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Stories by Jodi-Ann Gilpin

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...

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

Dr Winston De La Haye, chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health, has signalled that there is a lull in Zika (Zik V) and Chikungunya virus (chik-V) cases but cautioned against complacency, indicating that both illnesses are here to stay.In an...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Maxine Henry-Wilson, commissioner of the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission and former education minister, sought to caution policymakers and leaders to do more to lift gender stereotypes and empower girls to venture into innovative professions."...

Published:Tuesday | November 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Renowned business mogul Tony Hart believes that despite the frightening crime that has been plauging Montego Bay, the Second City is still ripe for growth, pointing to the information technology (IT) and tourism sectors, which he said are currently...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Spanish Town Hospital in dire need of upgradeThe urgent need for the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine to be upgraded to a Type A health facility was brought into sharp focus after a quarterly report by the Ministry of Health titled 'Vitals'...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Shopkeepers and other retail vendors are among a number of stakeholders that Collette Kirlew, director of client services at the National Council on Drug Abuse, intends to target. Kirlew said that illegal substances are too accessible to minors and...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Rosalee Gage-Grey will continue to provide interim oversight leadership of the newly merged Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). Youth Minister Floyd Green has said that no decision on...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Jamaican people have spoken, and the National Baking Company responded yesterday by launching the 'Balance Your Life Campaign', which will see the sugar content of some of its bread cut by 33 per cent.Butch Hendrickson, chief executive officer,...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Education ministry is convinced that it is well on its way to introducing the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2019, but some principals remain unconvinced.According to the principals, several...

Published:Monday | November 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Indicating that there will be a renewed focus in catering to non-traditional high schools, Marie Clarke, president of the International Proxy Parents (IPP), said she has no regrets catering to children in traditional high schools, as they are...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Finance minister Audley Shaw says that he would be launching an immediate investigation into what he described as unreasonable gas prices at the pumps, while rejecting claims that the Government's imposition of additional taxes on gasolene is the...

Published:Wednesday | November 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday expressed gratitude to the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) for adopting 15 state-run medical clinics, even as he pleaded with other corporate entities to join in providing some basic and...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The out-of-control crime rate has not escaped the minds of Jamaicans, but at least two recruits expected to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) shortly say they will not be daunted by the ongoing tactics being employed by criminals. Instead,...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Students' socio-economic background and the schools they attend determine whether they are subjected to corporal punishment or emotional violence.Maureen Samms-Vaughan, professor of child health and development at the University of the West Indies,...

Published:Sunday | November 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A focus on education and beautifying the passage from Ocho Rios, St Ann, to Kingston are among the areas to be emphasised by accomplished businessman, Antony Keith Edmund Hart, who was yesterday conferred with an Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Some of Jamaica's 10-year-olds are not fully literate in numeracy and literacy, yet they already have a frightening command of how gangs operate and are replicating violent gangster behaviour in their primary schools.This revelation was made by...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 11:16 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Children advocates and other stakeholders are expressing concern about the number of children being killed in Jamaica following a report which revealed that 47 children were murdered across the island up to October 21...

Published:Friday | October 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Gleaner newspaper yesterday received high commendations for what was described as their kind and unique gesture of printing the publication on pink paper on several occasions for the month of October, as part of its multi-pronged initiative to...

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