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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

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

Another finance minister has left office without delivering the Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC) report into the collapse of the financial sector in the 1990s. But the chief executive officer of the company which purchased most of the...

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

Two weeks ago, Trevell Duncan was frustrated, but today, the dental hygienist is all smiles because the University of Technology (UTech) has finally returned the over $200,000 they were overpaid on her behalf in 2015 by the Students' Loan Bureau (...

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Senior citizen Roy Meikle is beyond frustrated because he does not understand why his water bill has jumped from on average $3,000 monthly to over $200,000 each month, despite the fact that more than one plumber have found that he has no leakage.The...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Trevell Duncan is familiar with struggles and has determinedly sought her dreams, coming from a poor, humble background.But the 26-year-old had no idea that the process of getting the University of Technology (UTech) to return the more than $200,000...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Local health insurance providers are coming under pressure from some women's rights advocates who are angry over the provision that pregnant women will have to pay upfront for medical services and then claim a refund.Despite having health insurance...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Heather Ricketts, is urging the administration to examine measures to get students safely to and from the Mona campus.Ricketts, the former head of the Department of Sociology, Psychology...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With increasing reports of attacks on female members of Jamaica's deaf community, efforts are being made to provide them with the means of defending themselves."We know from anecdotal data, or working on the ground, and from discussions with schools...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Landing a lucrative job at a resort on the north coast was like a dream come true for Kingston resident David Harper*, but it wasn't long before his workplace started to feel like a battlefield due to the constant sexual harassment he experienced...

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The coalition between the Church and State to educate thousands of Jamaicans over the years is now under threat, due to a perception by some school administrators and religious leaders that the Government is trying to take over church-run schools....

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Although several of the more prominent schools in Jamaica are operated by churches, Archbishop Emeritus Donald Reece estimates that less than 10 per cent of the students in these institutions belong to the denomination that operates their school....

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

For years, the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (MBCF) has been a source of pride and a dependable source of employment for residents in the rural St Andrew community where it is located.But a recent change in its ownership has fuelled fears that...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 200 children who have committed sexual offences in the past two years have been spared criminal charges as a result of a diversion programme that was introduced by the Ministry of Justice.According to police records, 104 adolescents were...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

United States Baptist minister Steven Anderson has blasted Jamaican male preachers for allowing women to move into leadership positions in some local churches.The Reverend Karen Kirlew will be sworn in as the president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The conviction rate for sexual offences more than doubled last year, and prosecutors are reaping even more success so far this year, with at least 15 sexual offenders convicted last week in the Corporate Area alone.Head of the Centre for...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 50 females have been raped and robbed over the last two years by men posing as taxi operators, and the police are urging women and girls to be extremely cautious while taking public transportation.According Superintendent Charmine Shand,...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:56 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

No enquiries were submitted to the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) about registered sex offenders last year, sparking fears that those tasked with protecting the nation’s children have not been doing their due diligence while hiring...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

After feeling pain in his left arm since more than a month ago, computer specialist Shekar Reddy consulted an online programme to get a diagnosis, possible treatment options, and the names of doctors in Jamaica who specialised in treating his...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaica's efforts to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS could be stymied by the Church, as several persons who have tested positive have abandoned medical treatment because they were declared cured by their spiritual leader.Executive director of the...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There is currently no known medical cure for HIV/AIDS, but national superintendent for the United Pentecostal Church of Jamaica (UPCJ), Bishop O'Garth McKoy, said he has encountered individuals who have been healed from the disease.The pastor...

Published:Sunday | February 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Managing director of the Housing Association of Jamaica (HAJ), Gary Howell, estimates that more than 20,000 residents in St James are living in informal settlements, with some just a stone's throw away from all-inclusive hotels in the tourist...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:46 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A bacterial outbreak at a local hospital claimed her newborn baby’s life in 2015. That painful experience has led Charlene Roberts to give birth to an idea designed to give babies born prematurely a fighting chance. Roberts is the founder of...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:37 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

They say love is blind, but blind educator Camille Wilson finds that not many Jamaicans are willing to look beyond the fact that a person cannot see to enter an intimate relationship, and it is worse for blind women. “It is very difficult for...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

European Union (EU) officials have downplayed concerns over the slow pace of the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC), which is now almost one year behind schedule.The EU made its largest single investment in the...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

New patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) are among those whose records have been digitised as the hospital continues the process of converting to an electronic records management system.According to chief executive officer...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Thirty-four-year-old Camille Wilson is blind, but she can clearly see that motorists have generally become more indisciplined on the roads in recent years."When we used to extend our canes, the cars would come to a stop very quickly. Now, like even...

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