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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...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

If the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has its way, persons caught urinating in public spaces will see an increase in fines and penalties for the offence.The KSAMC yesterday passed a resolution calling for the Government to...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The mounting concerns of the negative effects of crime and poverty on the society has convinced Reverend Peter Garth that the church's annual back-to-school fair must keep going.The pastor of the Hope Gospel Assembly in Liguanea, St Andrew, told The...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Speaker of the House, Pearnel Charles Sr, has made it clear that despite the suspension of the no-sleeveless policy for government buildings there will be no changes to the operations at Gordon House until he is guided by the Standing Orders.The...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A call is being made for local producers, particularly those who supply peppers, to engage more with the overseas market in order for there to be greater collaboration and growth in the economy.Michael Burgess, chief executive officer of Nerpy's Inc...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The ugly ordeal that she encountered at the Office of the Contractor General for wearing cap sleeves is still fresh in her mind. So Lorraine Ross Clunie, creative planner and caterer, has welcomed the announcement by the Government to suspend the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Selassie Henry expects that with continued encouragement and guidance, he will be able to maintain high averages similar to what he achieved in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).Henry was recently awarded for being the top boy islandwide...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to an increased market to host international conferences in Jamaica, representatives of the Translators and Interpreters Association of Jamaica (TIA) are concerned that there are not enough qualified and competent persons to fill the demand...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Independent Churches of Jamaica grouping is giving illegal gun users and providers three months to get their act together as they prepare to prayerfully intervene in the recovery of guns and ammunition.Reverend Al Miller, pastor of Fellowship...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to a number of success stories within state homes, Michelle McIntosh, a director at the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), believes that it has become even more critical that stigma is eradicated from vulnerable groups.In...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Recognising the huge gaps that exist in funding businesses, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) recently provided over $70 million in grant to 27 entrepreneurs through its IGNITE programme.Christopher Brown, general manager for Strategic Services...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to rapid technological advances globally, Professor Archibald McDonald, principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona, expects that the new Hospital Information Management Systems (HIMS) will transform the operations and service...

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...

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