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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Almost one-third of Jamaica's girls who had sex before the age of 15 were forced into the act, and in many of the cases family members, friends and acquaintances were the perpetrators.That is one of the major findings of the Women's Health Survey...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaican women have become far more empowered and independent in recent years, but a new survey has shown that almost eight of every 10 of them still believe it is natural for a man to be the head of the household, and a woman's main role is to take...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's successful and internationally acclaimed vaccination programme is under threat as more parents join the anti-vaccination movement which is sweeping the United States and sections of Europe.According to vice-president of the Paediatric...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Most men with a low sperm count in Jamaica are denied the opportunity of fathering a child. But with the introduction of sperm retrieval surgery in the island, scores of men are being given an opportunity to achieve their desire of fathering...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With the Ministry of Health reporting a 162 per cent increase in the number of visits to the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) in 2017 when compared to 2016, senior medical officer at the facility, Dr Michelle-Ann Richards-Dawson, is...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Several Jamaicans could miss out on an opportunity for temporary jobs in the United States as a number of American companies have decided to exclude Jamaica from the annual work programme.The Sunday Gleaner has so far conformed that at least 26 US...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

For the past week, Delroy Smalls has spent his days on a chair at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine, hoping to be admitted to a ward, but with no available beds, there is no telling how many more days he will have to remain in that position....

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some squatters who were relocated by State agencies to formal communities, have since rented out the properties they were given and have gone back to live in the squatter settlements.Senior director for housing and land administration at the...

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

He was conceived after a one-night stand and was a prime candidate for an abortion as his mother was then just 14 years old, but Antonio Mitchell is happy today that the doctor his mother consulted refused her request to terminate the pregnancy."She...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

They have the power to arrest and daily carry out several other policing functions, but the country's district constables (DCs) are uncertain of their status and are charging that they face discrimination daily.President of the United District...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Gender advocate Nadeen Spence is disappointed with the latest findings from a Gleaner-commission poll by Johnson Survey Research Limited, which shows that the majority of Jamaicans do not believe that the law governing abortions should be changed to...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Residents of Reckford in northern Clarendon often think about Ezekiel Howe when they turn on their taps.The residents now have piped water in their homes, and they know that it was the relentless advocacy of Howe why they have what so many other...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Seated on a stool at the entrance of a shop in Douglas Castle, St Ann, Jennifer Tucker could not disguise her fear as she watched the dark clouds in the sky while a light drizzle dampened the ground.The rain triggers concerns for Tucker and her...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A directive from the Ministry of Education for primary schools to immediately begin reducing teacher-pupil ratio to 1:25 has left some administrators fuming as they say this is impractical.The administrators note that some schools now have one...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Last June, George Headley Primary was crowned champions of the 2017 Western Union Primary School Debate competition, and by December it emerged winner of the15th season of Television Jamaica's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz competition.Now the...

Published:Sunday | April 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Almost 30 years ago, she thought she was going to lose her triplets when she started haemorrhaging; but come Friday, Joan Crawford will be celebrating their birthdays.The birth of the triplets at the Mandeville Public Hospital was highlighted in The...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Tanya Baker* thought it was a good idea to run away from home following a verbal spat with her mother last February. But the 13-year-old's decision led to her being abducted and raped multiple times by the three men who held her captive for two...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Jamaica is not short of girls in need of inspiration, but there is an acute shortage of persons coming forward to offer this guidance and motivation."I really find it difficult getting volunteers to...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A leading child-advocacy group is reporting that the majority of the more than 17,000 children who went missing in the last nine years actually ran away from home because they wanted the freedom to have sex.Betty Ann Blaine, convener of the group...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some of the Jamaica's children who go missing each year have been having challenges returning to school as they are being refused entrance by administrators who say they have been away from classes for too long.This is one of the issues facing...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The collapse of her lungs following acupuncture treatment could have been fatal for one Caymanian woman, had it not been for the quick intervention of two Jamaican doctors who treated her when she was rushed to the Cayman Islands Hospital.Both Dr...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

While the major concern for men diagnosed with cancer is their ability to perform sexually, women generally worry about their prospect for survival and how the disease will affect their finances, image and efforts to get pregnant."For some women,...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The National Water Commission (NWC) has disputed claims by a senior citizen that his water bill has climbed to over $232,000 within a few months, although multiple inspections have shown that he does not have any leakages.According to 80-year-old...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Eric Maxwell's only child is among the 1,674 children who went missing last year, and with each passing day he gets even more depressed about the mysterious disappearance of his 12-year-old daughter, Tamoy.According to the Ananda Alert Secretariat,...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

From her hospital bed in Los Angeles, California, in the United States (US), FINSAC debtor Mary Gordon is fighting a battle which several Jamaicans have lost.The 77-year-old former legal secretary is determined to get back her four-bedroom, three-...

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