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Stories by Syranno Baines

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The ongoing growth in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector across the island is being welcomed by a long-time resident of Cassia Park in St Andrew, who sees this as a possible solution to the high unemployment rate of Jamaica's youngsters....

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:06 PMSyranno Baines

The government is to spend more than $116,000,000 over four years to undertake a comprehensive review of the education system, Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has disclosed. Reid told journalists at a post-Cabinet media briefing at Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:12 AMSyranno Baines

It was maternal instinct more than anything else that spurred Woman Inspector Allison Grant-Johnson into action on the night of September 26, 2017, when the piercing screams of her daughter alerted her to three gunmen who invaded her home at around...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 2:08 PMSyranno Baines

Standout Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson has ranked her recognition at this year’s National Honours and Awards at the top of her achievements. Atkinson was this morning conferred with the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) for...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The first quarter of the current financial year saw 7,194 Jamaicans gaining placement in the overseas employment programme, an increase of 5.6 per cent over the corresponding period last year, Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson has...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 1:25 PMSyranno Baines

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security granted 341 fewer work permits during the first quarter of the current fiscal year when compared with the corresponding period last year. Speaking at the Ministry’s quarterly press briefing this...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 4:26 PMSyranno Baines

Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has charged members of the newly formed Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB) to be consistent in their approach to policing, arguing that it will help to win public trust and...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

More than 50 per cent of the nation's youth captured in a recent U-Report survey have considered suicide, with 31 per cent of the respondents saying they actually attempted to end their lives.The result of the telephone poll which was done for...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 1:10 PMSyranno Baines

Vendors at the Constant Spring Market in St Andrew are adamant that the government is against “poor people” after officially learning that they have little over a month left in the space. This morning, the more than 70 vendors were each...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 5:07 PMSyranno Baines

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says other institutions in the society will have to look at their dress code policies as the government embarks on its own review. Holness last week announced the suspension of the no sleeveless policies implemented by...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) Keith Duncan is urging calm in the wake of recent jitters over the slippage in the value of the Jamaican dollar.Addressing the latest Gleaner On the Corner with EPOC forum at the Crazy...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 1:01 PMSyranno Baines

  The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting that it has lost a total of approximately US$102.8 million in the last 18 months as a result of electricity theft. This, as the company continues to absorb the cost of the fuel used to...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Keith Duncan, co-chairman of the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC), has been given a simple message to take to the Andrew Holness administration: "Target Trinidad".The message was delivered to Duncan last Monday during the latest Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 3:47 PMSyranno Baines

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has revealed that 66 persons have been shot, 34 fatally, by the police between January and March this year. Speaking at a press conference at the commission’s head office earlier today,...

Published:Tuesday | April 24, 2018 | 5:54 PMSyranno Baines

The police’s ongoing crackdown on counterfeit goods has resulted in an estimated $615 million worth of fake goods being seized since the start of the year. Head of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (CTOC),...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:16 AMSyranno Baines

The long-awaited report on the fire that destroyed the Walker’s Place of Safety in St Andrew, killing two female wards of the state, has highlighted that the incident was not preventable, says Floyd Green, the state minister with...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 4:00 PMSyranno Baines

The long-awaited report on the fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety in St Andrew has indicated that the blaze was caused by an electrical short circuit that originated in a dorm on the first floor on the westside of the building. The January...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The police's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) has confirmed that two persons were fatally shot in separate incidents within the zone of special operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town yesterday.The identities of the dead men have not been revealed....

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Long-time residents of Queensborough, Hughenden and Glendale, middle-class communities in the St Andrew North West constituency, are almost uniform in their demand that whoever wins tomorrow's by-election should focus on improving their roads.The...

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