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Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:40 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Bandele Sankofa’s plans to watch the English Premiere league match between Liverpool and Manchester United on Sunday were cut short by a horrific nightmare for him and his family after he received a call that his niece, Dr. Nadia...

Published:Sunday | December 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

As two serving members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Calvin and Carlene Allen have had to navigate some of the toughest hurdles in their careers, but they have arrived at one conclusion: they have no regrets.Senior Superintendent Calvin...

Published:Saturday | December 15, 2018 | 12:48 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A call is being made for young doctors to receive more in depth training about the importance of patients’ rights and working as a team.  Linnette Vassell, advocacy specialist in the Partnership for the Promotion of Patients'...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:06 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The tourism sector has once again come under fire. This time resorts have been accused of paying out big money to victims of sexual assault to stay silent.The plight of several women was highlighted in an article titled "Jamaica resorts covered up...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

There are times when talk is not enough, and strong, maybe even controversial actions, have to be taken. No one knows this better than Reverend Annett Brown, who admitted that she punched a male member of her church in the face several times because...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Ushers at the Church of the Transfiguration in Meadowbrook, St Andrew, spent a good portion of the morning yesterday getting additional chairs to accommodate the large number of persons who turned out to celebrate the life of Reginald 'Oral'...

Published:Monday | October 22, 2018 | 5:13 PMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Mona Heights Primary School was considered a safe haven for many students, especially those from very volatile areas. However, that changed last Friday after a vendor was fatally shot at the school's gate. In discussing the impact of the...

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

Recognising the need to close the gap of access to services between rural and urban areas, the Jamaica Cancer Society is exhausting every avenue to make sure all sections of the island are catered to.Speaking with The Sunday Gleaner during the...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:37 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Even as he expressed overwhelming joy for the recognition he received at yesterday’s National Honours and Awards ceremony at King's House, St Andrew, Earl Jarrett, renowned businessman, was most grateful to be alive. He was awarded ...

Published:Sunday | September 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Dr Leith Dunn, head of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, has described as a backward step the moves by the university and the People's National Party (PNP) to exclude women from top...

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...

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