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Stories by Jodi-Ann Gilpin

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

The more than 600 young people who packed the auditorium of the Douglas Orane Auditorium at the Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston last Friday was a signal to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation that its Youth Summer Employment Programme...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Almost one in every four female sex workers who participated in a recent survey reported being raped at least once in their life.An equal number of exotic dancers also reported being raped in the 4th Generational Bio-Behavioural Surveillance Survey...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The approach of scrambling for resources and building shelters, while vulnerability is increasing, has been described by Ronald Jackson as a losing formula.Jackson, who is the head of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, told The...

Published:Sunday | April 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While expressing his joy at the quality of the products being displayed by small entrepreneurs at Expo Jamaica 2018, Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has urged them to demand more from the government...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:35 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A voice note circulating, informing persons that criminals have been posing as police personnel and robbing citizens in the Ziadie Gardens community in Kingston, might have in fact been referencing a legitimate operation.  The voice note,...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:33 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Pointing to current figures which shows that 72 persons have died on the nation’s roads so far, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is appealing to road users to be extremely careful on the roads over the long holiday weekend which begins...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:28 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Businessman Michael Lee-Chin deemed it a privilege to have been friends with the late Noel Hylton for 16 years, with his only regret being that he had not known him longer. That was the general sentiment among persons inside the Cathedral of the...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 11:17 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Office administration, English literature, principles of accounts, information technology and social studies were some of the subjects, which recorded the highest levels of absenteeism for the January sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Examination...

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...

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