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Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:08 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Frustrating, fearful, but necessary, was how Peta-Gay McClure described the last 15 years of her life. Dealing with a divorce in addition to other distressing situations taught her many lessons which she documents in her first book –The...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:48 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) analysis showing that more than three-quarters of clients have abnormal blood pressure and that nearly 70 per cent are overweight has prompted the organisation to ramp up its sensitisation programmes in the lead-up...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Life changed for Denise Salmon after she was involved in a major car crash in Fern Gully, St Ann, on May 6 in the year 2000. It left her with one leg.However, Salmon has been determined not to be held hostage by her circumstances and has become a...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Edmund Bartlett, tourism minister, earlier this week made an appeal to small hoteliers to take advantage of markets in social tourism, including accommodation and care for persons with special needs.He was speaking at a press conference at the...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The controversial $17 million 'Welcome to Montego Bay' sign is expected to be completed by the end of January, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.The sign generated widespread criticism as persons were of the opinion that it was too...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Patrina Jamieson decided to use the challenges she faced as a student at Tarrant High School in St Andrew, in addition to a failing grade she got in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) mathematics exam, to create the eLibrary...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Julian Davis Buckle, acting assistant commissioner at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, is making an urgent appeal to Jamaicans to be mindful of how they store fragile and heavy items in their homes, as this could make the impact of an earthquake much worse...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call is being made for there to be a renewed focus on game development and animation as potential contributors to Jamaica's growth markets.Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, said there is a perfect opportunity to broaden job...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Tourism security expert Dr Peter Tarlow says that while he will be working closely with the Ministry of Tourism to provide a new architecture for tourism ethics and visitor safety, he cautioned citizens against expecting 100 per cent security.Tarlow...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church did not only commend the Ministry of Health for its 'Jamaica Moves' campaign, but they have partnered with the entity by adopting 100 clinics across the island in a bid to improve the lives of citizens....

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Dr Jacquiline Bisasor McKenzie, chief medical officer at the Ministry of Health, has endorsed Dr Dayton Campbell's call for a national blood drive to assist persons who develop complications from contracting the dengue haemorrhagic fever.There is...

Published:Monday | January 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kaysia Kerr, head of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), has expressed worry over trends relating to the sexual and reproductive health of teenagers and knowledge among parents about the effects of corporal punishment.The commission...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health has pumped an additional $250 million into its response efforts as the island is now experiencing an outbreak of dengue fever.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement yesterday during a press conference at...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

As Melonia Waugh reflected on the past year, the senior pastor of the Church of God of Prophecy on Old Hope Road in St Andrew said that she was most grateful that God allowed them to meet some of the needs of congregants in addition to persons...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Bishop Conrad Pitkin, custos rotulorum of St James, said he will be resolute in doing his part to make sure that the parish does not return to the dark days of murder and mayhem.Up to December of last year, the parish had recorded 100 murders. That...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Some churches across the island decided to curtail their watchnight services or close their doors, in order to join the Reverend Jeffrey Shuttleworth and his team in Port Royal, Kingston, on Monday, for a time of prayer dubbed 'Freedom Come'.Steve...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

At least two experts in the baking sector were not alarmed at the US$1,000 price tag for a four-tiered topsy turvy chocolate cake that was unveiled at a 'surprise party' for then energy minister Dr Andrew Wheatley.The Auditor General's Department (...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Except for Christmas and Boxing Day, at least two schools in the Corporate Area have said grade six students will be hard at work during the holidays as they prepare for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).The principals of both institutions are also...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Children at Maxfield Park Children's Home in Kingston were not left disappointed yesterday after they were feted with gifts and entertainment during the Jamaica Energy Partners annual Christmas treat.Marcia Smith Ashley, caregiver at the home, said...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Sean Thorpe, president of the Jamaica Computer Society, has said that although Jamaica is on a quest to become highly competitive in the global market, the adoption of technology to boost production is still untapped.He noted that the use of foreign...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

This is the seventh year that SoHo boutique has been on a massive drive to gather female clothing for their annual Christmas Closet, and chief executive officer Michele Coulton, along with her team, never gets tired of spreading the love.In the...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The health ministry has disclosed that citizens might have to wait until March before seeing improvement in the overcrowding challenges currently facing some of Jamaica's hospitals.Addressing a press briefing Wednesday, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Bishop Alvin Bailey, chairman of Jamaica CAUSE, told The Gleaner that a clear strategy of the lesbians, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to undermine the push to promote faith and healthy families is the constant assertion that the...

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-...

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