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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some of the nation's children are still experiencing, and witnessing, cases of child abuse in the classroom daily despite the Government's directive that corporal punishment is prohibited in schools.One grade four primary school student told The...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A friend found her suicide note when she was 16 years old and her school counsellor intervened and helped changed her perspective on life.Today, a grateful Tameka Coley is committed to helping persons living with mental-health issues through a...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The recent acquisition of a tomosynthesis 3D mammography machine by The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is expected to help reduce the discomfort experienced by women during mammograms.Chief executive officer of the UHWI, Kevin Allen,...

Published:Sunday | January 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison says it is disappointing but not surprising that teachers and school administrators are still using corporal punishment as a means of control in the classrooms."Quite frankly, I am not surprised and I...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The breakdown of the main x-ray machine at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has caused some patients to discharge themselves from the facility despite medical advice that they could be putting themselves at risk.But the hospital's...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With fresh concerns about the security at public-health facilities following the snatching of babies at the Cornwall Regional and Victoria Jubilee hospitals in less than one week, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has promised increased focus...

Published:Sunday | January 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Already faced with a shortage of science teachers, the local education system could be in further trouble as a United Kingdom-based education recruitment agency is planning another raid on Jamaica.Hourglass Education is heading back to Jamaica next...

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

Managing Director of Running Events Jamaica Limited, Alfred 'Frano' Francis, believes the perception that money will be made from road races and walks is overblown as oftentimes organisers suffer a loss from hosting these events.Running Events...

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

At least 30,000 environmentally friendly bags are to be distributed in market districts in the coming days by mayors, as the Government tries to equip Jamaicans with alternatives to plastic bags, which will be banned starting Tuesday.Government...

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

With the new school term set to begin in days, Venessa Todd is a worried mother as she is unsure what to do with her 13-year-old son, who has been banned from classes since mid-November because of his use of expletives while at school.The distraught...

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

Road races, runs and walks have become the latest craze for persons wanting exercise and the first call for several entities trying to raise funds, but they are unregulated, there is no entity which checks what happens to the money raised, and...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Christmas Day was usually quiet for Lorna Lawrence and her husband Michael when they first relocated to Jamaica in 2010 after living in the United States for more than 40 years, but thanks to the addition of four boys to their household, she is...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The plan by the National Water Commission (NWC) to install 450,000 new digital water meters across the island could result in several of its customers paying more each month, but the commission says that is unavoidable."We have deliberately pointed...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerns over a possible increase in the number of Jamaicans becoming addicted to gambling have spurred the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) into action.The BGLC is spending some $14 million annually in a responsible gaming programme...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Homeowners are flushing thousands of dollars down the drain due to faulty toilets, and scores of Jamaicans could find themselves paying even more to the National Water Commission (NWC) in the New Year.The NWC has confirmed that with the planned...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Hope Botanical Gardens in St Andrew now welcomes 1.5 million visitors annually, but that is not enough to satisfy the operators, who are pushing to increase the numbers going into next year.The operators are expecting that the construction of a...

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

President of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF) David Wan is appealing to the Government to outline its position on the use of pre-employment drug tests.Wan's call follows last week's report in The Sunday Gleaner that scores of young Jamaicans...

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

Santiago, Chile:State minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green is appealing to discouraged teachers not to throw in the towel, as children with maladaptive behaviour who make the classroom a difficult place for...

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

Monique McDonald felt alone when she was sexually abused as a child, so yesterday, the 27-year-old lent her support to other survivors by participating in a silent protest to denounce violence against women."My message for Jamaica is let us work as...

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

Her lifelong dream was to become a teacher, but now that 24-year-old Shree James* has made it into the classroom, the reality is much different from what she had expected.The freshly minted educator says that she now goes to...

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

Abigail Sinclair* was only 13 years old the first time she stared down the barrel of a gun, and if that experience wasn't traumatic enough, she had a similar encounter a year later.The teenager was home with her family in their St Ann community when...

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

Christopher Creary had no idea that the knowledge gained from studying trees at the Hope Botanical Gardens while working as a security guard would allow him to impress so many persons from so many walks of life.But impress he did, with his admirers...

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...

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