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Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A move by Trinidad and Tobago to ban sodas in public schools was supported by Jamaica's health minister, Dr Christopher Tufton, who indicated that once he got the approval from Cabinet, a similar course of action would happen locally.Trinidad's...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

There can never be any justification for physical violence or any other kind of abuse against women and children.Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn made that very clear during a breakfast forum hosted by the Institute for Gender...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While acknowledging that the University of Technology (UTech) has made great strides in producing graduates who are 'industry ready' and is still the leading institution in training health professionals, particularly in pharmacy, newly installed...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Cybercrimes Unit says it is expecting Jamaica to lose more than the US$100 million it lost last year due to criminal activities on the Internet.Inspector Warren Williams, head of the unit at Jamaica Constabulary Force, reported that for 2016,...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

By putting productivity at the forefront of the company, GK Foods benefited from massive savings of US$2.5 million after only one year of implementing interventional strategies developed by the Jamaica Productivity Centre (JPC).Metry Seaga, chairman...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Parents are being urged to create an environment that will provide relaxation and comfort for their children as they sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this Thursday and Friday.Everton Hannam, president of the National Parent-Teacher...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

When Morine Thompson entered the Jamaica Fire Brigade in November 1976, her plan was to save enough money to pursue what she thought was her dream of becoming a teacher. That dream is now history, however, as she fell in love with the profession and...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Prime Minister Andrew Holness was strident yesterday in his dismissal of the common belief shared among many Jamaicans that women are the cause of incidents of rape and abuse that they suffer because of their attire.Speaking at a luncheon, which he...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Except for issues regarding a number of students who deferred in the last sitting of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Kandi-Lee Crooks-Smith, principal at Allman Town Primary School in , believes all is in place for her students to sit the...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Latheva James and the rest of her family are nervous yet overjoyed as they prepare to travel with three-year-old Lashell Campbell to the Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands, where the younger is to undergo heart surgery.Campbell is among...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Her non-traditional story is about following a childhood passion for service. Pauline Ford-Caesar, a daughter of Jamaica, went ahead and made her mark in the city of Birmingham in Alabama, United States, to which she migrated many years ago,...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Juliet Holness is at the helm of one the largest constituencies in Jamaica, and as a result, she has had to be strategic in ensuring that she effectively carries out her duties as member of parliament (MP), while not neglecting her role as a mother...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Extortion continues to be a major source of income for criminals operating in Spanish Town, St Catherine, but the police have lost track of just how much this illegal activity is costing the business community. This admission comes nine months after...

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A number of initiatives implemented by the St Catherine North division to curtail crime and violence have given police officers some hope that fear among residents has been quelled.Officer in charge of administration, Deputy Superintendent of Police...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

In updating the nation on plans to remedy the myriad challenges now plaguing the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton said every effort is being made to alleviate the discomfort faced by workers, including finding...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

In January 2016 when Hazel Espeut turned 99, family and friends were eagerly counting down to the new year, hoping that she would be alive to see her 100th birthday.Their wish came true, as Espeut made the century mark on January 31 surrounded by...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While not diminishing the frustration faced by members of the police force as they deal with emerging incidents of 'fake news', Professor Anthony Harriott, crime researcher and director of the Institute of Criminal Justice at the University of the...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

On September 6, 2016, Gayle Brown* turned a new chapter in his life. He decided that his more-than-30-year struggle with drinking and smoking addictions would not control his life anymore.Brown revealed in an interview with The Gleaner that the...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

There were high hopes of continuing the 10 per cent reduction in the number of children who go missing across Jamaica - a trend that was achieved by the Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) in 2015 and 2016.That dream could be thwarted this year...

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A failure on the part of parents to provide guidance, and their unwillingness to access social services available to needy students are factors Howard Isaacs, president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, said are stifling efforts to see a...

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Delroy Williams, mayor of Kingston, is expecting that the long-awaited restoration of the 105-year-old Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston will be realised by May of this year.In an interview with The Gleaner following the Kingston and St Andrew...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

An urgent call has been made for all gatherings hosting 200 or more persons to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED).In explaining the potential devastating nature of cardiac arrests, Dr Hugh Wong, director of emergency cardiac...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The sudden and potentially debilitating nature of cardiac arrests, have prompted medical experts to make an urgent call for every lay person to learn the techniques of conducting a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).Dr Marilyn Lawrence Wright,...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:21 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Several young people from inner-city communities across the Corporate Area have concluded that the Throne Speech presented by Governor General Sir Patrick Allen lacked adequate information as to how issues plaguing the country will be addressed -...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 2:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Meteoro-logical Service of Jamaica has declared a number of parishes as experi-encing drought, but noted that Westmoreland and Hanover are most severe.In an interview with The Gleaner, Evan Thompson, head at the Meteorological Office, said that...

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