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Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Office administration, English literature, principles of accounts, information technology, and social studies were some of the subjects that recorded the highest level of absenteeism for the January sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Examination...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Wolmer's Boys' School administration is defending its decision to charge students a total of $5,000 for their Career Day and luncheon package, which will be held in April.A letter that The Gleaner received from a disgruntled parent showed that...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Certified Integrative nutrition health coach Meisha-Gaye Mattis Wilson says it is critical that Jamaicans take their well-being seriously, indicating that the society is currently experiencing a "health crisis".Wilson had the attention of her...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Blind trust has been cited as a big hindrance to some young people protecting themselves sexually and otherwise, a trend Hannalisa Morgan-Williams believes needs to be reversed.The targeted Interventions officer for the Kingston Chapter at the...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

A joint grant by the Japanese government valued at $10 million was not a want, but a dire need.That is how Veronica Gaynor, principal of the Iris Gelly Primary School in Kingston, described the donation which she received recently at the Ministry of...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

It was a day that brought together two significant events that are recognised and celebrated by many Jamaicans: Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day.Ash Wednesday signifies the beginning of the holy season of Lent, during which Christians solemnly...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

In pushing for children to eat healthier food, the dire socio-economic constraints that some families face should not be ignored, says Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton.In addressing persons at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica's Global Health...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Paediatric Association of Jamaica is strongly suggesting that physical education (PE) should no longer be optional after third form, but now be mandatory for all students up to grade 11.That call came from Dr Abigail Harrison, who heads the...

Published:Saturday | February 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Reverend Christine Gooden Benguche believes that the Church needs to see homosexuals and persons who have had abortions as Jesus did instead of disseminating condemnation.Benguche is the first female president of the Methodist Church in Jamaica...

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Anxiety and high stress levels racked a number of students who were among the first cohort who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) when it replaced the Common Entrance Examination in 1999. However, Fabian Bernard recalled that his situation...

Published:Monday | February 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Sharing a mild threatening experience she had on Friday night, Aloun Ndombet Assamba, former high commissioner and parliamentarian, called on every Jamaican to get serious about playing their part to eliminate criminal incidents.Speaking at the Lay...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Retarding the process of the judiciary and compromising the fundamental principle of Jamaica's Constitution are implications that Leader of the Opposition Dr Peter Philips said are possible in light of Prime Minister Andrew Holness's decision to...

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:13 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Courageous persistence through very unpleasant circumstances and the many hurdles of discrimination she had to overcome to become a civil engineer for over 30 years, propelled the Rotary Club of St Andrew to honour Grace Ashley with the Vocational...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica has a weighty burden to deal with.They are losing equipment, and no, it's not robbery or vandalism. Some patients coming in to them are so overweight that the scales spin until they break. Equipment like the cuffs for...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

The lack of self-reporting from victims of human trafficking continues to pose serious challenges for crime fighters, but head of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Unit in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry, said that...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Highly impressive would be an understatement in describing how some stakeholders in Clarendon viewed the Reverend Astor Carlyle's message, which was delivered at the 38th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

Experts are expressing alarm after discovering that in 2017, close to 33,000 children ages 10-19 years, were diagnosed with elevated blood pressure due to obesity.Professor Alafia Samuels, director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research...

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

If Jamaica had experienced a tsunami, the scare of which sent some residents fleeing their homes on Tuesday evening, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee said that it would not have resulted in devastating damage.The head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the...

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

Who would bar Davina Bennett from attending school for wearing her afro?That was the question raised by Education Minister Ruel Reid, who spoke to The Gleaner about some of the challenges in constructing the proposed grooming and nutrition policy...

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

He made it clear that no one should be killed because of their sexual orientation, but Dr Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, believes that a proposal to ban Pastor Steven Anderson from coming to Jamaica would be a...

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

Pointing to heavy competition from prints coming out of China and finding their way in the local the art industry, Trisha M. Lee believes there is still huge potential for industry players to garner tremendous opportunities for growth.Lee, in an...

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