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Stories by Syranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The education ministry is assisting the police in conducting a psychological assessment of the 17-year-old student of Wolmer's Boys' School who was taken into custody for questioning yesterday over alleged threats of violence and murder against...

Published:Saturday | February 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

His intention was to snap the more than century-old Kingston Parish Church located at the corner of King Street and South Parade in downtown Kingston.However, when photographer Karim Lyn stumbled upon pure, unfiltered joy in the form of a little...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has the potential to reap as much as US$6 billion annually from the Diaspora but is maxed out at US$4 billion, particularly because of a lack of a clearly defined engagement strategy.This US$2 billion of unrealised economic value from the...

Published:Thursday | February 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

While acknowledging that the road-widening project now under way along Constant Spring Road in St Andrew will be an inconvenience, the main regret expressed by motorists, commuters, and operators of public passenger vehicles is that the planned 14-...

Published:Thursday | February 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Retired President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Seymour Panton, has urged Prime Minister Andrew Holness to "move with haste" in confirming Justice Bryan Sykes as Chief Justice.Panton, the longest-serving appeal court president, contends that there...

Published:Saturday | February 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hit back at critics regarding his decision to appoint the country's new chief justice in an acting role, declaring that he was from a different age and his way of thinking may not always coincide with those who hold...

Published:Thursday | February 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

There was no handing over of mock cheques, let alone media, on hand for publicity.However, the contributions made by many ordinary Jamaicans in the aftermath of the inferno that swallowed the Walker's Place of Safety is just as significant as the big...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

One hundred and thirty murders have been committed across Jamaica in the first 27 days of this year, a 17.1 per cent increase when compared with the same period last year.This is 19 more murders than the 111 committed between January 1 and January...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of lessening the plight of the nation's most vulnerable children. Members of the private sector and the public must also act if these youngsters are to see a brighter future, many-time World...

Published:Friday | January 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

For the country to claim a future of productivity, prosperity, and peace, Jamaicans must turn from moral insensitivity and move towards clear-minded moral clarity where citizens live for each other as people of truth, the Rev Astor Carlyle has...

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

Four sets of siblings who were temporarily displaced after a fire destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety on Monday night are living together once again in three children's homes across the Corporate Area.The hellish blaze at the Lyndhurst Crescent,...

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

A caregiver at Walker's Place of Safety for seven years, Jacqueline Gutzmore, was a dejected woman yesterday morning as she stared into space for long periods nearby the premises of the fire-gutted facility at the intersection of Lyndhurst Road and...

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

She was so close.As Annakay Moreland waited anxiously for the clock to strike midnight to signal her 17th birthday, so, too, did her peers and caregivers who had big plans."We the staff and the children were planning to sing happy birthday, probably...

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

When he takes the stage today to accept the 2018 Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr Community Service Award for Lifetime Achievement, Professor Dexter Barrington Gordon just won't accept in the name of his faithful family and colleagues.The 62-year-old...

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

The message that hit home for the hundreds who gathered to celebrate the life of Ian Anthony Boyne at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston yesterday came from the veteran journalist himself - and in no uncertain terms."We must cherish one...

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

There is a long way to go before three-year-old Javail Pennant can have some semblance of a normal life, but for now, his devoted mother, Sophia Dixon is content to just give thanks for the "blessing of hearing", as she puts it.Afflicted with aural...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Indicating that proper procedures are not being followed, President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Laurence Watson has called on Prime Minister Andrew Holness to intervene in the "worrying" situation between the Ministry of National...

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

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has directly informed the leadership of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) that favourable consideration is now being given to the fringe benefits package currently before the Cabinet.However, JTA President Georgia...

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