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Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (JAEMTs) is lobbying for its members to be among first responders on crash scenes to limit the likelihood of worsened injury or fatality. That pressure is mounting amid the collapse of...

Published:Saturday | May 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Egeton Newman is hoping that, given the experience racked up by members of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), which he leads, they should have a seat at the negotiation table when the Office of Utilities Regulation (...

Published:Friday | May 28, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Blood still stains the road near the Gordon Town Road breakaway following a gun attack on Tuesday afternoon that killed two men and left two others hospitalised in what has been theorised to be a gang hit. Dead are 27-year-old Raymond Palmer, who...

Published:Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

As exam students streamed through the gates of New Providence Primary School on the fringes of Barbican on Wednesday, parents faced a test of nerves about their children’s future. Some children entered the exam room beaming with confidence. Others...

Published:Saturday | May 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

A gun feud between rival gangs in west Kingston and members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), just metres away from the Zone of Operations’ checkpoint at the intersection of Beeston and Oxford streets in Denham Town, left a one-year-old nursing...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) unlocked the doors for open competitive bidding for the creation of their mascot locally, but only one name came up. Scheed Cole, chief executive officer of Sculptural Elements and...

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The battle of the heart is between development and history for most citizens in Nine Miles, Bull Bay, as authorities lay plans to demolish the 125-year-old police station to make way for the construction of the Southern Coastal Highway project....

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans in the diaspora daydreaming of home-made snacks now have more options, thanks to Ainsley Deer, founder of Taste Jamaica. “Taste Jamaica is a Canadian business that delivers the excellent taste of authentic Jamaican treats to a customer’s...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The shipment of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines committed to Jamaica through the COVAX Facility will still be arriving at the end of the month, despite the decision by the Serum Institute of India to halt supplies to the COVAX Facility until the end of...

Published:Tuesday | May 18, 2021 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The trek to catch water at the pumping facility in Luna, St Mary, is a treacherous journey downhill through a private property. One step forward, two steps back, the residents said, as the pipes leading from the pump house were fixed just a month...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

After the father of her child moved out of her home in August Town in April 2019, Brittany Burke* changed all her locks. Not even her mother, who lives in the same yard, had a key. But since then, she has been haunted by an obsessive stalker who...

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championship 2021 did not see many schools’ branded paraphernalia or vuvuzelas, but the final day ended with some supporters in the Corporate Area glued to screens at sports bars to bring down the curtains....

Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Beresford ‘Bwoizy’ Dixon cooked tasty meals for the staff at the Kingston Public Hospital for over 40 years before becoming visually impaired because of cataract. Dixon, who also has diabetes, lost his sight in 2008 but continues to take care of...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

An intervention programme aimed at steering children from violence and avoiding reprisals for violent attacks has been launched in August Town, St Andrew, targeted mainly at children and parents. Launched last Friday, the August Town Children...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:26 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Jerome Bryson joined the Possibilities Programme at 16 years old after being out of school for two years since his father took him to Kingston out of the care of his mother in St Ann. The now-suspended programme, which was birthed in 2001 and was...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:26 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Ian Dawson, 64, has come face to face with sharks too many times to count. But the secret to survival, he says, is to show no fear. “Sharks, like most living things, move based on your fear ... . Once you face them, them haffi think twice,” the St...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Wayne Wright swayed back and forth to try to soothe the sorrow that threatened to overwhelm him as he recounted readjusting to life on crutches in August Town after getting shot three years ago. The 26-year-old was shot in the ankle on the night...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:28 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Constitution Hill’s Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory is now the producer of the first Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee bags, called Betta Cup, created especially with the needs of Jamaicans in mind. Arthur McGowan, owner and CEO of Trumpet Tree Coffee...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Jamaica is leveraging the influence of high-level congressional officials and other backchannel lobbyists in talks with the White House scheduled for Tuesday to tap hundreds of thousands of doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from a stockpile of...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

After four hours, only three persons turned up to donate blood at the Homestead Community Centre in Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday. The blood drive was the second hosted this year by the ‘I Have a Heart’ (iHAH) Foundation on their journey to...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Sighs of relief could be heard all around yesterday as 27 persons who entered the island on a repatriation flight from London in the United Kingdom disembarked buses to begin a period of quarantine at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston. With a...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The sister of a mentally ill man whose body was found at sea last November, after he mysteriously went missing from the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP)-run Faith Centre, where he was housed, is demanding answers about his disappearance from...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Increased household care work caused by COVID-19 displacement in Jamaica has disproportionately affected women, making them more likely to lose out on jobs because of traditional expectations of unpaid domestic labour. Eighteen per cent of the...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Dr Rae Davis has been lauded as a towering stalwart who transformed the image of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and praised for his contribution to the development of the education sector. Davis, who died Monday evening at home, had...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

At least 1,000 small and medium-size enterprises and small entrepreneurs islandwide will be gifted a free e-commerce website with free hosting on Sunday, May 16, courtesy of WiPay Jamaica. This will be facilitated via an online session for which...

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