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Stories by Syranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has committed to repairing half of the 12,000 out-of-service street lights islandwide over the next few months, State Minister for Finance and the Public Service Fayval Williams has stated.This, as the...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Bad things happen to good people, too, but God's comfort is present in the midst of all the grief and anguish.This was the main takeaway as the Kingston College (KC) student body, school administrators, alumni, as well as principals and students...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Just over 206 persons who have contributed tremendously to the development of the nation will be conferred with national honours and awards today, but scores of Jamaicans who give selflessly daily may never be...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Volunteerism will become much more attractive and appealing to Millennials if they are given key roles to play in the activity, a subset of the group of this year's national honourees has suggested.The group of four, which included cultural...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Firearms Act is being reviewed and provisions are being made in legislation for criminal sanctions to be imposed on persons within the administration of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) who commit breaches, Chief Executive Officer Shane...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Arguing that the Riverton dump continues to be one of the biggest threats to public health for those living and working in proximity, the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is contending that there is an urgent need for a health impact survey of...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

More Jamaican women are opting to undergo a double mastectomy as a precautionary measure against breast cancer, a growing trend as a result of the 'Angelina Jolie Effect', one local expert has suggested.A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) this week became the first Caribbean and non-American recipient of the NACOLE (National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement) Achievement in Oversight Award.The award was...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The South St Andrew community of Jones Town is home to many bright but impressionable young minds, and 23-year-old resident Tremaine Spragg is convinced that a mentorship programme is what is needed to steer them towards success and away from...

Published:Tuesday | October 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Any decision by the Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) to go through with a proposal that would see three sections of its Jamaican operations being moved to the Dominican Republic can be viewed as "chasing corporate greed", one trade unionist has suggested....

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Declaring themselves the gatekeepers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), members of its polygraph unit, who are now internationally certified polygraph examiners, have vowed to detect not only recruits who are seeking to deceive but persons in...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With three months still remaining in the year, Crime Stop is reporting that it has paid out $5.7 million this year - more than double the $2.4 million it rewarded Jamaicans for the whole of last year. It also aided with the seizure of 46 illegal...

Published:Tuesday | September 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

There were tense moments for passengers of a Coaster bus along Industrial Terrace in Kingston yesterday, as members of the security forces operating under the state of public emergency discovered two gym bags, one knapsack and one 'scandal' bag full...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

His ambition of becoming a medical doctor was never realised, but Easton Douglas' relatives, friends, associates, and devotees all agree that he was a spirited and staunch public servant whose contribution to housing development and urban planning...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Minister of state in charge of youth Floyd Green has used the first staging of Anti-Gang Week to impress upon the nation's youth the importance of their role in changing the country's deeply entrenched anti-informer culture.In his keynote address to...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips yesterday indicated that the Government should compensate businesses operating within the proximity of the now-closed Three Miles area in St Andrew for the adverse effects of the road project, charging that they...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Chief Executive Officer of Sagicor Bank Chorvelle Johnson has contended that giving of one's time and energies to advancing the educational development of the nation's children is just as, if not more important than giving money.Johnson, who was the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Having had their fill of platform utterances, tailored political dubplates and rallying cries, the rain clouds that eventually burst over the National Arena in Kingston yesterday afternoon did little to dampen the euphoria of Comrades at the People'...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) has fully backed the establishment of time-out facilities to assist in the rehabilitation of students who exhibit behavioural problems, arguing that they can no longer tolerate the hostility...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With noticeably fewer customers turning out and observing sharp dips in earnings just five days into the planned eight-month closure of the Three Miles intersection, businesses operating within the proximity of the major crossroads are fearful that...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Having seen his New York-based Jamaican charity contribute more than US$125,000 in tertiary scholarships to wards of the State in the last six years alone, founding chairman of Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Gary Williams has charged that the...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The full board of governors for the soon-to-be-launched Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre has been finalised and the possibility of a two-tier management structure is now being examined, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is insisting that the Riverton dump off Spanish Town Road is not suitably located, as there are too many people living and working in and around the area who are being exposed to harmful pollutants, especially in...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

MOTORISTS AND residents in the Corporate Area have rubbished claims by the National Works Agency (NWA) that unruly motorists were at the heart of the traffic gridlock that brought movement to a standstill for extended hours yesterday.In a release...

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

Setting up governance clubs in high schools is a sure-fire way of fostering a strong culture of good governance throughout the country, one expert has suggested.The assertion, by Dr Christopher Charles, senior lecturer in the Department of...

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