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Stories by Carlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) said that despite numerous education campaigns, most Jamaicans refuse to dispose of their garbage properly. Executive director of NSWMA, Audley Gordon, who was speaking at a Gleaner Editors’...

Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

A salary increase, new uniforms, health insurance and developmental workshops are among things the management of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has implemented to improve the working conditions of garbage collectors. The...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:06 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Crime Stop Jamaica (CSJ) has revealed that nearly half of the persons who give the organisation anonymous tips, including those helping investigators to crack murder cases or locate wanted persons, do not ask for a reward. Through the non-profit’s...

Published:Saturday | September 21, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Despite giving Crime Stop Jamaica (CSJ) hundreds of tips per year, many Jamaicans are still unwilling to step forward to ensure that those tips materialise into convictions. Since the start of the year, CSJ has received 723 tips, with a success...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:31 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has recorded the most incidents of human rights violation when compared to its Caribbean neighbours. According to the regional civil society-led human rights reporting mechanism, the Shared Incident Database (SID), of the 1,413 reports...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

While the topic is difficult for most, experts believe the methods and risk factors of suicide have to be discussed if the country is to see a fall in the numbers of persons who kill themselves annually. Accorded to police data, 61 people...

Published:Wednesday | August 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The university lecturer who had promised to give needy students his approximately $3 million in basic salary annually had his contract terminated by The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, amid questions about his mental state. Dr René...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

According to data from the 2018 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica, persons outside the labour force increased by 2.9 per cent when compared to the figures for 2017. Prepared by the Planning Institute Of Jamaica (PIOJ), the survey noted that there...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:08 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

As tourists and locals descended upon the Second City in droves last month for the week-long Reggae Sumfest, several small players in the local accommodations sector cashed in offering weary patrons a place to rest their heads. Those who did...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:33 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Concerned about Jamaica’s alarming crime rate, more and more women are seeking ways to protect themselves – including importing and using illegal tasers and pepper sprays – even as some express frustration with the almost impossible process of...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

At the end of 2018, the strength of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) stood at 11,790, which is 2,301 less than its establishment size, but Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson said that since the start of the year, more than enough...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:28 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Another year and another major award for author, community activist and human resource professional Kimberlee Shelley-Ajibolade. This time, she walked across the stage to collect the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award. Last year, Shelley-Ajibolade...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Supported by approximately 50 volunteers and armed with over 200 garbage bags, Chas. E. Ramson Limited, distributors of Evian Natural Spring Water, took over the Port Royal Beach on Saturday for a much-needed beach clean-up. As part of its global...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:05 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Having served Manchester Central for three terms as member of parliament (MP), Peter Bunting is confident that a fourth is on the cards when the next general election is called. Addressing a recent Gleaner Editors’ Forum, the aspirant for the...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:05 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Judo continues to grow in Jamaica, and at 350 athletes strong, the national team is beaming with excitement having qualified to participate in two major games this summer. Jamaica Judo Association president Dwayne Barnett is pleased to be sending a...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:07 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Patrons attending the 27th staging of Reggae Sumfest will have the opportunity to pay for goods at the festival without using cash. Mastercard, for the second consecutive year, has partnered with the festival organisers to ensure safety, security,...

Published:Monday | May 27, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

A pet cremator has lashed out at some Jamaican veterinarians who, he claimed, charge for animal burials, but instead dump the bodies in gullies and open lots. The accusation is coming from Chris Ingledew, founder of pet crematorium Faithful...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:09 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Often excluded from social gatherings and events because they are not tailored to accommodate the disabled, one member of the community is seeking to change that with his Rumble in the Jungle domino tournament for persons with disabilities. Shavane...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Police and road-safety experts are hoping that the new Road Traffic Act will drive fear into deviant motorists, whipping them into line by making traffic tickets a greater deterrent to dangerous driving practices. With the police issuing more than...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Cuba has been experiencing a massive tourism boom over the last five years, according to Ambassador Inés Fors Fernández. Fors Fernández, who was speaking at a Gleaner Editors’ Forum last week, said that since the start of 2019, Jamaica’s northern...

Published:Tuesday | May 14, 2019 | 12:23 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Cuban Ambassador to Jamaica, Inés Fors Fernández, says that while the United States is trying to discourage investment in Cuba, the country remains open for business to Jamaica and the rest of the world. Cuba’s 2018-2019 portfolio of foreign...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans should brace for the possibility of more power cuts as a breakdown in negotiations between the Union of Clerical, Administrative and Supervisory Employees (UCASE) and the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) could see workers employed to...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teenagers are being bullied in schools across Jamaica and administrators are doing nothing about it. That’s the word from executive director of the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Local haemophiliacs are planning to ramp up their public-education campaign in a bid to increase awareness of the disorder among Jamaicans even as they continue to urge the Government to make medication more affordable and accessible to patients....

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The doubling of HIV cases in Jamaica’s prisons has resurrected the debate on formally offering condoms to curb the spread of sexually transmitted infections, with a clergyman being the loudest advocate that contraceptives be introduced. A Sunday...

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