Sat | Oct 23, 2021

Stories by Ryon Jones

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Former United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno has challenged local officials and Jamaica's Ambassador to the United States Audrey Marks to do everything in their power to keep the country on the radar of the Trump administration.Moreno,...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With only one of Jamaica's 24 public hospitals currently certified 'baby-friendly', Dr Rebecca Tortello, education specialist at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) office in Jamaica, is calling for more to be done to create an environment...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

OSLO, Norway: Having achieved his best-ever placing at a senior global competition, Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres is eyeing big things at the London IAAF World Championships in August. The 23-year-old, competing at only his second Diamond League...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 4:36 PMRyon Jones

OSLO, Norway:Andre De Grasse is making no secret about it. He will not just be going along for the Usain Bolt retirement party at this year's London World Championships, but instead, will be looking to dethrone the king of sprinting.De Grasse has...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 3:24 PMRyon Jones

Ryon Jones, Gleaner Writer OSLO, Norway: Jamaica’s two athletes at the Bislett Games, the fifth IAAF Diamond League qualifying meeting of 2017, both had to settle for second place finishes. Fedrick Dacres was second in the men’s...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

OSLO, Norway:Having played second fiddle to Jamaica's Elaine Thompson at last year's Olympics, Dafne Schippers believes she has identified where things went wrong and is making the necessary adjustments to get the better of all comers at the World...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

OSLO, Norway:Fedrick Dacres and Simone Facey are the only two Jamaicans down to compete on today's fifth stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series being staged in Oslo, Norway.Dacres will feature in the second diamond event of the day, the men's...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has moved to save six children who were facing almost certain death because their parents could not find the millions of dollars for them to continue the paediatric dialysis programme which keeps...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 2:18 PMRyon Jones

With Jamaica averaging close to four murders per day over the first 160 days of 2017, Opposition Spokesman on National Security Peter Bunting is calling on the Government to urgently make more money available to the security forces to stop the...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the police have launched investigations into the illegal sale of gasolene at an unauthorised property on Beechwood Avenue in the St Andrew Central Police Division, which was revealed in a...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

No bathrooms, ladders needed to get from one house to the next, no electricity, no roads, and houses perched on concrete structures put in many years ago to contain the Buff Bay River. That is life for the more than 100 residents, including children...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has reached out to the United Kingdom for assistance with tackling the shortage of critical-care nurses on the island.Tufton last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with London South Bank...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Residents of the Woodstock Housing Scheme in Buff Bay, Portland, are calling for something to be done urgently to save their land, which is being gradually eaten away by the water from the Buff Bay River.The river, which initially flowed along a...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Member of Parliament for West Portland Daryl Vaz has added his voice to those endorsing Food For The Poor (FFP) in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the building of houses by the charity.Vaz, who is the Cabinet minister charged with...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

With memories of the October 2016 explosion at an illegal gas plant on Jacques Road in east Kingston that left three people dead still fresh in minds, there are fears concerning the sale of gasolene at an unauthorised property on Beechwood Avenue in...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Paediatric Association of Jamaica (PAJ) through its recently formed advocacy arm is making plans to treat with the issue of rampant child abuse in the Waterhouse community in St Andrew.Various sections of Waterhouse have been identified as...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

The Corporate Area community of Waterhouse has been red-flagged as a hotspot for child sexual abuse in Jamaica, and it appears that several mothers in the community have been making money by prostituting their daughters to adult men."If I was to sit...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Eight months after they were suspended without pay following a jailbreak at the Denham Town Police Station, four junior cops remain in limbo awaiting a decision on their fate.On September 18, 2016, nine prisoners escaped from the lock-up in the wee...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Principal of the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Archibald McDonald, has admitted to progress being slow in making the institution fully disabled-friendly.McDonald had called on the government, private sector, and...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Children, especially girls, bore the brunt of the sexual-abuse cases reported across Jamaica in 2015, a trend that started several years ago.While 2016 figures are not yet available, data compiled by the Jamaica Crime Observatory Integrated Crime...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

For scores of Jamaica's children, life is brutish, nasty and short. It gets worse for those children living in the communities which are policed by the men and women from the St Andrew South Police Division, as those were the most dangerous areas...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 3:56 PMRyon Jones

The lines outside the United States Embassy in St Andrew have noticeably got shorter in recent times, with persons speculating that it could be a result of Donald Trump becoming America's 45th president.Throughout the presidential campaign and since...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Chezell Morgan is among members of the special-needs community at the Randolph Lopez School of Hope in St Andrew pleading for more to be done to sensitise the society as to how to treat persons, particularly children, with disabilities.Her voice...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

It could be another 15 years before Carube Copper Corp begins mining in Jamaica, but residents in several communities around the exploration sites are already seeing benefits from the Canadian company's presence.More than 600 persons have been...

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMRyon Jones

Stephanie Williams made a promise to herself that if she had children she would be a better mother to them than what she experienced as a child.Fresh out of secondary school with no passes in external examinations, Williams started working as a...

Pages

Subscribe to Ryon Jones