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Stories by Vanessa James/Gleaner Writer

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 | 12:05 AMVanessa 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 | 12:12 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...

Published:Friday | December 27, 2019 | 12:06 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Life has a way of bringing people to the exact point that they need to be, often experiencing some hardships and lessons before realising what their purpose in life is. As for Rodain Richards, this revelation came during high school, where he had...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:23 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Comedian and motivational speaker Ian ‘Ity’ Ellis hosted a charity event in aid of Clifton Boys’ Home in Darliston, Westmoreland. The boys’ home was destroyed by fire in 2017 and has yet to be fully restored. Chairman of the Clifton Boy’s Home,...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:07 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Ask anybody: inspiration hits when it’s least expected, and often, it is so strong that it cannot be forgotten. Tanesha Bryce-Rainford’s story has a similar beginning, which led her to put pen to paper with the hope of inspiring others worldwide....

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:31 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Especially for Professor Denise Eldemire-Shearer, who depicts her epic love for the holiday season by mounting her Christmas Village, which occupies an entire wall and more of her living room. It...

Published:Friday | December 6, 2019 | 12:11 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Monique Myers, a Jamaican who now resides in Canada, is still making contributions to her homeland and, to some extent, the Caribbean. As the owner and director of CanStudy Consulting, she has been assisting students with studying abroad with the...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:05 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

As only young people can, they have found a way to be entrepreneurs without the overhead costs of rent or utilities slicing into their bottom line. Keries Ohmoto is one such person who has turned passion into profit, despite her naysayers. Now, she...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:08 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

As Youth Month draws to a close, it is always beneficial to give a reminder to the nation’s future, a cohort of young people who often think themselves invincible. One area of concern is the choices that youth often make to ‘chill’ before getting...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:13 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves,” -Henry Ward Beecher Shellice Tyson is currently experiencing the same immense love for her handsome baby boy, Caleb. With November being observed as Parent Month, she shared...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Faith as small as a mustard seed is what is expected of us in order to move mountains, and Tressan Thompson has proven so and wants to share her story with the world. The young author has penned her first book, titled Mustard Seed Faith, which...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:14 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

For years, Arthur Miller watched his father make furniture at their St Thomas home, but he felt as if there was more potential in the industry, so he picked up the mantle and has been making strides. Miller is the current managing director of...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:12 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

There are some who take the words of the National pledge as just that; words. Then there are others, like Andre Sean Marriott-Blake who when he said ‘ … I pledge the love and loyalty of my heart, the wisdom and courage of my mind, the strength and...

Published:Tuesday | October 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Google ‘Digita Global Marketing’ (DGM), select the first result and you will be transported to a world brimming with what owner and Chief Executive Officer Kemal Brown describes as “international aesthetic”. The international-level standard flows...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:14 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Don’t be fooled; a teenager’s life is hard! Between trying to understand themselves and finding where they fit in, the journey is a treacherous one. It got more difficult for Umeko Chin, however, as soon as she was diagnosed with lupus. Now, almost...

Published:Saturday | October 12, 2019 | 12:12 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

“Oh please! You’re an A-student, you’re pretty, you’re a cheerleader, you have all the cute guys running you down; you have nothing to bother you.” These are the sentiments that were sometimes told to a teenage Angelique Cohen as she tried to...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:16 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Sebastian ElliotT has achieved his goal, and has gone above and beyond what he hoped to attain for himself. As a locally and internationally acclaimed artist, Elliot has been a part of more than his fair share of art shows, and at the age of 35, he...

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