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Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Delroy Williams, Kingston's mayor, said it is imperative that there is a frequent review of persons who apply chlorine to water systems across the island.Williams' comments came against the background of reported contamination at the Constant Spring...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is refusing to tweak the message in his ministry's current campaign, which strongly discourages citizens from consuming excess sugar.Last week, Professor Errol Morrison, honorary president of the Diabetes...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Indicating that it was too early to determine the success of the popular Jamaica Moves Campaign, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton believes the message has reached most if not all Jamaicans.The ministry has been taking the message of the...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to improvements in disaster management that have led to reductions in mortality, Elizabeth Emanuel, programme director at the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Vision 2030 Jamaica Secretariat, believes that disaster risks in general, have not...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call is being made for a renewed focus on ways the country can benefit from the opportunities that the natural environment and environmental sustainability can provide, which can enhance Jamaica's resilience and inclusiveness for all citizens....

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has defended the Government's position to remove bullas from schools, noting that their checks have indicated that the initiative was a waste of resources.Reid, while addressing the 54th Jamaica Teachers' Association's...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The decision by the education ministry to push back the Performance Task component of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination until March 2019 is being praised by both parents and teachers. It was originally scheduled to be done in December....

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Parents are being warned to be diligent should they decide to allow their children to pursue extra classes outside of their schools to prepare for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).Education Minister Ruel Reid, in responding to concerns about the...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Malgorzata Wasilewska, is calling for the society to stop laying the blame solely at the feet of women when their sons get involved in criminal acts.Speaking at the 'Win-Win: Gender Equality...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to a number of factors which continue to stifle productivity, Jacqueline Coke-Lloyd, managing director of Make your Mark Consultants, said a possible solution could be better execution of laws and policies.These are some of the issues she...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are being raised in the education sector about few or no alternatives to bulla cakes and other high-sugar products following their withdrawal from public schools.Education Minister Ruel Reid, while addressing the 54th Jamaica Teachers'...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The option of starting a business and doing it part-time could be an ingredient for failure.That was Yaneek Page's assessment of the business market in an interview with The Gleaner on Friday. The renowned entreprenuership coach, indicated that...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Students of Calabar High School in St Andrew who were barred from entering fifth form will have to wait until Monday to know the way forward.This comes after The Gleaner first reported that grade 10 students who attained an average of less than 60...

Published:Friday | September 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Concerns have emerged about the low level of awareness among Jamaicans about their health status, especially as it relates to hypertension and diabetes.This was revealed by Dr Trevor Ferguson, who was among a number of medical practitioners who...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

In addition to the 55 medical students who will benefit from the Government's 80/20 per cent subsidy, 120 additional students who applied to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, will this year benefit from a 50...

Published:Saturday | September 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The handover of a portable echocardiogram machine to the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) yesterday is expected to significantly reduce waiting time for echocardio services in addition to providing improved heart images.That was Dr...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A decision by the Calabar High School in St Andrew to bar students who attain an average of less than 60 per cent from entering fifth form has not gone down well with some parents.The Gleaner obtained a copy of a letter from the school, signed by...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The following article on United States-based non-profit organisation Peace and Love Academic Scholarship's current chairman, Patrick Campbell, was first published as part of The Gleaner's popular 'Large Abroad' series on August 17, 2016.Seeing...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

With less than a week to the start of the new school year, the exodus of seasoned teachers from the classrooms is presenting a fresh challenge for several institutions.Teachers of mathematics and related subject areas are of greater concern, evident...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Most Jamaican students are nervous as they wait for their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results, but Nathaniel Campbell did not get nervous until he found out that he had achieved nine distinctions."Actually, I was calm when I...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

It was hard to get Silvia Brown off the stage as she started to express her gratitude to Food For the Poor. Her daughter, Shenoya Brown, was among over 200 persons who yesterday received grants to assist with preparation for the new school year....

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Senator Aubyn Hill has urged the Ministry of Education to ensure that there is equity in the distribution of resources in schools across the island.Hill, who is also the executive director of the Economic Growth Council, was responding to concerns...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Failure to keep up-to-date with technology, coupled with poor maintenance of Jamaica's health facilities, were among the main contributing factors to the problems being faced in the country's health sector, noted Dr Christopher Tufton.Speaking at...

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...

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