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Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The public education sector has received a financial boost through the Japanese Trust Fund to launch the programme of Support for Sustainability of the Education Sector Transformation Plan.A grant of US$500,000 (J$63m), managed by the Inter-American...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Motherhood is nothing new to Seckoria Williams, but being the first to give birth to a healthy child on Mother's Day at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine last Sunday - making her a mother of five - was an extra special occasion.Williams gave...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A representative of the Colegio Continental School in the Dominican Republic has denied claims by a Jamaican teacher who last month accused the institution of mistreatment and unfair dismissal.Alwyn Allen complained bitterly to The Gleaner about a...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The privilege of carrying a licensed firearm has been taken from the man who pulled his handgun inside the National Commercial Bank in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, last month.In a letter, signed by the board of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) on...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

For a great portion of her life, Arlene Bernard, principal of the Maranatha Basic School in Waterhouse, St Andrew, was like a rolling stone, gathering no moss.Along with her mother, grandmother, and siblings, she did not have an assigned place to...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

When Jamaica College sixth-form student Fabian Morris gave reflections at a Child Month service in downtown Kingston on Sunday, he asserted that Jamaica's children continued to die under violent circumstances because evil powers were at work.The...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After placing third in the 2018 Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee Competition, Ardenne High School's Assana Thompson is now set to make history by joining first-place winner Nathaniel Stone, of Glenmuir High School at the Scripps National...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Director of the School of Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona,Dr Paul Aiken, has warned that if students coming out of tertiary institutions are to become leaders of Jamaica, they must improve their problem-solving skills....

Published:Saturday | April 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Parents of Wolmer's Boys' School third-form students, who accompanied their sons to Career Day at the Kingston-based institution yesterday, told The Gleaner that the $5,000 charged for the event was well worth it.One disgruntled parent in February...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Persons who have difficulty functioning properly at home because of excessive and continuous noise next door, caused by insensitive neighbours, can tackle the issue in court."You can sue for nuisance if persons are making noise unreasonably and...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A corporal and a constable attached to the Shady Grove Police Station in St Catherine North were shot and injured by gunmen early yesterday morning while responding to a robbery in the area.The incident occurred less than 24 hours after National...

Published:Monday | April 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Recognising that out of fear, Pap smears are painful, many women shy away from the possibly life-saving procedure, an appeal is being made to medical practitioners to be gentle when carrying out the test.Pap smear screening could help women detect...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The man who caused panic at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, on Thursday, brandishing his licensed firearm inside the institution, has claimed that he was physically assaulted by the bank's security and felt threatened...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is currently running advertisements in the media, appealing to lay preachers who attempt to win souls on the state-run buses to discontinue the practice.JUTC's Communications Manager Cecil Thoms told The...

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that charges could be laid against a disgruntled licensed firearm holder who brandished his gun inside the National Commercial Bank (NCB) in Half-Way Tree yesterday, allegedly pointing it at security personnel.According to Dahlia...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Many fifth- and fourth-form students from high schools across the island have received a confidence boost heading into mathematics and English external exams next month, following yesterday's Youthlink Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Police High Command has said that the "greatest area of concern being aired by citizens is the premature ending" of the state of public emergency in St James.Reacting to a recent call by Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry for the ending of...

Published:Tuesday | April 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Arlene Harrison Henry, the nation's public defender, wants the state of public emergency in St James to come to a rapid end, as she believes it has failed to achieve its targets and is a means of detaining youth unlawfully.The Gleaner spoke to...

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The late veteran photojournalist Alpheus Gordon, better known as 'Herbie', whose relatives say did not cease to put a smile on their faces, or utter words of encouragement, was laid to rest yesterday at Dovecot Memorial Park.Gordon was 78 years old....

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Two videos of mothers violently beating their young daughters that surfaced last year were brought back into perspective on Wednesday by Chairman of the National Child Month Committee Dr Pauline Mullings, who pointed out that frustration was no...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A delegation of 11 from Cuba will attend Expo Jamaica 2018 - to be held at the National Arena and environs on April 19 - in search of some of the finest products made in Jamaica.At a Gleaner Editors' forum held yesterday at the company's North...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In-ground burial is still the leading and preferred type among Jamaicans. However, Ingrid Chambers, chief executive officer of Meadowrest Memorial Gardens in St Catherine, has disclosed that cremation is becoming more popular.Chambers spoke with The...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:57 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Evacuating Maranatha Ministries from the comfort of an upscale St Andrew hotel in the 1990s, moving to Waterhouse, St Andrew, which was, at that time, one of the most dangerous communities in Jamaica, made Pastor Bobby McIntosh lose more than half...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The surfacing of an alleged threat against the life of former National Security Minister Robert Montague may very well indicate that the business of gunrunners is being dented, Professor Anthony Clayton, sustainable development professor at the...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dr Patrece Charles, former chief executive officer of the National Parenting Support Commission, has argued that if students transitioning to secondary-school level are to feel comfortable being placed at non-traditional high schools, the Government...

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