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Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Under pressure with crowded classroom and unruly students, scores of the island's teachers are lamenting what they say is a lack of emotional support for them when they are stressed.According to the teachers, the lack ofsupport could lead to some...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Her father was murdered in the community of Majesty Gardens, where she was born and raised, but Desrine Bryce still calls the gritty Corporate Area community home.Bryce is adamant that she will not leave the area, popularly called 'Back To', until...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The abduction of two babies in less than a week has sparked fresh debate about the reasons Jamaicans, mainly women, would want to snatch babies to whiom they did not give birth.Psychiatrist and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The explosion of the Airbnb market across the island has been pushing well-needed cash into the pockets of many Jamaicans, but it is providing a painful side effect - the tightening of the rental market.While figures for last year are not yet...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Rent Restriction Act of 1983 makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate against potential tenants on the basis that they have children, but scores of landlords are banning the babies and getting away with it.Under Section 4A Subsection 1 of...

Published:Sunday | January 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Having dropped out of four colleges due to financial difficulties, Hulla Cooper is now celebrating as the first member of her immediate family to have graduated from university.Just two weeks from her 40th birthday, Cooper, in an interview with The...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

In 2017, Abigail Lloyd decided to start a charity which she dubbed 'Grateful Faces'. Since then, the teenager has been using every opportunity she gets to cater to the less fortunate."I came up with this idea because I realised that so many of us...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Daryl Vaz, the Government's point man on the ban on single-use plastic bags, styrofoam products and plastic straws, has rejected calls for a pushback of the January 1, 2019 implementation day.According to Vaz, any date which is selected for the...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Government's decision to implement the ban on single-use plastic bags, including the popular 'black scandal bags', starting Tuesday, has left scores of Jamaicans unsure of their next step despite a public-education campaign which was launched...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

At nine years old Kailee Coombs is jumping into the world of entrepreneurship with her own brand of sanitation kits dubbed 'Kai Kits for Kids'.The hygiene kit, which includes at least seven items for girls and boys, was born out of a need for Kailee...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The overloading of trucks transporting quarry material remains a major concern for Commissioner of Mines Roy Nicholson, who is again appealing to operators to discontinue this dangerous practice.Nicholson last week noted that it's not unusual to see...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA) has joined forces with other state agencies in an effort to rid school gates of the CiCi liquid fruit candy that appears to have a rainbow-coloured male genitalia on the package."We have gone...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Sylvester Tulloch was planning to read for his PhD when he received a call from his alma mater, The Mico University College, that he would be conferred with an honorary Doctorate of Education in Leadership.Tulloch, a real estate developer, walked on...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Garth Reid hated mathematics to the point where he failed at his first attempt at the subject in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination, but the 19-year-old now dreams of teaching the subject at the highest level."I really...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

They were both teenagers and still in school when they found out that they were to become fathers.But Omar Francis* and David Green* were determined to step up to their responsibilities despite the challenges. Now they are urging teenagers, male and...

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Jamaica is advancing steadily and has made steady progress in the digital revolution in the past 10 years, but weak infrastructure and poor institutional quality are two of the factors causing the country to lag behind much of the region.That's...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Persons being treated at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Program in Florida in the United States are set to benefit from 100 specially designed pyjamas, donated by Jamaican registered nurse, Yordis Morrison, who has created a new line of...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

As Jamaican health officials continue the fight to reduce antibiotics abuse, there are fears that some local doctors are giving in to their patients who beg for this medication even when they don't need it.Antibiotics abuse is a worldwide problem...

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

A number of state entities have been operating without permanent appointments in several senior positions in what has been described by president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell as "contemptuous of the principles...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Many business analysts predict that the future of retail shopping is online, and entrepreneur Gavin Lindsay is ensuring that Jamaicans are moving with the times by creating a new online freight-forwarding company.Lindsay's company, Internet Package...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Loom wheel that once promised Jamaicans thousands of dollars has slowed drastically, and in some cases has stopped spinning completely for a number of investors who have lost thousands of dollars.Last week, several persons who invested in the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Students at 18 educational institutions will have to pay more for meals tomorrow as the concessionaire for their canteens, Tastee Limited, introduces higher prices.This has sparked concern among some school administrators, who note that the students...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Claims that Jamaica is facing a shortage of religious education (RE) teachers have been challenged by one person trained to teach the subject.Nadine Chambers argues that it is the principals who are refusing to employ specialists to teach the...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:21 AMCarlene Davis

When Doris Parkes and Myrtle Passley, selected Fairy Hill in Portland to retire, they had no idea the drama they would face as it relates to potable water.According to the two elderly returning residents, the public water supply is more off than it...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

With the Lower House of Parliament approving the 25 amendments to the proposed Fisheries Act by the Upper House, there are increasing fears by members of the local fishing industry that the new legislation could ruin their livelihood.The legislation...

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