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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Tanya Baker* thought it was a good idea to run away from home following a verbal spat with her mother last February. But the 13-year-old's decision led to her being abducted and raped multiple times by the three men who held her captive for two...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Jamaica is not short of girls in need of inspiration, but there is an acute shortage of persons coming forward to offer this guidance and motivation."I really find it difficult getting volunteers to...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A leading child-advocacy group is reporting that the majority of the more than 17,000 children who went missing in the last nine years actually ran away from home because they wanted the freedom to have sex.Betty Ann Blaine, convener of the group...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some of the Jamaica's children who go missing each year have been having challenges returning to school as they are being refused entrance by administrators who say they have been away from classes for too long.This is one of the issues facing...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The collapse of her lungs following acupuncture treatment could have been fatal for one Caymanian woman, had it not been for the quick intervention of two Jamaican doctors who treated her when she was rushed to the Cayman Islands Hospital.Both Dr...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

While the major concern for men diagnosed with cancer is their ability to perform sexually, women generally worry about their prospect for survival and how the disease will affect their finances, image and efforts to get pregnant."For some women,...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The National Water Commission (NWC) has disputed claims by a senior citizen that his water bill has climbed to over $232,000 within a few months, although multiple inspections have shown that he does not have any leakages.According to 80-year-old...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Eric Maxwell's only child is among the 1,674 children who went missing last year, and with each passing day he gets even more depressed about the mysterious disappearance of his 12-year-old daughter, Tamoy.According to the Ananda Alert Secretariat,...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

From her hospital bed in Los Angeles, California, in the United States (US), FINSAC debtor Mary Gordon is fighting a battle which several Jamaicans have lost.The 77-year-old former legal secretary is determined to get back her four-bedroom, three-...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Another finance minister has left office without delivering the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) report into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s. But the chief executive officer of the company which purchased most of the...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Two weeks ago, Trevell Duncan was frustrated, but today, the dental hygienist is all smiles because the University of Technology (UTech) has finally returned the over $200,000 they were overpaid on her behalf in 2015 by the Students' Loan Bureau (...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Senior citizen Roy Meikle is beyond frustrated because he does not understand why his water bill has jumped from on average $3,000 monthly to over $200,000 each month, despite the fact that more than one plumber have found that he has no leakage.The...

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

Trevell Duncan is familiar with struggles and has determinedly sought her dreams, coming from a poor, humble background.But the 26-year-old had no idea that the process of getting the University of Technology (UTech) to return the more than $200,000...

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

Local health insurance providers are coming under pressure from some women's rights advocates who are angry over the provision that pregnant women will have to pay upfront for medical services and then claim a refund.Despite having health insurance...

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

Senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Heather Ricketts, is urging the administration to examine measures to get students safely to and from the Mona campus.Ricketts, the former head of the Department of Sociology, Psychology...

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

With increasing reports of attacks on female members of Jamaica's deaf community, efforts are being made to provide them with the means of defending themselves."We know from anecdotal data, or working on the ground, and from discussions with schools...

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

Landing a lucrative job at a resort on the north coast was like a dream come true for Kingston resident David Harper*, but it wasn't long before his workplace started to feel like a battlefield due to the constant sexual harassment he experienced...

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

The coalition between the Church and State to educate thousands of Jamaicans over the years is now under threat, due to a perception by some school administrators and religious leaders that the Government is trying to take over church-run schools....

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

Although several of the more prominent schools in Jamaica are operated by churches, Archbishop Emeritus Donald Reece estimates that less than 10 per cent of the students in these institutions belong to the denomination that operates their school....

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

For years, the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (MBCF) has been a source of pride and a dependable source of employment for residents in the rural St Andrew community where it is located.But a recent change in its ownership has fuelled fears that...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 200 children who have committed sexual offences in the past two years have been spared criminal charges as a result of a diversion programme that was introduced by the Ministry of Justice.According to police records, 104 adolescents were...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

United States Baptist minister Steven Anderson has blasted Jamaican male preachers for allowing women to move into leadership positions in some local churches.The Reverend Karen Kirlew will be sworn in as the president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (...

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...

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