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Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Social media is now a big part of the vetting process when hiring individuals for at least two organisations.Weighing in on The Gleaner's series, which is assessing whether social-media postings can affect a person's job prospects, Elon Parkinson,...

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The jury seems to still be out as to whether social-media postings can affect an individual's prospects for employment.Although experts locally and internationally continue to warn young people to be careful about what they post on their social-...

Published:Thursday | November 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

With the advancements in technology, have the services of the library become outdated?Maureen Thompson, director general of the Jamaica Library Service, gave a resounding no. Thompson disclosed, however, that the challenge being faced by libraries...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

At least one curriculum and assessment specialist has expressed concerns about the Ministry of Education's approach to combine the scores of students who fell in the categories of 'standard met' and 'standard nearly met' for the recent Primary Exit...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Fear and dependency are still believed to be the major reasons Jamaican women remain in abusive relationships.Joyce Hewett, acting executive director of the female support group Womam Inc, told a Gleaner Editors' Forum late last week that studies...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education says that the method of combining the scores of students who fell in the category of 'standard met' and 'standard nearly met' for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) results is nothing new, stressing that there was no intent to...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Dr Garth Anderson, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), said he is still awaiting the official results of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) mock exam after he made a request to the education ministry close to a month now.Education...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The most recent ranking by Fortune Magazine has shown that Ann-Marie Campbell is the 16th most powerful woman in the world for 2018.Campbell is the executive vice-president at the Home Depot Stores. This means she is in charge of approximately 2,000...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

There are serious concerns about the high level of mental illness among youth, spurring a plea for targeted interventions in schools. This was the resolution put forward by Danielle Jonas, junior councillor for the Allman Town division, at a mock...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kingston mayor Delroy Williams believes that there is an urgent need for the establishment of a multifunctional transport centre in downtown Kingston.Speaking at the Kingston andSt Andrew Municipal Corporation's monthly meeting yesterday, Williams...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Dianne Plummer, founder and chief executive officer of Your True Shade, cautioned upcoming entrepreneurs to ensure that they do diligent research if they are to achieve sustainable economic benefits from their business ventures.Plummer also said...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Serika Sterling's decision to start The Preemie Foundation of Jamaica was not to add another title to her rÈsumÈ. It came from a deep place within of watching two of her triplets die from complications they developed due to premature births.In an...

Published:Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

At the end of September, St James was showing the worst drought conditions across the country, according to the latest data from the National Meteorological Service.Responding to queries from The Gleaner about the current drought conditions, the Met...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Data from the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has revealed that 10,000 facilitators of learning exist within the sector. However, of that number, only 2,263 teachers have received formal training through teacher-training colleges and universities....

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says that it will intensify the pressure on the Government to appoint a new energy minister.Dr Andrew Wheatley, the man who held the position little more than two months ago, resigned as Cabinet minister...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Frustration is the main reason that drives caregivers to beat their children, an ongoing study by the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) has found.Additionally, an updated policy that was released yesterday by the American Academy of...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen-year-old Deandra Edwards is making a passionate plea for the Government to think carefully of the repercussions of completely prohibiting corporal punishment, pointing out that it will only lead to further indiscipline and chaos in Jamaica....

Published:Saturday | November 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

An urgent appeal is being made to men across Jamaica to desist from luring children into inappropriate activities and to allow them to enjoy their childhood.The plea came from Kaysia Kerr, chief executive officer at the National Parenting Support...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Justice minister Delroy Chuck has pointed to serious difficulties in finding a middle ground on the controversial issues of abortion and the buggery law.There are ongoing debates in various circles on the two issues, with arguments being presented...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Dr Bernadette Theodore-Gandi believes that while the Caribbean has made significant strides in reducing the number of new HIV infections, more has to be done to improve access to treatment, as well as ensure that special attention is paid to...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Other Caribbean countries have been listed as areas that pose a threat to American tourists, according to a second investigative piece published by the Free Press, which is part of the USA TODAY Network.Jamaica was dragged into the spotlight on...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's tourism sector has been left with the difficult task of trying to cauterise serious damage being done to its reputation, following an investigative story published in the international media, which outlined terrifying incidents of sexual...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Education minister Ruel Reid has indicated that a 45 per cent increase in the number of practitioners having a diploma and higher degrees, signals the Government's thrust to ensure that every child is exposed to first-rate educational standards.Reid...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Charles Buchanan, commu-nications manager at the National Water Commission (NWC), has reported that there has been moderate improvement in water levels across the island, specifically at the Hermitage Dam in St Andrew.Buchanan told The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Improvement in learning deficiencies in addition to refining the skills of students who are talented musicians and singers are some of the results that are expected with the opening of the centre of excellence at the Maxfield Park Primary School in...

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