks from students and others but is resistant to the promotion of official training...
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Baby rescued from burning house - 3 houses ravaged by fire, 7 left homeless
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A fire ravaged three houses, leaving seven people homeless in Vietnam off Grants Pen Drive in St Andrew yesterday. The fire reportedly started some time after 3 p.m., spreading from house to house, and trapping a one-year-old baby boy inside on...
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Nine shot dead across six police divisions
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Nine people were shot dead across six police divisions between Wednesday afternoon and early...
Three ways the Caribbean can strengthen financing for private companies
by Therese Turner-Jones Growing up in The Bahamas, I remember my grandmother's asue. There weren't any banks where she lived on the island of Inagua, and even if there had been, it wasn't customary for women to frequent them. To adapt, women (and sometimes men) formed their own informal savings groups, known as asues. As her […]
Learning about Jamaica's Forests by Hiking the Blue Mountains
by AnaitÃ©e Mills Panoramic view of the Blue & John Crow Mountains, Jamaica. Xaymaca is the Taino name for Jamaica which translates into "land of wood and water" but how much wood and how much water does Jamaica have today? The Forestry Department figured out a way to teach enthusiastic hikers about the state of […]
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Architects to gain CPD points at The Hon Maurice Facey Lecture
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: Members of the Jamaican Institute of Architects (JIA) and other architects will be offered three continuing professional development (CPD) points when they attend the inaugural The Honourable Maurice Facey Lecture.
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