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Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Nine-year-old Raje Josephs has been battling with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma for more than a year and is in urgent need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant after undergoing nine cycles of chemotherapy and 26 cycles of radiation. Cancer of...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Environmentalist Diana McCaulay is calling for an immediate ban as the Government urges suppliers of packaging products to find more eco-friendly alternatives to plastic options that have replaced styrofoam in the food and beverage industry....

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:22 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Kerry-Ann Palmer is demanding answers from the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) about the death of her father, 64-year-old taxi operator Harrison Palmer, who was killed in controversial circumstances during a police shooting last...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ramping up housing solutions will not in itself solve Jamaica’s crisis of informal settlements until there is a fundamental shift in generational social problems. That is the view of Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Acting Sergeant Muriel White and District Officer Andrea Morris have given a combined total of 50 years of stellar service to the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and for their effort, they recently received the medal of honour for long service and good...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Audley Malcolm was ushered into fatherhood when he was 19 years old and quickly had to equip himself with the tools necessary for all facets of his child’s upbringing. Now 65 and a father of nine, he was yesterday honoured for being exemplary in...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Parents have been urged to develop more open relationships with their children so that they will be more likely to disclose incidents of sexual and other abuse as reports to state authorities have plunged amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With more than 1,000 cases of sexual abuse recorded among children in the first half of the year, child-protection advocates are urging Jamaicans to become acquainted with the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of technology and has caused Jamaicans, particularly the youth, to become innovators in the digital world. Product Marketing Manager at Facebook and digital entrepreneur Malik Mbaye has asserted...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Cyril Dixon has called Cobbla, Manchester, his home for the last 101 years and resides in the same house he grew up in. In that home lies the memories of decades, much of which he can’t remember. Dixon is the youngest and only male among his seven...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Twelve Jamaican tertiary students will be embarking on a five-day online internship programme offered by tech giant Huawei Technologies, through Huawei Jamaica’s Seeds for the Future flagship programme. The programme seeks to develop local ICT...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

While the Bustamante Hospital for Children has seen a significant decline in patients with accident-related injuries, lacerations and burns since mid-March, when schools were closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has seen an increase in assumed...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican teachers and students have been warned by Education Minister Fayval Williams to safeguard the integrity of School-Based Assessments (SBAs) in the wake of criticism from the regional examination body that grading discrepancies gave a...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It has been a struggle for educators who are mothers to school-age children in the COVID-19 education era. Their homes have become halls of learning for their children as well as the tens of thousands they teach online daily. “I have not been...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Principal of Hope Valley Experimental School, Anthony Grant, is reporting that the move to online learning has been a “welcome experience” for the St Andrew-based school. The institution, which currently has a population of 720 students, was...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Contender for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP), Lisa Hanna, has asserted that healing and rebuilding the political organisation’s internal structures must be done outside of the public’s eyes. “For too long, the PNP, in many...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

People’s National Party (PNP) presidential candidate Lisa Hanna has said that if she should become prime minister of Jamaica, she will be seeking to make changes to how constituencies are funded. “Those constituencies that are larger should get...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mark Golding has said that the People’s National Party (PNP) has some work to do to regain the seats it lost in western Jamaica in the September 3 general election. When the dust settled on September 3, all 16 seats in the west went to the Jamaica...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the November 7 People’s National Party (PNP) presidential election draws closer, prospective candidate Mark Golding is oozing with confidence that he can secure the seat at the helm of the 82-year-old political organisation. Golding, who is...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:24 PMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Dr Carissa Etienne has issued an appeal to member states to “prioritise a transparent and proactive” communications approach for COVID-19. “The people of our region crave clear guidance....

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is among six Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) member states which have been provided with the full down payment required for the COVAX Facility. The COVAX Facility is designed to accelerate equitable access by countries globally to...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

For 23 years, Terri Ann Leslie has been cooling tempers, extinguishing blazes, and extricating people from crashed vehicles in the western parish of St James. The assistant superintendent is one of two females in the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) who...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Shaneille Hall became an orphan at three years old and was placed in the care of her maternal family. She was learning to adjust to life without her parents and enjoying the joys of childhood when, at five years old, she was sexually abused by her...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

FOR THREE decades, RISE (Reaching Individuals through Skills and Education) Life Management Services has been impacting the lives of vulnerable populations in Jamaica. John James*, 40, began a career in the gaming industry in 2009 and was trained...

Published:Monday | October 12, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A week after the official start of school in the COVID-19 era, parents and students in Epsom, St Mary, reported highs and lows of the new normal. Poor Internet connectivity was a common thread in the conversations a Gleaner news team had with...

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