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Stories by Syranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Saturday | September 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell has expressed his disappointment with The University of the West Indies (UWI), charging that the institution has failed to build and elevate the business class through...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Senator Ruel Reid yesterday used the occasion of the start of the 2018-19 academic year to reiterate that an education system where no one is left behind would represent his greatest achievement as minister of education.Reid made the assertion as he...

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The ongoing states of public emergency in St James and the St Catherine North Police Division have provided detectives with some respite to focus on existing murder investigations, the Police High Command has suggested."We were going at a particular...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

For the first time since 2004, the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has reported that it has up-to-date, audited financial statements across all entities in the group.Chairman of the Board of Directors Dennis Chung made the...

Published:Friday | August 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Integrating more non-lethal capabilities such as tasers into the police force is high on the agenda of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's top brass.However, Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson is maintaining that the training component...

Published:Thursday | August 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Describing as "pioneers" the roughly 700 men and women who make up the newly formed Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson has charged each to lead the continued transformation of the...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The consistency of her academic performances over the years had suggested nothing but eight grade ones in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations for Westwood High School standout, Sandrene McKenzie.And though she produced...

Published:Tuesday | August 28, 2018 | 12:08 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

By her own admission, attorney Cheryl Brown cried non-stop for three days upon hearing that she was to be featured among the 150 women to be honoured by the University of London throughout this year.Brown, who earned the Bachelor of Law degree (LLB...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The nation's parents have been advised to expect an overall two per cent increase in textbook prices when they flock to bookstores across the island this weekend. But the advisory is no solace for parents who have been feeling the back-to-school...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

It has been an eventful year for Campion College alumna Annakay Hudson to say the least.Top passes in 10 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) subjects and an appointment as junior mayor of Kingston have the 19-year-old flying high....

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

An appeal by vendors in the Constant Spring Market for them to be allowed to occupy an unused space at the back of the premises after the building is demolished, seems set to fall on deaf ear."That is not practical and is a request that we will have...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With 168 murders last year and at least 86 so far this year, the south central Jamaican parish of Clarendon isn't exactly an oasis of peace.But according to Kevin Gibbs, a long time resident of Bucks Common, May Pen, his community is as safe as it...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

'Worthless', 'dunce' and 'cruff' are just some of the negatives that have been hurled at 15-year-old Bucks Common resident Andre Clarke.But rather than allowing it to rattle him and trigger a reaction, the vocal Central High third-former says his...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With dental services generally costly and the new school term set to get under way in just over two weeks, parents flocked to the fourth annual West Kingston Health Fair yesterday determined to have their children access the healthcare services...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

After being at the helm of their registered early childhood institutions (ECIs) for decades, the principals of Sanguinette ECI and York Town Basic School are positive that they are now within touching distance of Early Childhood Commission (ECC)...

Published:Thursday | August 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is guaranteeing that there is an active national security strategy at work that has led to an overall reduction in crime. However, he pointed out that to make the details public was a sure way to ensure failure....

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A successful country where every child gets the opportunity to maximise their learning potential and realise their dreams without depending on scholarships is the fervent wish of Dennis Harris, head of Unicomer Jamaica Limited, the operators of the...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Pointing out that data collection is usually an expensive undertaking, the leadership of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is convinced that its current World Bank-funded US$500,000 islandwide business/establishment survey is value for...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Acknowledging that fisher-folk continue to poach from the fish sanctuaries it manages within the Portland Bight and Pedro Bank areas, the Caribbean Coastal Area Management (C-CAM) Foundation says that it is now working to establish a memorandum of...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Transport Minister Robert Montague has said that the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is offering an exceptional service given the resources at its disposal and that the commuters, for the most part, are quite pleased.Montague...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:25 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Sports has proven to be a more attractive activity than reading for children along Maxfield Avenue and the surrounding communities in the Kingston 13 area.But, according to Denelle Wilks-Mohalland, coordinator of the literacy, arts and sports camp...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Fisheries specialist Dr Karl Aiken is maintaining that once the new Fisheries Bill becomes law, the introduction of significantly increased fines, penalties, and prison terms will act as a disincentive to illicit activities in the fishing industry....

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Supreme Court last Friday granted an injunction preventing the board of management of the Kensington Primary School in Portmore, St Catherine, from blocking a five-year-old girl from entering the school because of her dreadlocked hairstyle.The...

Published:Saturday | August 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson has charged the latest group of seasonal farm workers heading to Canada to be good ambassadors for Jamaica, imploring them to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner on and off the job.Robinson...

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