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Stories by Jodi-Ann Gilpin

Published:Friday | February 9, 2018 | 12:48 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A culture of impatience is how the first female president of the Methodist Church in Jamaica has described the root cause of crime and violence that have been overwhelming Jamaica. The Reverend Christine Gooden Benguche was elected at the St John...

Published:Sunday | February 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A serious fear of the unknown is how some educators have described the pending transition from the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).According to the educators, during a series of consultations they found that a...

Published:Sunday | January 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Last year, Clarendon had the dubious distinction of finishing second on the list of most murderous police division in the island and the parish has started 2018 with more bloodletting.But Bushy Park, which is in the vicinity of the parish capital,...

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

It is a memory that to this day brings shock and trauma. However, the residents of Slipdock Road in east Kingston who were victims of a massive fire on New Year's Day still managed to laugh and be cheerful as they expressed themselves during a...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday urged the Church to use the pulpit to confront the issue of vengeance, which is responsible for many of the murders taking place across the island.Last year, at least 1,570 murders were recorded in Jamaica,...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A recommendation is being made for future health facilities to construct specialised waiting areas for children, following a recent project from the health ministry that revealed that children are being further traumatised at some of the island's...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Health centres have seen an average of 41 per cent increased usage over the past year, however, Dr Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie, director, emergency disaster management and special services in the health ministry, said that a massive public awareness...

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

At 11 and eight years old, Nathan and Naomi Campbell have been wooing everyone they come across with their talents. Nathan has left many spellbound with his masterly manipulation of the strings of his violin and Naomi, not to be outdone, has been...

Published:Saturday | December 30, 2017 | 12:48 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Acting Assistant Commissioner Floyd McLean, chief fire prevention officer at the Jamaica Fire Brigade, believes that there are profound lessons to be learnt from a massive fire at an apartment building in the Bronx in New York City Thursday, which...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Reverend Barrington Hall is calling for more practical action from the church community to address issues such as crime and violence, describing past efforts as "Band-Aids" for deeply festering social wounds.Hall, who is thesenior pastor at the...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2017 | 1:40 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Interventions from the Ministry of Health to introduce the E-triage system, has seen a drastic increase in the number of patients being triaged under 30 minutes at the Bustamante Hospital for Children, with stakeholders expecting a similar trend at...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Annoyance, frustration, and fatigue overwhelmed scores of persons yesterday as they tried to get their final Christmas shopping done in the Corporate Area.Lewin Simpson, who spoke to The Gleaner while doing his shopping at Tropical Plaza in St...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

It was deeper than having fun and eating lots of food. A treat hosted by Food For the Poor (FFP) yesterday left many wards of the State emotional as they were reunited with friends and even siblings.Khalidah Bryce, secretary at Windsor Lodge...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar, marriage, family, and sex therapist, is advising married couples to employ wisdom as they shop for the Christmas holiday while ensuring they still take the time to make each other feel special.Dunbar said couples must...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is pushing for parents to focus on being present in their children's lives for the Christmas season, instead of buying expensive presents.Kaysia Kerr, head of the NPSC, told The Gleaner yesterday that...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

In addition to preaching the gospel of healing and salvation, Reverend Dwight Fletcher, senior pastor at the Transformed Life Church (TLC), believes the Church has a role to play in aiding business people unleash their potential, in addition to...

Published:Sunday | December 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

He was the oldest competitor, but 90-year-old Roy Thomas would not be left out as he joined more than 100 participants in The Gleaner's Capture Kingston Photo Competition yesterday.Also...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

In addition to providing lunch money and meals to students at the primary-school level and donating school supplies, Mabel Wood, founder and director of Love and Hope Ministries (LAHM), wants every child with whom she interacts with to feel God's...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Last week, we featured a male cosmetologist. This week, we present a male hairstylist.He works five to six days a week, catering to more than 15 clients per day, standing for the whole time. But this is no bother to Belal Alkhateeb, popular male...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The transformation of lives into a deeper maturity with Christ is what stands out most for Barrington Hall, senior pastor at the Ekklesia Bible Fellowship in St Andrew, as he reflected on the church's sixth anniversary, which was celebrated...

Published:Friday | December 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Professor Wendel Abel, psychiatrist, has said that from his observation and research, a contribution to issues such as maternal deaths is the fact that citizens and the State were not affirming their rights."Sometimes the focus (of discussion) is to...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Recent work done by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) has led Uki Atkinson, research analyst at the organisation, to conclude that Jamaica is faced with a parenting crisis.Findings from the 2017 Global School Health Survey and Rapid...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Jamaica may be currently faced with disturbing and alarming incidents of crime and mayhem, but a totally different picture has been painted in schools. A study done this year by the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) shows that there has been...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Who would have thought that an unexpected relationship would have resulted in a successful business venture? That is Wayne Maxwell's story, artistic director and owner of JMAX Spa, Hair and Nail Club in St Andrew, who has been at the helm of a...

Published:Monday | November 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Errol Rattray Evangelistic Association (EREA) has positively impacted the lives of young men islandwide over the past 13 years, and evangelist Errol Rattray expects that this year will be no different, after the organisation hosted more than 100...

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