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Stories by Vanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

What does a teacher whose one purpose in life is to help do? She starts an online platform where those who will be sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) can benefit...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

During this time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, persons are being bombarded with, and constantly reminded of, measures to take in order to stay safe and avoid contracting the virus. There is another step that people should take to...

Published:Thursday | August 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

AT 73 years old, Roxroy Heaven remembers one thing about August 6, 1962 - the atmosphere of joy and celebration that the people expressed as they danced and sang in the square with shouts of ‘Jamaica get Independence!’ It is a day, Heaven told...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:08 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Miracle, Blessing, a bundle of joy are a few of the words used to describe the precious gift of a baby. As such, babies are to be protected as much as possible, and one of the easiest ways to do so is through breastfeeding. Breastfeeding provides...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Every parent thinks his or her child is special – a cut above the rest – but what if he is actually talented, even more gifted than other children his age and older? This is what Lamuir Williams found out about her son, La-Marko Cobban, when he...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Depression and anxiety are mental health issues that can adversely affect every aspect of a person’s life. Throw in the different changes that have been implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this creates an environment where those who...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Asthma is one of the most common chronic respiratory conditions, with one in every 13 persons having the illness. The condition affects both adults and children alike, and according to Dr Je-Vaughn Wynter, this is due to inflammation of the airways...

Published:Wednesday | July 22, 2020 | 12:10 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

A little over a year ago, Tamara Ford shared her story of starting her business Xcellent Catering, where she caters for events and create beautifully customised cakes for clients. Now, she has added another title to her résumé as she is a published...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) have designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife under the theme ‘Nurses and Midwives: Vital to the Delivery of Healthcare’. This is with...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:10 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

One in every 10 women worldwide of childbearing age has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). According to gynaecologist Dr Patrick Clarke, the syndrome is diagnosed if a woman experiences two of the three criteria associated with the illness. These...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Kerry-Ann Aiken is the creator of it using her carefully arranged floral boxes. It was an idea to be different and stand out for Mother’s Day a year ago, but has thrived and is even managing...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

“Once a teacher, always a teacher,” is what Alice Hogarth said as she recounted the 25 years that she spent at Hillel Academy before retiring. Even during retirement, she has found ways to still educate children, using her love for drama and the...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

HAVING SOMETHING rare generally means that one possesses a unique and valuable gem, and often it is something that others would like to acquire for themselves. This logic, however, does not extend to Amoy Lewis, who has been living with a rare but...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

IN THE past, a lack of information has caused a number of issues that would have been otherwise preventable. However, with man’s curiosity and the advent of technology and the Internet, one could say that it is fear that is the driving force of...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

NURSES ACROSS the world took a moment to exhale yesterday as they continue working to save lives amid the deadly global pandemic which this year heaped on more stress and challenges as they carry out their jobs. Carmen L. Johnson, president of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:15 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

With May being observed as Lupus Awareness Month, we continue to shed light on the experiences of those around the world living with the illness which affects people in various forms. Exactly four years ago (May 2016), Claudine Martin got the news...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:36 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Online teaching is not a common phenomenon, and for children to be confined to their homes and not being able to be at school, it is going to have a negative affect on them, according to Nicolette McDonnough-Foster, principal of Alpha Infant School...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2020 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

May 10, Mother’s Day, is a special day on the calendar when many people make big plans to spend the day or the weekend with their mothers. However, this year some people may rethink their plans as they would not want to expose their beloved mothers...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:48 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Just last year, one could find a variety of deals and promotions for Mother’s Day with ease, but for 2020, the opposite is true. This change could be connected with the coronavirus pandemic and a number of businesses having to close their doors for...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:53 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

When COVID-19 restrictions grounded Annece Williams’ six-year-old events planning company, she got infected, too – with a desire to rebound. Williams has created a spin-off ( @thepartyshopja) of her company, As You Wish Events, hoping to tap...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:33 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Teaching is considered to be the most noble of professions, as it is from a teacher’s guidance that all other professions come. This is a sentiment that Nicolette McDonnough-Foster would agree with as she described the profession as a calling, one...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:19 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica enters another month battling the coronavirus pandemic, the Government continues to caution those with underlying conditions to stay home and safe to lower the risk of contracting the virus. One of the underlying conditions that could...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:24 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

At a time when dark COVID-19 clouds hang over the country, Junior Whyte has been a shining light in Allman Town, Kingston, giving a helping hand to the elderly and persons with disabilities in the community. Whyte started his outreach mission three...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

THE SKY over Emancipation Park was decorated with white yesterday as family and friends of Jodian Fearon gathered to release balloons in celebration of what would have been her 24th birthday. Fearon died at the University Hospital of the West...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:05 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in Jamaica, we are reminded of some of the symptoms associated with the virus. The most common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. From different...

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