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Published:Friday | July 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

The Roman Catholic community in Jamaica witnessed the changing of the spiritual guard on Wednesday with the installation of the Most Reverend Kenneth Richards as the seventh Archbishop of Kingston and the Metropolitan of the Province of Kingston....

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Sufferation is one of those unique words that has come to characterise poverty in Jamaica and its prominence in the local narrative has long fascinated Dr Jovan Scott Lewis, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Geography at University...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Former Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson has expressed profound sadness at the passing of former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning.Manning, 69, died on Saturday, just a day after he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia."...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has rebuffed suggestions that the efforts by the ministry to ensure that schools adhere to the new policy of abolishing auxiliary fees while asking for reasonable contributions from parents have stifled opportunities...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

A political spat appears to be brewing between Minister of Education Ruel Reid and his opposition counterpart Ronald Thwaites over $182 million in outstanding tuition payments that the Ministry of Education owes the University of the West Indies (...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Tashauna Brown should have returned to Jamaica after completing her specialist degree in finance and credit at the Saint Petersburg...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:05 AMAndre Poyser

If some members of the Central Clarendon constituency have their way, the Denbigh High School, located in the parish capital, will bear the name of long-standing Member of Parliament, Mike Henry, come September.With the firm conviction that this can...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, a former high commissioner of Jamaica to the United Kingdom (UK), has urged Jamaican immigrants in Britain to vote for that country to remain in the European Union (EU).Britons will today decide, in a referendum...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:03 AMAndre Poyser

Minister of Education Ruel Reid has asked that principals seek the approval of the Ministry of Education for all fees that are to be requested from parents.His call comes as some schools have already begun announcing registration fees which subsume...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Dr Kenisha Wilson is passionate about science education, a passion that has led her to Zayed University, in Abu Dhabi, where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.Apart from getting accustomed to a Sunday-...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 11:06 PMAndre Poyser

Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith, Principal at Allman Town Primary,does not regret her decision to move her son from a prep school and enroll him at Allman Town Primary."My husband said to me what is at that school that is not at your school because you are...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Montego Bay High School for Girls (MBHS) in St James topped the latest rankings of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) put out by think tank Educate Jamaica.The school is a new entrant in the rankings, having only restarted its...

Published:Thursday | June 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Principal of Holy Family Primary School Christopher Wright has expressed dissatisfaction with the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results obtained by his students."The performance this year was not as good as last year, so we are a bit disappointed...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Consultant neurosurgeon at the Cornwall Regional Hospital Professor Renn Holness, has been selected by the Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS) to receive The Charles Drake Medal, its lifetime achievement award, in recognition of his outstanding...

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

While this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results have shown improvements in all areas but communication task, a closer look at the trend of mean scores from 2014 to 2016 shows performances in mathematics and science have not reflected the...

Published:Tuesday | June 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, Professor Renn Holness, is raising alarm about the poor state of the intensive care unit (ICU), which has limited its ability to provide aid to trauma patients and those in need of...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Raymond Antrobus continues to be in strong contention to be named Young Poet Laureate for London - a position awarded annually to a poet age 21-30 living in the United Kingdom capital.Antrobus, a second-generation Jamaican born and bred in East...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Director for Safety and Security in Schools in the Ministry of Education Assistant Superintendent of Police Coleridge Minto says the ministry will be investigating the alleged beating of a female student at Charlie Smith High by a school resource...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Dimitris Kosvogiannis, general manager of the Melia Braco Village hotel, is concerned Jamaica may be knocked off its pedestal by greater participation of Cuba in the Caribbean tourism market."Once the initial shock factor of Cuba and the romance...

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley is on track to fulfil the plans for the energy sector as outlined in the Jamaica Labour Party'smanifesto.Regarding manifesto plans to improve Jamaica's energy infrastructure, Robert Wright...

Published:Sunday | June 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Having impressed many as one of the country's top educators, Ruel Reid was expected to take his vision and leadership to the top rung of the country's education ministry.But in the first 100 days of the life of the administration, the man who many...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett has welcomed news that six United States airlines have been granted permission to resume scheduled commercial air service from that country to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades.Pointing to the...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

The much discussed Economic Growth Council (EGC), appointed by Prime Minister Andrew Holness and chaired by banking mogul Michael Lee-Chin, has been described as one of the less commendable achievements of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) first 100...

Published:Wednesday | June 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

The Economist Magazine has argued that Jamaica's quest for the ever-elusive goal of sustained economic growth can be achieved through a more dynamic private sector.Pointing to the macro-economic gains made under the International Monetary Fund (IMF...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Stakeholders in the transport sector have welcomed the consultative approach that Minister of Transport Mike Henry has brought to the transport portfolio since taking office.Leading up to the first 100 days of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP)...

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