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Stories by Ainsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Published:Friday | May 24, 2024 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The Government is on a mission to outlaw corporal punishment in homes, as it now is with schools islandwide. The culture of beating children in schools has largely changed with legislation, strong enforcement and the intervention of the education...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Rayon Davis was, on Wednesday, announced as the recipient of the inaugural Marcia Erskine Scholarship, valued at US$5,000, he was dumbstruck. Davis, a former ward of the State, did not know the measure of the recently deceased media and public...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2024 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Amid debate around concerns that today’s students will use artificial intelligence (AI) to do their homework and present essays as their own, Senator Dr Dana Morris Dixon, minister without portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister with...

Published:Wednesday | May 15, 2024 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Ever since the surge in growth of call centres and the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector around 15 years ago, stakeholder companies have openly accepted persons aged 18 years and older, without formal training or certification, as they...

Published:Monday | May 13, 2024 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When hundreds gathered to celebrate Europe Day 2024 last Thursday evening, Marianne Van Steen, European Union (EU) ambassador to Jamaica, declared there was not much happiness to cheer about. Van Steen, in giving her last welcome and remarks as...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2024 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

In an effort to quell violence in schools and among students, the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) is asking the Government to dig deeper into the public purse to employ more guidance counsellors and social workers. JTA President Leighton...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2024 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With the country recording 29 per cent of all visitors who came to Jamaica in 2023 staying at Airbnbs, Norman Dunn, state minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, believes there is room for much improvement in the creation of jobs...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With the country recording 29 per cent of all visitors who came to Jamaica in 2023 staying at airbnbs, Norman Dunn, state minister in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, believes there is room for much improvement with job creation this...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2024 | 12:15 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

On Sunday when the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands meets in Montego Bay for their first convocation in six years, Reverend Dr Jooseop Keum, general secretary, Council for World Mission, will have a message to deliver about unity....

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2024 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s Net International Reserves (NIR) being at its highest ever, at US$5 billion, illustrates how much the nation has recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic, says Norman Dunn, minister of state in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. As...

Published:Wednesday | May 1, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Delfien Edwards, a senior medical social worker, believes that 10 years after concerns were raised about approximately 600 children being born and diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) annually, enough has not been done to lower the...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2024 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With the latest Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) highlighting that 76 per cent of Jamaican children between the ages of one and 14 years experience ‘violent discipline’, Nicole Patrick Shaw, newly minted chairperson of the National Child...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2024 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As some sections of the island experience drought conditions, Paul Brown, professor of molecular biology at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is warning that leptospirosis can still be caught from the storage of water. “Water is...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Dr Pauline Mullings has stepped down as the chairperson of the National Child Month Committee. Her announcement surprisingly came on Thursday at the launch of Child Month 2024 at the Lecture Hall of the Institute of Jamaica in downtown Kingston and...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2024 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING THE theft of a water tank from the Negril Primary School earlier this month, Matthew Samuda, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, is calling on residents to report individuals who are involved so...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2024 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As stakeholders in the tourism sector, especially those in Negril, continue to worry if they will soon have a return of adequate water supply in time for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday in May, Matthew Samuda has reassured that plans are being...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2024 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Reverend Dr Clara Marshall, pastor for the Cornerstone Mission Open Bible Church, who was formally recognised on Sunday for 40 years of service to ministry, is happy that she continues to successfully spearhead a church that has no building of its...

Published:Saturday | April 20, 2024 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

AS THE world gears up to celebrate another Earth Day on Monday, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Jamaica has entered into a partnership with the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) to develop and...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

WHEN THE Norwegian Pearl docked in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Monday, 32 people among the hundreds of tourists who were part of the Love and Harmony Cruise opted to do charity work at the nearby Boscobel Primary...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2024 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Although the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom (UK) issued an official apology to Jamaica and the Caribbean on Sunday for its participation in the dreadful transatlantic slave trade from 1501 to1867, Pastor Bruce Fletcher, chief...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2024 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Jamaica borrowed a total of J$106 million from the World Bank for the installation of 1.8 kilometres of force transmission main and pump switch gear along with the rehabilitation of the pump at the Ebony Park Agro Park. This project will be...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2024 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson, inside the University of the West Indies (UWI) Chapel on Saturday, summarised best the thoughts of mourners who gathered to celebrate the life and work of the late public relations guru, Marcia Erskine. “In the...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2024 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As the nation faces another drought, the Government has allocated $90 million to assist farmers to ensure food security. Agriculture Minister Floyd Green made the announcement on Thursday during the contract-signing ceremony for the Agro-Investment...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2024 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has stressed that the success of the Supporting Victims of Violence (SVOV) Activity programme rests on victims of abuse islandwide making reports to the relevant authorities. In the absence of this component, Chuck...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2024 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Excelsior Community College (ECC) Principal Philmore McCarty wants Jamaica to move away from the practice of labelling unemployed, unskilled and untrained youth as “at risk”, arguing that most of them simply lack opportunities. Although some of the...

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