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Stories by Sashana Small/Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:13 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

President of the Nursing Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Patsy Edwards-Henry, has accused the Ministry of Health of not doing adequate consultation before the mass recruitment of overseas nurses as part of the $1.3-billion ‘Code Care’ initiative...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

If Angela Christian could have one wish granted, it would be to have enough money to buy two houses to foster more children. Fifteen years ago, she opened her home to a four-year-old boy, who was placed in state care because his parents were drug...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Seventeen-year old Lincoln Roy Chin’s grandmother died mere days before he was scheduled to sit his first Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam. His grandmother, Hazel Mary Washington, had come to live with his family when she got...

Published:Tuesday | September 27, 2022 | 12:10 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

The National Housing Trust (NHT) is defending its use of sandbags at the upscale Ruthven Towers apartment complex as a precautionary measure against flooding amid continual rainfall from Hurricane Ian. Maintaining that the NHT is confident in the...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:12 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Jamaica was spared widespread flash floods or landslides Sunday as Tropical Storm Ian continued its trajectory west of the island, with roads, electricity, and water supplies mostly holding up despite steady but light to moderate showers along the...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:08 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

One hundred Jamaicans from across the public and private sectors and civil society are now better equipped to serve members of the deaf community after participating in the Sign Up Jamaica programme. The programme, which was organised by RISE Life...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Hundreds of former colleagues, relatives, friends, and admirers turned out on Wednesday to salute the man who they say impacted not just their lives, but changed how radio is perceived in Jamaica: the late François St Juste. The broadcaster died on...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

In high school, Javon Smith’s friends nicknamed him ‘Merchant’ because of his penchant for sales. As he grew older, Smith sought job stability and took on a 9-5 job as an information systems manager. That entrepreneurial spirit fuelled his...

Published:Tuesday | September 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson has called for the Government to include a referendum ballot to remove King Charles III as Jamaica’s head of state in the upcoming local government elections. The municipal polls are constitutionally...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Two days ago, Phillip ‘Dolphus’ Bennett was having a party with his relatives in the Walkers Hill area of Red Hills, St Andrew, celebrating the visit of a brother from overseas. Today, the family is planning his funeral. Described as a quiet and...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Twenty-one-year-old Twyrike Campbell is a proud alumnus of Rose Town Construction Internship Programme, which is giving at-risk youth from the inner-city community a fighting chance by steering them towards a productive future. Campbell was one of...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

The Government has launched an initiative dubbed Operation Birthright under the National Identification System (NIDS) project targeting Jamaicans who do not possess a birth certificate. The $50-million drive will see free birth certificates being...

Published:Saturday | September 10, 2022 | 12:09 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

The administrators at a number of Corporate Area schools are planning to integrate classes and hire part-time teachers to accommodate the influx of students expected under the Sixth Form Pathways Programme (SFPP) as resource concerns linger. Tivoli...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

MINISTER OF Justice Delroy Chuck said more training is needed for police officers to enable them to make better use of restorative justice as an effective crime-fighting tool. Currently, the minister said, there are 20 restorative justice centres...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Academics are lobbying Jamaican policymakers to seize on perceived growing comfort with the use of Creole in formal settings to have the native tongue accepted as the first language in schools. Coordinator of the Jamaican Language Unit at The...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Manchester High has revised its rules to allow for schoolgirls to wear hair extensions to classes, a rare concession in Jamaica’s long-running culture clash over grooming. The compromise, which Manchester’s Dean of Discipline Sigrid Miller said...

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