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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

After years of steady decline, Jamaica's total fertility rate is now at two children per woman, and the adolescent fertility rate is currently at 46 per 1,000 girls between the ages of 15-19.This was revealed during the launch of the State of the...

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Parents, educators and caregivers are being asked to make a play date with children on November 20, as the day will be designated National Play Day each year going forward.The day was conceptualised by several stakeholders who yesterday expressed...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Child Protection and Family Services Agency's legal officer, Nichole Chambers, has said that the failure of key countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and Canada to recognise Jamaica's ratification of the Child Abduction Convention of...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

With nuclear technology increasingly becoming a development tool in Jamaica, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has granted the country close to €3.1 million to finance nine national projects between 2018 and 2023.The country programme...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Concerned that vulnerable job seekers are being defrauded by some employ-ment agencies, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security has advised that the charging of a fee for job placement under the H-2B programme is prohibited.The ministry said it...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Recent happenings at the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) have been dubbed a national crisis, but some health officials are happy that this has resulted in an increase in the utilisation and improvement of other health facilities in western Jamaica....

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

A shortage of cement on the local market is currently affecting the ability of several suppliers to meet the demand for the product, and there are fears that this could affect the construction industry.Among those expressing concern is president of...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Several persons have expressed an interest in giving motivational talks to students at the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) following concerns expressed by the institution's principal Denise Jeffries that Jamaicans are generally unwilling...

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