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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...

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

Russia has offered to supply the Jamaican Government with the Sputnik V vaccine amid a record upsurge in coronavirus infections but the Holness administration has reasserted that it would only proceed with jabs approved by global health authorities...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:15 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has made recommendation for a zoning plan for the Black River protected area, to eliminate threats to the wetlands. The Black River Lower Morass, listed for protection among Ramsar sites of...

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...

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