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Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,Someone left Jamaica at three months old and is now 17. The person was raised in America, but was given a new name, and has no birth paper or records in the American system apart from school records. Would they be able to...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Powell,I've been reading your column since 2012 and I must say thank you for shedding so much light on the Canadian immigration system. I notice, however, that most times you say that a programme is not open to persons who want to move to...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I had a drug offence in Jamaica in 2001 for which I paid a fine. After a few years, I applied to the Ministry of Justice and got my records expunged. Eleven years later, I applied for a United States (US) visa and was...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My husband does not respect me. We have been married for six years and have been friends for 10. He is rude. In addition to his job, he has a business but I do not know how much it makes. He will decide to take our two sons to the movies or a...

Published:Tuesday | August 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

I consider soy a miracle food, and have been recommending this humble bean to my patients for decades. Scientific research has shown that eating soy protects against heart disease, cancer, the metabolic syndrome, and osteoporosis, while easing the...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Growing up, all most of us knew when it came to hair care was shampoo, conditioner, comb, and oil. As technology in all areas of life has improved, so has hair-care regimen, especially for black women. From pudding to serum Flair hauled in the 10...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I am married to a United States (US) citizen who lives in Jamaica with me and my unmarried daughter, age 29, and my grandson, age nine. We have been married for the past 10 years. He wishes to file for us, but we are not...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Ms Powell,I am Jamaican born and I recently got permanent residence in Canada. My mother is now alone in Jamaica and I want her to come to live with me. I heard that I can apply for a 'super visa' for her to come and stay with me for up to five...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mr Bassie,I read previously where you advised on how to replace a lost British Resident Permit (BRP). My issue is that I have lost the decision letter and I do not know from which post office I need to pick up my BRP. How should I handle this...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q Help! My wife spends my money as if there is no tomorrow! She was not like this for the first four years of our marriage. In fact, she was quite responsible with her spending. But ever since I got a major promotion at work and an increase in...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Heart disease is still the number one killer worldwide. The human heart is an extraordinary muscular pump that automatically pumps blood around the body through thousands of miles of blood vessels. From while you were still in your mother's womb...

Published:Tuesday | August 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

My daughter wants to do creative dancing for a profession. How can I change her mind?A: Have your daughter sit with a career counsellor and look at her skills and talents. If she decides to pursue dancing, let her sit wit a business counsellor to...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q Hi, doc. I am 19, female, and in the second year of my degree course. I would like your advice regarding my fiancé's views on sex positions.I have always been a conventional sort of girl, so when we first started to have sexual relations, I...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: I have been in a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend for the last five-and-a-half years. She is a caring, supportive person. She is mature for her age. She is a true professional. We are both 32. She is in a steady job overseas. It is...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes, Contributor

The male equivalent to the menopause in women is called the andropause. While not as obvious an event as the menopause, men do suffer from declining hormone levels with age.While the female sex hormones rapidly fall in women in their 40s, in men...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q. My mother has an opportunity to work out in the country area, but it is a two-hour commute. She would leave at 6 a.m. and return at 7 each evening. I am 17 and told her I would take care of my 10-year-old brother. Dad is not around. We need the...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2015 | 1:02 AM

Q. Hi, Doc. I am female, age 17. And I have a new boyfriend who is a couple of years older than I. I think he is experienced with women. He says he loves me. We have not had sex. In fact, he says that he doesn’t want to have full sex with me...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Counsellor,I stay awake many nights wondering whether I married Mr Right. While dating, I was sure he was my soulmate. He was affable, wise and bright. He had a very good job and was fairly well known in the business community.He took me to an...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 5:03 PM

Q. Sir, I am a student and I had sex with my girlfriend two times. But she had no bleeding afterwards. However, she told me that she did not ‘sex’ with anyone before me. Also, she told me that had never used any kind of sex toy, or done...

Published:Wednesday | July 29, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q My mother glamourises the actions of her 16-year-old grandson. He can do no wrong. How can I tell her it is time to stop?A You simply need to say it. Let grandmother know you want your son to grow up knowing he is not perfect and not everyone will...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: Hi, Doc. I am a 19-year-old female and I would like your fatherly advice about men and why they are so strange.So far, I have dated four different boys and there has been a certain amount of what you might call intimacy, but I cannot understand...

Published:Tuesday | July 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Q: My husband is very controlling and it is driving me up the wall. He was not like that when we got married eight years ago. At that time he was a free spirit and fun-loving. He has changed since I lost my job and only work part-time. But this part...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2015 | 12:31 PM

QA pleasant day to you, Doc. I am a female teenager - age 19 - and I am scared!I fear that my boyfriend may have given me cancer during sex.Two weeks ago, he was pestering me to let him have anal sex - for the first time ever. I did not want to do...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:54 AMDr Tony Vendryes

  The fear of blindness is a major concern for many people, especially as they get older. Of all our five senses, eyesight is probably the one we treasure the most. Our eyes provide a window to the world and in many ways function like a camera...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington,I recently married a permanent resident of the United States (United States). We have read that if he files for me while I am in the States, it would take a shorter period of time relative to being filed for outside of the...

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