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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...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Controversial American pastor Steven Anderson is set to visit Jamaica tomorrow despite the launch of a petition earlier this month to ban him from preaching in the country.Anderson, who pastors the Faithful World Baptist Church in Arizona, United...

Published:Sunday | January 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A zapper is her new best friend, but head of the recently opened Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) Dr Marcia Mundle is not just interested in killing mosquitoes. She also wants to learn how to control them and pass this knowledge on to...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Scores of Jamaicans who bleach their faces are facing delays in renewing their passports as additional checks are often needed to confirm their identities.The 'bleachers' are among the more than 2,100 applicants whose passport-renewal applications...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A Corporate Area pastor who has been gifted two high-end vehicles by a grateful member of his flock says that he has no intention of giving them back despite pleas from the family of his church member for him to return them,The family members say...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

"Persons' lives will stop for a little while because they are unable to utilise their document until (PICA) can satisfactorily determine who the rightful owner is."Several Jamaicans are having their lives placed on hold as their identities have been...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA) Professor Trevor Munroe is urging the security forces to learn from the lessons of 2010 as they carry out the state of emergency in St James.Munroe yesterday declared NIA's support for the...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

March will make one year since Charles Hyatt Jr traded in his high-profile job so that he could stay home and take care of his two sons.Instead of power suits and meetings, he spends his days in sweats preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for his...

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

There is more concern that Jamaicans are eating themselves into an early grave, with statistics indicating that 67 per cent of deaths in the country are linked to poor diet.While the frightening murder rate is given prominence in the news, Professor...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) will be celebrating 75 years this year, but a decrease in the number of students signing up for the group is sparking concern in some quarters over its continued existence.The life is reportedly being squeezed...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A controversial American Baptist pastor, who has been banned from preaching in four countries, says he still intends to come to Jamaica to preach, despite an online petition asking the Jamaican Government to stop his planned January 29 visit.Pastor...

Published:Sunday | January 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Psychiatrist Professor Fred Hickling is appealing for more uniformed groups in schools to tackle indiscipline among students and to help divert youths from a life of crime.The psychiatrist believes that these groups have been of tremendous benefit...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Reverend Karl Johnson, general secretary of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), has called on the local Christian community to mobilise itself into a conduit for information sharing in an effort to stem criminal activities in 2018."Perhaps the...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

When his girlfriend went into labourat home on Christmas Eve, one month before the date the doctors had said she would deliver her baby, 26-year-old Dujon Foxton thought the police officersstationed a few steps away from his house would be able...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She has done just about everything to make Christmas extra special each year, but for this year, Chavanie Clarke decided to focus on creating wonderful memories for the two wards of the state she has taken home for the holiday.The 31-year-old...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

At 14 years old, Tasha Brown* is excelling academically at one of Jamaica's top secondary schools and is a star athlete, but she carries a secret she has not shared with her classmates: she became a mom at 12 years old and every day she heads home...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Noted psychiatrist, Professor Frederick Hickling, is convinced that some of Jamaica's most hardened criminals are courting death but instead of committing suicide they depend on rival gang members and police officers to end their lives."I think a...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Almost 30 per cent of the fire hydrants across the island are in need of repairs, but with the Jamaica Fire Brigade being allocated money to fix fewer than 300 annually, it could be a while before the country is more prepared to fight the threat...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

In 2013, there was an estimated 13,207 fire hydrants across Jamaica. Since then, scores of housing schemes have been constructed, several massive buildings have been erected and just a little over 300 new hydrants installed.But Sean Martin,...

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