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Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

University of Tech-nology, Jamaica (UTech) student entrepreneurs who placed among the top-four ranked teams in the university's recently concluded 2015-2016 Business Model Competition have been selected to participate in the highly competitive...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Amid increasing competition in the tertiary-education sector, Shortwood Teachers' College has made a concerted effort to arrest the downward trend in enrolment that has plagued the institution.Principal of the teacher training institution, Dr...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 2:50 PMAndre Poyser, Staff Reporter

While he was not willing to disclose a figure, Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica Debates Commision (JDC), Brian Schmidt has said that the commission expended significant sums in preparation for the staging of political debates that should have been...

Published:Monday | February 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

"Uncharted waters" - that is how former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has described the potential one-seat majority an Andrew Holness-led Government could have when the new Parliament is constituted.Official recounts have accorded an additional seat...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:55 AMAndre Poyser

HAVING EXCELLED in her career as a sprinter, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn will now try to translate her prowess on the track to strong advocacy for the constituents of St Andrew West Rural. She is the first Olympian to sit in Parliament. Cuthbert...

Published:Friday | February 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

When Juliet Holness indicated her intention to run as a candidate for St Andrew East Rural , she elicited much intrigue and commentary from political spectators.Even though she isthe wife of the prime minister-designate, her political ambitions were...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 10:50 AMAndre Poyser

Jamaica Labour Party supporters at the Mountain View Primary School in the St Andrew Eastern constituency, are this morning expressing displeasure at the presence of PNP Vice President Angela Brown Burke. The supporters, who gathered outside the...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Medical practitioners in Mandeville are still trying to come to grips with Dr Suzanna Roye's death from complications with swine flu.Described as a world-class physician, the family doctor touched the lives of not only her many patients who adored...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 2:43 PMAndre Poyser, Staff Reporter

When Jamaicans go to the polls on Thursday, the vote count will not only be watched closely by the competing political parties, but also by gamblers who would have staked a bet on the outcome of the elections. For the first time in the country...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 11:04 PMAndre Poyser

Minister of Justice Mark Golding has described as unconstitutional, a proposal by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to subject appointments of the Chief Justice, President of the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Services Commission to parliamentary...

Published:Thursday | February 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Poll results are being followed by the political parties and have become a talking point on the election campaign trail. Given the hits and misses of previous election polls, data put out by political pollsters are being closely watched.Despite...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

When the dust of the election clears on February 25, there will be many questions about the factors which would have influenced the outcome.Of great interest to political scientist, Dr Lloyd Waller is the impact that media and billboard advertising...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

While there are no official studies that track the use of social media in political campaigns in Jamaica, consultant psychologist Dr Leahcim Semaj is less than impressed with how it is being used in the ongoing election campaign."It is being poorly...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

THE suggestion that a series of national broadcasts planned by the People's National Party (PNP) is a substitute for its participation in the national political debates was yesterday rebuffed by the party."This is a normal part of communicating the...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Fact-finding audits on the state of technical vocational education and training (TVET) and science programmes in select schools have revealed several areas of non-compliance with regard to the requirements needed to streamline the implementation of...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites has expressed dissatisfaction with the level of viewership of content provided by the Education Broadcast Network (EBN).EBN is the education ministry's virtual education initiative that produces educational content...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

When the next government is formed after the elections on February 25, the Jamaican Institute of Quantity Surveyors (JIQS) will demand the passage of an act that recognises its members as registered professionals.The quantity surveyors contend that...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 4:10 PMAndre Poyser, Staff Reporter

The 2016 Spelling Bee Champion is St Andrew's Chaunte Blackwood of Ardenne High School. After an intense showdown with 13 other parish finalists, Blackwood walked away victorious in The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee Finals. The...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 12:35 PMAndre Poyser, Staff Reporter

After 10 rounds of spelling in the morning session of The Gleaner Children's Own Spelling Bee finals there have been a total of 13 misspelt words. The 14 contenders were given a total of 140 words. At the end of the morning session, when the...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 10:39 AMAndre Poyser, Staff Reporter

The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee is now underway at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel. Fourteen parish champions from across Jamaica are facing off in the finals. The students who emerged as winners from the parish finals of the...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

Amid calls for the introduction of a quota system to increase the number of women in representational politics, the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) have indicated that only 22 (17%) of the 126 candidates they intend...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

The Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) has raised alarm about what it says is the increased use of social media to entice children into situations where they are sexually abused.Inspector of Police Cecelia...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

In light of news that the Gaston Browne-led government of Antigua and Barbuda has abolished personal income tax in that country, the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has added its voice to calls for Jamaica to do the same.Speaking at...

Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2016 | 1:00 AMAndre Poyser

Principal at Jamaica College (JC), Ruel Reid, is strongly recommending that students at the all-boy institution who live outside the Corporate Area consider boarding.Come September, JC will open new boarding facilities that will be able to house up...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndre Poyser

IN THE wake of news reports regarding the quality of some graduates of the pharmacy school at the University of Technology (UTech), there appears to be a divergence of views about the official position of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica (PCJ) on the...

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