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Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

He was conceived after a one-night stand and was a prime candidate for an abortion as his mother was then just 14 years old, but Antonio Mitchell is happy today that the doctor his mother consulted refused her request to terminate the pregnancy."She...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

They have the power to arrest and daily carry out several other policing functions, but the country's district constables (DCs) are uncertain of their status and are charging that they face discrimination daily.President of the United District...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Gender advocate Nadeen Spence is disappointed with the latest findings from a Gleaner-commission poll by Johnson Survey Research Limited, which shows that the majority of Jamaicans do not believe that the law governing abortions should be changed to...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Residents of Reckford in northern Clarendon often think about Ezekiel Howe when they turn on their taps.The residents now have piped water in their homes, and they know that it was the relentless advocacy of Howe why they have what so many other...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Seated on a stool at the entrance of a shop in Douglas Castle, St Ann, Jennifer Tucker could not disguise her fear as she watched the dark clouds in the sky while a light drizzle dampened the ground.The rain triggers concerns for Tucker and her...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A directive from the Ministry of Education for primary schools to immediately begin reducing teacher-pupil ratio to 1:25 has left some administrators fuming as they say this is impractical.The administrators note that some schools now have one...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Last June, George Headley Primary was crowned champions of the 2017 Western Union Primary School Debate competition, and by December it emerged winner of the15th season of Television Jamaica's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz competition.Now the...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Almost 30 years ago, she thought she was going to lose her triplets when she started haemorrhaging; but come Friday, Joan Crawford will be celebrating their birthdays.The birth of the triplets at the Mandeville Public Hospital was highlighted in The...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Tanya Baker* thought it was a good idea to run away from home following a verbal spat with her mother last February. But the 13-year-old's decision led to her being abducted and raped multiple times by the three men who held her captive for two...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Jamaica is not short of girls in need of inspiration, but there is an acute shortage of persons coming forward to offer this guidance and motivation."I really find it difficult getting volunteers to...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A leading child-advocacy group is reporting that the majority of the more than 17,000 children who went missing in the last nine years actually ran away from home because they wanted the freedom to have sex.Betty Ann Blaine, convener of the group...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some of the Jamaica's children who go missing each year have been having challenges returning to school as they are being refused entrance by administrators who say they have been away from classes for too long.This is one of the issues facing...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The collapse of her lungs following acupuncture treatment could have been fatal for one Caymanian woman, had it not been for the quick intervention of two Jamaican doctors who treated her when she was rushed to the Cayman Islands Hospital.Both Dr...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

While the major concern for men diagnosed with cancer is their ability to perform sexually, women generally worry about their prospect for survival and how the disease will affect their finances, image and efforts to get pregnant."For some women,...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The National Water Commission (NWC) has disputed claims by a senior citizen that his water bill has climbed to over $232,000 within a few months, although multiple inspections have shown that he does not have any leakages.According to 80-year-old...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Eric Maxwell's only child is among the 1,674 children who went missing last year, and with each passing day he gets even more depressed about the mysterious disappearance of his 12-year-old daughter, Tamoy.According to the Ananda Alert Secretariat,...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

From her hospital bed in Los Angeles, California, in the United States (US), FINSAC debtor Mary Gordon is fighting a battle which several Jamaicans have lost.The 77-year-old former legal secretary is determined to get back her four-bedroom, three-...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Another finance minister has left office without delivering the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) report into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s. But the chief executive officer of the company which purchased most of the...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Two weeks ago, Trevell Duncan was frustrated, but today, the dental hygienist is all smiles because the University of Technology (UTech) has finally returned the over $200,000 they were overpaid on her behalf in 2015 by the Students' Loan Bureau (...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Senior citizen Roy Meikle is beyond frustrated because he does not understand why his water bill has jumped from on average $3,000 monthly to over $200,000 each month, despite the fact that more than one plumber have found that he has no leakage.The...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Trevell Duncan is familiar with struggles and has determinedly sought her dreams, coming from a poor, humble background.But the 26-year-old had no idea that the process of getting the University of Technology (UTech) to return the more than $200,000...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Local health insurance providers are coming under pressure from some women's rights advocates who are angry over the provision that pregnant women will have to pay upfront for medical services and then claim a refund.Despite having health insurance...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Heather Ricketts, is urging the administration to examine measures to get students safely to and from the Mona campus.Ricketts, the former head of the Department of Sociology, Psychology...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With increasing reports of attacks on female members of Jamaica's deaf community, efforts are being made to provide them with the means of defending themselves."We know from anecdotal data, or working on the ground, and from discussions with schools...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Landing a lucrative job at a resort on the north coast was like a dream come true for Kingston resident David Harper*, but it wasn't long before his workplace started to feel like a battlefield due to the constant sexual harassment he experienced...

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