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Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Kerry-Ann Aiken is the creator of it using her carefully arranged floral boxes. It was an idea to be different and stand out for Mother’s Day a year ago, but has thrived and is even managing...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

“Once a teacher, always a teacher,” is what Alice Hogarth said as she recounted the 25 years that she spent at Hillel Academy before retiring. Even during retirement, she has found ways to still educate children, using her love for drama and the...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

HAVING SOMETHING rare generally means that one possesses a unique and valuable gem, and often it is something that others would like to acquire for themselves. This logic, however, does not extend to Amoy Lewis, who has been living with a rare but...

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

IN THE past, a lack of information has caused a number of issues that would have been otherwise preventable. However, with man’s curiosity and the advent of technology and the Internet, one could say that it is fear that is the driving force of...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

NURSES ACROSS the world took a moment to exhale yesterday as they continue working to save lives amid the deadly global pandemic which this year heaped on more stress and challenges as they carry out their jobs. Carmen L. Johnson, president of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:15 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

With May being observed as Lupus Awareness Month, we continue to shed light on the experiences of those around the world living with the illness which affects people in various forms. Exactly four years ago (May 2016), Claudine Martin got the news...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:36 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Online teaching is not a common phenomenon, and for children to be confined to their homes and not being able to be at school, it is going to have a negative affect on them, according to Nicolette McDonnough-Foster, principal of Alpha Infant School...

Published:Saturday | May 9, 2020 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

May 10, Mother’s Day, is a special day on the calendar when many people make big plans to spend the day or the weekend with their mothers. However, this year some people may rethink their plans as they would not want to expose their beloved mothers...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:48 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Just last year, one could find a variety of deals and promotions for Mother’s Day with ease, but for 2020, the opposite is true. This change could be connected with the coronavirus pandemic and a number of businesses having to close their doors for...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:53 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

When COVID-19 restrictions grounded Annece Williams’ six-year-old events planning company, she got infected, too – with a desire to rebound. Williams has created a spin-off ( @thepartyshopja) of her company, As You Wish Events, hoping to tap...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:33 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Teaching is considered to be the most noble of professions, as it is from a teacher’s guidance that all other professions come. This is a sentiment that Nicolette McDonnough-Foster would agree with as she described the profession as a calling, one...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:19 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica enters another month battling the coronavirus pandemic, the Government continues to caution those with underlying conditions to stay home and safe to lower the risk of contracting the virus. One of the underlying conditions that could...

Published:Friday | May 1, 2020 | 12:24 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

At a time when dark COVID-19 clouds hang over the country, Junior Whyte has been a shining light in Allman Town, Kingston, giving a helping hand to the elderly and persons with disabilities in the community. Whyte started his outreach mission three...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

THE SKY over Emancipation Park was decorated with white yesterday as family and friends of Jodian Fearon gathered to release balloons in celebration of what would have been her 24th birthday. Fearon died at the University Hospital of the West...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:05 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb in Jamaica, we are reminded of some of the symptoms associated with the virus. The most common symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. From different...

Published:Wednesday | April 1, 2020 | 12:05 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

So its been a very unusual time for everyone around the world Our daily routine has been severely disrupted by quarantines and lock downs

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:09 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

At present, in many homes and workplaces throughout Jamaica, there exist fear and panic over the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the harm it can cause to the body. The virus is known to have started in China, and has crossed borders, infecting and...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes – what do all these have in common? They are all lifestyle diseases and they have become quite prevalent in Jamaica over the last few years. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has taken on a mandate...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:06 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

The month of February is recognised as Heart Month and highlights issues that associate with one of the most hard-working organs in the body. Cardiologist Dr Mark Hoo Sang said there has been a rapid increase in the number of persons affected by...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:06 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica prepares to observe World Cancer Day on February 4, Dr Sheray Chin, medical oncologist, has encouraged persons to make significant changes in their lifestyle practices to reduce risk factors associated with the deadly disease. The day...

Published:Wednesday | January 22, 2020 | 12:09 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

With one in three children in the Caribbean overweight or obese, Dr Leslie Gabay, paediatric endocrinologist has encouraged parents to manage their children’s eating habits. Should this issue go unchecked, there will be devastating implications...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:20 PMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Taking the traditional route in life is not for everybody. A fact that young people are proving every day, as they try to innovate new ways to make a living; one similar to or better than what they grew up experiencing. Chevanne Brown is one of...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Some 200 children, along with a host of adults on New Year’s Day, benefited from Fontana Pharmacy Barbican annual community treat. The children were treated to free rides, food, desserts and gift bags which were handed out at the end of the event...

Published:Wednesday | January 8, 2020 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Get your New Year’s resolution list out. See that one that says ‘eat healthier’? You are apprehensive about it because it was on your list last year ... but here you are again, thinking 2020 is the year you will get it right. To help you attain...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:07 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

“ Children have never good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them” – James Baldwin The above quote can be applied to for new author Ashley Saunders, who at 10 years old has written her first book, after being...

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