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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Alveda King, the niece of one of United States’ most celebrated civil rights activists, Martin Luther King Jr, is appealing to Jamaican lawmakers to steer clear of making abortion legal in the island. King, an international human rights advocate...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:08 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

By the middle of next week, Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown expects to lay to rest all issues surrounding a tweet made last Wednesday by People’s National Party Youth Organisation President Krystal Tomlinson, likening Prime Minister...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Al Miller, pastor of the Fellowship Tabernacle church in St Andrew, yesterday used his sermon to appeal to the Universal Service Fund (USF) to gift churches across Jamaica Internet connectivity. If this is done, said Miller, youth...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:35 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As the idea of an integrated health management system picks up steam, a local expert has underscored that privacy must be paramount for the paradigm to work and have public confidence. Even when the framework enabling cross-facility sharing is in...

Published:Thursday | May 16, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Open your eyes and beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. That was the message from Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry, head of the police’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit, as he sought to drive home the point of how vulnerable children are to human...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A number of fast-food chains are expected to increase the range of healthy or light menu options to consumers in a few months in keeping with the Government’s recently announced wellness push. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Biomedical Caledonia Medical Laboratory Limited yesterday became the first private company to receive a multimillion-dollar contract from the $1 billion earmarked by the Ministry of Health and Wellness for the outsourcing of diagnostic services in...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:36 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dena Brown never imagined that the son chased out of the kitchen, “not wanting him to make a mess”, would become a top chef and restaurateur after a roller-coaster ride through academia and the working world. Yesterday, Brown looked on with a...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2019 | 12:32 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

An urgent appeal has come from president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), Carmen Johnson, for the Ministry of Health to address the heavy psychological toll that trauma cases are having on nurses. Johnson also lamented the high attrition...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says Jamaica is on the right path towards slashing its carbon footprint and is poised to achieving its nationally determined contribution target of reducing emission levels by 7.8 per cent...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come July 27, Jamaican and other Caribbean women who have long endured domestic violence will be empowered at an International Women’s Conference, to be held at Kencot Christian Fellowship, St Andrew. Themed ‘Woman Arise! Reset’, the event was...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:32 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Several Merl Grove High School students who were either constantly misbehaving in classes or underperforming during the Christmas term were awarded yesterday for making a full turnaround after participating in a programme created by the school....

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The plight of Waterhouse residents who have suffered from empty faucets in their homes for up to six months yesterday captivated the attention of dancehall star Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, who mobilised his foundation to ensure that especially...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Even though he has polio and, since 2017, kidney disease, 60-year-old teacher Solomon Scott has never harboured the slightest thought of giving up on life or resorting to depend on people for his survival. Those traits have earned him the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With no water running through their pipes for roughly two weeks, residents of Albion, St Thomas, say daily routines such as cooking decent meals and having a shower are becoming distant memories. As if dry pipes were not enough, they also claim...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government plans to roll out a multimillion-dollar spend to clear the backlog of public-sector patients languishing from the wait for diagnostic tests and non-emergency surgeries by outsourcing healthcare to private practitioners, free of...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Patients who use the Seaview Gardens Health Centre in St Andrew are looking to benefit from a $3-million injection from Massy Jamaica through the Ministry of Health’s Adopt-a-Clinic Programme. The partnership is one which Dr Richard Manning,...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The announcement that a new police headquarters is to be built in No Man’s Land in South St Andrew has been well received by many residents and civic and business leaders, but the news stumped Member of Parliament Mark Golding. Speaking to The...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) customers have expressed disappointment that wait times at the Constant Spring tax office have not improved even after the implementation of an automated customer flow management system that had been touted to make...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Hopes of finding missing St Joseph’s Teachers’ College lecturer Samuel Martin were dashed yesterday when a five-day search ended in the gruesome discovery of his body in Clarendon. Martin, who had gone to Mandeville in Manchester after picking up a...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Even as the Government plans to roll out 20 more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, stakeholders entrenched in Denham Town, Kingston, argue that social intervention has been under-resourced and impotent since the anti-crime...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Orville Plummer, pastor of the Sterling Castle New Testament Church of God, has called on parents in the community to expose adults who prey on the underaged. In a sermon yesterday at the church, the man of the cloth also announced a number of...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:36 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Patrick Rousseau, the Wolmerian who wore many hats during his 85 years, died from a long battle with illness yesterday, leaving behind a rich legacy in sports, law, and business in the Caribbean. Although some persons believe that bureaucracy on...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Since birth, 34-year-old Camille Royal has had legs so tiny, she was never privileged to walk. She was also deprived of her right to a stable education. Today, although she can use a pen but cannot read, Royal remains undaunted. Behind her are the...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Whoever is responsible for slaying District Constable (DC) Michael Alladice, his superior and colleague, Sergeant Althea Blackstock, has issued this warning regarding her ‘Abbott and Costello’: “We will be hunting you...

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