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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

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...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:46 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

For the last five years, guidance counsellor Peter Christie has helped to transform the lives of more than 200 juvenile offenders, and like a proud father, he now gets to watch them make a positive impact on their families and communities....

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:45 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The storage of leftover food by patients at both the Spanish Town and Kingston Public hospitals is being blamed for an ongoing battle administrators of the institutions are facing, as they try to control roach and rat infestation at health...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Chairman of the South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA), Wentworth Charles, has assured that the non-functioning lights in two of the main operating theatres at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) will be installed this month. This assurance...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:37 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

A scarcity of water in the Corporate Area has resulted in the cancellation of surgeries at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and has left some medical practitioners at the Type A health facility irritated. President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:36 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Doctors at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) have been working in one of the main operating theatres without proper lighting for the last three years, but the chief administrator of the public health facility insists that the requisite light has...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Hundreds of tourists are expected to disembark cruise ships at a port being constructed in Port Royal, Kingston, to explore the historic city, starting next year January. But to date, there is not much evidence in the area of the customary...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:29 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Although Jamaica is often touted as the land of wood and water, national coordinator of the Jamaica Life Saving Society, Norman Fraser, said the shortage of facilities for persons to learn how to swim has made it difficult for many to qualify to...

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

Four years after one local lab alerted the nation to the presence of mycoplasma genitalium, a fairly new sexually transmitted infection (STI), Jamaicans seem to be taking very little precaution in preventing the infection of this and other STIs....

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:36 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Members of the banking sector and the police have joined forces to fight electronic and other types of fraud, which has resulted in financial institutions losing more than $750 million last year. In a Sunday Gleaner exposé in May, the Jamaica...

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

The fear of being diagnosed with cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has triggered a shift in life insurance buying habits among Jamaicans, resulting in 25 per cent of new policies bought over the last three years falling in the...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Jamaica lost in excess of J$12 billion to cybercrime in 2016 alone, and, given evidence that Eastern European hackers are among those cashing in on this lucrative industry, Director of the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency Colonel...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With the Atlantic hurricane season now in full swing, Canadian high commissioner to Jamaica, Laurie Peters, assures that her country is fully prepared to offer assistance to Jamaica and its neighbours in the event of a natural disaster. A Canadian...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:33 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Stephanie Hall* was completely taken aback when she was asked by the male representative at her health insurance company to state the last time she saw her period when she sought to clarify her maternity benefits. Hall said that she and her husband...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Former political ombudsman and founder of the Deliverance Evangelistic Association Inc, Bishop Herro Blair, has credited the late Edward Seaga for helping to reposition non-traditional churches in Jamaica from the margins to the centre of religious...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:36 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The chief executive officers of two Jamaican public hospitals have launched independent probes to ascertain why a mother and her two teenage daughters were turned away from one hospital and denied attention for hours at another after being brutally...

Published:Sunday | June 9, 2019 | 12:35 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The Independent Commission of Investigations ((INDECOM) has disclosed that the improper use of pepper spray by the police has become a more frequent complaint by citizens, with an estimated five such reports reaching them each month. Assistant...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Twelve-year-old Salvation Army School for the Blind and Visually Impaired student Samantha Jakes* will have nowhere to live this summer if the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) does not find somewhere for her. Her school’s...

Published:Sunday | June 2, 2019 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

With several studies showing that pregnant women locally are often subjected to domestic violence, members of the Civil Society Collaborative Forum (CSCF) would like for expectant mothers to be screened for gender-based violence when they attend...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Jamaicans who are functionally illiterate could soon have a better chance of securing a driver’s licence, as the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) has been petitioned to modify the examination that is used to measure road-safety knowledge. This...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:27 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn and members of her office have cited the ambivalence of bankers for the State’s failure to secure more convictions amid a wide-ranging fraud racket targeting financial institutions. Commercial banks...

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:44 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

The Jamaican law-enforcement and justice systems appear incapable of clamping down on wide-scale fraud that caused domestic banks and other financial institutions to haemorrhage $750 million last year, a Sunday Gleaner investigation has unveiled....

Published:Sunday | May 19, 2019 | 12:44 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s commercial banks and businesses have been rocked by a swirling cheque fraud racket in which criminals rent accounts from customers and execute transactions. According to fraud prevention expert for the Jamaica Bankers’ Association, Lloyd...

Published:Sunday | May 12, 2019 | 12:45 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s chief child welfare organisation estimates that fewer than 40 per cent of parents maintain a relationship with their offspring in state care, and 29-year-old Shellian Somans is among them. The mother of five has won the admiration of...

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