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Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Betty Ann Blaine, co-founder of Hear The Children's Cry, welcomed news of the establishment of government-sponsored day-care centres, but strongly suggested that they operate between the times when school is dismissed and when parents get home.Floyd...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Serious concerns are being raised about the level of discrimination that some school administrators display towards children who are wards of the State.The issue was raised by Audrey Budhi, director of children and family programmes at the Child...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Child rights advocate Betty Ann Blaine was not surprised when a recent Bill Johnson poll revealed that the majority of Jamaicans believed that abortion was immoral, sinful and against their religious beliefs.The all-island poll conducted by Johnson...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to his 20-year longevity in the art industry, Lennox Coke said a critical element for any artist to survive and experience economic growth is to have excellent marketing skills.In an interview with The Gleaner, the renowned artist indicated...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Children's Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison has joined the 40 per cent of Jamaicans who believe that a parent must give consent if a 16- or 17-year-old girl needs to have an abortion.The all-island poll conducted by Johnson Survey Research Limited...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Reflecting on Teacher's Day celebrations throughout the years, Fae Lindsey, an educator at the Morant Bay Primary School, has expressed gratitude for being recognised, but she said that there have been several misconceptions that continue to plague...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Recognising that a number of school trips are usually planned at the end of the school year, Assistant Superintendent of Police Coleridge Minto, director of safety and security in schools, is urging administrators to make sure that the ministry's...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness described his time at St Joseph's Infant School in downtown Kingston yesterday as insightful and fun-filled. However, he urged parents to take the time to make sure that children move beyond counting words towards...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, believes that if every Jamaican donated $100 to the work of the organisation, its target to fund operations for the next two years would be achieved.

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Kaysia Kerr, president of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC), says greater focus must be placed at the grass-roots level in promoting Child Month, which is celebrated annually in the month of May.Child Month 2018 is being observed...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Plans are currently under way to revise funding mechanisms for tertiary students, as Education Minister Ruel Reid has declared that the existing 80/20 model is not sustainable.The Government currently funds 80 per cent of the economic cost for...

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has said that the ministry discovered that many University of the West Indies students experiencing problems with paying their tuition fees "simply wanted a free pass to complete their studies"."Some of them in the past...

Published:Monday | April 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

More than a decade after he was abused by members of a police team, Anthony Taylor is trying his hardest to help change the image of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and he is doing it from the inside.Having joined the JCF three years ago,...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

For many students, the examination period equates to severe stress levels, fear, and pressure. Unfortunately, too, there may be some students who are dealing with the death of a loved one, the divorce of their parents, and violence, which can...

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Recognising the urgent need to improve the quality of health services, the National Health Fund (NHF) on Tuesday launched its free prescription submission mobile application, Quick Prescript, which is expected to significantly reduce waiting time....

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Fear and anxiety are emotions two noted counselling psychologists have indicated that children will experience as they prepare to sit both internal and external exams in the coming weeks. The counsellors are, however, pleading with parents and...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A decision to branch out in the United States market with their canned ackee and callaloo is an initiative Junior Williams believes will contribute to exponential growth in Jamaica.Speaking with The Gleaner during the staging of Expo Jamaica 2018,...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

His life has been plagued by a number of setbacks, including sitting the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) from a hospital bed last year, recuperating from surgery.Jahnoy St Jacques, 19-year-old resident of Tivoli Gardens, is...

Published:Saturday | April 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Rudyard Spencer, newly appointed state minister in the Ministry of National Security, has promised to continue what he described as tremendous work by his predecessor, Senator Pearnel Charles, while encouraging girls at the South Camp Juvenile...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's efforts to be proactive in building its resilience to natural disasters has been severely hampered by the unwillingness of local and international partners to provide funding support in a timely manner.Major Clive Davis, director general...

Published:Friday | April 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Close to 70 per cent of Jamaicans believe that addressing issues of climate change is the sole responsibility of the Government.Indi Mclymont-Lafayette, communications specialist for the adaptation programme and financing mechanism of the Pilot...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Pointing to more than 300 communities in Jamaica that are currently underserved and have limited access to cancer care, Yulit Gordon, executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, said cost remains a barrier to both patients and agencies that...

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The United Nation's World Summit on Information Technology this year saw more than 30 nationalities, 14 teams and a wide range of experienced individuals participating in the 'Hack Against Hunger' Hackathon, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland....

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

An intent focus on repeat customers is a major factor Julianne Lee, director of Jamaica Carnival, believes is necessary for promoters in the entertainment industry to have great success."Entertainment is about making sure that the patron has such an...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Clearly peeved by the circumstances that led to the death of a child at the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth last week, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton pleaded with Jamaicans who encounter challenges at public health facilities to first...

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