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Religious and cultural beliefs are cited as the main barriers to the majority of Jamaicans cremating their dead, even as cemeteries pile up with bodies and the burial inventory hurtles towards saturation point. Data from the National Environment...
Jamaica has only a quarter of the minimum designated land space it should have for burying the dead, sparking concern among environmental and planning officials that more families should cremate their relatives or find other alternatives to...
The dengue fever and influenza outbreaks have delivered a blow to the Government’s programme administering the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to grade seven girls across Jamaica, resulting in only 400 students of the entire current national...
Wednesday night’s spontaneous celebration by residents of Chesterfield, St Mary, at the bridge that will provide vehicular access to the rural community was a measure of the heightened expectaction, with the structure projected to be completed in...
- Former Jamaica Cricketer William Haye Murdered, House Set On Fire Former Jamaican fast bowler in the 1970's and early 1980's, William Haye, was shot and killed yesterday (Monday, March 18) by unknown assailants in the Four Paths area of Clarendon.Haye, a pensioner, was 69 years old.After murdering Haye, the gunmen... Read More
- Man Held With Firearm In Kingston A man was taken into police custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on Fourth Street in Kingston 12 yesterday.Reports are that lawmen were on an operation about 3:30 pm in the area when they saw a man acting... Read More
- KC Remain Humble After Corporate Area Victory Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area champions Kingston College (KC) said although they are satisfied with winning the event, there is no place for complacency, as they remain grounded with the bigger picture in mind.KC amassed 461 points and ... Read More
- New Jersey Takes Big Step Toward Legalising Recreational Cannabis New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and legislative leaders said Tuesday they’ve agreed on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.The Democratic trio, including Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney,... Read More
- Two Held Over Brazil Politician’s Murder Two men have been arrested over the murder of Marielle Franco, an outspoken black councilor in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.The arrests come almost a year after Ms. Franco and her driver were shot dead, an incident which caused mass protests... Read More
- Ian Flemming Airport Expansion Deemed Pivotal To Tourism Growth Chief communications strategist and advisor in the Ministry of Tourism, Delano Seiveright, says ongoing development of the Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St Mary, will greatly enhance the tourism fortunes for the parish and... Read More