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'Society of sissies'

AS THE Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) makes recommendations for the Parliament to include provisions in the Offences Against the Person Act to criminalise cyberbullying, one lawmaker is resisting the proposal saying "we have to be careful we don't use laws to develop a society of sissies".

Not an easy road for Sidia

It hasn't been an easy road for vendor Sidia Brown. But despite losing everything to a fire that destroyed her home on November 8, giving up is not an option, as the mother of four seeks to get for her children a place to rest their heads at night.



Doctor urges private sector to aid ailing health service

A MEDICAL doctor in the public sector has called for light and power company, the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), and the National Water Commission (NWC) to assist Jamaica's ailing health service.



Holmwood top Knox

DEFENDING ISSA rural senior netball champions Holmwood Technical defeated Knox College 35-29 at Manchester High on Wednesday to reach next week's final at the same venue.




Craig Mair has replaced Norm Stevenson as senior vice-president for corporate and commercial banking at Scotiabank Jamaica, effective November 1.

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JAVAA's Music Festival closes Kgn Music Week 2014

Even as the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA) Music Festival is slated to be one of two closing events for Kingston Music Week, the organisation's chairman, Frankie Campbell, is looking at a larger picture.



Remembering Hope Country Club

Towards the end of 1999, I had a public run-in with then minister of housing, Easton Douglas. He announced his scheme to build a housing complex - the 172-unit Hope Country Club - in partnership with a private developer, on the Hope Gardens compound, next to the zoo.



Who exactly is a Jamaican?

SometimeS I have to question who should be considered a Jamaican. Last year, 'The Voice' had our little island cheering on Tessanne Chin. Fans would rush home to view the show, which was then aired on our local television so that everyone could get a glimpse of her performances.



MoDA Market magic

If they thought it couldn't get any better after The Collection MoDA's fashion show last Friday night, expectations were exceeded on Sunday afternoon as fashionistas and socialites took to The Jamaica Pegasus hotel to kickstart their Christmas shopping at MoDA Market.



Sloppy weather slows US holiday travellers

A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the United States Northeast as millions of Americans made the big Thanksgiving holiday getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous on what is typically one of country's...



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