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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris

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,...

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

Last year this time, Tiffany Shaw* was living in a children's home and was the beneficiary of gifts and services provided by those who came to spread Christmas cheer to her and her fellow wards of the state.This year, 20-year-old Tiffany is still...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Their internal scars cannot be hidden by make-up, and not even the most relaxing massage can erase their traumatic past, but a makeover given to the group of pregnant teenage girls at the Mary's Child Children's Home in St Andrew last Monday was...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Almost 200 mothers who gave birth in public-health facilities across Jamaica during the first three months of this year went home without a baby, but a programme funded by the European Union (EU) to the tune of $3 billion, aimed at reducing this...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

He didn't follow through with his desire to design cars, but J.A. Lester Spaulding's relatives, friends and associates all agree that he did a fantastic job engineering a media empire which helped to transform Jamaica and the Caribbean.During a...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

After more than 10 years in the making, the National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-based Violence (NSAP-GBV) was launched yesterday to provide a more integrated, multisectoral, and structured approach to address violence against women...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Cough syrups, alcohol-laced gummy bears and ganja disguised in e-cigarettes are among the products being abused by Jamaican teens in their quest to get a high and relieve stress, but there are concerns that this might be placing their health and...

Published:Sunday | December 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than two years ago, Bowden Hill Primary and Infant School in Stony Hill, St Andrew, was scrapped and ordered closed by the Ministry of Education because it was considered non-viable. But, at the insistence of residents, it was reopened and is...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service has granted a six-months moratorium on tax and duties valued at over $34 million for vehicles imported by O'Brien's International Car Sales and Rentals Ltd for the Ministry of National Security.The...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerned that the abuse of her 10-year-old daughter by her classmate was not being taken seriously by school administrators, one mother was further infuriated last week after she was asked to withdraw her daughter from the institution and to expect...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Trench Town resident Orlando Blake* admits he has physically abused women, and has in fact been taken into police custody after badly beating a female in the past.He said he later changed his method of disciplining women after realising that...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With more than 75 per cent of the over 200 persons accidentally poisoned in the last two years being under five years old, parents are being reminded to keep harmful chemicals outside of food containers and to store them out of the reach of children...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than 100 complaints were lodged with the Ministry of Health in the first three months of this year as Jamaicans took up the offer to report their negative experiences in the public-health sector.According to the most recent quarterly report...

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