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Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Sexologist Dr Shelly-Ann Weeks has urged Jamaican men to understand that they do not own women's bodies and to find non-violent means of coping with sexual infidelity. Her message comes less than 24 hours after a...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

At 38 years old, Margo Gordon is struggling to find funding to complete a dentistry degree and balancing that with her duties as mother of three and wife. Her biggest desire right now is to finish school, which she said would afford her children,...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Broadening students' horizons about careers and removing stereotypes, is what organisers of the National Careers Awareness Week 2020 are hoping to achieve. The 10th annual staging of the National Career Awareness Week commenced this...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

I'm back. That resolve of quiet confidence oozed from 16-year-old Calabar High student, Cornel Grant, as he received a hero's welcome from...

Published:Tuesday | March 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Prison officials have confirmed that dancehall star Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, is currently at a medical facility receiving treatment. They are, however, tight-lipped and reluctant to divulge details about the...

Published:Thursday | January 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaica yesterday steered clear of endorsing Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader, as interim president, even though the politician declared himself so in a defiant speech amid widespread protests against putative head of state Nicolas...

Published:Thursday | December 27, 2018 | 11:43 AMJason Cross

The police are currently probing a suspected murder-suicide in Rollington Town, Kingston. The deceased have been identified as 41-year-old Anika Walker, a higgler, and her boyfriend Paul Riley, who is said to be in his early 30s. They are...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Former Prime Minister of Jamaica P J Patterson today returned to his alma mater Calabar High School promising to have the entire school wired with the Internet as well as to upgrade the institution's gate and entrance. Patterson said funds will...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Speaking to The Gleaner on Wednesday for the purpose of warning Jamaica and other Caribbean governments, Trinidadian environmentalists have cast blame on their leaders for failing to impose laws governing plastic bottles which, they say, contributed to the recent, unprecedented flooding in the twin-island republic, following days of constant rain.

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

As Trinidad and Tobago picked up the pieces after undergoing unprecedented flooding, due to excessive rainfall in the last few days, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said he was pleased with the outpouring of support from regional counterparts....

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Pastor Bobby McIntosh of Maranatha Ministries International is adamant that there will be no gyrating of hips at the massive Jesus in the City Jamaica parade, scheduled for October 27, but said instead, the event will be perfect for persons yearning to lift their voices onto Jesus.

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

With her quick dashes and sprints on the track, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has been a source of entertainment and joy for millions of people. But it was her time to smile yesterday, during the unveiling ceremony of a statue in her honour....

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A recent spate of robberies and violence against schoolchildren has prompted a meeting today of the heads of some Kingston high schools at St George's College. The meeting will include representatives from schools in and around Central Kingston...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Taxi operators have already begun plotting the various off roads they will have to resort to in order to cope with possible stress from the major traffic changes in the Corporate Area that will take full effect when schools reopen next week....

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:26 PMJason Cross

Vendors at the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown, Kingston have reportedly lost millions following a fire early this morning. They believe that the fire, which started about 4 a.m., may have been deliberately set. The vendors...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Eric Coleridge Barnett, the longest serving former headmaster of Wolmer’s Boys’ School in Kingston, died yesterday, leaving thousands of past students in mourning. Barnett, affectionately called 'Barnie Rubble' by...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Key issues preventing the prosecution of persons in human trafficking cases in four Caribbean nations were placed on the table yesterday during a corporation workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St. Andrew. Law enforcement...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Seventh-day Adventist church in Jamaica says it fully supports the stance taken by Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), who declared on Monday that punitive action would be taken against member...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

For the upcoming fiscal year, mothers who sexually solicit young daughters to men for monetary gain will become targets for the Ministry of Justice and other local entities engaged in the fight against human trafficking. Carol Palmer,...

Published:Tuesday | March 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Jamaica’s administrative preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan are already under way, and president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda, has expressed his ambition to have Jamaica tackle the...

Published:Friday | March 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

"Excellent idea" is how the National Security Ministry's JamaicaEye closed-circuit television network initiative is being described by Professor Anthony Clayton.Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner recently, Clayton stressed that such a centralised system...

Published:Tuesday | March 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Conflicts among families within communities around Denham Town Primary School in west Kingston tend to spill over into the school environment sometimes. So, for Peace Day yesterday, students planted a number of trees, laying important groundwork...

Published:Thursday | January 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Professor of sustain-able development at the University of the West Indies Anthony Clayton has warned that scores of Jamaicans will be out of jobs when the looming technology revolution leads to an increase in the use of robots and other forms of...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Now that Jamaica is seeking to expand its overseas employment programme, Minister of Labour and Social Security Shahine Robinson says Canada is showing interest in having more Jamaican women become seasonal farm workers.Robinson was speaking on...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Since a massive fire destroyed practically everything they owned on New Year's Day, residents of 1 Slipdock Road in east Kingston have had to make various sleeping arrangements for themselves, and with the Easter term scheduled to start in just a few...

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