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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Its motto could have easily been 'saving lives' because for the past 15 years, the National Health Fund (NHF) has been successfully providing resources and designing programmes aimed at improving the quality of life for Jamaicans in an effort to...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Concerned that a number of Jamaican men suffer from paternal depression after the birth of their children, child-development expert Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan has endorsed proposals for Jamaica to introduce paternity leave.According to Samms-...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

Government Senator Matthew Samuda has moved to allay fears that Jamaicans will be paying much more for some products when the ban on some plastic and Styrofoam products takes effect on January 1, 2019."The major question that comes up with...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/ Staff Reporter

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has intensified its campaign to get Jamaicans to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic bags by either refusing or reusing them.Although the focus will be on banning the importation,...

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: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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