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Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

The principal of the Hampton School, Heather Murray, has issued a statement defending her presence at the bail hearing of a Moravian minister of religion who is charged with having sex with a minor.While outside the St Elizabeth Parish Court, Murray...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

With 25 children already killed on the nation's roads, the Road Safety Unit is projecting that child fatalities from road crashes will increase by at least 92 per cent at the end of 2016 compared with last year.At the end of 2015, only 12 children...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

Chief Medical Officer Dr Winston De La Haye says the health ministry has been receiving fewer reports of suspected Zika virus infections, which he says is indicative of the decreased fear that Jamaicans have of the mosquito-borne virus.However, De...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:08 AMSherine Williams

A senior member of the police force has apologised on behalf of his colleagues to the Clarendon family that was thrown into grief on Sunday night after waiting more than eight hours for the police from two different stations to decide on which...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

Today, she talks freely about her battle with cancer. "When I realised I had breast cancer, I said, 'OK, Christine, what do you choose? Is it life or cancer?'" said Christine King."My choice was life, so whatever it took to get the cancer out of my...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

After expressing shock at news that some parents have been repeatedly denied access to bathroom facilities at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, head of the institution, Anthony Wood, has admitted that it is possible that some parents may have...

Published:Monday | October 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

Several parents who have had to camp out at the Bustamante Hospital for Children to keep an eye on ailing young patients have revealed that they are forced to bathe outdoors on the hospital compound after being denied access to bathroom facilities....

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Jamaican Government will not be going ahead with plans to develop a trans-shipment port and industrial park on Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area.The development comes only days after the...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 2:03 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

At least one local drone operator says the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority's (JCAA) guidelines for the use of drones are too restrictive and will eventually hamper the use of the devices. Owner of Modern Media Services, Zomian Thompson, says...

Published:Thursday | April 21, 2016 | 1:25 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) says operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones have been responsive since it issued guidelines governing the safe use of the units in public areas. The JCAA's Deputy Director General for...

Published:Tuesday | April 19, 2016 | 9:36 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The health ministry is continuing to urge women to delay pregnancy until further notice in light of the threat that Zika virus (ZIKV) poses to newborn babies. Last week US health officials confirmed that the Zika virus definitely causes...

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 10:34 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

Human rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) says it is currently not in a position to take on cases of citizens who have been abused by the police as it is strapped for cash. JFJ chairman Horace Levy says the agency hasn't been receiving...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 9:41 AMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

At least one member of the private sector has agreed that Jamaica would benefit from another International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme when the current one ends in 2017. The suggestion was made this week by Co-chair of the Economic Programme...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 1:37 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The public will be able to use the Angels to Linstead leg of the North-South Highway free of cost for a while longer as toll rates have not yet been assigned. The Angels to Linstead leg was opened in February and tolls were expected to be...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 6:27 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) says it's taking serious steps to ensure that no dual citizen is elected to sit in the House of Representatives when the February 25 elections are held. At a press conference held this morning to...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

Commuters rushed to get to the next bus stops and peddlers shouted the prices of their wares as they manoeuvred through the crowd.Businesses waited for customers, and honks and beeps could be heard as the busy commercial centre of downtown Kingston...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2015 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

The Bible states that women should be silent in church. But after overcoming the shock of her appointment more than a decade ago, Pastor Doreen Allen has been all but silent in her church.Allen had barely started grieving after the death of her...

Published:Sunday | July 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

On any given day, at least eight Jamaicans make the missing-persons' list, although most eventually return home.At least one person is reported missing every three hours in Jamaica as the police have recorded eight missing persons' reports each day...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2015 | 6:00 AMSherine Williams, Engagement Coordinator

In 2011, Pat Wright made the headlines as the wonder woman who had beaten cancer four times: colon cancer twice, bone cancer once and breast cancer once. She had just done a double mastectomy even though the cancer was detected in one breast. But...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 3:50 AMSherine Williams, Engagement Coordinator

Since 1997 when Jamaica began entering the Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition in the United States, our spellers have been turning in creditable performances, ending in the top 10 on several occasions. The stellar moment, however, was in...

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMSherine Williams

Locked away from society for crimes they committed, the agony of more than 300 prison inmates is being compounded as they seem to have been abandoned by their families and friends. Some are hardcore criminals guilty of the most heinous crimes, while...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2015 | 4:44 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has described as insensitive and inappropriate photographs posted on social media sites believed to be from the post mortem of Kayalicia Simpson, the 14-year-old Donald Quarrie High School teen who...

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2015 | 12:32 PMSherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

When many Jamaicans hear the name Rev Glen Archer, the only words that come to mind are Spelling Bee. But Rev Adinhair Jones, pastor of the Olsen Memorial Church of God in Jamaica and the one who will deliver the sermon at Rev Archer's funeral...

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