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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | September 19, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At six years old, she was enrolled in a Kingston-based primary school, knowing only about five consonants and a couple vowels. She wasn’t able to sound out any words and she had a few sight words but not enough to be able to read a sentence. The...

Published:Wednesday | September 18, 2019 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Learning Innovations for Autism Management (LIAM) is on target to create an inclusive educational system that supports children with autism. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that prevents people from understanding what they see, hear...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The name Father Richard Ho Lung has become synonymous with the poor in Jamaica. Today, he celebrates his 80th birthday and he desires for Jamaicans to become more charitable towards the poor. Forty years ago, he founded the Missionaries of the...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has revealed that 48 Jamaicans have sought the ministry’s assistance in locating relatives in the Hurricane Dorian-hit Bahamas. Already, some of them have been located. “Efforts to locate others are...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It was euphoria and high energy for the Big 185! After its first publication on September 13, 1834, The Gleaner showed no signs of slowing down yesterday morning and kicked off the festivities with a grand road march in downtown Kingston. Led by...

Published:Friday | September 13, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The spirit of collaboration was in the air yesterday as Pembroke Hall, Ardenne, and Haile Selassie high schools merged for a musical and drama piece while Vaz Preparatory and Holy Family Primary performed an incorporated dance routine at the launch...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica breathes a sigh of relief that none of its nationals have been reported dead so far, one of the most devastating stories has emerged out of The Bahamas. For 18-year-old Zachary Bain, the onslaught of Hurricane Dorian will be etched in...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Children of Jamaica Outreach Inc (COJO), a New York-based Jamaican charity, awarded just over US$40,000 in scholarships to 10 wards of the State yesterday. The awardees were nominated by children’s officers from the various parishes and selected...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-five current and former employees of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group were yesterday toasted for their sterling years of service to the multimedia organisation. The function, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, was the first combined long-...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As relief efforts continue in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road in St Andrew has initiated a drive that it hopes will expand to a national scale. Bishop Herro Blair said that during their church...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

He left Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland for a visit to The Bahamas in 1990, but his stay was made permanent, having met his now wife there. Richard Little never imagined that the Queen’s Cove, Grand Bahama, home he shared with his wife and three...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-two students were presented with scholarships from the Portia Simpson Miller Foundation on Thursday. At the annual scholarship ceremony, held at the Spanish Court Hotel, former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the scholarships,...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At least 70 public education institutions and three communities have benefited from a climate-change partnership forged between the governments of Japan and Jamaica. Jamaica is among the eight participating Caribbean countries in the Japan-...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government yesterday expressed sympathy and pledged support to the people of The Bahamas following the passage of the fierce Hurricane Dorian, which pummelled the island on Monday and Sunday. Dorian, which slammed into the islands as...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Patrice Moore has been living in Freeport, Grand Bahama, since September 2007. The Jack Hayward Junior High School music teacher told The Gleaner that it was her first time experiencing a Category Five hurricane when Dorian slammed The...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:31 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Hurricane Dorian battered The Bahamas yesterday, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake, there was uncertainty about the fate of roughly 1,000 Jamaicans living in the badly devastated Abaco Islands. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mackoy McNish’s mother was raped when she was 15 years old and opted out of an abortion. Her son was separated from her at birth and became a registered ward of the state after she liaised with the then Child Development Agency (CDA) – now the...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:41 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the new school term gets under way next week, there are concerns about traffic management in the Corporate Area as a number of projects have missed their projected deadlines. Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for the education...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:41 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister with oversight responsibility for the education ministry Karl Samuda has said that schools are prepared for the new academic year, which commences on September 2. “The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is satisfied that all the...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Scores of students and faculty members of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts gathered at the institution’s Arthur Wint Drive gates yesterday to register concerns about issues gripping the fine arts college. Mainly dressed in...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:47 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday said that an assessment of dengue cases is suggesting that some parishes are being affected more than others. Since the start of the year, there have been 21 suspected and confirmed...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Falling ill was the last thing Mickala Murray imagined while preparing for her exams. The Herbert Morrison Technical High School head girl was diagnosed with Type Two diabetes in January, just four months shy of the start of the Caribbean...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:20 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Security officers from various companies and their families were yesterday celebrated on the lawns of Hope Zoo in Kingston. The inaugural family fun day was organised by Bulwark Insurance Agent to recognise the officers for the important role they...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Three of the five national champions in the Jamaica Library Service National Reading Competition 2019 emerged from the parish of St James. At the awards ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday, 65 parish champions across five age...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Tavares Gardens and adjoining communities in St Andrew benefited from a range of free services on Thursday as Encounter Ministries International staged a health fair in the community with the support of a number of organisations....

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