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Published:Monday | May 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Beresford ‘Bwoizy’ Dixon cooked tasty meals for the staff at the Kingston Public Hospital for over 40 years before becoming visually impaired because of cataract. Dixon, who also has diabetes, lost his sight in 2008 but continues to take care of...

Published:Friday | May 7, 2021 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

An intervention programme aimed at steering children from violence and avoiding reprisals for violent attacks has been launched in August Town, St Andrew, targeted mainly at children and parents. Launched last Friday, the August Town Children...

Published:Thursday | May 6, 2021 | 12:26 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Jerome Bryson joined the Possibilities Programme at 16 years old after being out of school for two years since his father took him to Kingston out of the care of his mother in St Ann. The now-suspended programme, which was birthed in 2001 and was...

Published:Tuesday | May 4, 2021 | 12:26 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Ian Dawson, 64, has come face to face with sharks too many times to count. But the secret to survival, he says, is to show no fear. “Sharks, like most living things, move based on your fear ... . Once you face them, them haffi think twice,” the St...

Published:Monday | May 3, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Wayne Wright swayed back and forth to try to soothe the sorrow that threatened to overwhelm him as he recounted readjusting to life on crutches in August Town after getting shot three years ago. The 26-year-old was shot in the ankle on the night...

Published:Friday | April 30, 2021 | 12:28 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Constitution Hill’s Trumpet Tree Coffee Factory is now the producer of the first Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee bags, called Betta Cup, created especially with the needs of Jamaicans in mind. Arthur McGowan, owner and CEO of Trumpet Tree Coffee...

Published:Tuesday | April 27, 2021 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Jamaica is leveraging the influence of high-level congressional officials and other backchannel lobbyists in talks with the White House scheduled for Tuesday to tap hundreds of thousands of doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from a stockpile of...

Published:Saturday | April 24, 2021 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

After four hours, only three persons turned up to donate blood at the Homestead Community Centre in Spanish Town, St Catherine, yesterday. The blood drive was the second hosted this year by the ‘I Have a Heart’ (iHAH) Foundation on their journey to...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Sighs of relief could be heard all around yesterday as 27 persons who entered the island on a repatriation flight from London in the United Kingdom disembarked buses to begin a period of quarantine at The Jamaica Pegasus in New Kingston. With a...

Published:Thursday | April 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The sister of a mentally ill man whose body was found at sea last November, after he mysteriously went missing from the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP)-run Faith Centre, where he was housed, is demanding answers about his disappearance from...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Increased household care work caused by COVID-19 displacement in Jamaica has disproportionately affected women, making them more likely to lose out on jobs because of traditional expectations of unpaid domestic labour. Eighteen per cent of the...

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...

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