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Stories by Carlene Davis

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

It was being celebrated as the National Children's Day 2018, but the children at St Paul's United Infant School in central Kingston were not the ones getting the treats. Instead, they treated the elderly and less fortunate from the communities...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

More and more Jamaican women are heading to Canada for the job opportunities available in several fields.Figures provided by the Canadian High Commission in Jamaica indicate a modest yearly increase in the number of women immigrating to that North...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is facing new questions about the safety of persons who travel on its buses which are almost completely wrapped with advertisements.The issue was placed back on the front burner last week by a bus passenger...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

At 46, Christian therapist Peta-Gay McClure does not have a child by choice, and it's a decision she did not make lightly.McClure is among a group of adult women who have decided that the business of motherhood is not for them despite the pressure...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The oft-repeated warning to Jamaican motorists, in an effort to reduce the carnage on the roads, is "Speed kills", but a study of the fatal accidents across the island last year found that lane violation and not speeding was the main cause of road...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

'Bling funerals' with loud music, naked as you dare dress, liquor, cigarettes, and 'weed' are becoming more and more prevalent across the island, replacing what was once a solemn occasion.But sociologist Dr Orville Taylor says that much of the...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

One of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer, is expressing fear that some pharmacies in Jamaica are selling counterfeit versions of its flagship drug Viagra, which is used to treat erection problems in men.Security Consultant for...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:20 AMCarlene Davis

Acknowledging that the police force has not been making full use of the body cameras introduced two years ago, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson suggested yesterday that the project was not implemented properly. “The whole...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Scores of Jamaicans facing psychological pressure are avoiding the professional counselling they need because of fear that they could be labelled mentally ill or mad."Counselling is talk therapy, and you try to restructure mental processes and...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

More Jamaicans are warming up to the idea of investing in dashboard cameras (dash cams) for their motor vehicles, and these are providing crucial information on accidents.General manager for insurance solutions at British Caribbean Insurance Company...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

While dashboard cameras have been introduced in several police forces around the world, Jamaica is yet to catch up, but local security experts are arguing that the time has come for this move.Assistant commissioner of the Independent Commission of...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

They claim they are offering a legitimate service, but for most motorists they are 'street side extortionists' demanding that they are paid before allowing persons to park."I rather park my vehicle at home and take a bus to downtown Kingston because...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) and the police Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Branch(C-TOC) are appealing to Jamaicans to report when and where they have been sold 'knock-offs' or counterfeit goods.Addressing a Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Traditional hospital gowns could soon become a thing of the past, if Yordis Morrison has her way.The registered nurse with 37 years' experience, who grew up in Washington Gardens in Jamaican, has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:40 AMCarlene Davis

Canadian parliamentarian Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin has apologised for her claim that the use of ganja by Jamaicans has made them lazy and unproductive, but the firestorm she has sparked is not going away. Economist and ganja advocate Dr Andre...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Struggling to deal with the incidents of debit and credit card fraud, locally, businesses are introducing several measures to confirm the identity of the persons presenting the cards.In addition to the long-established practice of requesting valid...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

With counterfeit cigarettes being sold for approximately half the price of legal ones, some smokers could believe they are getting a bargain, but if you thought regular cigarettes were unhealthy, wait until you hear what is inside their counterfeit...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

There should be something for everyone at Expo Jamaica 2018 which gets under way this Thursday, as the organisers say patrons can expect a raft of activities at the National Arena and National Indoor Sports Centre, which will host the largest show...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Sanitation workers (garbage collectors) employed to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) are becoming increasingly frustrated at what they say are their low wages and poor working conditions.The workers, who spend their days moving...

Published:Thursday | April 12, 2018 | 12:48 AMCarlene Davis

Senator Floyd Morris has expressed disappointment in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security for not submitting the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) report to the United Nations (UN), 11 years after it...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

While parents wait to see if the nutri products that are being offered through a school-feeding programme by the Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) will indeed get proper labelling, fresh concerns are being raised as to how they were passed by the...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 11:20 PMCarlene Davis

There seems to be a complete misunderstanding in some quarters of the call for fiscal policies on unhealthy foods, in this case a tax on sugary drinks, says Professor Fitzroy Henry, chairman of the National Food Industry Task Force."Detractors frame...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:57 AMCarlene Davis

Jamaica is reportedly experiencing an obesity crisis; however, this has not put a damper on the Easter bun and cheese tradition, as manufacturers and retailers are reporting healthy sales. Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson, chairman and chief...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Chairman of the National Food Industry Task Force, Professor Fitzroy Henry, is advising parents of students who consume the products distributed by the Nutrition Products Limited (NPL) that even though it is going to take some time to provide proper...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Over 45 high schools across Jamaica have now been outfitted with an automated external defibrillator (AED) unit, courtesy of Team Jamaica Bickle, the organisation which provides support services for Caribbean athletes who compete at the annual Penn...

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