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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...

Published:Sunday | April 7, 2019 | 12:19 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is reporting a decline in new HIV cases, but experts are cautioning the public to hold off on the celebrations, as there is still more work to be done. According to the 2017 annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Report, there were 1,197 new HIV...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2019 | 12:34 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Focusing on exchanging skills and strengthening the operational capacity of eye health professionals, the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is back in Jamaica on its eighth visit. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is an accredited teaching hospital aboard an...

Published:Wednesday | March 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Government and other stakeholders need to start looking more seriously at the creative industries as a business, as it is a great opportunity to provide jobs, foreign investment and to generate hard currency for the country, according to JAMPRO...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Defence Force’s (JDF) new advertising campaign, which is geared at recruiting as many young persons as possible, is receiving overwhelming support from its target group. The advertisement running on television and across multiple social...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

A member of the Islamic Council of Jamaica has sought to invalidate the narrative of Muslim women as the victims of subjugation and degradation, arguing that that stereotype was peddled by misguided Western media. Addressing gender-based violence...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Civil-society advocate Carol Narcisse is adamant that administrative issues playing out at entities such as the Jamaica Fire Brigade and earlier at Petrojam Limited are because the public service has been politicised. “This is a process that has...

Published:Wednesday | February 27, 2019 | 12:19 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

When Errol Simpson Jr did battle in the first-ever sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) exam yesterday, he had already passed his toughest test – braving spells of vomiting, pain and a high temperature with a steely will that even dengue fever...

Published:Sunday | February 17, 2019 | 12:30 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Despite denials from Petrojam that its supplies are compromised, a source who has intimate knowledge of operational deficiencies at Jamaica’s sole oil refinery has explained the source of the smelly gas, and is warning that it undermines...

Published:Monday | February 4, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Several tertiary students are creating and sharing fake news via social media solely for the purpose of entertainment and humour, a survey has found. Concerns over fake news, which refers to deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread mainly via...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Transport and Mining yesterday received five portable breathalysers to boost the campaigns and outreach programmes of its Road Safety Unit. Speaking at the handover ceremony at the ministry’s Maxfield Avenue offices in St...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Tara-Lee Keane was having a hard time getting a transfer from her old high school in the western end of the island, when her family found Greater Life Academy in the Corporate Area. Today, Keane is the head girl at the school, which she says she...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

When Greater Life Academy opened its doors in August 2016, only 40 students were on its register. Two years later, the school has 130 students and has recorded solid passes in external examinations. Greater Life Academy, which is on Dunrobin Avenue...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:44 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Noted Jamaican historian and Garvey scholar, Professor Rupert Lewis, has slammed ex-drug convict and reggae artiste Buju Banton and his publicity team for seeking to equate the entertainer’s drug-related incarceration with Nelson Mandela...

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...

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