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Stories by Jonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Residents of Melbrook Heights in Harbour View, Kingston, are frustrated about sand mining in the Hope River. The Harbour View Bridge, which sits at the mouth of the river and serves as the only way into Kingston from eastern Jamaica, was destroyed...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:21 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Despite calls by the country’s main teachers’ lobby and the umbrella parent group for an immediate end to face-to-face classes, Education Minister Fayval Williams has rejected those appeals, saying schools are governed by the standard workplace...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:28 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Fifty-three-year-old Nigel Brown finds peace in the rhythm of the Hope River when it’s hard to sleep, but the trauma of losing his childhood friend to drowning has kept him from trespassing beyond its banks. Brown was 15 when the tragedy happened...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:28 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Though Tropical Storm Gustav wreaked havoc Jamaica on August 29, 2008, and is long gone, George Campbell feels like the eye hovers over his life in Kintyre, St Andrew. Since that day, the father of 10 became an alcoholic and was hooked on cocaine...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:06 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

For years, the Black River has been the central feature of life for residents of surrounding communities in St Elizabeth and, to date, many families still use the river as a source of livelihood. Located in the wetlands, communities such as Slipe...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:05 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

For the last 33 years, Joseph Charles Swaby’s Black River Safari has been fuelling economic growth in St Elizabeth. The founder has been very deliberate, choosing all employees from within a six-mile radius of the business. Walking the property...

Published:Saturday | February 6, 2021 | 1:18 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Since a 2017 fire turned their lives upside down, Moya Beckford has been struggling, driven by the fear of failing her two children, eight-year-old Nicholas Edwards and 16-year-old Ashhail Samuels. On the fateful night, Beckford said that she...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Two years after Jamaica’s last made-for-TV boxing feature, The Contender, went down for the count, the Ministry of Sports and the Jamaica Boxing Board of Control (JBBC) have partnered with overseas producers to bring to the ring a boxing television...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:25 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

A 24-year-old policeman with a passion for art is convinced that brushstrokes and not batons and firearms could be the weapon to curb crime and inspire inner peace in maladjusted youth. That’s the view of Malcolm Lindsay, a cop in the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | January 30, 2021 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Although the Crawl Pass spring never runs dry, the Clarendon farming community of Bois Content and other surrounding areas have been without piped water since the 1990s. They have been relying on trucks making their rounds on alternate days to...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2021 | 12:29 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

A team of local and international researchers has planted a seed of faith that the humble guinep may have properties that reduce blood pressure and manage complications like cardiac arrest and other medical problems affecting the heart muscle. The...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Travellers to the United States (US) had a generally smooth induction into the new regime of so-called coronavirus passports, with at least two prospective passengers being turned back at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) early Tuesday...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Citing an absence of compelling evidence in the diplomatic row between Washington and Beijing over espionage allegations in Jamaica, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith said there was no need for her to summon the Chinese ambassador to...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Even as the Holness administration pushes to pass its highly touted proposed identity law, it is apparent that officials will have to buttress their public-education campaign amid pockets of unawareness that could jeopardise public buy-in and...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Elderly Jamaicans have been urged by elder-care and medical experts to consult with their doctor about whether the fragility of their health may disqualify them from the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine in the spring. The warning comes amid an...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

United States Vice-President Kamala Harris is expected to leverage her history of advocacy in pressing the White House on economic and social justice for blacks and other minorities, Jamaican academics have said. Joseph Biden assumed the presidency...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:26 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Chief chaplain of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Pastor Dr Gary Buddoo-Fletcher, led law-enforcement officers into a praise break yesterday, highlighting that there had been no suicides within the police last year. “Sometimes no news is good...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Government officials, diplomats, business associates, and staff members turned out at the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew to pay their respects to Gordon Arthur Cyril ‘Butch’ Stewart, who died late Monday evening in Florida....

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

“We can’t lay down our arms in terms of the education of our students. It has to continue,” stressed Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams. And she is beseeching parents to match her passion and determination, calling on...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:24 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

After a long quest to find his bearing, Romario Mullings has found his voice, having met his purpose as a motivational speaker. What many would consider as his glory days representing his alma mater, Manchester High School, in football was a time...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Melbourne Absalom, a violence interrupter (VI) working with the Peace Management Initiative in Rose Town in Kingston, is calling on the “society at large” to play a greater role in curbing crime and violence in such inner-city communities. Absalom...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Hungry for fellowship and worship at the end of a year of great challenges, Christians came out in their numbers for the three Christmas Sunday services at the Waltham Park New Testament Church of God (NTCOG) in St Andrew yesterday. Careful to...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

T Geddes Grant, through the Huggies brand, donated a Hug-a-Baby Lactating Room valued at $1.7 million to the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on December 23. The breastfeeding room, located on the postnatal ward, is a multi-functional space that will be...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

More than 20 families have been dislocated with a pall of gloom hanging over their Christmas holidays on Wednesday after a fire razed through their homes at Church Lane and Love Lane in downtown Kingston. Residents tried desperately to save some of...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Lamenting that they have been neglected in development plans, residents of Riverton Meadows in St Andrew are wishing the authorities – and not the crocodiles roaming the community – would pay more attention to them. “Dem downgrade we down here,...

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