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Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some local civil-society groups are infuriated by a recently adopted 'Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS' that aims to end the epidemic by 2030.The local groups charge that the declaration focuses more on practising abstinence and faithfulness...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Tired of her hefty Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) bills, payment deadlines and disconnections, Opal Waisome stormed into one of the company's offices last month to voice her frustrations."I don't...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Scores of Jamaicans may not be getting exactly what they pay for when they purchase some of the medication produced locally.A Sunday Gleaner probe has confirmed that some pharmaceutical companies are engaged in unethical practices such as changing...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

While welcoming the Government's decision to decriminalise the use of ganja in some circumstances, members of the local Rastafarian community are questioning the motives behind the decision and are continuing their call for unlimited access to the '...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

For about $500 every two weeks, Gwendolyn Stewart, a 56-year-old McGregor Gardens resident, is able to power the house she occupies with prepaid electricity she purchases from the Vineyard Town Post Office in South East St Andrew. Like many of her...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The age-old adage has charged that 'children should be seen and not heard'. But now a United Kingdom-based charity wants to change that narrative as it urges children to speak out, particularly when they are being abused.The group, Ellen Pearl...

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

United States (US) Vice-President Joe Biden has warned regional leaders that volatile oil prices will return. On this basis, he is urging them to use every opportunity to explore clean and alternative energy sources to bolster the prosperity of the...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Almost seven years after she was arrested and charged with child abuse and her then 11-year-old son taken from her and placed in state care, Joan Brown* is now being targeted by the police who are searching for the boy, who isnow 18 years old and...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The area has long been dubbed 'The Sunshine City', and now the Portmore Municipal Council is banking on the sunshine to attract investors to one of the Caribbean's fastest-growing communities.Acting mayor for the municipality, Leon Thomas, said...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A high-level official from the United States State Department has pointed to the susceptibility of Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean to terrorist attacks, given evidence to suggest that individuals from the region have also joined the throng of...

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Washington, DC:Prime Minister Andrew Holness is optimistic that Jamaica will become the hub for gas in the Caribbean and promises that his government will be strategic in its efforts to diversify the country's energy sector."Renewables will have to...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

It won't be anything like Coronation Market, but residents of Portmore, St Catherine, are being promised a modern market and business complex which will be more than adequate to meet their needs and provide well-needed revenue for the coffers of the...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A place to bury the dead is one item on the must-do list of acting Mayor of Portmore Leon Thomas, who argues that thought should be put into building a cemetery in the dormitory community.According to Thomas, the cemetery would be a possible source...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Sharp exchanges and pointed accusations marred what was planned as a discussion of alleged covert attempts to sexualise Jamaica's children as some of the country's key sex and reproductive health entities sought to defend themselves.The entities...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A burying ground for the 'navel strings' (umbilical cord) of newborns is one of the features being considered for the proposed Climate Change Park for Portmore, St Catherine, but mothers will have to pay a fee to reserve this ceremonial space....

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The decision by the Holness administration to focus on creating jobs and growing the economy is being welcomed by young Jamaicans who have placed the lack of employment opportunities as their major concern in a just-concluded national mobile survey....

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Methodist Church in Jamaica is downplaying claims that some staff members at the Jamaica National Children's Home (JNCH), which it operates, are being overworked and underpaid.According to head of the Jamaica Methodist District, the Reverend...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Instead of the tranquillity that was expected from a highly publicised Climate Change Park that was to be created in Portmore, St Catherine, residents are facing a major nuisance from what is now nothing more than a 'dust bowl'.Last week, residents...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

When Paul Reed came to Jamaica in 1971, the plan was to teach here for three years before returning to the United States to find a more permanent teaching gig in the land of his birth. But the educator found a job he loved, a woman who claimed his...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Professor of Public Health Nutrition Dr Fitzroy Henry is urging policymakers to consider providing incentives to farmers who produce 'superfoods', given the potential these have to help cut the country's annual medical bill.Superfoods, including...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaican parents are being urged to ban their children from some social-media sites such as Facebook.Executive director of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), Dr Patrece Charles, is urging parents to make these social-media sites off...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There are increasing calls for the People's National Party (PNP) to do some serious house cleaning following its defeat at the polls.Outspoken political commentator Dr Paul Ashley is among those who have joined the call as he believes some of the...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

In a society where the proverbial good suffers for the bad, or "if you can't ketch quako, you ketch him shut" is a reality, parents in one inner-city community are finding that life and death are sometimes predicated on how effectively they can...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

For decades, voters in St Elizabeth South West have signalled the direction of the general election by electing the candidate from the party which the country will give the nod to form the government, and this time was no exception.The People's...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is urging teachers not to beat students who fail to do their homework or give wrong answers to questions asked in class.But Thwaites has made it...

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