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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

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

Eastern St Thomas Member of Parliament Dr Fenton Ferguson has refuted claims of neglect by residents of Willowfield in his constituency.Several residents of the sugar cane-dependent community recently told The Sunday Gleaner that they have been...

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

A medical review of adolescents with sexually acquired HIV in Jamaica has found that the majority had their first sexual experience between 10 and 14 years old, but in some cases children as young as five years old have also been infected.This...

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

More Jamaican women are choosing profession over procreation, with Jamaica falling to two children per woman, down from three per woman in 1994.But Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness is adamant that Jamaican women can have...

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

Although Jamaica signed the UN Treaty which guarantees the right of every child to play, there are concerns that a dearth of safe play spaces, particularly in dense urban communities, is preventing Jamaican children from fully enjoying this right."I...

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

For years, residents of Willowfield in eastern St Thomas have pleaded with the authorities to fix the basic amenities in the community.They live without street lights, with bad roads and no potable water. To compound the matter, the spring where...

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

Despite the many push factors, a majority of the beneficiaries of this year's Youth Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) have declared that they are convinced that they can achieve their dreams in Jamaica.The group of young people recently...

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

Josh-Ray Green recalls more rough days than smooth ones as a student of Munro College, but after securing 12 grade ones, all with straight A profiles in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination, and being admitted at the...

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

For many persons, the experience of being placed into foster care was horrific, with numerous stories over the years of foster parents who failed the children in their homes, but not so for Claudine Bailey.As Jamaicans join the rest of the world in...

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

With a placard bearing the image of 14-year-old Yetanya Francis held high, Terisa Benjamin made her way to the waterfront, downtown Kingston, with scores of persons who took to the streets of downtown Kingston yesterday for Jesus in the City Parade...

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

Mathematics has always been a difficult subject for 10-year-old Shatara Young, but by creating a maths gazebo at her school, she has found a solution that is helping her, and other students, to better grasp the subject."I too have maths problems,"...

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

Veterinary surgeon Dr Terrina Jones is urging Jamaicans not to take on the responsibility of raising dogs if the only thing they can feed them is table scraps.According to Jones, while it is customary for Jamaicans to feed their dogs leftover food,...

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

Traumatised by the murder of close relatives or friends, and scarred from excessive abuse, some of the nation's children have gone mute.Unfortunately, with only five speech pathologists in the island, there are not many persons qualified to get them...

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

Of the more than 2,000 children seeking assessment at the Mico Care Centre annually, approximately 75 per cent are boys who are often taken there by desperate and frustrated mothers searching for help.The Mico Care Centre is operated by the Mico...

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

The 2018 Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey has found that more men than women across the island are rubbing on the bleaching cream, and male development specialist Marlon Moore is not surprised."Women love brown men," said Moore before adding, "I...

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

The investigation into the improper disposal of two dead babies at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in May has revealed that one of the bodies had been at the hospital morgue for more than a year.The probe also found that the bodies of babies were...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerned that many lactating mothers have little option but to flush the breast milk they produce while at work, Stephen Robinson, acting regional nutritionist for the South East Regional Health Authority, has joined the call for more baby-...

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

With Jamaicans trying to come to grips with a spate of domestic disputes ending in murder in recent weeks, president of the Jamaica Council of Churches, Merlyn Hyde-Riley, is concerned that some persons are remaining in loveless relationships...

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

Acknowledging that the Bible has been used by some Christians in instances to justify abuse in the church, deputy general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Professor Isabel Apawo Phiri, has called upon the clergy to also consider...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Despite an extensive national crusade to get Jamaicans moving, the latest national health and lifestyle survey has shown that 52 per cent of Jamaicans made no attempt to increase their physical activity last year, and for most of those who work, the...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's early childhood programme has been hailed as an example for the region by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).The IDB has also ranked Jamaica and Barbados at the top of 58 low- and middle-income countries in Latin America and the...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

As the first certified nuclear pharmacists in the English-speaking Caribbean, Tracia-Gay Kennedy-Dixon is venturing into an area with known risks but with even greater potential for diagnosing a wide range of illnesses that create undue burdens for...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There are calls for a deeper analysis of a national survey which has shown that there is an unusually high rate of depression among Jamaican men in the 55 to 64 year age group, particularly from the parishes of Manchester and Trelawny.More women are...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

As the executive director of a pro-life organisation, Christina Milford interfaces with women and girls on a daily basis who are experiencing extreme guilt and trauma after aborting their babies."We recognise that abortion kills babies and hurts...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She played hard and worked even harder, and as relatives and friends filled the Boulevard Baptist Church, St Andrew, to pay their last respects to former Gleaner advertisement executive Sandra Brown-Bennett yesterday, they all agreed that she always...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Like a number of working mothers in Jamaica, Terri-Ann Forrester-Palmer had to pump breast milk in the bathroom at her workplace to ensure her firstborn was properly fed in 2007."I had her during university and I decided that I was going to get a...

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