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Published:Sunday | January 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Waking up in a hospital bed one month after she was mowed down by a police car, and having no idea how she ended up there, seemed like a bad dream for 82-year-old Cecille Grey.That was six years ago, and since then the deaf senior citizen says her...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:04 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Private security guards have been slow to take up the opportunity to sign up for a self-contributory health insurance scheme despite pleading for such a development for years. At the scheduled December 31, 2016 start-up of the scheme, only 500 of...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

One of Jamaica's staunchest advocates for senior citizens, Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, is not joining those who have been condemning persons who have abandoned their elderly parents or relatives at public hospitals.Since The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Administrators at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) have had to resort to using police officers to escort some patients home because of the refusal ofrelatives to take them back into the households after they have been discharged.This is one of the...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A call by Betty Ann Blaine, convener of the advocacy group Hear the Children's Cry, for Prime Minister Andrew Holness to convene an emergency child summit, aimed at improving the welfare of the nation's children, has found favour with key...

Published:Sunday | January 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

No matter how often gunshots rang out in the volatile east Kingston community called Dunkirk where she lived, or how small her mother's salary was as a domestic helper, Michelle Gordon and her two brothers were aware that attending school was one...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Like most of the country's 4,600 children in state care, Kimmy-Lee* will be spending today away from her biological parents and with an extended family made up of some of Jamaica's most vulnerable citizens.But if last...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Bridget Thompson-Dunkley has a lot to celebrate today because after 13 years of trying to have a child and hosting several fundraising initiatives to finance in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, she has finally given birth to triplets.Thompson-...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

December has traditionally been a dangerous time for road users, but head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, is vowing that the cops will take every measure to ensure that motorists comply with the rules this time...

Published:Sunday | December 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

For most of this year, 30-year-old Carla* slept with a knife under her pillow as her husband had threatened to kill her.Carla said he had made two previous attempts to carry out this threat and she was taking no chance this time around.But after...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some Jamaicans are being asked to pay as much as $200,000 to ex-lovers and hackers, who are threatening to expose their nude photos and sex tapes to family and friends.Assistant Commissioner of Police Clifford Chambers said 31 victims of this latest...

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

As a HIV-positive transgender youth, 22-year-old *Tory belongs to the at-risk group that is considered to be most in need of intervention if Jamaica has any hope of seeing further reductions in the number of persons living with HIV/AIDS.According to...

Published:Monday | November 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaicans almost universally believe in the value of physical activity to their health and more than two-thirds of them say they regularly engage in some form of recreation.Yet, across all age groups, people do not seem to believe they are doing...

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

It has been more than two years now since *Pamela Jackson's doctor detected a lump in her breast and suggested she get a mammogram, but the 59-year-old household worker is yet to follow through on this advice."He said there was a lump and I should...

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

Forgiving himself was the only way Howard Davis said he was able to deal with prison life after being sentenced to 10 years for...

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

More than 60 children are diagnosed with cancer annually, but at least one expert in the treatment of paediatric cancer believes that there is very little a parent can do to prevent this.Dr Michelle Reece-Mills, who is one of only two paediatric...

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

As if losing her husband to liver cancer wasn't heartbreaking enough, Christine Campbell's emotions and finances took another battering when her 15-year old-son was diagnosed and died from colon cancer a few months afterwards.The mother, who wept as...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than a year after the use of ganja as a sacrament was made legally permissible, Rastafarian priests across Jamaica are still waiting for the state to register their churches so that they can freely utilise the herb as part of their worship...

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

His two baby girls were just seven and four years old when they were placed in state care, but the heartbreaking experience of temporarily losing his children was what helped to reinforce for Evon Pollack the value of being a parent.Both girls were...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The United Nations (UN) Committee on Human Rights has raised concerns about the sustainability of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM), given the fact that a substantial amount of the organisation's budget is funded by...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The massive damage unleashed on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew has conjured painful memories for Marie Solette Rameau Compere, who left the country in 2010 with her three children after a devastating earthquake destroyed everything they owned.Although...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

At two months' pregnant, *Simone Black had to jump through a window at the Armadale Correctional Centre to save her life and that of her unborn child after a fire broke out at the facility in 2009, which resulted in seven deaths.At the time, she was...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The failure of state agencies to complete several projects for which money had already been allocated could have seen the public health sector wobbling if Jamaica had been hit by Hurricane Matthew last week.As the nation braced for Matthew, Health...

Published:Sunday | October 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Wesley Boynes, president of the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA), has estimated that more than 300 private schools across the island have been shuttered in the last five years.According to Boynes, many other private schools are on the...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The Bellevue Hospital has paid more than $31 million in water bills since the start of the year, but it appears that a large portion of the commodity has gone to persons not associated with the medical facility.A Sunday Gleaner probe has confirmed...

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