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Published:Tuesday | April 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A 13-year-old is sure to feature in tonight's Schools' Challenge Quiz (SCQ) finale between multi-time champions St Jago High and academic powerhouse Campion College.For St Jago, it's just a matter of which 13-year-old: Leroy Cassanova or Donald...

Published:Monday | April 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

A win each in two semi-final matchups, the last of which required a sudden-death playoff, and a quarter-final face-off. That's the history of multitime quiz champions St Jago High and academic powerhouse Campion College over the past three seasons....

Published:Friday | April 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) has called for a national cancer research agenda to improve the effectiveness of cancer control through cancer research and surveillance.But for this to be achieved, Yulit Gordon, executive director of the JCS, has...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Vladimir Vinokurov, ambassador of the Russian Federation to Jamaica, is rejecting claims by British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad about the alleged involvement of the Kremlin in the recent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter on...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Preparations have advanced for the funerals of the two female wards of the State who perished in the January 16 inferno at the Walker's Place of Safety as the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) on Thursday received the burial order...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The long-awaited report on the fire that destroyed the Walker's Place of Safety in St Andrew, killing two female wards of the State, has highlighted that the incident was not preventable, says Floyd Green, state minister with responsibility for...

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

Junior Education Minister Floyd Green has urged the more than 39,000 students completing the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) today, along with their parents, not to lose sleep over the results.He assured them that there is a space for every child...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The government has given its approval for the Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) to spend US$1.2 million to roll out the online passport application system by September of this year.Initially, the online platform will be solely for...

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

Data presented by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) has indicated that the Spanish Town-based Clansman Gang is responsible for 103 of the 183 murders committed in the St Catherine North Police Division during the...

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

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) is heading back to the bargaining table in another attempt at shaking the piggy bank some more as they seek to get a better wage deal from the Government.This, after members of the General Council of its...

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

Shackelia Jackson, sister of Nakiea Jackson - the 29-year-old restaurant owner who was fatally shot by the police in Orange Villa, Kingston four years ago yesterday expressed renewed hope in her questfor justice.This, she says, after a meeting with...

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fujitsu Caribbean, Mervyn Eyre, has cautioned leadership at both national and enterprise levels against putting the brakes on technological innovation, stating that any such action will only result in "...

Published:Thursday | March 1, 2018 | 12:48 PMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has expressed confidence that there will be a transformation of the Jamaican justice system under the leadership of newly appointed Chief Justice Bryan Sykes. Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony for Justice Sykes at...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:59 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Noting that the advantages of technology can act as a catalyst for the transformation of the society and economy, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that the legitimate privacy concerns raised by citizens in relation to the National...

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,...

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