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Stories by Jonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Dr Rae Davis has been lauded as a towering stalwart who transformed the image of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) and praised for his contribution to the development of the education sector. Davis, who died Monday evening at home, had...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

At least 1,000 small and medium-size enterprises and small entrepreneurs islandwide will be gifted a free e-commerce website with free hosting on Sunday, May 16, courtesy of WiPay Jamaica. This will be facilitated via an online session for which...

Published:Monday | April 19, 2021 | 11:58 PMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Together, ‘Yes we can’, the words of former US President Barack Obama rang true in Jamaica this week, as no sooner had the story of a mother’s struggles to help her ailing son broke, than Jamaicans – still hurting from the...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

When the family of Jabari Osborne was notified that they had met their goal on a GoFundMe account at 10:20 p.m. on April 15, they exuded joy that their hope of surgery would become a reality. “It’s a very late birthday gift but this is the best...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Bosses seeking to stipulate employee vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of work have been warned that they would be hard-pressed to impose that standard on the grounds of public safety. Emile Leiba, president of the Jamaican Bar...

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:24 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Public health personnel across the Caribbean are lobbying for octagonal front-of-package warning labels as part of a campaign to stem child obesity and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and Wellness, alongside...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:04 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Proprietors who participated in the pilot of the E-commerce National Delivery Solution (ENDS) platform launched in Portmore, St Catherine, last weekend have raving commendations for the initiative realised through a partnership between the...

Published:Wednesday | March 24, 2021 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

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Published:Tuesday | March 23, 2021 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Calls to the toll-free (888) ONE-LOVE telephone line spiked approximately 25 per cent on the first day of COVID-19 vaccination registration for persons 75 and older, said itelbpo CEO Yoni Epstein. The Government is banking on high interest in take-...

Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:23 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

For the second time, 19-year-old Jevaun Taylor’s life has been significantly altered by a medical diagnosis after parts of his skin and eyes started to turn yellow. It was approximately one week after the burial of his father, Raphael Taylor, who...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:27 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

A year to the day Jamaica recorded its first coronavirus infection, healthcare workers pulled up their sleeves and launched a pivotal assault on a disease that has crippled the country. Public health nurse Marcia Thomas-Yetman, who was pictured on...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:23 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The police yesterday evening took a man into custody after he failed to put on a mask in line with infection-control orders under the Disaster Risk Management Act when instructed to do so at a beach in Hellshire, St Catherine, on Sunday. In a...

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:21 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

“Need help. Get help. My body is weak. My battery is dead.” Those were the piercing, desperate appeals of 32-year-old Shenay Spencer, in the early hours of Tuesday, March 2, to her relatives. Texting her loved ones was the last resort for the...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Residents of Gordon Town in St Andrew are concerned that further deterioration could occur along the badly damaged main road even before the planned $195-million effort to repair a major breakaway has been completed. Expressing doubts that the...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2021 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Narda McKoy covered her face with a picture of Jalisa McGowan to hide the tears streaming down after reading a note scribbled by Jalisa’s little sister, Karlisa McKoy, following her passing last Friday. Karlisa, a seven-year-old, wrote: “I love you...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

A two-week ban on funerals and burials has drawn the ire of stakeholders in the industry, with warnings of mayhem as bereaved families rush to bring forward the final rites to beat the deadline. The order was imposed by Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

As Jamaica gears up to receive a gift of 50,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India next week, Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that unlike Barbados, the island will not be sharing any doses with Caribbean neighbours as the...

Published:Saturday | February 27, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Today marks one year since visually impaired university student Jasmine Deen disappeared on her way home from classes about 9 p.m. The passing time has done nothing to ease her family’s pain. Instead, more worry sets in and the emotional trauma...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 8:53 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

A $422-million proposed spend on a public relations campaign to get Jamaicans to take the COVID-19 vaccine has not gone down well with the population, many calling it exorbitant. The ruling Jamaica Labour Party seems to have listened to those...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The renovated Trench Town Entertainment Space was handed over to residents recently as part of a mandate to restore the community to its former fame with added benefits to the residents. Following the demolition of informal structures, a perimeter...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The Government will be cutting the $422-million COVID-19 vaccine marketing budget disclosed two weeks ago by the health ministry amid criticisms over the spend. Speaking yesterday at a ground-breaking ceremony for the Andrews Mews...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:17 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

No ear-splitting vuvuzelas. No chest-thumping gusto. No full-throated bellows. An anticlimax. The carnival of bodies and bravado that transformed Duke Street into a canvas of colour was muted on Thursday amid a scaled-down ceremonial opening of...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2021 | 12:21 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Christians yesterday marked the beginning of Lent with new-look Ash Wednesday services marked by fasting and prayer across the island amid the pandemic and its restrictions. Lent is the 40-day period of reflection on Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 5:25 PMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

It is no surprise that Education Minister Fayval Williams is not willing to close schools, even in the face of mounting COVID-19 cases. The education system, like the entertainment industry, has taken a proper beating over the last year and it is...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

While many couples flooded St Elizabeth beaches on Sunday, freelance photographer Nigel Jones traipsed around scouting for couples he could snap up with his camera. For the first time, Jones travelled from Santa Cruz to Alligator Pond on Valentine...

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