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Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Poor life skills, coupled with malnourished brains, are among the root causes of psychopathic behaviour displayed regularly in Jamaican society, which have too often led to persons being murdered in trivial disputes, claimed two noted psychiatrists....

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Child Development Agency (CDA), the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica, and a former president of the Jamaica Association of Guidance Counsellors in Education have issued some advice to children who will be venturing off to the...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students buzzed with confidence after completing their first day of examinations yesterday. The Ministry of Education said that things went relatively smoothly in the 1,090 centres across the island even as eight...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Principal of the Mona Primary School Fabian Mahabeer has expressed confidence that his 180 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students will deliver positive results in their examinations despite minor challenges."Well, some of the challenges that we...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2016 | 4:31 PMJason Cross, Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Ruel Reid has appealed to parents of Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) students to continue supporting their children as they go through one of the most important stages of their lives. “Parents are important to the...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Romaro Scott's letter to the editor, which called for Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament Dwayne Vaz to be flagged after displaying unethical behaviour on a political platform last year, has won him the prestigious Gleaner Silver Pen Award for...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Pollster Don Anderson is recommending closer ties between the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) and the Registrar General's Department (RGD) to clean up the voters' list.With thousands of persons who have either died or migrated believed to be...

Published:Friday | March 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

After being diagnosed with cervical cancer on February 16, a Heidi-Ann Douglas Lloyd, 35-year-old St Catherine resident, is worried about dying and leaving behind her two-year-old daughter. She is appealing to the public for financial assistance....

Published:Thursday | March 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Newly installed Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Babsy Grange has announced her intentions to rigorously promote the need for more female involvement in Jamaican politics and promised the nation's women that they...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Supporters of both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) from the St Andrew West Central constituency are expressing hope and joy for its member of Parliament (MP) Andrew Holness after the JLP was declared victor in...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross, Gleaner Writer

Parents who gathered at Jamaica College (JC) in St Andrew on Tuesday for the opening of the R. Danny Williams career week were urged to be more understanding of their children as they decide on a suitable career path.Career week is aimed at...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

St Catherine Medical Officer of Health Dr Francia Prosper-Chen is the latest medical official to warn the nation of the seriousness of the Zika virus and encouraged Jamaicans, especially community leaders, to take charge of their surroundings in...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, has selected senior lecturer and Gleaner columnist Dr Orville Taylor's Broken Promises, Hearts and Pockets: A Century of Betrayal of the Jamaican Working Class as the best publication in the category...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald, has encouraged Jamaica's private- and public-sector entities to consider partnering with the institution to help fund and promote research in the island....

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Microcephaly is not new to Jamaica, noted Dr Winston De La Haye, acting chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health."In every country you have occurrences of microcephaly as one of the potential outcomes of defects of birth in children. And...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno recently indicated that despite not having any major terrorist activities in Jamaica and the Caribbean, the region still needs to be adequately prepared to respond to and properly investigate any...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Trisha Williams-Singh, board chairman of the New Forest Infant Primary and Junior High School in South Manchester, has won the October 2015 Gleaner Silver Pen Award for penning a letter decrying the influence party politics has on the governance of...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has urged employers to give special consideration to employees who are members of the national reserves and to make them available for general election duties from February 13 to 28."It's in preparation for the...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Child Development Agency (CDA) has upped the ante in achieving its objective of having at least 75 per cent of children in State care, placed in family environments, through its living in family environments programme (LIFE).Currently, there are...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke says he has advised prospective North Trelawny candidate, John-Paul White, to release, today, documents proving he has satisfied an outstanding $17-million debt with Tax Administration...

Published:Monday | February 1, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Peter Bunting is calling for a social paradigm shift in Jamaica, aimed at ensuring that the nation's children do not continue to be raised fatherless. Based on research done in the United States of America, United Kingdom...

Published:Friday | January 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Consultant cardiologist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) Dr Andrene Chung, says that there is an obesity problem among Jamaica's children which she attributes to a major cutback in their time spent engaging in outdoor activities and poor...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A Caribbean study conducted by RISE Life Management Services has revealed an alarming figure, showing that many persons as young as 10 years old have had some involvement with gambling.The announcement was made by RISE Life Management's Executive...

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