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Stories by Carlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:33 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

One of Jamaica’s leading groundwater experts is seeking to assure residents terrified about the public-health dangers of proposed cemeteries that all sites undergo rigorous inspections and analyses before the green light is given. The country’s...

Published:Sunday | April 21, 2019 | 12:31 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has only a quarter of the minimum designated land space it should have for burying the dead, sparking concern among environmental and planning officials that more families should cremate their relatives or find other alternatives to...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:43 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

While the overwhelming number of Jamaicans receive their immunisation shots early, a fringe anti-vaccination movement, including some Rastafarians, insist that they will not submit to state policy. According to the Immunisation Regulations of 1986...

Published:Sunday | April 14, 2019 | 12:42 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Expectant mothers are expressing concern that in addition to taking basic items for their newborns, they have been pressed to provide supplementary supplies, such as enemas and incopads, that should be made available by hospitals. Enema, a fluid...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:34 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Inmates inside Jamaica’s prisons are contracting HIV at an alarming rate according to a 2018 study. Concern is growing among experts who say that upon release from prison, ex-cons engage in sexual relationships with women who have no knowledge of...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:33 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Director of medical services at the Department of Correctional Services, Dr Donna-Michelle Royer-Powe, said she is not alarmed that the prevalence rate among inmates in Jamaican prisons is higher than the general population’s, as this is a global...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Last weekend when Howard Harvey collected his Doctor of Education degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one couldn’t have dreamed that the one-time windscreen wiper would achieve one of education’s highest honours. Back in...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:31 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Just days after the leader of the popular ‘British Link-up Crew’, Owen ‘Roy Fowl’ Clarke, was buried, another member, Alphanso ‘Oney British’ Harriott, was shot and killed on Mountain View Avenue in St Andrew on Friday night. A report from the...

Published:Sunday | March 31, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is bracing for a rush on the lender from entrepreneurs wanting to break into the market in the wake of a boost in loan funding and tax cuts that take effect on Monday. Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:14 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

For some, it’s a career. For others, it’s a great way to pass time. But for the women who flock to Eight Miles, Bull Bay, surfing is therapy – every incoming wave an opportunity to ride the crest of new problems and claim new victories. Surf Girls...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Sandra Linton still mourns the loss of her only son, Renardo Wilson, just days before his 20th birthday in the community of Grants Pen, St Andrew, in 2010. Her lament has been rendered more painful because the Independent Commission of...

Published:Sunday | March 17, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Jamaican women haul nearly 5,000 fathers to court for child maintenance every year. Data from Court Management Services (CMS) show that an annual average of 4,775 fathers are brought to book for not paying their share of child support. That number...

Published:Sunday | March 10, 2019 | 12:19 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

As concerns grow about the care of Jamaica’s ageing population, fewer than a third of nursing homes are registered, Sunday Gleaner checks indicate. Only 17 facilities governed by the Nursing Homes Registration Act were licensed up to 2017, the last...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Despite warnings that two appointments by the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) board in 2016 breached several public-service stipulations and could be “construed as favouritism and/or nepotism”, that advice was ignored and one of the promoted persons was...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans who have the rare bleeding disorder haemophilia are at grave risk of death in the event of a traffic accident, as only one hospital in the island has ready access to the life-saving medical intervention. Dosages of Factor VIII, a clotting...

Published:Sunday | February 24, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarlene Davis - Gleaner Writer

A wave of robberies has hit the south St Andrew inner-city community of Rose Town, driving fear into residents and shopkeepers that the worst is yet to come. Almost nightly, residents say, at least one house or a shop is stripped of goods or other...

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