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Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

She has already done seven surgeries and has endured extreme pain, but 11-year-old Sarai Watson was the one offering words of encouragement to her schoolmates recently as she delivered her valedictorian speech from a wheelchair.Despite missing...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Young people looking online for validation, families being torn apart due to online porn addiction, and children being neglected by parents consumed with virtual-reality games are just a few of the new public-health challenges which Jamaica could...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

A national policy for the reintegration of schoolgirls who get pregnant, after they have their babies, is being ignored by some school administrators who refuse to accept these young mothers into their institutions.The violation of the policy which...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

As the United States struggles to battle an opioid epidemic, with scores of persons abusing prescription medications used for pain relief, there are concerns that several Jamaicans are becoming addicted to anti-anxiety medications as they try to...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The family of 40-year-old Lebert Bailey is today pleading for justice after the mentally ill man lost one of his eyes after being brutally beaten at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Facility weeks ago.Bailey was arrested on May 24 after he...

Published:Thursday | June 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Violent conflicts, major development setbacks, and fragile ecosystems are all issues that the global community is currently struggling to address, but Prime Minister Andrew Holness has declared that this is not the legacy he wishes to leave behind."...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Although the possession and personal use of a small quantity of ganja is decriminalised in Jamaica, president of the Jamaica Medical Doctors' Association, Dr Elon Thompson, is among those cautioning colleagues against smoking the weed for...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

More than four years after vendors were ordered to vacate the Chapel Lane market in downtown Kingston, and millions of dollars was spent to equip the area with 54 brightly coloured container shops, the authorities are still struggling to decide on a...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Worried that their weekend sales could be affected by the murder of two of their own and the injury of one farmer on Wednesday night, some vendors at the Coronation Market were tight-lipped about the latest shootings in the busy market district in...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Following the successful establishment of the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court pilot programmes in Kingston and St James, efforts are now being made to start similar initiatives islandwide to deal with children coming before the courts for behavioural...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:03 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

While agreeing that some Jamaican men have opted to abandon their children, officials of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) have taken issue with Jamaican mothers telling their children they have no father even when the father is alive...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Jamaicans will have to wait until Tuesday to know if the country is seeing its first cholera case in more than 100 years.A stool sample from a patient suspected of having vibrio cholerae has been sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Her accomplishments are extensive and well documented, but departing president and chief executive officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), Kelly Tomblin, said one of her biggest regrets was not advocating more for Jamaican children.The...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 12:03 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Despite her efforts to change the public's perception of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), the outgoing president and chief executive officer, Kelly Tomblin, knows that it has not been enough and has apologised to those who believe she should have...

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Some school administrators have been finding various means of plucking money from the pockets of students, and Education Minister Ruel Reid is not pleased."This Government's position is free access to public education, and there ought not to be any...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Pleased that his country is being considered a viable destination for specialist nurses to fill the gap in the local health sector, India's High Commissioner to Jamaica Shri Sevala Naik says he is ready to offer any assistance the country might need...

Published:Sunday | June 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The motor vehicle dealer at the centre of the controversy over the importation of used cars for the police force has challenged Opposition Spokesman Peter Bunting to repeat the allegations against him without the protection of Parliament.Clement...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

The crime-fighting efforts of the security force is expected to have been bolstered by the acquisition of 30 pre-owned Toyota Axio vehicles by representatives of the Ministry of National Security.The used cars were delivered by managing director of...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerns that Keith Duncan, the co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) might be encroaching on the Government's responsibilities through his decision to take the work of the oversight body to the people through The Gleaner'...

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

Being asked to pay less than $1,500 each month for health insurance might seem like a sweet deal, but for security guard John Frazier*, who takes home at maximum $28,000 each month, medical insurance is a luxury he and many others in his profession...

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

The Court Management Services (CMS) is holding approximately 500 cheques totalling millions of dollars, which have not been collected by persons who have served as jurors in courts across the island.Principal executive officer at CMS, Carol Hughes,...

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...

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