Jamaica Gleaner News
Published: Monday Monday | September 7, 2009
'Yuh madda! Yuh madda!'
Lazarus was born one of 12 children to a poor family in rural Jamaica. He was a brilliant boy so, in 1961, he and a female classmate, the top students in a class of more than 40, got documents to sit scholarship examinations. His classmate took the exams and passed... Read More...Jamaican diaspora think tank to be held in UK
THREE JAMAICAN corporate entities, in association with The University of the West Indies (UWI), have joined forces to host a ground-breaking one-day think tank session on 'Enhancing the Political and Economic Welfare of the Jamaican United Kingdom (UK)... Read More...Coming in from the cold - Local group helps deportees rebuild their lives
At 51, Oswald Dawkins feels as if he is being given a new lease on life, after being released from prison two and a half months ago.Having been locked away for 29 years in the Arthur Kill Correctional facility in New York, United States, the transition... Read More...Restorative justice
Karen Rodneywas involved in a dispute with a female in her community. It developed into a major fight and Rodney burned the young woman with hot water. Rodney has admitted that she was wrong and is seeking forgiveness. However, she is uncertain whether the victim... Read More...Fire burns hole in Jamaica's homelessness plight
Carelessness and arson are causing billions of dollars in damage by fire to homes, swelling the numbers of the island's homeless each year and adding pressure to the state's already meagre resources. Around 2,300 people were left without ... Read More...Spanish-Jamaican Foundation restructures
The Spanish-Jamaican Foundation, which was created as a non-profit organisation of goodwill, intends to deepen the friendship between the people of Spain and Jamaica by undergoing a restructuring of its management position.... Read More...Helping my child to deal with separation
Q: I have recently separated from my spouse and gone back to live at home with my parents. My kids, 11 and seven years of age, seemed to be OK, at first, as prior to the separation I was always talking to them. Read More...What causes teens to commit suicide?
I HAD been attempting suicide from age 18 to age 28. I had attempted suicide at least 13 times," Dahlia says. "My reasons were many, and so were my methods. I had a general feeling of being 'damaged goods' due to the fact that I was sexually molested at age eight... Read More...What's this obsession with touching babies?
Why do people have an impulse to grab-grab a baby's hands? Don't they realise that their own hands carry many germs? Most of my friends and family have been very conscious about holding our son, or even coming to visit too soon, for fear of giving him an unwanted illness.... Read More...My child is constipated - What can I do?
Understanding how constipation starts and is maintained is crucial to understanding how to treat it. Most cases of paediatric constipation develop because the child starts to repeatedly hold unto his stools for some reason... Read More...