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Stories by Ainsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Charmaine Vassell-Shettlewood, the senior public health nurse who marshalled hundreds of her colleagues doing COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and vaccinations in Kingston and St Andrew, died on Wednesday after a period of illness. “We’ve lost an...

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

JAMAICA IS on the verge of implementing a new National Consumer Protection and Welfare Policy, which will better empower consumers to make informed choices. On Tuesday, representatives of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), the Ministry of...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

What little thought residents of Albion Mountain in St Thomas could spare for the rain associated with Hurricane Ian drenching their community on Monday, was for the impact it would have on the already badly eroded road surface. “A no storm we a...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When the time came for the announcement of the final of the top three entrepreneurs in the Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme for 2022, Jerome Cowans took out his smartphone, walked down the aisle, and started recording the historical moment. He...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

August 16 will forever be etched into Zenora Reynolds Davis’ memory after she suffered huge losses as a result of two devastating fires which ravaged farms in Flagaman, St Elizabeth, on that exact date in both 2019 and 2022. When the third...

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

SENIOR CITIZENS have been given a reason to celebrate now that the revision of the National Policy for Senior Citizens is complete, their having waited patiently for years. The launch of the revised National Policy for Senior Citizens coincided...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Franklin Witter, minister of state in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, is calling on Jamaicans to raise and harvest more tilapia fish. He was addressing the media at the launch of the Many Moods of Tilapia Cooking Competition at the...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Residents of the Hope River Bridge area, Constitution Hill, Dallas, and other communities in St Andrew East Rural are calling for urgent road repairs in their districts, especially along thoroughfares they traverse daily to get into the capital...

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

LA SONJA HARRISON, president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), is batting for secondary-level students to be given the option to pursue a vocational skill or academics. Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston’s weekly luncheon last...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

After two consecutive days of protest action, transport operators who ply sections of St Andrew West Rural have called for a traffic ticket amnesty and have pledged to hold police and other state authorities accountable after airing grouses at a...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

At the centre of Comfort Castle Primary and Infant School in Moore Town, Portland, stands an eyesore: an old principal’s cottage which has been in ruins since it lost its roof during the passage of Hurricane Gilbert 34 years ago. The structure...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

People’s National Party (PNP) President Mark Golding says the party will discuss the findings of a policy commission which was mandated in 2021 to modernise its core philosophy as it stages its 84th annual conference this weekend. In early 2021,...

Published:Friday | September 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Michael Fennell heard of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch and Jamaica’s head of State, on Thursday, it weighed heavily on his heart. Fennell is one of very few Jamaicans who got the opportunity to...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Days after Mico University College President Dr Asburn Pinnock called for the Government to capitalise on the global teacher shortage by training a surplus of educators for overseas institutions, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has noted the need to...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Industry stakeholders have welcomed the launch of a pensions scheme for the business community, the result of a partnership between the Victoria Mutual (VM) Pensions Management Limited and the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA)...

Published:Thursday | September 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

In an effort to reduce the number of Jamaicans who suffer annually with non-communicable diseases associated with high salt intake, the key results of a $13-million salt study undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Wellness will be released...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Angie Martínez, Dominican Republic’s ambassador to Jamaica was devastated when she was told last weekend that a significant mural her team paid to have professionally done at Franklin Town Primary School would not be completed in time for the start...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

If you journey into Mount Felix, St Thomas, on a weekday morning, you will more than likely find one resident, Richard Thompson, strolling through the hills to the nearest active town in Sunning Hill. Mount Felix is located 4.5 miles north of Bath...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Food and Drink Festival – one of the island’s premier foodie events whose promoters fought endlessly for it to remain afloat annually during the COVID-19 pandemic – has been shortlisted for the international World Culinary Awards 2022...

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Standing at four feet and six inches in height, both Aiden Smith and Matthew Whyte will be starting new chapters of their lives at Campion College on Monday. The duo, who have twin-like qualities but are completely unrelated, were among 114...

Published:Monday | August 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Hassanah Al-Saba said she always knew she would have achieved the rare feat of being a locally trained female Muslim pilot in Jamaica. On August 25, she completed enough flight time to receive her private pilot’s licence, 10 days after her 22nd...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Twelve years ago, Dean Morris’ world was ripped apart after when her eldest child, Shadae Barker, was murdered by her spouse, Ken Brissett. Soon after Barker was found dead, Brissett was found hanging in the St James community in which they resided...

Published:Friday | August 26, 2022 | 12:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

La Sonja Harrison, newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), is now happy that she followed the advice of her husband to become a teacher, and not a police officer, a journalist or a flight attendant. Harrison told The...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Three years after a brand-new elevator was installed at the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas, orderlies are now strenuously carrying patients up flights of stairs again as the lift is out of service. The workers had been breathing a sigh of...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With the Sixth Form Pathways Programme becoming mandatory in a matter of days for thousands of former 11th-graders, schools are scrambling to retrofit spaces to accommodate larger populations. That is already running administrations millions of...

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