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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...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Some residents of Trinityville and Bath in St Thomas have indicated that they are in the process of preparing for the hurricane season. They have said, however, that over the years, preparation has proven to be very expensive.The hurricane season...

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Several residents living in flood-prone communities of St Thomas are finding it costly to prepare their homes for the 2018 hurricane season, which started on June 1"I won't tell a lie. I am really worried. My house flooded last year, so if a...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The ability to provide retirement plans for his staff, in addition to creating a secure future for many families, was among the achievements that Gordon 'Butch' Stewart highlighted as he reflected on the 50th anniversary of Appliance Traders Limited...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

At least one business expert is advising young entrepreneurs to make sure that their focus is on gaining knowledge and not entirely on making money as this is a sure way of gaining wealth.Deandra Chung-Jones, president of the Young Entrepreneurs...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Tamika Curruthers' world came to a devastating halt after she went blind 11 years ago at the age of 22. Instead of having a pity party, she quickly jumped into survival mode, and today, she is the founder/owner of the Emerald Gifted Hands Spa and...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Disheartened by the intensified spate of crime and violence that is sweeping the nation, some students at Ardenne High School in St Andrew are making an earnest effort to alleviate the pressures that come with living in volatile areas or being...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Latoya West-Blackwood, chairman of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ), has urged policymakers to move beyond conducting studies and research to investing seriously in the early childhood sector in order to prevent cognitive challenges...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Once you are able to connect with people and maintain trust, Angelica Barrett-Medley believes the business of convenience can grow exponentially, whether it's on an individual or national level.Barrett-Medley, who is the owner of Glad Helpers...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Concerns are being raised about the current format of devotions in schools. The most recent concerns were expressed in a letter to The Gleaner, which claimed that students who were not interested in participating in devotions were not being...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Floyd Green, state minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, has expressed concern about the number of churches that have been willing to make their buildings available for skills training.Green, while speaking at the recent...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is being urged to address the often ignored issue of sexual harassment on its campuses.While commending the UWI for the launch of its gender policy on Tuesday, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau warned that...

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