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Stories by Ainsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

For her sixth birthday celebration on December 10, kidney cancer patient Nyla Simpson hopes to have a mermaid party on the beach. However, she first needs to keep her chemotherapy treatment on track at some $140,000 per month, which her family is...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Daniel Sinclair was looking forward to celebrating his 21st birthday on October 19, and one of his plans before his demise was to start the construction of a new house for both his brother and father. More than 100 building blocks now lay stacked...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Nineteen-year-old Giovanni Scott, who rescued 13-year-old Winshae Barrett in the mountains of Spring Bank, St Thomas, after a two-day search, is now left with mixed feelings. Although happy that Winshae was found, he was disappointed that the...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The upcoming Christmas season will not be the same for residents of Standpipe in St Andrew, as they mourn the loss of their community patriarch, Dr Lloyd Cole. Cole, who is popularly known not only for bringing Christmas cheer at his offices in...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Jamaica’s shores in early 2020, Keino Brown and Jermaine Wright were in danger of drowning in the tidal wave of unemployment that swept aside the jobs of more than 135,000 people at the height of the crisis. But...

Published:Thursday | October 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With two recent cases of persons with mental illnesses reportedly killing two men within the public space and other persons escaping serious injury after being attacked, the health ministry is moving to boost its community-based intervention...

Published:Friday | October 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

In June 2020 when Yvonne Ewers felt a pain in her gums, she initially thought it was just another toothache. But after she removed her tooth and the pain did not subside, she knew something was wrong. It was a sign of lymphoma. That is cancer of...

Published:Wednesday | October 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Life for 28-year-old Garnet Silvanous Johnson has always been heading downhill. Johnson said it all started when he was reportedly given up by his mother, in Chudleigh, Manchester, when he was seven months old in 1993. When he returned home last...

Published:Monday | October 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Patria Baugh spent over a decade taking care of her autistic daughter, Leah, she thought she was facing the greatest battle of her life. However, it was only preparing her for a tougher challenge: breast cancer. The Jamaica-born Baugh now...

Published:Friday | October 1, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Sixteen years after overcoming her battle with breast cancer, Carmeta Burrell does not count herself as lucky, but “blessed”. The 77-year-old St Catherine resident, who spent a decade fighting the disease between 1995 and 2005, believes prayers,...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Rank and file cops are hoping that the Government will fast-track the process to pay salaries owed to them for overtime work since 2018 in time for Christmas. The Jamaica Police Federation had filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Finance and the...

Published:Thursday | September 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Several anti-COVID-19 vaccine protesters were arrested yesterday amid shouts of “Murder! Murder!” as they disobeyed an order not to march with the Joseph Patterson-led United Independent Congress (UIC) to Gordon House in Kingston. The march was...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Dewayne Cameron received a call on Saturday that his three-year-old son, Jamarie, was allegedly badly injured in a domestic dispute in St Catherine, he became so angry that he had to discontinue his participation in a video shoot under way....

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The business community has welcomed news of the ending of the weekly three-day lockdowns which they complained was threatening the viability of their operations. On Wednesday, as he announced the latest restrictions to curtail the spread of the...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Every time Taariq Abdul-Majeed enters an airport, he is seized with dread that his name will boom from a loudspeaker or that he will beckoned by the daunting index finger of a security official to step out of the line. It’s happened in Dubai. In...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Eighteen months after the COVID-19 pandemic threw the education sector into disarray after the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed on the island, some parents are concerned that their children remain at a disadvantage as their inability to...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Two local business leaders with interests in Africa have expressed support for Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ call for CARICOM countries to strengthen their bond with the continent. Holness made the call while addressing Tuesday’s inaugural CARICOM...

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