Tue | Aug 22, 2017

Western Focus

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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