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Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The low pressure system responsible for the unstable weather conditions across the island over the last few days could develop into a tropical storm or depression by Sunday. This is according to the Meteorological Service, Jamaica, which yesterday...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Staff at the Mustard Seed Community-operated Jerusalem Children’s Village in St Catherine have been placed under home quarantine after 16 employees and 20 residents tested positive for COVID-19. The St Catherine Health Department started...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:15 PMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Caribbean youth have forged an alliance to produce a road map for adolescent and youth health, which they hope will form the basis for national development plans going forward. The road map addresses a variety of issues, including mental health,...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Baptist minister the Reverend Karl Johnson sees the bestowing of national honours and awards on seven pastors on Monday as a signal that the Church is still relevant and continues to do good work despite its shortcomings. Johnson, the general...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Newly elected president of the Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Michael Leckie, said that a number of small businesses are currently struggling to survive, but he feels a willingness to embrace digital technology could help them in the...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are urged not to create an environment in which youth are stigmatised because they have been identified as the age group with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. Founder of the Balaclavia Youth Club, Jordan Dressikie, expressed his...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

As Jamaica prepares to start offering antigen testing for COVID-19 in the coming days, director of the Pan America Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, has issued a stern warning that the distribution of these tests should not be...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Fearful of contracting COVID-19 due to their high risk of severe illness or death, many of the island’s senior citizens have been cancelling doctor’s visits and other healthcare appointments in order to remain in the safety of their homes, even as...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

For years, Lisa had tended to patients as a nurse, but in 2017, she found herself in need of care after her husband of more than 10 years stabbed her three times in the chest and shot her in her back in a fit of rage. Lisa, 38, said she knew her...

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

As a medical doctor, Roselyn Brown Fuller tries to meet the needs of her demanding profession while raising twin sons, who both recently copped scholarships to attend the top secondary school in Jamaica. “I am not only a doctor; I am a mother, I...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A quadrupling of reports of alcohol excesses in the last four months has raised concerns among substance-abuse experts that stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19 may be driving more people to the bottle. Executive director of the National Council...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

For years, Beautilyn Carvey was called the Kendal ghost because she had been listed among the close to 200 persons who had lost their lives when the train in which she was travelling derailed in Manchester on a return trip from a church event....

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Health practitioners are in high demand, but having a busy schedule did not prevent a group of parents from volunteering at Kingston College when the institution announced that it had no nurses to navigate the early phase of COVID-19. “The school...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Suicide expert Dr Donovan Thomas gets at least one call daily from a child who is contemplating ending his or her life. He believes that the alarming ideation is a result of increased isolation caused by COVID-19 restrictions. “Just today (...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

COVID-19 fears have triggered an anecdotal decline in visits for medical attention among diabetic and hypertensive Jamaicans, potentially worsening their vulnerability to the highly contagious disease that has killed 101 people in Jamaica. The...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

What is emerging as a titanic clash between the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Lisa Hanna and Mark Golding could churn out record election spending as both candidates are likely to court deep-pocketed financial backers in an imminent internal run-...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Most schools that will be offering online classes come October 5 already existed prior to the pandemic, but this is not the case for El Shaddai Home Schools, which is strictly virtual and intends to cater to students locally and internationally....

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

A critical mass of educators has been criticised for their knee-jerk resistance to a data-driven proposal for the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of the Mona Geoinformatics Institute, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, said that he...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Face masks will be compulsory accessories when school reopens in October, but already students are taking issue that some administrators have made it mandatory for them to wear branded protection. The matter was highlighted by president of the...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The lack of uniform standards for schools that train practical nurses has resulted in hundreds of health professionals graduating each year still unable to perform vital tasks such as blood-pressure checks. The matter is of serious concern for...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has reportedly been flooded with requests from young people eager to join following the party’s massive defeat in the September 3 general election. YO General Secretary Dexroy Martin said that...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans can expect more COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday, as the country is now experiencing the community transmission phase of the pandemic. The declaration was made yesterday based on assessments from the technical team in the health...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Malgorzata Wasilewska, outgoing head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica, has generally praised the conduct of Jamaica’s 18th general election, despite concerns about long waits for some to cast their vote. Wasilewska commended...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:38 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Residents of Kingston Central are seeing far more green streets than in previous elections when the People’s National Party (PNP) stronghold was predominantly decorated with orange flags. Several persons within the constituency, contested by the...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:32 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Moving around to between 10 to 15 homes as a child didn’t afford Wayne Bradshaw the luxury of stability, but despite his nomadic childhood, he now manages one of the largest banks for blacks in the US, which finances affordable homes for African...

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