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Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Addressing criticism that the Church is too silent on important issues affecting the country, president of the Jamaica Baptist Union and pastor of the St Ann's Bay Circuit of Baptist Church the Reverend Karen Kirlew said that the notion is the...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Three hundred young people have benefited from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund Poverty Reduction Project (JSIF-PRP) tertiary and vocational scholarships programme since its implementation in 2015.Managing Director of the JSIF Omar Sweeney, while...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

ON THE AWARD: "I think it's great to be acknowledged. Acknowledgements don't really come easy here in Jamaica and I think it's just part of my journey here in Jamaica and I think it's wonderful. I am very thankful."VISION FOR JAMAICA: "The reason...

Published:Friday | December 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With the ban on certain single-use plastics and styrofoam products just days away, and facing a possible fine of up to $2 million or a maximum of two years' imprisonment, the list of businesses applying for temporary exemption to the ban is slowing...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The ban on plastic was inevitable, said chief executive officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Peter Knight.Speaking at a Gleaner Editors' Forum last week, Knight pointed to the European Union as one example where bold steps...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Whenever the story of the December 19, 2008, crash, which left 14 persons dead in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, is being told, the name Linford Jackson is usually mentioned.Jackson survived the accident, but his heart-wrenching plea for someone...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Lisann Lewis was one of approximately 50 children who lost a parent when a truck taking persons to the Coronation Market in Kingston plunged into a ravine in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, on December 19, 2008. Fourteen persons, including Lisann's...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

For the last nine years, Joyce Whyte has refused to leave her house on December 19. That's the day she survived a horrific accident that claimed the life of her son in the Rio Grande Valley in Portland.But this year, being the 10th anniversary of...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is adding its muscle to those trying to standardise and improve the quality of bottled coconut water being sold across the island.Manager of the Standards Development and Certification Department at the BSJ,...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

No swiping, no waiting, no pin, no signature, just tap and go when paying for goods and services with your credit cards.That is what leading global payments and technology company Mastercard is seeking to introduce to Jamaica, contactless credit...

Published:Saturday | December 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Absenteeism among adolescent mothers has always been a concern for the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF). However, with the introduction of virtual classes, this issue could become a thing of the past.The WCJF Virtual CSEC programme,...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

A disturbing image currently being circulating on social media of a patient lying on the floor of the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), as a result of major overcrowding at the hospital, has drawn the ire of several Jamaicans.In an interview with The...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Local traditional journalists are being implored to remain steadfast and committed to fulfilling their duty of keeping citizens informed in spite of attacks across the world and the imminent threat social media poses to the profession.The charge...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The misuse and overuse of antibiotics by Jamaicans is costing the Government millions of dollars. However, while the financial implications are of concern, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said certain diseases could become untreatable and...

Published:Tuesday | November 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Mastercard is stressing that restaurants and stores are wrong in forcing customers to spend a pre-determined amount of money before their credit or debit cards can be run.In an interview with The Gleaner last week, the multinational financial...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With approximately 11,000 merchant locations accepting Mastercard on the island, the leading technology company in the global payments industry said the decision to use Jamaica as the first Caribbean island to launch its 'I Accept' campaign was an...

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

By using cash to pay for goods and services, Jamaicans are hindering the economy's potential to grow, according to leading global payments and technology company, Mastercard.Almost 80 per cent of all transactions conducted in Jamaica are done using...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans need to make a concerted effort to be educated on fire-prevention methods, noted fire and material science lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Dr Tanya Innis-Kerr."While I was doing fire investigations, one of the most painful...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Girls sitting in the laps of boys while riding public transport to and from school is not a new phenomenon, but Glen Bromfield, chief executive officer of the Medallion Hall Hotel, who is also a transport operator, has expressed concern that a stop...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

A giant of a man is how William 'Billy' McConnell will be remembered by the many who came out to celebrate his life in a service of thanksgiving at the St Andrew Parish Church yesterday.McConnell, who lost his battle with cancer on September 19, was...

Published:Saturday | September 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

An effective and better-managed suicide hotline, 1-888-NEW-LIFE, is on its way for Jamaicans with suicidal thoughts, Minister of Health Christopher Tufton has said.Tufton made the announcement yesterday at the World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar at...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

As the World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar gets under way today at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston, non-profit organisation RISE Life Management Services is offering its support lifeline to persons contemplating suicide.Responding to an...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

With adolescent mothers often dropping out of secondary school, 44 grants and scholarships were yesterday awarded to teenagers, at The Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew under the A-STREAM Programme.A-STREAM is Advancing Secondary, Tertiary, Remedial...

Published:Tuesday | September 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

DIRECTOR OF the National Health Fund (NHF) and chairperson of its corporate governance committee, Cecile Watson, said last week that the benefits derived from the implementation of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica's (PSOJ) Corporate...

Published:Tuesday | September 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

"Disgraceful!" is the word used by chairman of the Police Federation, Corporal Arlene McBean, to describe a letter from Minister of Finance Nigel Clarke stating that he was unable to give a date for the continuation of wage negotiations for rank-and...

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