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Stories by Carlene Davis

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

Over several years, the Deokoro Magnet Schools for the Gifted and Talented has helped scores of Jamaican students to pass 12 or more subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Efforts by some American chicken producers to establish a stronghold in the local market is not going down well with several Jamaicans.Recent advertisements by the United States Poultry and Egg Export Council appealing to Jamaicans to trust America...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Despite a more than decade-long campaign, just under 26 per cent of the children registered in Jamaica in the first three months of this year did not have the name of a father on their birth certificates.That is in keeping with last year's trend...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Calls to suicide hot lines set up by the Government, are going straight to voice mail, ringing unanswered or going to a pornographic hot line.The latest Social and Economic Survey published by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, has revealed that 263...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Hours before the Office of the Prime Minister issued a release last Friday that the Cabinet had ordered the suspension of the long-standing practice of prohibiting women wearing sleeveless attire from entry into government buildings, a female...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The recent sentencing of Oshin Morgan to more than four years in prison after she pleaded guilty to trafficking in person charges has underscored the findings of the Situational Analysis of Human Trafficking in Jamaica 2018 study, which found that...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

David Bent* died in May without collecting much of the refund he was due from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), because he was not aware that he would be giving up cash by delaying his application for a pension.Under the law, the NIS is unable to...

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

News last week that a Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as 'Dr Bumbum' was arrested over the death of a patient in a botched operation has again put the issue of the risk persons are putting themselves through when they opt for nips...

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

The Ministry of Labour issued 18 work permits to plumbers from overseas last year, sparking concerns locally about the ease with which foreigners are being allowed to take jobs from Jamaicans.Eighty electricians, 23 mechanics, and 30 welders were...

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

It's been five months since 17 people were shot dead, and another 17 injured in one of America's deadliest mass school shootings in recent times. One of the survivors, Samantha Grady, who was shot twice during the incident, still looks for the...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 11:11 PMCarlene Davis

Fish vendor Elaine Clarke is distraught over the unsanitary conditions at the Rocky Point Fishing Village in Clarendon and wants the authorities to address the matter."Sanitary inspector soon come here, because a food we a deal with and it no good...

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

For the family of William Smith Sr, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 is a day they will never forget. That's the day they heard that he had been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident and had been rushed to hospital.Even while he was being treated by...

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

Scores of low-skilled Jamaicans could find employment as domestic workers as there is a high demand for persons to work in this area, locally and overseas, and the Ministry of Labour is projecting that the demand will remain high for the next two to...

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

The Climate Branch of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica is reporting that five of its 13 stations across Jamaica recorded slight higher temperatured in June 2018 when compared to June 2017, with indications that the heat will get even worse in the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:54 AMCarlene Davis

  Stiffer penalties await unruly motorists who have adopted the dangerous trend of installing blinding strobe and LED lights of varying colours, to their vehicles. A strobe light produces regular flashes of lights, and is typically seen on law...

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

Unprofessional dress, including miniskirts and baggy pants, body odour, and vulgarity are some of the turn-offs that have caused Jamaican job seekers not to be given the jobs at interviews.The 2017 National Labour Market Survey (NLMS) noted that...

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

Nestle, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, is promising Jamaicans that the recent slippage in the value of the local currency against the US Dollar, will not affect the quality or cost of its products.Nestle Jamaica's country...

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

Determined to save the unattached youths in the area from a life of crime, residents of Gregory Park in Portmore, St Catherine, are pleading for a proper community centre which can be used for sports and skills training.According to the residents, a...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

It has home to at least two criminal gangs, and has often been in the news for outbreaks of deadly violence, but residents of Gregory Park, St Catherine, say that is no reason for the entire area to be branded, as is being done now by some employers...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Aaliyah Neil loves to read, and at 11 years old she has already read more than 100 books, and to cap it, has written a book, which has already been published.Aaliyah, who lives in England with her Jamaican parents, released a crime fiction novel...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:01 AMCarlene Davis

Scores of Jamaicans are turning to the Google Play Store for help to convert the seven digit telephone numbers in their contact list to meet the new 10-digit dialling regime, but not many are aware that one of the most popular conversion...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Germaine Barrett loves children, and wanted to become a father, but at 29 years old he has dumped the idea."I think I would be an excellent father. I would be nurturing, caring, loving, supportive. I just don't want my child to suffer," said Barrett...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

When the 'Brampton Top 40 Under 40' awards are presented on June 20 in Ontario, Canada, Jamaican Kimberlee Shelley-Ajibolade will proudly take her place among the honourees.The annual awards are given by the Brampton Board of Trade to individuals in...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Managing Director of Carreras Jamaica, Marcus Steele, is baffled by the large quantity of illicit cigarettes making it through the island's ports, into the hands of Jamaican smokers."What is baffling for me, as part of the legal industry, is that...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

From a chef in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to a dishwasher on a cruise ship, now a member of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), Fabian O'Connor has always been determined to serve.Today, the Jamaican is a popular figure in the...

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