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Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Alex Parkinson has had to live with the pressure of bleeding for 20 minutes or more whenever he gets a minor injury. That's three times more than the average person who bleeds for five minutes or less with minor injuries.That's because from a very...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Consultant haematologist/oncologist at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Dr Gillian Wharfe, is urging the government to provide easier access to treatment for persons with haemophilia.In an interview with The Sunday Gleaner to mark...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Preliminary weather-tracking models are not indicating any serious concern for drought at the end of June, however, climate service specialist Glenroy Brown, has said that temperatures are likely to be warmer than normal closer to the end of the...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The yearly trek to church on Good Friday has not become a ritual for the Reverend Dr Alton Tulloch and members of St Michael's Church in Kingston. However, the pastor believes that the Easter period has lost its significance. He is urging persons to...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Professor Archibald McDonald, pro vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), stridently defended the institution's stance to embark on its engagement with the private sector, specifically 138 Student Living.Over the past two years...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Investigators from the Child Development Agency (CDA) who rushed to Lowe River, Trelawny, in the wake of the reported killing of a 14-year-old by an 11-year-old found themselves having to rescue a five-year-old who was in desperate need of care and...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The American Friends of Jamaica primarily assists in areas of education, health care and economic development. This year, however, the Child Resiliency Programme was the focus for president, Wendy Hart, who indicated that the work of the charity...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Principals of two Corporate Area inner-city schools have welcomed the proposed ban on bagged juices and other sugary drink as a step in the right direction but questioned the success of getting the desired buy-in from parents and guardians in light...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Two years ago, Royanne DeSilva had no idea where Qatar was. Today she lives there, having received an amazing opportunity to become a flight attendant.DeSilva, who grew up in May Pen, Clarendon, said that she has had to acknowledge the fact that her...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Several young people across the Corporate Area have strongly dismissed assertions that the age of a political leader will influence their decision to take part in the democratic process.A debate has again stirred surrounding the capacity of the...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Two youth leaders have rejected and described the notion as misguided and uninformed that age is a critical factor in reaching the youth population.A debate has again been stirred about the capacity of the leaders of both political parties to...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A move by Trinidad and Tobago to ban sodas in public schools was supported by Jamaica's health minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, who indicated that once he got the approval from Cabinet, a similar course of action would happen locally.Trinidad's...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

There can never be any justification for physical violence or any other kind of abuse against women and children.Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn made that very clear during a breakfast forum hosted by the Institute for Gender...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While acknowledging that the University of Technology (UTech) has made great strides in producing graduates who are 'industry ready' and is still the leading institution in training health professionals, particularly in pharmacy, newly installed...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Cybercrimes Unit says it is expecting Jamaica to lose more than the US$100 million it lost last year due to criminal activities on the Internet.Inspector Warren Williams, head of the unit at Jamaica Constabulary Force, reported that for 2016,...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

By putting productivity at the forefront of the company, GK Foods benefited from massive savings of US$2.5 million after only one year of implementing interventional strategies developed by the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC).Metry Seaga, chairman...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Parents are being urged to create an environment that will provide relaxation and comfort for their children as they sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this Thursday and Friday.Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

When Morine Thompson entered the Jamaica Fire Brigade in November 1976, her plan was to save enough money to pursue what she thought was her dream of becoming a teacher. That dream is now history, however, as she fell in love with the profession and...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Prime Minister Andrew Holness was strident yesterday in his dismissal of the common belief shared among many Jamaicans that women are the cause of incidents of rape and abuse that they suffer because of their attire.Speaking at a luncheon, which he...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Except for issues regarding a number of students who deferred in the last sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith, principal at Allman Town Primary School in , believes all is in place for her students to sit the...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Latheva James and the rest of her family are nervous yet overjoyed as they prepare to travel with three-year-old Lashell Campbell to the Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands, where the younger is to undergo heart surgery.Campbell is among...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Her non-traditional story is about following a childhood passion for service. Pauline Ford-Caesar, a daughter of Jamaica, went ahead and made her mark in the city of Birmingham in Alabama, United States, to which she migrated many years ago,...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Juliet Holness is at the helm of one the largest constituencies in Jamaica, and as a result, she has had to be strategic in ensuring that she effectively carries out her duties as member of parliament (MP), while not neglecting her role as a mother...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Extortion continues to be a major source of income for criminals operating in Spanish Town, St Catherine, but the police have lost track of just how much this illegal activity is costing the business community. This admission comes nine months after...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A number of initiatives implemented by the St Catherine North division to curtail crime and violence have given police officers some hope that fear among residents has been quelled.Officer in charge of administration, Deputy Superintendent of Police...

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