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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:25 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has given the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information 30 days to submit a plan of action to curb violence in schools. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is the de jure minister, while Karl Samuda is the...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The overturned table of cake icing ingredients slowly returned to their original position. Eggs first, the bottle of milk, and then the bowl – all being pulled by almost invisible strings. His mouth opened in awe, and immediately, he nudged the...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Out of scientific exploration, Verdantderms Cosmetics, a start-up skin-care brand, was born. Twenty-seven-year-old Orlando Hamilton, along with a team of undergraduate final-year students from Northern Caribbean University (NCU), conducted...

Published:Saturday | February 8, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

They stood out among the hundreds of females decked in royal blue and white tunics. When asked why they chose nursing, their reason boiled down to inspiration. That’s what it took for the three young men in their early 20s to enrol in the...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Paper is generally made from wood fibres, but an assistant professor in Manchester has been experimenting with more than 50 plant fibres as a means of confronting climate change. When The Gleaner visited Northern Caribbean University in the parish...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans have been warned to expect property insurance rates to rise by 10-15 per cent this year because of “increasingly destructive Atlantic hurricane seasons in recent years”, even though the island itself has been spared the wrath of killer...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Karl Samuda, minister with oversight responsibility for education, has called on the ministry to place greater focus on parental involvement and the development of students. He was speaking recently at a press conference for the release of the...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jo-Ann Morris stood in the background, watching as her mother tirelessly experimented with ingredients to make natural alternatives after suffering allergic reactions from store-bought soaps. As she admired her mother’s work, the seeds were being...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A 21-year-old workman operating from scaffolding at 52-60 Dumfries Road in New Kingston was electrocuted and rushed to hospital early yesterday afternoon. The freak accident occurred about 12:40. The man’s identity was not disclosed by the police...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Construction of Jamaica’s first purpose-built Parliament is set to begin in the first quarter of 2021. The details were revealed during a Houses of Parliament and Government Campus Project update meeting and tree planting ceremony, held yesterday...

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Grief channelled into creativity is the story behind Woman of Virtue (W.V.Fashion), a local, handmade hat business poised to soar to new heights. Shara Anderson-Grant was born to her teenage mother more than three decades ago, and the events of...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The sirens blare in the thick of the Kingston morning traffic and red lights flash signalling to drivers to give way to the emergency vehicle. As motorists pull to the kerb, the ambulance zigzags through the maze of metal, hurriedly making its way...

Published:Saturday | January 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The National Education Inspectorate (NEI) 2019 report has revealed that Jamaican schools have scored improvements across all eight indicators when compared to the baseline performance established in 2015. Of the 653 schools inspected by NEI...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:32 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With a vision to enhance the education of their students through exposure to digital technology, the leadership of Port Royal Primary and Infant School embarked on a journey in November 2018. Their research led them to the SMART Board technology,...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican authorities have heightened the alertness of officials at ports of call amid the emergence of a new virus that has caused more than a dozen deaths in China and has spread to four other countries, including the United States. Travellers –...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:33 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“They’re just excited. Let me settle them down,” she whispered, as the Gleaner team entered grade 9K at Kingston High School on Wednesday afternoon. With her right hand raised, she began the countdown: “Five, four, three ... let’s go!” In a matter...

Published:Friday | January 17, 2020 | 12:45 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the nation struggles to recover from the despair over a recent spate of murders of women by ex-lovers, Chairman of the Jamaica Umbrella Group of Churches Bishop Conrad Pitkin has made a plea for church leaders to take a greater stance on the...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:31 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) is pushing its more than 300 member organisations to implement social media policies for their employees. The call follows Monday’s internal memo to staff by Director of Public...

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2020 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“I love you.” Those were the affectionate words young Tahjae Smith longed to hear from his father. Last June, Smith was engaged in a Peace Management Initiative mentorship programme funded by the United Nations Children’s Fund and the National...

Published:Saturday | January 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Pipes run through the community of Goulbourne Valley in St Andrew but the infrequency with which residents access water through them is their complaint. A 23-year-old resident, who gave his name as Joel, told The Gleaner that he has been living in...

Published:Friday | January 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Price. It was a common thread in conversations a Gleaner news team had with coffee farmers and pickers in Penlyne Castle, St Thomas, on Tuesday. The farmers are lamenting that they are not receiving a profitable return on their investment in the...

Published:Thursday | January 9, 2020 | 12:47 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

In the farming community of Penlyne Castle, St Thomas, women are the main ones employed to pick coffee cherries from the trees that span the mountain community. Nadine Tait has been picking coffee since she was 15 years old. Now 39, she is a...

Published:Monday | January 6, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Westwood High School, SOS Children’s Village and Clifton Boys’ Home were presented with $500,000 each by Guardian Group at the company’s Blast Off 2020 event last Friday. Last year, the company undertook several fundraising ventures to assist...

Published:Saturday | January 4, 2020 | 12:22 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

On a Sunday afternoon in September 1983, a young Patrick Hylton, now well-known banker, travelled by bus from Four Paths in Clarendon to Six Miles in Kingston. He had with him two bags – one with clothes and the other with a rolled piece of...

Published:Wednesday | January 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Weight loss may be in your top 10 goals for the new year and this might have been sitting on that list for some years now. Trashing the quick fixes and making a lifestyle change may make the goal much easier to attain as Stacy-Ann Whyte Toolsie...

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