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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | June 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Residents at Lot 7 Wildman Street in central Kingston cannot forget the cracking sound and the mounds of dust that erupted as their two-storey, nine-bedroom house tumbled to the ground four years ago. The matriarch of the family that occupies the...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Architect and senior lecturer Dr Patricia Green has questioned what she considers the secrecy surrounding the plans for several developments that are being erected across the country, often without the prior knowledge of residents. Green, who...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 3:05 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Following a stern warning that Jamaica must not consider borrowing to get out of the economic decline caused by the pandemic, businessman and Government Senator Don Wehby has pointed to several sectors, including agriculture, which have the...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:13 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) receives as many as 1,200 construction applications for approval annually, but with only six building officers employed, one senior official at the entity said these workers are experiencing...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:13 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Government’s decision to pay out nearly $25 million to Jamaicans following a breach of their constitutional right to enjoy a healthy and productive environment is being celebrated by Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry, whose office assisted...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

In his first public pronouncement on the controversial entry of Uber into the Jamaican market, Transport Minister Robert Montague has welcomed the ride-sharing company’s overtures locally but cautioned recruited drivers to have the requisite...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Jamaican Government is keenly studying the prospect of administering different vaccine brands to inoculate persons against COVID-19, signalling the reversal of a previous declaration as the science evolves. Jamaica is still awaiting an official...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Therisha Rose-Lawrence no longer lives in Salt Spring in St James, but as president of its Community Development Committee, she is motivated each day to help spark changes that will improve the lives of residents there. Just yesterday morning, she...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:07 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A regional security expert has warned Caribbean leaders to be prepared for more cyberattacks as criminals have been capitalising on the digital transformation that has been taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the executive...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Ramonia Satchwell doesn’t want any of her three boys to be lured by criminals, so she and 62 other women from Hermitage in August Town, St Andrew, have joined forces to form a coalition that will see them mothering each other’s children and...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Downtown Kingston has suffered years of urban decay, but the addition of several murals in the last few years has created a backdrop for marriage proposals and is increasingly being used by those wanting to express their love to their significant...

Published:Saturday | June 12, 2021 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Africa’s contribution of 75,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Jamaica in April was a good gesture, but former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson wants Africa and the Caribbean to collaborate further by merging their resources and collective voices at...

Published:Friday | June 11, 2021 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A proposal to use Chilean octagonal warnings on food and beverage packaging throughout the Caribbean has been flatly rejected by local consumer advocacy and regulatory groups despite urgent calls for the implementation of front-of-packaging labels...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Hanover Health Department was fully aware of the planning of Mocha Fest, but medical officials and the police claimed that they were unable to locate the sites for the week of illegal parties that sparked public outrage. The breach and apparent...

Published:Friday | June 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Shari Webb had wanted to become a dentist all her life. But after cutting her teeth at several money-making initiatives, including the selling of accessorised crocs and, later, making jewellery, the then-15-year-old entrepreneur was bitten by the...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewelyn has blamed careless parenting and an increasing consumption of pornography as triggers for many of the graphic cases of child-on-child sexual abuse coming before her office. Llewellyn, who has...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies has criticised women parliamentarians for their response to the epidemic of gender-based violence in Jamaica and wants the society to build pressure on them to represent the interests of women...

Published:Wednesday | June 2, 2021 | 12:07 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

It appears a suitable site for relocation of the Riverton City dump is yet to be located, but Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Agency (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, is assuring that one is being actively pursued. Gordon said...

Published:Tuesday | May 25, 2021 | 12:06 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The passage of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill (2017) is likely to create a challenge for employers who will have to balance their responsibility to protect workers and customers with the right of their employees to refuse the COVID-...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The passage of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Bill (2017) is likely to create a challenge for employers, who will have to balance their responsibility to protect their workers and customers with the right of their employees to refuse the...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Government has approved a grant valued at $238.4 million for the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) to assist the Type-A facility with the first phase of its redevelopment and modernisation programme. A total of $900 million was set...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

As the price of chicken, pork, and beef steadily increases, St Catherine-based farmer and business operator Roy Jumi is watching his customer base being gradually eroded. Jumi, the managing director of Triple K Enterprise Butchery and Cold Storage...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A group of teenage boys who recently expressed a desire to represent Jamaica in the Olympics will be given an opportunity to train as divers for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. The boys, who live in Port Royal in East Kingston, have been...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Canadian resident Garfield Patterson says that for the past five months, someone has been using his picture on a Facebook page they created and has been targeting his friends for money and asking for his personal contact information. Patterson,...

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A few months ago, Ramunn Hanson was selling, on average, 80 bags of broiler crumble over three days from his small container in Kitson Town, St Catherine. However, on Thursday as he counted the 26 bags that still remained after last week’s purchase...

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