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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:38 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With several questionable brands of bottled water on the local market, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) says many manufacturers have been going underground once investigations are launched to determine the quality of their product. Dwight...

Published:Sunday | December 1, 2019 | 6:48 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Online shopping and social media are inspiring a whole new generation of trendy fashionistas, but there are growing concerns that the increasing appetite for what is in style is taking a toll on the environment. While the impact of fast fashion is...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:47 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Police in east Kingston are cautioning event promoters to ensure they secure permits for their events, following a midnight attack that saw eight people shot, two of them fatally, as they partied on a rooftop in Bayshore Park near Harbour View, St...

Published:Sunday | November 24, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

An estimated 35,000 cars were imported into Jamaica last year, but president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA), Lynvalle Hamilton, is concerned that some of these cars were sold by individuals not licensed to undertake such...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:44 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With children as young as two years old being sexually abused, one counselling psychologist has recommended that sex education be taught from the preschool level so that toddlers can better identify paedophiles and notify those in authority. The...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation has pledged to donate $100 million to the Bustamante Hospital for Children following the recent disclosure that the hospital had yet to benefit from the charity concert hosted by the artiste in January 2018...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The perpetrators of sexual abuse are getting younger and so, too, are the victims who, according to one expert who interfaces with them after their traumatic ordeals, are as young as two years old. Osbourne Bailey, director of the Victim Services...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:34 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

November is one of the busiest times for car dealers as they try to clear stock for December and the new year. But with hundreds of complaints being lodged at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) in relation to automotives, prospective buyers are...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:33 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Almost two years after the successful staging of the biennial Shaggy and Friends concert, the Bustamante Hospital for Children is still anxiously waiting to receive the benefits from the charity event which reportedly raised $100 million. The...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) has come under increased pressure in the last month to provide blood and blood products as the country grapples with an unusually high number of dengue cases, which have been initially suspected in the...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:29 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

For every 100 women who turn up at the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) centre each month to donate, between 40 and 50 per cent are deferred. Dr Alish Tucker, acting director of the NBTS, said anaemia is one of the primary reasons for the...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:25 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Hundreds of Jamaicans have already expressed an interest in buying into the recently announced Catherine Estates, some eager to pay their deposits even though construction has yet to begin on the development set to be the largest such venture...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With visits to public libraries islandwide being in excess of 2.1 million in the last year, and even more accessing their services offsite, library officials are confident they will continue to remain relevant, despite increasing access to digital...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Thirty-two-year-old Fabian Dixon* would love to have children and own his own house one day, but earning less than $1 million annually has shattered, for him, the prospects of these dreams being realised in his near future. The library assistant...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:56 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

When 25 students from one local educational institution were asked to do a random drug test two weeks ago, administrators were a bit surprised to learn that only three were found to not have ganja in their system. Guidance counsellor at the St John...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:53 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The mostly female staff at the two Catholic schools the Government transformed into time-out facilities last year have credited the success of the programme to the fact that they have a more structured environment and smaller classrooms. The Alpha...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

For Marvin Johnson, data speak volumes, and from all indications, the numbers have been pointing in the right direction for the Tivoli Gardens High School, which he took charge of over a year ago. Johnson was appointed acting principal of the West...

Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:37 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Solving crime pays, but in order to ensure that they continue to fulfil this promise, Crime Stop Jamaica (CSJ) intends to raise $65 million over the next five years to help fund administrative costs and rewards. With the help of its partners, more...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:29 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Two Haitians living in Jamaica, who were hoping to join the early hurricane relief efforts in The Bahamas, were left stranded in Florida last week. Immigration officials insisted that they needed a Bahamian visa to enter the country. Emergency...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:35 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With children under 10 years old among those committing suicide, founder of Choose Life International, Dr Donovan Thomas, is calling on parents to be very vigilant of their children’s social-media usage. Apart from the addiction to social media,...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:32 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

In the last five years, there have been fewer than 12 kidney transplants done in the country, but with close to 2,000 persons currently on dialysis, kidney specialists are pleading with Jamaicans to consider donating the kidneys of loved ones who...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Even as the new academic year officially begins tomorrow, the Ministry of Education is still in the process of securing placement for some 100 special-needs students. However, acting permanent secretary in the ministry Dr Grace McLean gives the...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:22 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

As a business operator, 20-year-old Scottmore Richards is able to give back to his family, but as a volunteer involved in several mentorship programmes, the third-year university student loves the fact that he is also actively giving back to his...

Published:Sunday | August 25, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Parents of special-needs students who recently graduated from one early childhood institution in Kingston are pleading with the school’s administrator to keep their children, because of challenges they are experiencing in finding suitable placement...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:48 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Former juvenile remandee Dale Dawkins’ ultimate dream is to join the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), which he believes is currently one of the few options in Jamaica for at-risk youths like himself to get out of poverty and make a positive impact on...

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