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Stories by Jonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Ajalon Cole has taken on the task of sourcing the funds needed to pay for his glasses by selling portraits. The 15-year-old has been squinting for years and his parents only recently found out the extent to which his eyesight has been fading. His...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

A surge in call-centre and farm-work job submissions and COVID-19 crowd-control measures have slowed the processing of applications at the police Criminal Records Office, forcing hundreds of persons to wait days and weeks for quick-service delivery...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Pauline Smikle, the mother of Gregory Llewellyn, the 26-year-old who has been living with Down’s syndrome, is battling with the decision to quit her job to stay with her son after he was shot on Monday evening in Arnett Gardens. The 63-year-old...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said he will be assessing the findings of the investigation into allegations of mistreatment and neglect surrounding a newborn’s death at the Spanish Town Hospital to decide whether to make them...

Published:Thursday | July 1, 2021 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Pauline Smikle, the mother of 26-year-old Gregory Llewellyn who has been living with Down’s syndrome, is now faced with the tough decision of whether to continue working or stay home to take care of her disabled son after he was shot on Monday...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Shortness of breath and yellowing hands were warning signs for Carmeta Clarke that all was not well. She was hit in September 2020 by a shock diagnosis of renal failure. Then the drudgery of dialysis. Then the thousands of dollars in bills started...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Business operators in the fashion industry are eagerly shopping for an expected boom in sales this summer as the Government announced a reopening of the Orange Economy after being in hibernation for more than a year as a result of COVID-19. Some...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Online voting for the 2021-2022 president-elect of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) resumed at midnight on Monday following a suspension because of a duplication snafu. The portals were closed after the platform hosted by Mona Information...

Published:Monday | June 21, 2021 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

As Dane McKay celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, he did so with a sense of satisfaction that he gave his first daughter, Kadane, a second shot at life. In 2019, a few days before the traditional celebration on the third Sunday in June, Father’s Day...

Published:Saturday | June 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

When he became a father at 16 years old, Mark Rodney did not imagine his son would have become his best friend. Mark Rodney Jr is now 18 and is the only son among the senior Rodney’s four children. The father and son have been able to foster a...

Published:Friday | June 18, 2021 | 1:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Candidates vying for leadership of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) have called for the Government to chart a clear and comprehensive path to regaining lost ground in learning and to commit more resources in a school year deeply compromised...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education has launched an investigation into Monday’s shutout of students at Wolmer’s Boys’ School for grooming breaches, delivering a stern rebuke to administrators that pupils should not be barred from sitting exams because of...

Published:Tuesday | June 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

It was only last December that Damoya Hall was a picture of happiness as she celebrated her sweet sixteenth birthday. On Sunday evening, about 6:40, she lay lifeless on the ground with a bullet in her head. Also killed on Third Street in Trench...

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....

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