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Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Sir Patrick Allen, governor general of Jamaica, has urged auditors general in the Caribbean to do their best to ensure that their jobs are done without fear or pressure.Giving the keynote address at the Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Although making it quite clear that discipline will be maintained, Dr Elaine Cunningham, who heads St Hugh's High School inSt Andrew, believes that the issue of grooming must include negotiation and compromise.Speaking with The Gleaner about...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

If the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has its way, persons caught urinating in public spaces will see an increase in fines and penalties for the offence.The KSAMC yesterday passed a resolution calling for the Government to...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The mounting concerns of the negative effects of crime and poverty on the society has convinced Reverend Peter Garth that the church's annual back-to-school fair must keep going.The pastor of the Hope Gospel Assembly in Liguanea, St Andrew, told The...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, has made it clear that despite the suspension of the no-sleeveless policy for government buildings there will be no changes to the operations at Gordon House until he is guided by the Standing Orders.The...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call is being made for local producers, particularly those who supply peppers, to engage more with the overseas market in order for there to be greater collaboration and growth in the economy.Michael Burgess, chief executive officer of Nerpy's Inc...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The ugly ordeal that she encountered at the Office of the Contractor General for wearing cap sleeves is still fresh in her mind. So Lorraine Ross Clunie, creative planner and caterer, has welcomed the announcement by the Government to suspend the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Selassie Henry expects that with continued encouragement and guidance, he will be able to maintain high averages similar to what he achieved in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).Henry was recently awarded for being the top boy islandwide...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to an increased market to host international conferences in Jamaica, representatives of the Translators and Interpreters Association of Jamaica (TIA) are concerned that there are not enough qualified and competent persons to fill the demand...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Independent Churches of Jamaica grouping is giving illegal gun users and providers three months to get their act together as they prepare to prayerfully intervene in the recovery of guns and ammunition.Reverend Al Miller, pastor of Fellowship...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to a number of success stories within state homes, Michelle McIntosh, a director at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), believes that it has become even more critical that stigma is eradicated from vulnerable groups.In...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Recognising the huge gaps that exist in funding businesses, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) recently provided over $70 million in grant to 27 entrepreneurs through its IGNITE programme.Christopher Brown, general manager for Strategic Services...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to rapid technological advances globally, Professor Archibald McDonald, principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona, expects that the new Hospital Information Management Systems (HIMS) will transform the operations and service...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Over 80 per cent of sex workers have reported that they abuse alcohol, and others have admitted to using other forms of dangerous substances.This is according to the findings of the fourth generational bio-behavioural survey of female sex workers,...

Published:Tuesday | July 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

In addition to the exorbitant fees and expenses that they encounter, exporters believe that some of the processes have contributed to serious delays in turn around time for their clients.Richard Pandohie, deputy president of the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has committed to providing $US40,000 (J$5.2m) to the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) to be used to procure tablets for educators.Speaking at the science, technology, engineering and...

Published:Thursday | July 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Research is showing that most children suffer from accidents on the weekends.The findings are contained in the Child Road Safety Assessment: Jamaica report published by the Jamaica National Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations...

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

It was Jody-Anne Jones' zeal to transform the lives of students who struggled with reading when she became principal of North Star Academy Clinton Hill Middle School of Newark. However, it was a huge surprise when the Jamaica-born professional was...

Published:Monday | July 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Even as persons celebrated with Lennon Richards who took over as president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ) on Saturday, the Reverend Ronald Thwaites is urging the organisation to play a greater role in the formation of...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Noting that the severe drought conditions will make it difficult to predict when water levels will return to normal, Charles Buchanan, corporate public relations manager at the National Water Commission (NWC), is urging citizens to conserve and...

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

Dr Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS), believes Jamaicans should educate themselves about the difference between termination and abortion, noting that there is no justification, from a medical perspective, for...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kavan Allen, youth pastor at the Fellowship Tabernacle Church in Kingston, believes that, for too long, discussions on abortion have been focused solely on the woman with total disregard for the innocent child.Allen, who was among a group of...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Recognising that many strides have been made in creating equal opportunities for women in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Dr Sonjah Stanley Niaah has said that more focus is needed to ensure that their physical and psychological needs are...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Claude Robinson, communications specialist and veteran journalist, is urging the Government to ensure that post-Cabinet press briefings are held regularly.Information Minister Ruel Reid indicated in a release yesterday that following recent...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Information Minister Ruel Reid has again hinted that the weekly post-Cabinet media briefings, which have not been held since late last year, couldbe radically overhauled oreven abandoned. He further questioned the relevance of the briefing and...

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