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Published:Friday | June 23, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Relay for Life returned this year on Saturday, June 10, after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The event — which generally includes gathering cancer survivors and their caregivers, family, and friends under the stars to honour...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2023 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Kayla Wright, Jamaica’s top Mathematical Olympiad awardee for 2022-2023, is excited about representing the island at the international competition to be held in El Salvador between July 2 and July 13. Kayla, a grade-11 student of Campion College,...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2023 | 12:51 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

TWO DAYS after the Haitian Stakeholders Security Talks ended in Kingston, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has called for a humanitarian corridor to be established in Haiti, with support from international partners. Holness believes the establishment...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2023 | 12:13 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Yesterday afternoon, Tessica Rodriques, mother of Akeem Whyte – the taxi operator from Epsom 8 West in Greater Portmore, St Catherine, who was fatally shot on Tuesday – could only find herself sitting under a tree across from his house and weeping...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2023 | 1:03 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As regional leaders and former leaders came together in Kingston yesterday for the opening ceremony of the Meeting of Haitian Stakeholders, who will use Jamaica as base for discussions on the way forward for the beleaguered CARICOM nation, it was...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2023 | 1:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Christopher Phillips, senior superintendent of police for South St Catherine, pulled up at the gates of Braeton Primary and Infant School in Portmore, St Catherine, yesterday morning, the leader of the police division for the area had to...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2023 | 12:28 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

NUMEROUS CHURCH leaders from various denominations across the island are happy with comments made by Marlene Malahoo Forte, minister of legal and constitutional affairs, which she stated in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The church...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2023 | 12:29 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

JACQUELINE SPENCE, head of Climate Branch, Meteorological Services of Jamaica, says Jamaicans should expect continued warmer temperatures into August, with at least 15 to 20 heatwave days through to the end of that month. Speaking at the National...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2023 | 12:32 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

With another Atlantic hurricane season beginning this past week, on June 1, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has stressed the need for financial buffers in the National Budget, which are to be utilised in the event the island is impacted by a natural...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2023 | 12:52 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The Government of Jamaica will release $10 million from the Equalization Fund to the Portland Municipal Corporation to commence a clean-up at the Musgrave Market in Portland, which was ravaged by fire on Sunday. This announcement was made by...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2023 | 12:34 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Kayla Wright, Jamaica’s top Mathematical Olympiad awardee for 2022/23, is excited about representing our island at the international competition, which will be held in El Salvador between July 2 and 13. Kayla, a grade-11 student of Campion College...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2023 | 12:56 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

WITH ADVANCED technology becoming more available, Diahann Gordon Harrison, children’s advocate of Jamaica, is calling on parents involved in the process of getting divorced to take advantage of the option of the SafeSpot platform to have their...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2023 | 1:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Reacting to rumours and growing suspicion among segments of the society, Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday said it was “stupidness” that some Jamaicans and others have recently been criticising the Government over its establishment of new...

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2023 | 1:46 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

WHEN DR Jason Dawson’s mother, Delta Bailey, was fatally stabbed 18 years ago, he knew, at that point, that his life’s mission was to become a medical doctor and to try to save the lives of other persons in dire need of medical care. Bailey was...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2023 | 12:41 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Four years ago, after Dr Ewart Brown, former premier of Bermuda, officially launched his book, Whom Shall I Fear?, he had his eyes set on returning to Jamaica and hosting a book-signing event. Jamaica has been dear to his heart, given that his...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

AS JAMAICANS continue to reflect on the significant contributions the ‘Windrush Generation’ made in the past 75 years, Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade, reiterated to the United Kingdom (UK) a need for continued...

Published:Thursday | May 25, 2023 | 1:36 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Bruce Golding, former prime minister of Jamaica, declined yesterday to give his opinion on Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ decision to reject a 214-per-cent salary increase and instead keep his $9-million pay. The decision by Holness is expected to...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2023 | 1:21 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Three groups in Jamaica – the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Nature Touch Farms and FarmLinkr.com – will be merging resources and tools today to go beyond the Government’s Labour Day 2023 mandate of planting trees, but planting limes...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2023 | 12:59 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Last year, there was a major spike in the number of boys from Portland, who, on a monthly basis, contacted the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) through its SafeSpot helpline, raising a red flag regarding the need for more child-protection...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2023 | 3:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Yesterday afternoon, Tanesha Martin threw herself into chores in her yard as she sought to block her mind from the tragic loss of her 19-year-old son, Norlando McDonald, who died from a stab wound allegedly inflicted by his own sibling on Saturday...

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2023 | 1:03 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Members of the Church and youth groups yesterday raised placards in disgust at the main entrance to Emancipation Park in New Kingston, as part of a peaceful protest against the recent granting of massive wage increases to members of the political...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2023 | 1:23 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

After the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) conducted its first full-year assessment of persons who contacted the SafeSpot helpline during 2022, mental illness was found to account for the majority of the issues children who called in said...

Published:Friday | May 19, 2023 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When the Office of the Children’s Advocate rolled out its SafeSpot helpline for children and teenagers two years ago, they knew children would have preferred the option of sending WhatsApp messages whenever they need assistance. So, they never...

Published:Thursday | May 18, 2023 | 1:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

DIAHANN GORDON Harrison, Children’s Advocate of Jamaica, is concerned about the alarming number of children who directly contacted Jamaica’s national child and teenager helpline, SafeSpot, during its operations in 2022. SafeSpot was officially...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2023 | 12:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Yesterday’s celebration of Mother’s Day was another daunting experience for Michalia Dawkins, the lead beneficiary of the recently relaunched Shining Hope Foundation. It was a difficult day as it reminded her of single motherhood and the loss of...

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