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Stories by Jodi-Ann Gilpin

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

With the new academic year scheduled to begin in a little over a week's time and news that school books have been hit by significant price increases, Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ), is...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A few persons were left disappointed after they were unable to witness the partial solar eclipse that they had been expecting yesterday.The United States experienced coast-to-coast total solar eclipse yesterday, and Jamaica was expected to see a...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Increased cooperation with the police and a comprehensive bus system are two of the measures to be introduced by the Ministry of Education as it moves to increase the security of students when the new school year begins,Education Minister Ruel Reid...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

When Reverend Dr Peter Garth called a shipping agent last Monday to check on his package of 2,512 bags to host the Hope Gospel Assembly annual back-to-school fair, he was told that it would be impossible to get the shipment in time for the event...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Congratulations!That was the sentiment from Ronald Thwaites, opposition spokesman on education, as he joined Education Minister Ruel Reid in lauding the 2.5 percentage point increase in the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC)...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

For the first time, the Child Development Agency (CDA) is one step closer to eradicating the use of paper files to track the development of children who come into their care. Instead, they will be able to access data through the new centralised...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

As recent as Saturday, Dr Winston Green sent WhatsApp messages to parliamentarians, showing highlights of a health fair he had hosted in his St Mary South East constituency, according to general secretary of the People's National Party (PNP), Julian...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Declaring that 'data is the nexus for everything these days' and is the 'new gold', the conceptualiser of Blue Dot Data Intelligence Limited has used a fascinating mix of advanced technology and innovation to collect information. He has been doing...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

At least 15 per cent of the roughly 500 patients tested monthly at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are diagnosed with glaucoma, a rate that experts at the hospital believe is worrying.Dr Angela Mattis, head of the Ophthalmology Department at the...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:14 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Residents of sections of Whitfield Town, in the troubled South West St Andrew community, are on edge today as they say a gang feud, which has been raging in the area for weeks, escalated yesterday with the shooting of six persons, with four...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Pointing to a resurgence in persons wanting to bury relatives at the Belvedere Cemetery in Red Hills, St Andrew, Kingston's mayor, Delroy Williams, has issued a reminder that no burials will be accommodated there.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:35 PMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A 10-year-old child is among six persons who were shot this morning in the Whitfield Town area, in St Andrew South West.  Four men have since succumbed to their injuries. Senior Superintendent Arthur Brown, head of the St Andrew South...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A 40 per cent increase in the number of youth being trained in areas of agriculture, signals that farming and other options in the sector, are no longer frowned upon, but are becoming a viable economic option for youth, according to Dr Ronald Blake...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A call is being made for improved dialogue between school administrators and parents as a way of addressing issues regarding payment of fees and contributions.Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica (NPTAJ),...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Having close to 100 young people enrolled at the HEART Trust's Garmex Academy recently, to pursue studies in garment construction, has given Denworth Finnikin, National Technical, Vocational Education...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Indicating his willingness to give support to the zones of special operations, Bishop Conrad Pitkin, head of the Jamaica Association of Full Gospel Churches, has appealed to his fellow clergymen to offer their cooperation where needed.The Zones of...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

An appeal is being made to young people to exercise caution in their decision to have children and to be intent on finding a suitable partner to settle with, if they are to reap financial gains in the future.That plea was made by Gary Peart, chief...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Shantavia Cain has been diagnosed with severe myopia since birth - a condition that led to serious reading challenges during her school journey. However, the 13-year-old was not daunted and managed to gain a 92. 8 per cent average in the recent...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Just as it was in 2015, the 2016 Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica Top Award ended with a tie. This time, it was The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited and the Jamaica Observer that came out sharing the prime prize.The awards presentation,...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A paucity of skill and expertise, in addition to a harsh business climate, are factors that at least two players in the fashion industry believe are stifling growth and sustainability within the clothing arena.In an interview with The Gleaner, Dexter...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Natalie Hylton Levy has survived some of the toughest conditions faced by medical practitioners at the nation's public hospitals to become the 2017 LASCO-Nurses Association of Jamaica Nurse of the Year.A critical-care nurse at the Cornwall Regional...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Already working under adverse conditions with limited resources, staff at the downtown-based Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) are now facing an additional problem as some patients and visitors hurl threats and abuse at them."We are told everything...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Expressing concern about criminal incidents in the municipality, Kingston's Mayor Delroy Williams said that he was in the process of having a meeting with the commissioner of police and the Ministry of National Security to propose having safety...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has opted to focus its attention on just books in its back-to-school survey this year, after attempts last year to provide reasonable prices on other items such as shoes and uniforms were dismissed by consumers....

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Dr Tashni-Ann Dubroy is no stranger to executive positions and success, but her recent appointment as executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Howard University in the United States was just as exciting and humbling.The Mandeville...

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