Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | February 16, 2013
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Yam farmers seek redress for their woes
Struggling yam farmers in the districts of Allsides and Wait-a-Bit in Trelawny are bemoaning the lack of support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and its affiliate, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA).

Waiting quite a bit for piped water
Residents of Wait-A-Bit in south Trelawny say they have been waiting for a long time to see water in their pipelines and are hoping that their misery will end soon.

'Music is my friend' - Richard Dixon upbeat about music
Undaunted by the challenges of the business, 21-year-old college student Richard Dixon, who goes by the moniker G-Money, wants to use music as his platform to express his creativity as well as an option to earn an income.

Western Scenes
From left: Danisha Haughton, Kimika Beckford, and executive sous chef at Breezes Negril, Arlene Ferguson enjoy an evening out at the Boardwalk in Negril.

Taxi operator discovers historical photographs
A rich chunk of Montego Bay's history is now in the possession of a taxi operator who found a crocus bag laden with old photographs in an abandoned building two years ago and decided to keep them in the hope that they might turn out to be valuable.

Godfrey Stewart High celebrates golden jubilee
Despite the myriad challenges the institution has faced over the years, the Godfrey Stewart High School family - inclusive of past students and former administrators - were out in large numbers on Sunday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the institution.

Bail extended for vendor accused of assault
A St James vendor, who denied chopping a man he had an argument with over a seat on a bus, had his bail extended when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Computer thief remanded pending sentencing
A St James man, who confessed to breaking into a printing office and stealing three computers, was remanded in custody in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Western schools sparkle at Milo Relays
On a day of excitement and intrigue, Munro College, Supreme Preparatory, and Barracks Road Primary emerged as the toast of western Jamaica, copping three of the 10 records that tumbled at last Saturday's Milo Western Relays in Montego Bay.

Tetanus (lock jaw) is still around!
Most people believe that immunisation is just for kids. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unfortunately, health-care professionals generally don't highlight this fact. Immunisation is a continual process that goes on for life, hence, the term 'fully immunised' is no longer in official use.

Noel Holmes Hospital gets gift of beds
The Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover, received a donation of 18 beds on January 31 from the Negril International Hospital (NIH) and the Vincent Hosang Family Foundation.

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