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Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Jamaica has joined a number of other small island developing states in accessing financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to assist with mitigation and adaptation programmes.Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee, has again warned that preparedness at the policy and individual levels will determine the severity of the damage Jamaica encounters, should an major...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:31 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The lack of professionals who focus on hair care, is a major gap that renowned hair loss specialist and cosmetologist Monica Shakespeare, has identified in the industry, and a contributor to its failure to record significant growth. She said...

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Two of the schools whose students received the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine on Monday are reporting that despite the backlash and islandwide controversy, it was a smooth process.Leighton Smith, principal of the Papine High School in St Andrew...

Published:Tuesday | October 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The case of a video showing a 12-year-old girl being beaten with a machete by her mother in St Thomas, which has gone viral, has come as no surprise to Betty-Ann Blaine. The head of Hear the Children's Cry, however, expressed that she was deeply...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The push by insurance companies to provide citizens with health policies, some believe, has helped to alleviate the financial burden of treating critical illnesses. However, David Wan, president of the Jamaica Employers' Federation, said that small...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Survival was Sandra Samuels' immediate thought after she was informed that one of her breasts would have to be removed, having been diagnosed with cancer in November 1999. When the dust settled, however, she said that thoughts of the impact on her...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Delays in accessing and completing their course of treatment top the list of things patients normally do wrong after they have been diagnosed with breast cancer.Dr Lindberg Simpson, consultant general and minimal-invasive surgeon, told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

As the Ministry of Health administers the human papilloma-virus (HPV) vaccines in schools today, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said it is of equal importance to make sure that parents fully understand and appreciate the benefits of...

Published:Saturday | September 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Despite public backlash and fears about the the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) to be introduced to young girls, the health ministry said vaccines will be administered in schools across the island on Monday.The vaccine is expected to assist in...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

New head of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) Kaysia Kerr is moving to debunk the myth that poor people make worse parents.According to Kerr, her experience as an educator, with particular focus on parent support to the disabled...

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

Consumers can no longer use price to differentiate real from counterfeit goods competing for their money. Deputy Superintendent Carl Berry, head of the Anti-trafficking in Persons Unit, revealed that illicit traders were selling fake brands at...

Published:Friday | September 22, 2017 | 2:16 PMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A retailer at a store in Spanish Town, St Catherine, has been charged following the seizure of several counterfeit goods yesterday. The individual was charged with breaches of the Trademarks Act. A visit to the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime...

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

Education Minister Ruel Reid is contemplating establishing district boards in a bid to hold school boards more accountable.In an interview with The Gleaner, he admitted that a few boards had to be called in during his tenure as minister, as there...

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

There are high hopes that the intense stress associated with the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be alleviated as Jamaica prepares for the transition to the Primary Exit Profile (PEP). Ruel Reid, education minister, said, however, that...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Coming from what he described as a 'brutal' year in fourth form, Jeremy Farr said his outstanding performance in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate was even more rewarding.Farr gained grade one in all eight subjects he took. The...

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

The arrival area at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston was transformed into a sea of jubilation yesterday as Jamaicans who were stranded in the Hurricane Irma-ravaged St Maarten finally returned home.More than 70 per cent of the...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The parish of St Ann has been identified as the area most urgently in need of additional schools as the Ministry of Education makes plans to build five additional schools throughout the island over the next three years.Education Minister Ruel Reid, in an interview with...

Published:Thursday | September 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has paved the way for the sale of the land that formed the roadway that moved motorists from East King's House Road to Barbican Road.The KSAMC on Tuesday approved a resolution moved by Winston...

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

Kaysia Kerr, head of the National Parenting Support Commission, believes that some citizens have been unfair in their criticism of fathers, declaring that there has been a steady increase in the number of men who are involved in their children's...

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

School administrators are being urged to be more proactive in making their requests for furniture, bearing in mind that there is a process to be followed before resources can be acquired.Education Minister Ruel Reid, in his response to complaints...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The long-held view of many Jamaicans that flogging their children is an effective method of enforcing discipline has been rubbished by Kaysia Kerr, the new head of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC).Hours after she was confirmed as the...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The island's tourism industry received a body blow yesterday as an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 visitors, plus scores of Jamaicans, were unable to enter or leave through the island's two main airports.Visitor-arrival figures forthe first week of this...

Published:Thursday | September 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Young boys in Jamaica are being punished from as young as 18 months old, and far more than girls, according to recently revealed data, which points to severe misunderstanding on issues of child development as well as ignorance on the part of parents...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

School supplies for seven children went up in flames on Monday in a fire that gutted a nine-bedroom dwelling at Second Street in Trench Town, Kingston.Juliet Lewis, a resident at the house, told The Gleaner that it was a nerve-racking experience...

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