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Stories by Syranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

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...

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...

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