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Stories by Ainsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | February 3, 2023 | 12:58 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Nearly two years after the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) announced that the Caribbean’s first beach erosion monitoring tower was installed at a cost in excess of US$1 million along Half Moon Bay Beach in Hellshire, St Catherine,...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2023 | 1:17 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Reverend Sean Major-Campbell, pastor of Christ Church in Vineyard Town, Kingston, is calling for more thorough audits of all agencies tasked with protecting children in the wake of the Office of the Children’s Advocate’s (OCA) damning report into...

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 1:24 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When cookshop operator Thia Jones’ cousin died leaving a son behind nine years ago, she did not hesitate to take him in, although she was living in a one-bedroom structure with her mother and her own biological son in Hopeful Village, St Andrew....

Published:Saturday | January 28, 2023 | 1:17 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon-Harrison has indicated that the police have not yet approached her office for witness statements or with requests for interviews since it tabled the report flagging the Child Protection and Family Services Agency’...

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 1:14 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Fifty-one-year-old Moveta Clarke suffered a stroke last November while her new three-bedroom house was being constructed under the New Social Housing Programme. It was the third stroke for the former domestic helper, who also has a brain tumour....

Published:Thursday | January 26, 2023 | 1:03 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Nearly two years after Cabinet approved the development of a national higher-education policy, work is now being done on its framework, including ways to make it easier for students to fund tertiary-level studies. In April 2021, Education Minister...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 12:58 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With only one student enrolled on December 1 at Inglewood Basic School in Manchester, the rural-based early childhood institution was on the verge of closing its doors and sending its three educators home. By the start of the January term, four...

Published:Tuesday | January 24, 2023 | 1:32 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With road safety experts suggesting that a rigorous programme giving public transport operators defensive driving lessons could help in restoring order to the island’s roads and reduce fatalities, Alphonso Grennell has stepped up to action the idea...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 1:17 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With new cases of alleged fraud coming to public attention days into the new year, David Salmon, the sole youth voice at the 43rd annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast, pleaded with the nation’s leaders to fight corruption. Speaking at the...

Published:Friday | January 20, 2023 | 1:04 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With the nation recording 1,498 murders in 2022, Bishop Christine Gooden-Benguche could not help but address the scourge of crime at the 43rd annual National Leadership Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. While delivering the main address, Gooden-...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2023 | 1:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Last October, Cameal Gibbs buried her first son, who died from an illness, and she is now clinging to a thread of hope, praying not to lose her last and only surviving son, Joshua Hanson, a road crash victim now in a coma. Hanson is currently being...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 1:17 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Noting that it is impossible to complete all 122 cases down for trial in the current term of the Home Circuit Court, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn is urging defendants to plead guilty if they are and not to further burden...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 1:01 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has expressed hope that the stipend being paid to jurors will soon be examined with a view to increasing the amount to encourage more persons to serve. At the start of the Hilary Term in the...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2023 | 12:21 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Members of the minority caucus of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) have expressed dissatisfaction with a response from CEO Robert Hill regarding hundreds of street lights which remain dysfunctional across the Corporate Area...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2023 | 12:58 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Councillor Jacqueline Lewis said that she alerted the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to the potential dangers of several uncovered storm drains in the Norman Gardens Division several years ago, but nothing was done to address...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2023 | 1:40 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Residents of Portsea in St Elizabeth on Thursday expressed their disgust at telecommunications company FLOW and a neighbour for the recent erection of a cell tower in their community in alleged violation of a stop order on the site even as they...

Published:Wednesday | January 4, 2023 | 1:29 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

A month before the close of the old year, Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, vice-president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), predicted that there would be at least 473 road fatalities for 2022. Other specialists in Jamaica were predicting a...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 1:25 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

While persons across the world ushered in the new year with excitement and joy at midnight on Sunday, Donovan McLaren spent it embracing the painful reminder of the murder of his son, Stephan, on New Year’s Day in 2017. The start of each new year...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2023 | 12:41 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Like scores of homeless Jamaicans across the island, Delroy Alexander Page received one meal on Christmas Day, an act of charity by a caring couple as he rested outside the makeshift structure he calls home at the intersection of Salt Pond Road and...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2023 | 1:23 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The operators of the Open Arms Development Centre, a non-profit organisation that rehabilitates mentally ill patients in Kingston, are seeking $35 million to fund their operations in 2023. This will include giving them the chance to resume face-to...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2023 | 12:55 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

If residents in Greenvale, St Andrew, knew death awaited three men on Saturday night along the Cane River main road in Bull Bay, they would have prevented them from leaving a party in the district. The triple murder saw the Kingston Eastern Police...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2022 | 1:01 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Following a two-year hiatus, Jamaicans are looking forward to tonight’s return of the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) signature New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza, which will unfold at three locations across the island to ring in 2023....

Published:Friday | December 23, 2022 | 3:30 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Noted architect Patricia Green has lambasted the leadership of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) for compromising the historical value of the Devon House grounds by approving the paving of a lush courtyard. The renovation sparked a social-...

Published:Thursday | December 22, 2022 | 12:59 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank (ACIJ/JMB) has launched an exhibition to inform persons of and revive interest in The Set Girls – at one time a very active and colourful feature of the island’s Jonkunnu culture,...

Published:Wednesday | December 21, 2022 | 12:46 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Danesha Anderson considers the Campari ‘Respect The Bitter Holiday Vibes’ road show held on November 4 in Clarendon her Christmas blessing, and not one in disguise. For two years, the 27-year-old mother of two has been pumping funds, saved from her...

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