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Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:23 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Government officials are now trying to sanitise the Traffic Ticket Management System (TTMS) to facilitate the passage of the new Road Traffic Act, which is expected to help modify the behaviour of motorists once it comes into effect. Acting...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Through her company, East Cosmetics Supplies Company Limited, businesswoman Jayshree Nagrani has managed to leverage her clients’ love for her products and their desire for additional income by employing university students as social media...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

While the number of Jamaicans engaging in casual relationships and those participating in transactional sex has been declining, there is an increase in the number of persons having multiple partners. These trends were among several noted in the...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2019 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A lack of appreciation or recognition of the value of social work is frustrating hundreds of persons trained in the field as they find it hard to land jobs locally. Eva Forde, president of the Jamaica Association of Social Workers (JASW), said...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2019 | 12:27 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Following Sunday Gleaner stories, which revealed challenges in getting the influenza vaccine at a number of clinics in the Corporate Area despite a low take-up rate, the Government has directed staff at public health facilities to make the shot...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:23 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The long-awaited regulations to govern the operation of funeral homes and mortuaries is yet to reach its final resting place, despite numerous promises from government officials to make it a priority. However, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Tuesday | April 2, 2019 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

No country can achieve economic growth without taxes, and so young entrepreneur Kmar Henry has carved out a business for himself, where he assists small business owners and self-employed individuals to file their annual returns. Henry started his...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:31 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

At least one human rights advocate is blaming the inability of government ministers to reach a consensus on abortion on the fact that the country’s Parliament is predominantly patriarchal. Feminist Joan French said that parliamentarian Juliet...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Members of the Jamaica College (JC) track and field team and their coaches have sought prayer to boost their chances of taking home the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ Athletics Championships (Champs) title, after failing in their bid to do so since 2011....

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2019 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Given the need for at least 900 more registered dentists in the country, chief dental officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Irving McKenzie finds that accessing oral healthcare is still a challenge for many Jamaicans. “Accessing care is improving,...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:29 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Shamone Brailsford had no plans to join the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) while growing up, but after spending one year in the Jamaica National Service Corps (JNSC), the 21-year-old St Catherine resident is now looking forward to joining the Air Wing...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Their contribution to the growth and development of any organisation is often overlooked, but managing director of Make Your Mark Consultants, Jacqueline Coke-Lloyd, has warned that the work of middle managers should never be discounted. “If you do...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:12 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Although the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has steadily increased its ratio of women in the army from 10 per cent to 20 per cent, chief of defence staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade has said the ultimate aim of the army is to create a force in...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:06 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Many Jamaicans are placing their lives at risk by living and working in mould-infested homes and commercial buildings for prolonged periods, a local researcher has found. According to Northern Caribbean University (NCU) lecturer, Dian Camoy...

Published:Sunday | February 3, 2019 | 12:25 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

With the help of a $50,000 grant and a mentor from the LASCO Chin Foundation, mother of five Deidre Dixon has transitioned from being homeless to hopeful in just seven months. As a resident of Rae Town in central Kingston, Dixon was accustomed to...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

At least 22 companies have been sued by the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) since the start of the year for copyright infringement, and after securing a recent win in its legal battle against Mars Cable Vision...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Almost 30 years after Jamaica first started its consideration of laws to address the issue of sexual harassment, executive director of Woman Inc Joyce Hewett has concluded that the political will is not there for the legislation to be passed.And...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

With 20 journalists murdered in the Americas since April this year, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) has described the last sixth months as the most lethal period in the carrying out of journalistic activity in the region."Eight...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

President of The Mico University College Dr Asburn Pinnock estimates that nearly 30 per cent of the country's children have a special need and is, therefore, hoping that a diagnostic centre in each parish will soon become a reality."While we claim...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Almost half of the graduates of the Jamaica Defence Force National Reserve were missing from their passing-out parade (graduation ceremony) on Saturday having been fast-tracked into service in the areas where enhanced security measures have been...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The search is now on for a full-time occupational health and safety (OHS) expert for the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), which is currently undergoing a massive rehabilitation exercise after consistent reports of noxious fumes at the health...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Several local overseas-employment agencies have closed their doors in the last two years because of their inability to place workers in temporary jobs in the United States and the growth in the number of of unlicensed agents who are giving the...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The government is currently finalising arrangements for the acquisition of a property outside Kingston that will be used as a shelter for battered women who are living in fear because of domestic abuse.According to Gender Affairs Minister Olivia...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

One in four women in Jamaica has been physically abused by a male partner, and one in five has reported being sexually abused before reaching 18 years old.These are just some of the findings of the Women's Health Survey 2016, which was launched...

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