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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

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...

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

Paul Smith, president of the Healthcare Social Workers Association of Jamaica (HSWAJ), is concerned that several trained social workers are not finding employment in Jamaica, despite the increasing need for persons who specialise in this field....

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

As concerns mount about the increasing rate of obesity among Jamaica's children, the University of the West Indies and the Ministry of Health will be rolling out a national project next month intended to promote the healthy growth of children.The...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

After working with traumatised children for decades, clinical social worker Dr Claudette Crawford-Brown is convinced that play therapy is the perfect anecdote for healing the wounds being experienced by those who are exposed to a myriad of social...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There are concerns that the increasing incidents of mental-health issues and conduct disorder among Jamaica's children are putting scores of guidance counsellors under pressure as they are not equipped to deal with the new challenges brought on by...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's effort to fight cancer and chronic diseases has received a major boost with the investment of more than $250 million into the re-establishment of a Nuclear Medicine Centre at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI).The centre is...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Committed to the mantra, 'it takes a village to raise a child,' several parents in Beersheba, New Market, St Elizabeth, have joined forces in an effort to ensure that children at the Beersheba Primary School are fully ready for the start of the new...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Less than 35 per cent of mothers in the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) are exclusively breastfeeding their babies in the first six weeks of their lives, despite extensive campaigns showing that this is the best for the baby.That is one of the...

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

More than 16,000 youths applied for the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) summer programme this year, exceeding the target that was initially set for the placement of young people in temporary jobs during the summer holiday.The...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Executive director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) Audley Gordon is rejecting criticisms that the entity is short of a long-term and comprehensive plan to deal with Jamaica's disposal of waste.With fires reported at four of...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

School administrators of special-needs institutions in Hope Estate, Papine, are hoping that the deplorable roads leading to the schools will be one less thing to worry about when the new academic year begins.The road is almost impassable when it...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some state-operated medical facilities have been collecting millions of dollars each month despite the Government's no-user-fee policy, and the health ministry is going after even more money starting Tuesday.Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Officials of the Ministry of Health will be attending the orientation ceremonies of high schools across the island in an effort to get more girls vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), after a slow start to the programme last year.The...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Like many of the boys at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 15-year-old Rojay Bates seemed destined for a bleak future, but come September, he will get another opportunity to attend high school, and the youngster has already penned his...

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

Jamaican-made products are facing tough competition from imported items on supermarket shelves, and one local food-safety expert has revealed that the findings from the testing of some imported foods "would blow your mind".According to managing...

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

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reporting that the refurbishing of its offices at the Donald Sangster Building in central Kingston, which is now under way, should be done in less than two weeks.The building, which is located at 116 East Street,...

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

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has cautioned service providers and educators against offering treatment or contraceptives to children without parental knowledge.Responding to questions from The Sunday Gleaner, the Children's Advocate...

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

The three scars on his legs are a reminder of the day his male partner got violent and stabbed him, but 31-year-old Tony* blames himself for his injuries, as he says he should not have flirted with other guys while his partner was around."We both...

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

Women account for one-third of the farmers in Jamaica and an even higher portion of the market vendors across the island, but Mildred Crawford, former president of the Jamaica Network of Rural Women Producers and honorary member of UN Women, is...

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

For just over three years, Donna* lived with a man who would slap her if the dinner was late, kick and punch her if she spoke too quietly on the phone he had bought her, and beat her mercilessly if he assumed she was cheating.Then she fought back,...

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

Older women main culprits as more than 50 per cent of Jamaica's teenage boys engage in transactional sexMore than 50 per cent of Jamaica's boys between the ages of 15 and 19 years old are engaged in transactional sex, and one expert...

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