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Stories by Carlene Davis

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...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Residents of the central Kingston community of 'Southside' are confident that music holds the key that could unlock the potential of several young men in the community and move them into a path of productivity.But the residents want the youngsters...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

It was a 16-year-long battle, but Cameshia Gardener was convinced that she had been unfairly treated and was prepared to fight as long as necessary for justice.The former district constable was suspended without pay in 2002 and dismissed 14 years...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Over the years, Antonette Wemyss-Gorman has been blazing a path for women, and last week she shattered yet another glass ceiling when she was promoted to the rank of captain (naval).Wemyss-Gorman, the commanding officer of the Jamaica Defence Force...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

She was already 90 years old when the social-media explosion started with the advent of Facebook in 2004, but Naomi Clunis is well aware of the impact that this has had on the world and is proud that her picture has been getting likes on the site....

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...

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