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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The conviction rate for sexual offences more than doubled last year, and prosecutors are reaping even more success so far this year, with at least 15 sexual offenders convicted last week in the Corporate Area alone.Head of the Centre for...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 50 females have been raped and robbed over the last two years by men posing as taxi operators, and the police are urging women and girls to be extremely cautious while taking public transportation.According Superintendent Charmine Shand,...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:56 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

No enquiries were submitted to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) about registered sex offenders last year, sparking fears that those tasked with protecting the nation’s children have not been doing their due diligence while hiring...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

After feeling pain in his left arm since more than a month ago, computer specialist Shekar Reddy consulted an online programme to get a diagnosis, possible treatment options, and the names of doctors in Jamaica who specialised in treating his...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS could be stymied by the Church, as several persons who have tested positive have abandoned medical treatment because they were declared cured by their spiritual leader.Executive director of the...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There is currently no known medical cure for HIV/AIDS, but national superintendent for the United Pentecostal Church of Jamaica (UPCJ), Bishop O'Garth McKoy, said he has encountered individuals who have been healed from the disease.The pastor...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Managing director of the Housing Association of Jamaica (HAJ), Gary Howell, estimates that more than 20,000 residents in St James are living in informal settlements, with some just a stone's throw away from all-inclusive hotels in the tourist...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:46 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A bacterial outbreak at a local hospital claimed her newborn baby’s life in 2015. That painful experience has led Charlene Roberts to give birth to an idea designed to give babies born prematurely a fighting chance. Roberts is the founder of...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:37 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

They say love is blind, but blind educator Camille Wilson finds that not many Jamaicans are willing to look beyond the fact that a person cannot see to enter an intimate relationship, and it is worse for blind women. “It is very difficult for...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

European Union (EU) officials have downplayed concerns over the slow pace of the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC), which is now almost one year behind schedule.The EU made its largest single investment in the...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

New patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) are among those whose records have been digitised as the hospital continues the process of converting to an electronic records management system.According to chief executive officer...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Thirty-four-year-old Camille Wilson is blind, but she can clearly see that motorists have generally become more indisciplined on the roads in recent years."When we used to extend our canes, the cars would come to a stop very quickly. Now, like even...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Controversial American pastor Steven Anderson is set to visit Jamaica tomorrow despite the launch of a petition earlier this month to ban him from preaching in the country.Anderson, who pastors the Faithful World Baptist Church in Arizona, United...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A zapper is her new best friend, but head of the recently opened Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) Dr Marcia Mundle is not just interested in killing mosquitoes. She also wants to learn how to control them and pass this knowledge on to...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Scores of Jamaicans who bleach their faces are facing delays in renewing their passports as additional checks are often needed to confirm their identities.The 'bleachers' are among the more than 2,100 applicants whose passport-renewal applications...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A Corporate Area pastor who has been gifted two high-end vehicles by a grateful member of his flock says that he has no intention of giving them back despite pleas from the family of his church member for him to return them,The family members say...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

"Persons' lives will stop for a little while because they are unable to utilise their document until (PICA) can satisfactorily determine who the rightful owner is."Several Jamaicans are having their lives placed on hold as their identities have been...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe is urging the security forces to learn from the lessons of 2010 as they carry out the state of emergency in St James.Munroe yesterday declared NIA's support for the...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

March will make one year since Charles Hyatt Jr traded in his high-profile job so that he could stay home and take care of his two sons.Instead of power suits and meetings, he spends his days in sweats preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for his...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There is more concern that Jamaicans are eating themselves into an early grave, with statistics indicating that 67 per cent of deaths in the country are linked to poor diet.While the frightening murder rate is given prominence in the news, Professor...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) will be celebrating 75 years this year, but a decrease in the number of students signing up for the group is sparking concern in some quarters over its continued existence.The life is reportedly being squeezed...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A controversial American Baptist pastor, who has been banned from preaching in four countries, says he still intends to come to Jamaica to preach, despite an online petition asking the Jamaican Government to stop his planned January 29 visit.Pastor...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Psychiatrist Professor Fred Hickling is appealing for more uniformed groups in schools to tackle indiscipline among students and to help divert youths from a life of crime.The psychiatrist believes that these groups have been of tremendous benefit...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Reverend Karl Johnson, general secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), has called on the local Christian community to mobilise itself into a conduit for information sharing in an effort to stem criminal activities in 2018."Perhaps the...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

When his girlfriend went into labourat home on Christmas Eve, one month before the date the doctors had said she would deliver her baby, 26-year-old Dujon Foxton thought the police officersstationed a few steps away from his house would be able...

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