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Stories by Jodi-Ann Gilpin

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

When some students enter their schools' premises today, an enhanced environment and a boost in their institution's aesthetics will greet them.That is because persons turned up in their numbers at various schools in the Corporate Area yesterday to...

Published:Monday | May 22, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While highlighting the need for Jamaica's health sector to capitalise on new technology available to screen patients, consultant urologist Dr Robert Wan has argued that policymakers should be equally cautious in ensuring that resources are not...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

News that the stressful Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) is to be scrapped is likely to get strong support from parents as a new study shows that it is sending scores of children into depression.The education ministry has announced that by 2019 the...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A 1996 Toyota Haice minibus currently transports some 20 children at the Annie Dawson Home for Children to and from school on a daily basis - a task that presents numerous challenges.Ivaline Nickie, manager at the St Andrew-based home, noted that...

Published:Monday | May 15, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Professor Trevor Munroe, executive director of National Integrity Action (NIA), is urging citizens, specifically members of the clergy, to make a solemn commitment to stand up for truth and justice.Munroe was addressing the Independent Churches of...

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The local private sector has been labelled as inefficient as the Government by Therese Turner-Jones, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) country representative in Jamaica.Seemingly disappointed at the low productivity levels in Jamaica, Turner...

Published:Saturday | May 13, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Governor general wishes collaboration between Logos book ship and social initiativeGovernor General of Jamaica Sir Patrick Allen believes that the arrival of the Logos Hope presents a myriad of opportunities to impact youth development in the...

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Rosalee Gage Grey, chief executive officer at the Child Development Agency (CDA), said that she is willing to apologise to past wards of the State who have been scarred emotionally or otherwise while in state care.The CDA boss explained to The...

Published:Monday | May 8, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Several architects and engineers are predicting a dismal future for the local construction sector, indicating that scores of young graduates have to migrate because there are no incentives in...

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:18 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

As the nation prepares to mark Teacher's Day next Wednesday, the island's teachers are being urged not to crumble under the weight of indiscipline that is sometimes displayed by students.Instead, Julian Robinson, opposition spokesman on information...

Published:Thursday | May 4, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Prime Minister Andrew Holness made an appeal to citizens not to view the Government's decision to fund tertiary students in arrears solely from an economic perspective, but to see the progressive benefits that would accrue in the long run.The...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 5:43 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The induction ceremony for Prime Minister Andrew Holness is currently under way at the University of The West Indies, Mona. The induction is to take place at the Honour Park which was established in 2005, to celebrate graduates who are, or have been,...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 5:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The judges who presided over the Optimist International Caribbean District Oratorical Contest took more than the 30 minutes allotted to them to deliberate, expressing how tough it was to choose a winner.However, when all was said and done, Adia...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:05 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Three hundred and sixty-four students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) are currently in arrears, down from 1,600. That was the disclosure made Tuesday by education minister Ruel Reid, who sought to update the nation on the debacle which...

Published:Thursday | April 27, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

With crimality wreaking havoc on every aspect of the Jamaican society, Major General Rocky Meade is of the firm belief that there is no shortage of crime plans in the country. Rather, he believes that there is a huge gap in creating long-term...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Alex Parkinson has had to live with the pressure of bleeding for 20 minutes or more whenever he gets a minor injury. That's three times more than the average person who bleeds for five minutes or less with minor injuries.That's because from a very...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Consultant haematologist/oncologist at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Dr Gillian Wharfe, is urging the government to provide easier access to treatment for persons with haemophilia.In an interview with The Sunday Gleaner to mark...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Preliminary weather-tracking models are not indicating any serious concern for drought at the end of June, however, climate service specialist Glenroy Brown, has said that temperatures are likely to be warmer than normal closer to the end of the...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The yearly trek to church on Good Friday has not become a ritual for the Reverend Dr Alton Tulloch and members of St Michael's Church in Kingston. However, the pastor believes that the Easter period has lost its significance. He is urging persons to...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Professor Archibald McDonald, pro vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), stridently defended the institution's stance to embark on its engagement with the private sector, specifically 138 Student Living.Over the past two years...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Investigators from the Child Development Agency (CDA) who rushed to Lowe River, Trelawny, in the wake of the reported killing of a 14-year-old by an 11-year-old found themselves having to rescue a five-year-old who was in desperate need of care and...

Published:Wednesday | April 5, 2017 | 4:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The American Friends of Jamaica primarily assists in areas of education, health care and economic development. This year, however, the Child Resiliency Programme was the focus for president, Wendy Hart, who indicated that the work of the charity...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Principals of two Corporate Area inner-city schools have welcomed the proposed ban on bagged juices and other sugary drink as a step in the right direction but questioned the success of getting the desired buy-in from parents and guardians in light...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Two years ago, Royanne DeSilva had no idea where Qatar was. Today she lives there, having received an amazing opportunity to become a flight attendant.DeSilva, who grew up in May Pen, Clarendon, said that she has had to acknowledge the fact that her...

Published:Wednesday | March 29, 2017 | 3:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Several young people across the Corporate Area have strongly dismissed assertions that the age of a political leader will influence their decision to take part in the democratic process.A debate has again stirred surrounding the capacity of the...

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