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Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AM

The teenage years are the transition years from childhood to adulthood and can be a very tumultuous time. Their bodies and minds go through significant changes, including a desire to become sexually involved, often with disastrous consequences.Teens...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Small Jamaican hotels have been cited as fostering greater linkages between farmers and the hospitality sector compared to their larger multi-national counterparts over the decades.In the Tourism Demand Study published by the Ministry of Tourism's...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Former Tourism Minister Wykeham McNeill:"We need to be frank because when you go out on the street and talk...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Assignment CoordinatorVeteran hotelier and farmer Daniel Grizzle says that the Government of Jamaica must make greater efforts to show rural youth in western Jamaica how they can make a decent living from agri-tourism in order to build wealth for...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Leanora Watson is one of Hanover's longest-living citizens, and at 105 years old, she is still flourishing and full of verve. Auntie Leah, as she is fondly known in Brissett, where she lives, was born in Mount Peace in the parish to James Watson and...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMClaudia Gardner

The messy state of the Venture Gutter that runs through the Lucea town centre has residents who live on Church Street, which is in proximity to the water channel, utterly peeved.According to one community member, the gutter has an age-old problem of...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMLeon Jackson

A $250,000 recycling project launched by Trelawny Recycle culminated with the awarding of prizes during the parish's Annual 4-H Achievement Day 2017.Conceptualiser of the project, Sheona Muschett, told Western Focus that her organisation had sought...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMMark Titus

While the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is confident that its decision not to request an environment impact assessment (EIA) from the developers of Winchester Estate in Hanover is sound, Lucea's mayor, Councillor Sheridan Samuels,...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AMClaudia Gardner

According to the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) Goals and Principles of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) document, the EIA is an examination, analysis, and assessment of planned activities with a view to ensuring environ-...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Are you feeling the impact of the National Environment and Planning Agency in your parish?Vivian James, bartender:"Dem naw do nuttin inna Hanover. Matter of fact, mi neva see dem inna Hanover yet."Ray Kerr, farmer:"No, sah! I am not feeling neither...

Published:Tuesday | April 11, 2017 | 4:00 AM

One of the most irritating things that can occur at nights is a cough. It can easily rob you of any entire night's sleep. And the terrible thing about is that it can also disturb those in the vicinity as well. It is not unusual for coughing to...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AM

The two-shift system remains under heavy criticism by parents who complain about the reduced teaching time and extra-curricular activities that their children are exposed to on a daily basis.In fact, with the upsurge in crime and violence in western...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AM

The Internet has become part of the lives of most of us. A large part of the use of the Internet today has to do with persons using social media. With more than a billion users of Facebook and more than 500 million on Twitter, there is no doubt that...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AMOkoye Henry

School administrators in western Jamaica have renewed calls for the complete abolition of the double-shift system in order to lift student performance in academics and extra-curricular activities.Principal of the St James High School, Joseph...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AM

Ashley Anguin - Photographer:I don't think the double-shift system is advantageous because the hours are cut down to accommodate the other students who are starting their...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AM

As drought conditions worsen and the water available for distribution decreases, the National Water Commission (NWC) is reminding customers served by the Logwood Treatment Plant in Hanover to store water and practise conservation.According to the...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Resident of the Bigwell community in Lucea, Hanover, are calling on the National Works Agency (NWA) to visit the area to discuss solutions and alternatives to the use of the roadway there as a main thoroughfare.One resident, Nicodie Haughton, told...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Going to the bathroom to pass urine can be disruptive to daily activities and sometimes sleep. Urinating often also raises concerns about possible health problems, so most persons seek medical attention.Passing urine often can be due to excessive...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Richard Wallace, The Boardwalk:"There is dire need for more to be done for Negril. Our worry is...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Members of the Negril Chamber of Commerce (NCC) are hopping mad at the Andrew Holness administration for its plans to transfer funds from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to the Consolidated Fund.Two weeks ago, Finance Minister Audley Shaw...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

Chairman of the Lucea Development Initiative Nerris Hawthorne says that the Government should only take money from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) after the fund has fulfilled its obligations outlined in the country's Tourism Master Plan."The TEF...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMClaudia Gardner

It was Montego Bay resident Catherine Thomas' Dendrobium JaqHawaii orchid which was the main highlight at the Montego Bay Orchid Society's Orchids at Play, 26th annual orchid Show, which was held at Pier One in the Second City recently.The plant...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMOkoye Henry

The Flanker Health Centre in St James recently benefited from a joint spruce-up project undertaken by the HEART Trust-NTA northwest TVET institutes.More than 23 general construction trainees as well as members of staff from the Cornwall Automotive...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) was created as an executive agency under the Ministry of Transport Works and Housing in 2001 and given the responsibility of implementing capital projects for road rehabilitation and construction islandwide. The...

Published:Tuesday | March 21, 2017 | 3:00 AM

Delroy Buchanan, Blenheim:"The road is in a deplorable condition... little more is only donkey alone can travel through."Ray Kerr, Clifton:"It is terrible. It is in a very deplorable state. From either way - from Riley to Askenish on the west and on...

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