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Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Over 45 high schools across Jamaica have now been outfitted with an automated external defibrillator (AED) unit, courtesy of Team Jamaica Bickle, the organisation which provides support services for Caribbean athletes who compete at the annual Penn...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Serious concerns are being raised about the lack of labelling on bag beverages being distributed to over 1,000 schools across Jamaica. Packaged in a clear, plain plastic bag without even a name imprinted, the products are offered through a school-...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Jamaicans are again being urged to brace for job losses with the increased introduction of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in the workforce.By next year, sectors such as agriculture, finance, manufacturing and professional services are...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

For 27-year-old Ashley Gordon, living as a transgender woman in Jamaica has been a difficult journey filled with hostility, discrimination and challenges. But Ashley says she keeps a close relationship with God and is never afraid of what people...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is seeking to allay the fears of some students of its School of Nursing who are worried that the cancellation of the Span of Duty examination, which was scheduled for February, could impact their chances of...

Published:Friday | March 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Facing life in Jamaica in a harsh social context, transgender women have emerged as the group with the highest prevalence rate for HIV in the island.A 2016 study found that just over four in every 10 transgender women here, persons classified male...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Almost daily, accidents, choking dust and constant flooding when it rains are some of the issues residents of Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine, are blaming on the deplorable condition of the main road in their community, and they are convinced...

Published:Saturday | March 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has distanced itself from claims of a punishing sudden increase in fees facing nursing students at the Cobbla, Manchester-based Knox Community College.The nursing students are up in arms after administrators...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

After 19 years of being a member of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Janet Johnson* last year opted out of the union that represents the majority of the island's teachers because she concluded that it was a waste of her resources."They weren...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

With the calls increasing for more uniformed groups in schools to tackle indiscipline among students and to help divert youths from a life of crime, the Ministry of Education and the police Community Safety and Security Branch (CSSB) are stepping up...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Members of the political directorate, trade unions and civil society yesterday took time out to hail National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante on the 134th anniversary of his birth.In leading the tributes, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

He has dreams of becoming an airline pilot, but until then, 14-year-old 'Snuss' helps his family to survive by cleaning windshields at the Portia Simpson Miller Square in St Andrew.Last Thursday, Snuss, the youngest of those offering to clean...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The police are taking steps to increase their rate of arrest of persons who are paying gunmen to carry out killings for them.Reports on the streets are that 'killers for hire' are now making big money across the island, despite some taking a low of...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Nursing students at the Knox Community College in Cobbla, Manchester, are livid, having been told by the administrators of the school that they will have to pay a total of $6.4 million in additional fees.According to the students, they have been...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

One of the island's leading customer-service representatives is challenging claims that Jamaicans are being served at standards that are less than others around the world.Donnetta Russell, who as customer-care manager has led the National Housing...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Engineers and quantity surveyors are among several students from the University of Technology (UTech) benefiting from a work experience partnership with the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ).Managing director of the HAJ, Gary Howell, told a Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) recorded a sharp reduction in the number of patients it saw with gunshot wounds in December last year, and the hospital's CEO Errol Greene is convinced that this was linked to the introduction of a zone of special...

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