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Stories by Karyl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | February 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans occupy more places in Canadian prisons than any other nationals from the English-speaking Caribbean. According to Correctional Service Canada (CCA), there are currently 58 Jamaicans serving sentences for various crimes in Canada, a number...

Published:Sunday | January 26, 2020 | 12:34 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Almost a decade after accusing two cops of sexually assaulting her while she was detained at a police station in Bridgetown, Barbados, a Jamaican woman has grown “frustrated and tired” as she has yet be given an opportunity to tell her story in a...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Jamaica remains a powerful voice on the world stage, despite the many economic, political and social woes that beset the country throughout this past year. With that in mind, Jamaicans at home and in the diaspora are hoping that, come 2020, things...

Published:Sunday | December 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

As whispers continue and Jamaicans await a final outcome in the controversial revocations of United States visas of local parliamentarians, individuals born on this Caribbean island but who have joined the diaspora in America are warning against...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Truck drivers who distribute goods from Kingston to the north coast are being plagued by armed robbers as they travel along hilly routes in St Ann and St Catherine. Judith Ann Williams-Sharpe, executive director of the All-Island Truckers...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Despite solemn promises given six years ago by the previous administration to wipe from the books a section of the Child Care and Protection Act, which allows judges in the Family Court to deem a child uncontrollable and commit them to the custody...

Published:Sunday | December 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

The Sunday Gleaner has obtained testimony from two of more than 30 children who are now being held in correctional facilities after being deemed uncontrollable by a Family Court judge. Human rights advocacy group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Dorrell Steele bore a sad look on her face as she lay in a bed at the Spanish Town Infirmary at Monk Street in the Old Capital on Friday. Steele has been in the infirmary for two years and has never been visited by a relative. She told The Sunday...

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Professor Wendel Abel, head of the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is dismissing any notion that a specific facility is needed to treat women who suffer from post-partum depression....

Published:Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Alma Mock Yen has been a stalwart in the field of journalism and communications for decades and, even in retirement, her light cannot be dimmed. Mock Yen was recently honoured by her alma mater, Wolmer’s, when she was inducted into the group of...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Some members of the public were up in arms recently at what seemed to be preferential treatment handed out to former government minister Ruel Reid and his four co-accused in the corruption scandal enveloping the Ministry of Education and the...

Published:Sunday | October 20, 2019 | 1:31 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton intends to make good on his promise to haul persons who have abandoned their relatives in the nation’s hospitals, resulting in them taking up much-needed bed space and placing an unwarranted burden...

Published:Sunday | October 13, 2019 | 5:56 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Following on the heels of the murders of a route taxi driver, 37-year-old Akeeno Britton, also called ‘Bubinile’, and Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) driver/mechanic Mikkel Donaldson, 34, two weeks ago, two drivers of the state-run bus...

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:33 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness has come out in support of the imposition of states of emergency (SOE) as a measure to combat the crime and violence that has Jamaica in a chokehold. Holness expressed concern about the high murder rate that...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

At least two members of the Jamaican diaspora in South Florida, who are involved in representational politics, have added their voice to the recent People’s National Party (PNP) presidential battle. Incumbent Dr Peter Phillips defeated challenger...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:18 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

At age 24, Meakeda Rochester is not sitting around waiting for handouts. She has started her own small business in her community of Grants Pen, St Andrew. The young lady is the owner of the Modern Cut Barber Shop – a small board structure with a...

Published:Sunday | September 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Despite being encumbered by the ongoing roadwork in the St Andrew South Police Division, which is under a state of emergency (SOE), the police are reporting that crime has taken a significant downturn since Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Parents, school administrators, and motorists in general are jittery that come tomorrow morning, at the start of back-to-school, the still-incomplete roadworks across the Corporate Area will cause unbearable traffic delays. However, Police...

Published:Sunday | September 1, 2019 | 12:17 AMKaryl Walker - Gleaner Writer

Despite the belief that trades such as tailoring, dressmaking, and shoemaking are a dying breed, some tradesmen are reinventing themselves while others are not so lucky. Tradesmen are not rolling over and playing dead but have instead reinvented...

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