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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...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Rodje Malcolm, executive director of Jamaicans for Justice, has raised serious concerns about the gender bias within state-care facilities, pointing out that more effort is placed on ensuring that girls are placed in foster care families while boys...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Children's advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has said that there is need for greater accountability within the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), which would ensure that members of staff, especially, are held to a very high standard...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Statistics showing the ratio of psychiatrist to patient as 1:1,582 has signalled to Dr Diana Thorburn, director of research at the Caribbean Policy Research Institute, that Jamaica has been lagging behind in basic mental-health services."The...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

For the first time, the Hear the Children's Cry organisation will be able to hire a social worker to visit homes and schools of children who run away.Expressing gratitude to the Supreme Ventures Limited for donating $2.8 million to assist with the...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans are being advised to brace for possible increased heat conditions as projections show that temperatures are slightly above normal.Ronald Moody, head of the Applied Meteorology Section at the Climate Branch, told The Gleaner yesterday that...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Shawn Witter is of the opinion that Jamaica can be spared devastation during the hurricane season if the population thinks positively.Speaking recently with The Gleaner during its community hurricane round-up, the resident of Ginger House in...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

As the excitement surrounding Grade Six Achievement Test results simmers, transitioning parents and students are now busying themselves for the new school term in September.Along with new uniforms, books, bags, and, of course, a new school...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

She was not placed at the school of her choice, but Somer Wilson will not allow that to distract her from working hard when she moves on to the Holy Childhood High School in St Andrew come September.Wilson was among the four top students at the...

Published:Monday | June 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Some residents of Portland expressed overwhelming fear, while others were more relaxed as they reflected on previous hurricane seasons and how they fared. They all agreed, however, that proper precaution must be adhered to if they are to be spared...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

With new estimates showing that work on the Ward Theatre will cost more than $14 million, Robert Hill, town clerk, indicated that persons could expect full use of the facility at the "appropriate time".Speaking with The Gleaner following the...

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

She was the only girl among a number of students who were asked to give their pick for the 2018 World Cup Games. Kourtnee Smith was just as competent, however, and expressed confidence that Germany would win.Smith, who plays midfield for Sts Peter...

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

Young entrepreneurs are bursting with great ideas to start their own businesses but many are not able to access capital from several financial institutions that prefer to fund traditional business proposals.That was the concern expressed by Deandra...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call has been made to ensure that animals are equally safe and given safe spaces during the hurricane season, which began in June 1 and ends on November 30.Jasson Muir Clarke, global communications and media officer at World Animal Protection, a...

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