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Stories by Lynford Simpson

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

A United States-based company is poised to invest US$4 million (approximately J$540 million) in a hemp project in Long Pond, Trelawny.Chairman of SCJ Holdings, Joseph Shoucair, says the company, Organic Growth Holdings Inc, which is incorporated in...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Member of Parliament for South St Catherine Fitz Jackson has rejected claims that the People's National Party (PNP) is against the planned creation of a new city on the Bernard Lodge lands because it fears it will lose the political dominance that...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Basic infrastructure work for the planned Greater Bernard Lodge development in Portmore, St Catherine, is scheduled to get under way early next year, and Joseph Shoucair, who...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:10 AMLynford Simpson

The mega township that has been proposed for several thousand acres of the Bernard Lodge lands in Portmore, St Catherine, is one step closer to getting off the ground. It will include artificial lakes to help with the recharge of the aquifers that...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

An Israeli-led project worth US$5 million (J$625 million), the country's first bamboo factory with an investment of $130 million and the expansion of Caribbean Broilers' Imagination Farms, are some of the major agricultural projects already approved...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

The Portmore Municipal Council* (PMC) is moving to reduce the risks to residents in the dormitory community if it faces a natural disaster.With its seashore communities such as Edgewater, Bridgeport, Bridge View, and the Port Henderson Road being...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

The Portmore Municipal Corporation has requested help from its international partners to arrive at its final position on the Government's proposal to construct a new city, including 17,000 houses, businesses and schools, on the Bernard Lodge lands...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

The Sunshine City Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Portmore Chamber of Commerce) is insisting that it be presented with a copy of the master plan that the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) says will guide any development of the...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Member of Parliament for South St Catherine Fitz Jackson is warning that the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) will use its political muscle in Portmore, St Catherine, to block the planned massive development being proposed by the Government...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

n Seventeen thousand houses, light manufacturing plants, and agro-processing facilities.• Several educational facilities from primary to tertiary level.• Fire and health facilities (at various levels) as well as post offices,...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Ground is to be broken tomorrow at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, for what is being described as the largest solar-powered plant in the Caribbean. The 37-megawatt facility is estimated to cost US$60 million (J$7.5 billion) and is being built by a...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:04 AMLynford Simpson

The introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Jamaica is being hailed as not just a catalyst for economic growth and environmental sustainability for the island, but the wider Caribbean region. That's the view of Brannen McElmurray, managing...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

The incidence of some women hiding the fact that they have breast cancer appears to be very high in Jamaica, based on anecdotal evidence. The reasons for doing so are varied and are dependent, to some extent, on the social, economic, and emotional...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Below are two cases of women who not only hid the fact that they had cancer, but who also resorted to non-traditional treatments, with unfavourable outcomes. The names of the women have been changed and their doctors' names withheld.Case #1: In...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Data provided by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica and the Registrar General's Department show that the incidence of breast cancer is on the rise in Jamaica.According to the figures, some 3,362 Jamaicans succumbed to breast cancer over the 11-...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

The economic, social, and emotional costs associated with the treatment of breast cancer in Jamaica can be devastating, particularly where there is late-stage diagnosis. The seeming consensus within the medical fraternity is that the treatment of...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

Her sister had died from breast cancer 25 years earlier. As a result, Marguerite Anderson paid close attention to self-examination. She constantly checked for lumps in her breasts. She never found any. However, what she found while on a routine...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMLynford Simpson

A whopping $16 billion in group health benefits was paid out by the country's health insurance companies in 2016. Of that amount, some $1.4 billion was for breast cancer-related services as more and younger Jamaican women are being affected by the...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:11 AMLynford Simpson

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is describing the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Jamaica as an important step forward in the country's quest for energy diversification.According to energy specialist at the IDB Dr Malaika...

Published:Friday | September 29, 2017 | 12:08 AMLynford Simpson

There are several changes, including those related to policy, that must be done for the successful introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Jamaica.That is according to Dr Malaika Masson, energy specialist at the Inter-American Development...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 10:56 AMLynford Simpson

The Ministry of Health’s HIV/STI/TB Unit began its Test and Start media campaign yesterday. The campaign recommends that anyone who's diagnosed HIV positive be offered treatment immediately. This new recommendation is from the World...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2017 | 10:44 AMLynford Simpson

​The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is moving to eliminate the mother to child transmission of four diseases that are prevalent in the Latin America and Caribbean region. These are HIV, syphillis, hepatitis B and Chagas disease. In a...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 2:09 PMLynford Simpson

The Real Estate Board is inviting interested developers or purchasers of timeshare to contact them. Timeshare, which was added to the responsibilities of the Real Estate Board in 2016, is a tourism product involving the erection of a building,...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 11:21 AMLynford Simpson

The Ministry of National Security is reporting that in the first three days of the traffic ticket amnesty up to August 4, some $15-million was collected. The amount was collected from just over 7,000 persons at tax offices islandwide. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 10:56 AMLynford Simpson

Following a series of claims and counter claims, during which the Education Minister Ruel Reid referred to some school administrators as extortionists and corrupt before being forced to withdraw the comments, the Ministry has moved, it says, to set...

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