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Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Human-rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) has revealed chilling details of five documented cases of critical incidents that have occurred in residential childcare facilities in the past five years.In an effort to address the improvements needed...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Manchester-based Winston Jones High School yesterday took top-school honours in the 2017-2018 Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Schools' Energy Programme Competition, copping prizes in each of the four categories, outdoing 102 other schools...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Human rights group Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) has reported that during the last 10 years, there have been more than 1,600 documented cases of critical incidents in residential childcare facilities, 558 occurring in the past five years.A critical...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Labour and Social Security Minister Shahine Robinson is maintaining that the Government is committed to ensuring that priority is given to Jamaicans within the local labour force. The commitment comes after her ministry refused only 15 of the 5,717...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Well-rounded and equipped with a winning mentality, Shaneil Miles' journey to perfect scores in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) required not only sacrifice and sleepless nights, but a battle against anxiety that only intensified as the...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Chief Education Officer Dr Grace McLean is assuring the public that education officials - being parents - are cognisant of the anxieties surrounding the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) and, therefore, will ramp up sensitisation efforts by the Ministry of...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Since France 1998, Jamaica's qualification for the FIFA World Cup final has been nothing but a dream, and Gregory Park, St Catherine, resident Jason 'Buzz' McDonald is adamant that this is because of a lack of planning.According to McDonald, the...

Published:Thursday | June 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Some 20,000 jobs are expected to be generated in five years from the US$3-4 billion Jamaica-Gansu Industrial Park to be constructed in Nain, St Elizabeth, by the state-owned Chinese Jiuquan Iron...

Published:Saturday | June 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw has signalled his intention to have hotels use more local produce to minimise the incidence of glut in the domestic agriculture sector.Shaw was speaking yesterday at the launch of the 66th Denbigh Agricultural,...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has rejected claims that it is turning a blind eye to electricity theft in affluent areas, arguing that efforts to stamp out the practice in these communities are usually discrete, sometimes taking the form...

Published:Thursday | June 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The magic of Messi and his predecessor, Maradona, as well as the pragmatism of Die Mannschaft, and the 'tiki-taka' style have won Argentina, Germany, and Spain, respectively, many local supporters throughout the decades.But once the 21st FIFA World...

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

Lamenting that Jamaica continues to struggle with air-quality issues, particularly in urban areas, chief executive officer of Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), Suzanne Stanley, is beseeching the authorities to enforce the law in order to stamp out...

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

The findings of the latest U-Report poll have shown that most young Jamaicans don't believe that enough is being done by Government to address crime in the country.Of the 1,251 youngsters who were polled from June 1 to June 8, three hundred and...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

It did not come as a shock that her students managed to register a class average in the high 90s for this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), and in so doing, secured 100 per cent placement at traditional high schools.This has become the...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

By her own admission, Karen Gowie-Williamson, one of two grade six teachers at Elletson Primary, was discouraged by class performance during the months leading up to this year's sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). But yesterday, as she...

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Since January of last year, more than 3,500 residents of 18 inner-city communities - the majority of whom were born prior to bedside registration in 2007 - have received birth certificates free of cost, allowing them access to basic social services....

Published:Wednesday | June 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has said that, from a policy standpoint, zoning of secondary schools was inevitable and should begin to take shape within another 10 years.Speaking yesterday at a press conference to announce student performance...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Acts of violence have eased, but tempers still flare regularly among the unattached youth in the sometimes volatile central Kingston community of 'Southside', and long-time resident 'Mega' wants this addressed through conflict-resolution seminars....

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the central Kingston community of Southside are convinced that the area will not develop without a synergy among the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating there.The collaboration would include GraceKennedy's Parents of Inner-...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-nine per cent of Jamaican youth have identified lack of resources in schools as a factor affecting children's access to education, according to the findings of the first U-Report Jamaica poll which asked youngsters between the ages of 13 and...

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The latest crime statistics are indicating that all serious and violent crimes, except larceny, decreased between January 1 and May 26 when compared to the same period last year, resulting in a 1.6 per cent drop in murders.According to the Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | May 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

More than a year after the Government issued several policy guidelines governing tint on public passenger vehicles (PPV), the police are insisting that the rules have not been relaxed as they continue to prosecute PPV operators who are found to be...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Young Jamaica, Howard Chamberlain, yesterday declined an invitation from the People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) to a public debate on the National Identification System (NIDS) legislation...

Published:Saturday | May 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has signalled its intention to distribute its democracy passport to students from as early as grades five and six. This is in a bid to achieve consistently high voter turnout in future elections and overall...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Renowned for his powerful voice, hardcore lyrics and commanding stage presence, popular entertainer Bounty Killer yesterday showed that his painting skills were not too shabby as he applied fresh coats of paint to sections of the Victoria Jubilee...

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