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Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has expressed surprise and scepticism that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips won't be able to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness any earlier than January 7 to discuss issues surrounding the extension of...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Western Kingston community of Fletcher's Land is rife with natural football talent waiting to be uncovered at all levels, and one young resident is calling on corporate Jamaica to take on the mantle.According to 18-year-old Stephan Green, the...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The gravity of the situation was such that Rackell Wilson, the then 23-year-old nurse who braved the pitch-black ravine at Dam Bridge Portland to give medical care, didn't remember that she was pregnant, let alone exhausted from a just-completed 15-...

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

Violently robbed of his left hand and later losing two sons in gun-related incidents, 56-year-old property caretaker-handyman Michael Brown has had his fair share of misery and despair.But through it all, Brown, this year's recipient of the Male...

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

Just a seven-year-old boy when the tragic accident in the Rio Grande Valley claimed the life of his father, Lebert Rogers, exactly a decade ago, Shane Rogers could not understand the adverse effect this would have on his life and that of his six...

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

President of the Jamaica Household Workers' Union, Shirley Pryce, has renewed her call for the Government to set up a training institute for domestic workers, noting that it is an avenue to enhance their quality of life.Pryce, who is also the head...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The weekly tradition of the Friday night journey from Portland to Coronation Market in Kingston was a decades-long practice and one usually anticipated by long-time higgler, Novelette Fuller-Francis.But on December 19, 2008, the then 43-year-old...

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

Declaring the senior Reggae Girlz the hottest component of Brand Jamaica at the moment, head coach Hue Menzies is calling on corporate Jamaica to throw its full support behind the programme."When you travel, you better understand Jamaica as a brand...

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

Describing as glaring, the inequalities between Jamaica's women and men, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport on Monday says the Government believes the private sector can do far more to greater empower the country's women.The...

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

There is custom brokerage and then there is road haulage, but what separates businessman Andrew Henry from the pack is the ingenuity to offer a combination of both under one roof at his Newport West establishment."We're a logistics centre. We say [...

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

Decades after the country formally adopted the metric system of measurement, most Jamaicans continue to think and operate in pounds and gallons, the imperial platform. Officials of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) are convinced that it will...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

He has only four days' experience as the sub-officer in charge of the Shady Grove Police Station in the remote community of Lluidas Vale, St Catherine.But already, Sergeant Oliver Johnson has identified an urgent need to have more men and women...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry says that with each extension of states of public emergency (SOEs), her office receives less cooperation from the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).Harrison Henry, who yesterday made her second appearance in less...

Published:Tuesday | November 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Student leaders from tertiary institutions have suggested to the police top brass that significant strides can be made in reducing crime by infusing the police youth club movement with arts and literacy programmes, in addition to enlisting...

Published:Saturday | November 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of the overpass bridge construction work in Three Miles/Portia Simpson Miller Square, St Andrew, indicating that the project may beat the June 2019 deadline based on...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

For years, the community of Drewsland in West Central St Andrew was considered a no-go area for many Jamaicans because of its reputation for sporadic outbreaks of violent crimes.But now, residents of the community, particularly those in the section...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A total of 4,274 new cases entered the Supreme Court across all divisions between April and July this year, while only 3,337 matters were completed during the period.According to data from the Chief Justice's Statistics Reports for the Supreme Court...

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

Born to a poor family in Manchester, from as young as three years old, the crack of dawn on Saturdays always found Chevano Baker journeying to Christiana Market with his parents to sell dry goods to secure money for school.It is this colourful 15-...

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

The National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) has come in for high praises from Speaker of the House of Representatives Pearnel Charles and Senate President Tom Tavares-Finson, with the former expressing a desire for their "very high standard" to...

Published:Tuesday | November 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Members of the National Youth Parliament of Jamaica (NYPJ) have argued strongly that a system of a two-term limit for prime ministers should be implemented, while the mandatory retirement age of members of parliament and senators should be set at 75...

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

Since taking shape in August 2012, the University of the West Indies Community Film Project (UWICFP) has graduated more than 300 persons islandwide, 70 per cent of whom have gone on to find work in their area of training or otherwise.Professor Ian...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend says he will be heading to court this morning to file a habeas corpus application seeking the release of his client, reputed leader of the Clansman Gang, Tesha Miller.Miller was arrested by members of the Counter...

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

The findings of the latest U-Report poll have indicated that most young Jamaicans have never been cyber-bullied.But a few of the persons who have experienced it have since stepped forward to give chilling accounts of their ordeal. They want to raise...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Lydia James*, the nurse who was infected with HIV while working at a hospital in central Jamaica over a decade ago, has said that she is dissatisfied with receiving less than $5 million of the $10.1 million interim payment the Government paid over...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Two female secondary school students who have credited their school's long-established United Nations (UN) club for their strong social awareness skills and dynamism are calling for Model UN to be set up in every high school.The schoolgirls, who, on...

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