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Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 4:28 PMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Jamaica-born pilot Marlon Dean Dayes was this morning close to tears as he achieved his lifelong dream of flying a plane back to his homeland. The 26-year-old could not help but become a bit emotional as he accepted congratulatory hugs and applause...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:44 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The Wisynco Group has made the positions of more than 100 workers redundant in the last few weeks and has opted out of the food packaging business as the Government remains firm in its decision to place a ban on all Styrofoam products come January 1, 2020. Chairman...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Young workers especially have been shunning the trade union movement and have contributed to just about 30 per cent of employees currently being unionised. This is a matter of concern for president of the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions,...

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

There are concerns that some motorists have been running afoul of the law by using demonstration plates in a manner that contravenes the regulations governing their usage. “They are misusing the plates. Some of them don’t even know the rules that...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 1:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

At 26 years old, former ward of the state Athoy Neil is preparing to spend her first Christmas with her biological parents, and hopes to shower them with love and forgiveness, despite the fact that being given up for adoption at age five exposed...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:55 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Just hours after launching her charity single, I Have Nothing, yesterday, Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh had already managed to rack up more than 20,000 views on YouTube and was being encouraged by scores of adoring fans worldwide to consider...

Published:Sunday | December 22, 2019 | 12:40 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

At the prodding of international recording artiste, Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell, the Bustamante Hospital for Children will be launching a foundation early next year to facilitate the lodging of the $100 million that was raised by the artiste in 2018....

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:40 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The murder of his 17-year-old brother in central Kingston in 2017 was a horrible period for Howard Daley but, despite the terrible memories he has incurred while living in one of Jamaica’s tough inner cities, he also has some fond ones, like the...

Published:Sunday | December 15, 2019 | 12:22 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The Peace Management Initiative (PMI) is to pull out of more than 40 volatile communities across the country come the first quarter of next year, as the Government has signalled its intention to significantly cut back future funding for the group....

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...

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