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Stories by Jonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:34 PMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

More than half of the nursing homes and infirmaries inspected across the island since May to gauge how they have been adhering to COVID-19 protocols aimed at mitigating the risk of an outbreak of the virus have been found unsatisfactory. The...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:15 PMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Education consultancy, Enrolled Jamaica, has made it possible for secondary students in Jamaica to receive information from all 80 universities registered with the University Council of Jamaica. The agency provides a host of free information to...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

On April 20 this year, George Jon-Andrew Bryan had just returned from the skate park and climbed on to the roof of his Boston, Portland, home to watch firefighters battle a wildfire that was consuming the hills. “About half an hour later, I hear a...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

“I wanted to provide a healthy haircare choice for cancer patients,” said Kimorra Lucas, owner of Treats 4 Kinks. The idea was highly influenced by her mother, Beverly Lucas, a five-year cancer survivor who finished chemotherapy four months ago and...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the Charlemont Farm Scheme in St Catherine are pleading for a reprieve from a dust nuisance linked to the Windalco operations, which they say is affecting their health and causing great discomfort. Jacqueline Smith told The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

As The Gleaner drove through Trench Town and Majesty Gardens in Kingston on Monday morning, the streets were teeming with children playing and loitering, unperturbed about lessons they are missing as classes progress online. In an environment...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

At 45 years old, mother of nine and grandmother of 10, Susan Burke* finds herself begging on the streets of the capital city to provide for her household. Up to March this year, the Trench Town resident had been working as a janitor but lost her...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Though there has been an increase in awareness of the well-being needs of the elderly, professor of public health and ageing at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Dr Denise Eldemire-Shearer, says there is still a lot of ground to cover...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:06 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Halls of Learning (HOL) is providing online science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses and access to competitions that will give students a host of international opportunities in robotics. The institution has been providing...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Justine Hope, Immaculate Conception High School student, acquired 10 ones in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. Aside from being known as an overachiever, she is described by many as a selfless person. The 16-year old said...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:05 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The famous Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” For years, Michael Lewis has been pursuing his dream in theatre. That, along with his dedication to charity, unlocked the joys to living...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

At least 300 students at The University of the West Indies, Mona have applied for leave of absence because of COVID-19-related challenges. Since the onset of COVID-19, students have been grappling with financial issues, lack of resources and no...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The Government is hoping that the second phase of its Rural Economic Development Programme (REDI II) will pump life into rural economies, mitigate migration to urban centres, and spur new earning potential for thousands of persons across the island...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:16 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

A 51-year-old St Mary man is in need of a home after suffering two major strokes that have made him unable to fend for himself. Lenworth Rose ended up in the hospital in October 2018 after a blood vessel burst in his brain, affecting his speech....

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Easton O’Haro hasn’t been outside his home in Mangrove district, Pear Tree Grove, for about five years. Paralysed from the waist down about 17 years ago, the 56-year-old lives in the care of his 80-year-old mother, on whom he depends for everything...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica-born Andrea Ajibade was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer one month before the completion of her daughter’s chemotherapy treatment. In July 2018, she underwent a routine mammogram at a healthcare facility in Cape Town, South Africa,...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The tidal wave of green that swept across Jamaica on election day triggered a sea change in a once-rock-solid bastion of People’s National Party (PNP) support, with a family of 15 switching allegiance in a monumental political swing. While...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The opinions of the public are wavering as to which team won the first night of the National Political Debate. Both major political parties, the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), commenced the first of three debates...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:05 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Some 15 tertiary students will be receiving scholarships to take part in a five-day ‘Seeds for the Future’ programme, to nurture their talents in information and communications technology (ICT). The programme is an annual initiative carried out by...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Sixteen-year-old Calabar High schoolboy Cornel Grant is a fighter. And he’s determined to emerge out of another war with his ailing body yet again. Cornel, who returned to classes in January after a two-year hiatus while battling a brain tumour,...

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