Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | December 24, 2012
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Drop that drink! - Cops on watch for drunk drivers leaving Christmas, New Year parties
With the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation granting approval for 118 entertainment events between Christmas and New Year's Eve, the Police Traffic Division has drafted a plan to target drunk drivers leaving some of the more popular shows....

Bad economy threatens future West Kingston Christmas treats
With more than 200 persons turning out for a Christmas treat at the Tivoli Gardens Community Centre on Saturday, first-time member of parliament (MP) for West Kingston, Desmond McKenzie, has pointed out that the event was faced with many economic challenges...

Water resource management critical to development
JAMAICA'S INDEPENDENCE period may be considered to be the most important phase in the understanding of Jamaica's water resources. This phase was marked by the introduction of legislation to control well-drilling and the resultant problem of saline intrusion...

All they want for Christmas ...
SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine:FOR THE children of Strathmore Gardens Children's Home in Spanish Town, St Catherine, it doesn't matter if they get ham, chicken or turkey for Christmas dinner, what they want are the items on their...

Natalie Neita-Headley leaves kids merry with festive treats
BOG WALK, St Catherine: Ashante Allen of Magazine Lane in Bog Walk, St Catherine, is looking forward to her 11th birthday on December 31. That's because her mother promised her a special gift. However, she told The Gleaner that if she didn't get a birthday gift...

Prof probes healing properties of Ohio plants after Ja experience
CEDARVILLE, Ohio (AP): An Ohio college pharmacy professor is investigating whether certain plants could hold the answer to new treatments for cancer and other diseases.Cedarville University pharmacy Professor Denise Simpson...

More shoes showing up under Christmas trees
NEW YORK (AP): Shoes are coming out of the closet and landing under the Christmas tree. They're a top seller this holiday season - a big feat considering most years they don't even make gift lists....

Fireworks on the waterfront
Telecommunications giant Digicel and Scotiabank have partnered with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) to stage 'Fireworks on The Waterfront 2012', on New Year's Eve Monday, December 31. ...

Road Safety Council beefs up awarenessfor holidays, 2013
The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has increased its drive to promote road safety among motorists for the 2012 Christmas season through to the New Year.Executive director of the NRSC, Paula Fletcher, said that for the Christmas season through to...

Clarendon resident tops National Youth Award
Administrative assistant at the Clarendon branch of the National Youth Service (NYS), Melissa Morris, was awarded first place in the NYS Essay Competition, which was held under the theme 'Youth on a Mission'.The competition was launched last month..


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