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Published:Monday | November 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The upscale Woman's Club Home located at Gladstone Drive forms part of St Andrew's Golden Triangle and, for years, has appeared to be beyond the reach of many retired Jamaicans. In existence since 1972, it is fully paid for but with the drastic...

Published:Sunday | November 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Monday, October 19 will long be remembered by Olivia 'Babsy' Grange as the day when she received the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for service to the Jamaican Music Industry.It will also hold special memories...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2015 | 12:03 AMBarbara Ellington

With the reestablishment of diplomatic relationships between Cuba and the United States of America, business interests in Jamaica and elsewhere in the Caribbean are positioning to take advantage of potential opportunities in our neighbouring island....

Published:Friday | October 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The rich texture of his voice, his articulate delivery and authoritative presentation resonate with listeners in Jamaica, who hear him on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). But Neil Nunes remains humbled, seeing himself as very blessed to...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

IN ITS 30 years of existence, the American Women's Group (AWG) has disbursed 800 scholarships to needy Jamaican students, and current President Claudja Alexander is urging the membership to do more. She was speaking at the monthly meeting of the AWG...

Published:Sunday | September 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Three Kingston teenagers recently received confirmation that their great grandfather was one of the heroic Titanic bandsmen who played on until the ship went down.Christopher Ward, whose grandfather Jock Hume was a violinist in the Titanic's...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Louis G. Moreno is pledging to raise awareness about violence against women in Jamaica and is urging women to do the same.Noting that between January and September 5 this year, there have been more than 826...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Jamaica is blessed with an abundance of superb professionals in all spheres of endeavour. Among them is Harold 'Moxie' Morrison - architect par excellence and head of Harold Morrison...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

This year's season of the National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) opened last night at the historic Little Theatre, Tom Redcam Avenue, St Andrew.In his role as NDTC associate artistic director, Marlon Simms told The Gleaner that the 2015 season has...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

He is known to many as the boss of one of the island's leading furniture manufacturing companies and a former president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA). But not many are aware that the affable Omar Azan, owner of Boss Furniture...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

"The years zero to eight are the most important in the life of a child, it is when they respond to positive and negative stimuli - and you understand the importance of getting education right from the start." So said Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, in...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Group on Wednesday showed its appreciation to 254 employees who, together, have given 4,550 years of service to the organisation.During the event at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, NCB Chairman Michael...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

This is the final of a three-part series in which Sir David Simmons spoke exclusively with The Gleaner. See The Sunday Gleaner and yesterday's Gleaner for Part One and Two.Sir David Anthony Cathcart Simmons has come a long way since he was a...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Widely regarded as 'the architect of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), Sir David Simmons is passionate about the entire region divesting itself of the shackles of colonialism in this vital area. He was asked by his government in the late 1990s...

Published:Sunday | June 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, under the chairmanship of the retired chief justice of Barbados, Sir David Simmons, has Jamaicans tuning in for several reasons, but none more so than the style of the man leading the charge.Sir David's...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Thursday, June 4, was special for the Trafalgar Travel family. It was their 20th anniversary, and the management and staff celebrated with the mother of all-day parties. The entire Garelli Avenue and neighbouring area was transformed into a travel...

Published:Wednesday | June 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Much has been said about the need for an entire village caring for a child. "That was so when I was growing up; things and times have changed and core principles such as respect no longer exist." These were the sentiments of Jimmy Cliff, singer/...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Since its construction, the Mandela Highway to May Pen leg of Highway 2000 has been plagued by theft that has caused the TransJamaica Highway (TJH) Limited and Jamaican Infrastructure Operator Ltd (JIO) to shell out in excess of US$1 million to...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

The senior management and staff of All Jamaica Aviation Services (AJAS) are still basking in the satisfaction of a job well done. Teamwork, coordinated between the company's personnel from Montego Bay's Sangster and Norman Manley International airports...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

With yet another Issa/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships in the history books, Jamaica continues to cement its reputation for producing some of the world's best athletes. It is, therefore, not surprising that, for this year's champs,...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Don't be fooled by her warm persona and charming smile, Dorothy Pine-McLarty is a formidable professional whose years of experience in both private and public sectors locally and internationally have...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Konoko Falls, located at the Shaw Park Estate in Ocho Rios, St Ann, could easily be among the reasons that St Ann was named the garden parish. Set in the hills of the former Coyaba Gardens, its lush vegetation, calming waters, and scores of...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Newly installed president of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica (AmCham), Ron McKay, has called on the Government and business leaders to place serious focus on vocational education. He was speaking at AmCham's 'Beyond Our Borders'...

Published:Sunday | March 8, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

After 15 years in general medicine, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Saphire Longmore, last month, opened her private practice at the Grosvenor Galleries in Manor Park, St Andrew. The former Miss Jamaica World,...

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 12:00 AMBarbara Ellington

Kaci Fennell did not get the opportunity to reside in the luxurious Miss Universe apartment in New York for a year, but she's certainly touring the world like a queen.Fresh from a recent trip to Grand Cayman, Fennell, will, in a matter of days, jet...

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