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Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

His life has been plagued by a number of setbacks, including sitting the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) from a hospital bed last year, recuperating from surgery.Jahnoy St Jacques, 19-year-old resident of Tivoli Gardens, is...

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

Rudyard Spencer, newly appointed state minister in the Ministry of National Security, has promised to continue what he described as tremendous work by his predecessor, Senator Pearnel Charles, while encouraging girls at the South Camp Juvenile...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's efforts to be proactive in building its resilience to natural disasters has been severely hampered by the unwillingness of local and international partners to provide funding support in a timely manner.Major Clive Davis, director general...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Close to 70 per cent of Jamaicans believe that addressing issues of climate change is the sole responsibility of the Government.Indi Mclymont-Lafayette, communications specialist for the adaptation programme and financing mechanism of the Pilot...

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

Pointing to more than 300 communities in Jamaica that are currently underserved and have limited access to cancer care, Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, said cost remains a barrier to both patients and agencies that...

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

The United Nation's World Summit on Information Technology this year saw more than 30 nationalities, 14 teams and a wide range of experienced individuals participating in the 'Hack Against Hunger' Hackathon, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland....

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

An intent focus on repeat customers is a major factor Julianne Lee, director of Jamaica Carnival, believes is necessary for promoters in the entertainment industry to have great success."Entertainment is about making sure that the patron has such an...

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

Clearly peeved by the circumstances that led to the death of a child at the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth last week, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton pleaded with Jamaicans who encounter challenges at public health facilities to first...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:18 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

In addition to receiving clinical treatment and prescriptions, Jamaicans are expected to see an improvement in the administering of emotional care within the country's public health facilities following the launch of the Ministry of Health's...

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

Pointing to his own Dream Weekend festival, which showed that the average person spends US$350 per day, Kamal Bankay, entertainment entrepreneur, is convinced that with strategic investments and the right support, Jamaica can experience tremendous economic development through the entertainment industry...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The opportunity to study in China came as a surprise for 21-year-old Kemar Leslie, but it's an opportunity he promised to grasp in order to enhance his skills as a budding engineer.The graduate of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMU) was among 52...

Published:Monday | March 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Come April 1, veteran journalist Fae Ellington will be the new face on one of Television Jamaica's most renowned programmes, Profile. The iconic media personality, however, made it clear that she has no desire to compete with the legacy set by her...

Published:Saturday | March 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Grade six students at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston will be in for a treat after completing the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) examinations, as teachers plan a range of activities to provide an avenue for fun and relaxation.Winsome...

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

Dorothy Pine-McLarty, chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), says that she will not be making any public pronouncements on the resignation of former director of elections Orrette Fisher.Her utterances followed Fisher's recent...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Seven children who are currently patients in hospital, in addition to a child in a juvenile centre, will be among special students who will be sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) today and tomorrow.Education Minister Ruel Reid revealed...

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

Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica, said he did not expect the ongoing state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division to adversely affect students sitting the Grade Six Achievement...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

LASCO's announcement that there will be a 50 per cent cut in the sugar content for its flagship brands signals for Professor Fitzroy Henry, chairman of the National Food Industry Task Force, that Jamaica is moving in the right direction.In an...

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

Discussions are about to kick off between the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation and the Ministry of Transport regarding plans to relocate the bus park in Parade, downtown Kingston facilitate the establishment of a recreational and...

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

He was clear on his stance against carnival activities, but the Reverend Astor Carlyle believes the Church's stance to host a massive parade will produce few results in yielding behavioural change.Some sectors of the Church last week announced that...

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

The academic future for students and the pending examination period are some of the concerns the National Secondary Students' Council (NSSC) raised as its leadership pleaded for stakeholders to come to an agreement in light of the ongoing strike by...

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

Drawing from his observation as a crime expert for many years, Captain Robert Finzi-Smith says that capital punishment will not work in Jamaica as criminals do not fear death. What they fear is being forgotten.Finzi-Smith, who is the general manager...

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

A proposal by Finance Minister Audley Shaw, which could see teachers receiving a 26 per cent increase over a four-year period, was staunchly rejected by President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) Georgia Waugh Richards, who says that...

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

More than 61 per cent of Jamaican parents believe that the school has become a place that poses serious health threats to the lives of their children because access to sugary drinks is too easy.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, in sharing...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Paul Miller, vice-chair of the United Church's Education Commission, is convinced that school fees have become a political football and has called for the interests of the students to be given priority at all times.Miller, who was among a group of...

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

Three years ago, when the Wortley Home for Girls in St Andrew was razed by fire, among those most devastated was Isabelle Robinson.And no, she was not a resident at the home. She is an ordinary citizen of Jamaica, who, as a four-year-old at the time...

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