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Published:Sunday | June 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

In a community where musicians and gunmen seem equally respected, the Trench Town-based Fathers United for Change has managed to get some of the young men to choose music over guns as a means of getting out of poverty.Headquartered at a small studio...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Inspired by the doctors who saw to his care as asickle cell patient, 11-year-old Nickolai Graham feels he is one step closer to his goal of becoming a paediatrician after scoring a 98 per cent average in the 2015 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

They admit that some men have shirked their responsibilities as fathers, but according to members of one all-male inner-city group, this is primarily because some women keep the men at bay once they are unable to provide financially for their...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Twelve-year-old Alicia*, who was raped and left pregnant by her 52-year-old cousin, has given birth to a daughter she has named Tashay, while the man who raped her has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after a DNA test proved he is the father of...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaicans are again being urged to protect themselves during sexual intercourse as DNA samples collected from medical labs across the island are showing a new sexually transmitted infection (STI) circulating locally.Compton Beecher, who is the chief...

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She lost her three children and the house they lived in when her mentally ill brother set fire to the two-bedroom unit in March.Now Suzette Morais is about to be homeless as the friend she has been living with in the aftermath of her tragedy is...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Caregivers in some of the country's children's homes are beyond frustrated that the terms of their employment with the Child Development Agency (CDA) are yet to be formalised more than 10 years after they were moved from the Child Services Division...

Published:Sunday | June 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Several males in the central Jamaica parish of Clarendon are flouting the law by having sex with underage girls, and to compound the breach, these men are video-recording the act and putting them in mass circulation.This filming of schoolgirls...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica women and men are now forking out as much as $300,000 to find out if their lovers are cheating.While catching a cheater can be difficult, a booming private investigation industry and the availability of infidelity testing services locally...

Published:Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Dissatisfied patients and angry employees are going to court by the dozens seeking compensation from the Ministry of Health for missteps by medical professionals and administrators.According to documents obtained through the Access to Information (...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna has assured that there will be a revamping of Jamaica's foster-care programme in order to maximise on its success in assisting wards of the state."We want more families in Jamaica to take children, so if it...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Child Development Agency (CDA) has been flooded in recent times with calls from grandparents of 'barrel children' who are pleading for the State to remove them from their care."Right now, there is a new phenomenon, because all the grandparents...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Sixty-six-year-old Shirley* does not take her mentally ill son's threat to kill her lightly. He has tried to end her life on at least two occasions.Shirley is facing an even greater fear as now he is threatening to kill children in his rural...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

For 14 years, Janice Neita and her husband, Andrew, tried everything they could for her to conceive a child, without success.Now, the two are parents to a son, Giovanni, whose birth came as a complete surprise to the couple who had lost hope of ever...

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The scary rate at which children are being murdered and sexually assaulted across the island has left students from at least one school in the Corporate Area scared and in search of solutions.The students from the Holy Trinity High School in...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Suzette Morais is currently receiving psychiatric counselling at the hospital bi-weekly and admits that it's only the desire to be around for her surviving children that is keeping her sane. She eventually got her mentally ill son into Bellevue, but...

Published:Sunday | April 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Suzette Morais' life had centred around her children, trying to keep them on the right track as they grew up in a garrison community in southern St Andrew. But she has had to bury three, who died in a fire after her mentally ill brother set the house...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

One of the country's leading non-governmental projects designed to keep young men from a life of crime is on the verge of shutting down as it has run out of money. The Male Awareness Now (MAN) project has been instrumental in rescuing scores of at-...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:50 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

His appreciation for Bob Marley music and Red Stripe Beer is well known, and he proved during his short visit that he is comfortable with the Jamaican Patois. But a little-known fact about United States President Barack Obama is that he really loves...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Taking care of her mentally ill father while trying to cope with the death of her mother has proven to be great a burden for 17-year-old Sasha*, who often lashes out by getting into fights and inflicting physical harm on those...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno has voiced the absolute delight which he says both the White House and US State Department have for the level of preparation that was made for the hosting of President Barack Obama last week. During...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She had defied her mother's wish for her to go into medicine and instead moved into education where, for much of her life, she has been diagnosing and fixing ailing schools. Margaret Brissett-Bolt had managed to breathe new life into St Peter Claver...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Yvonne Reid's wish to have a proper house to call home by Christmas last year was not granted, but two months later her dream of moving into a house that was not flooded every time it rains has finally come true. Reid's deplorable living condition at...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Police High Command has launched a probe into the conduct of cops in the Clarendon community where an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and is now on the verge of giving birth months after her 12th birthday. Head of the Criminal...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Child Development Agency (CDA) has launched an investigation into the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old pregnant child, and the man suspected of impregnating her is now in police custody. The child's story was first published in The Sunday Gleaner...

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