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Published:Saturday | March 28, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Barbara Gloudon has hosted her last 'Hotline' programme after 28 years on the RJR daytime call-in show.Signs of turmoil with 'Hotline' began to emerge recently when Gloudon unexpectedly walked off the live programme in early February. She later...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Donna Lowe, principal of Genesis Academy, has revealed that students at her special-needs school are suffering as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) grapples with bus shortages."Children with physical disabilities take the special bus every...

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

The Gleaner met with a group of students from Wolmer's Boys' and Girls' schools yesterday as they reflected on what they had heard from Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller as she made her contribution to the Budget Debate. Here's what they had to...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Dr Damien King, co-executive director of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI), is dismissing claims that financial resources are not available to properly manage the Riverton City disposal site.Responding to questions during a media...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

As Jamaica continues to reel from news of violent acts against children, Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna is revealing that children who are disabled are being singled out for physical and verbal abuse. "We've gotten reports that people spit...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

It is not usual to see a class presenting their schoolwork in the form of an art exhibition in such an elaborate manner, but the seven grade 13 students at the Hillel Academy broke that mould on Monday at the school's campus in St Andrew.As part of...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

With ages ranging from 22 to 65 years old, 26 women and 11 men arrived on the island Tuesday afternoon as part the 86th group of volunteers for Peace Corp.Only in their second hour in Jamaica, the US Peace Corp welcomed their volunteers to the...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Former Professor at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Daphne Douglas has placed on the table serious concerns about the students of the present day. Speaking with The Gleaner in her 20th year of retirement from the UWI, the distinguished past...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Students at Jamaica College (JC) now have a fully furnished and functioning Food and Nutrition Lab, thanks to a partnership between Gore Developments and Appliance Traders Ltd.Present at yesterday's handover ceremony was Principal Ruel Reid, who was...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

From four students under a tree to more than 300 students today in classrooms, Ricardo Allen on Tuesday took the next step in education by launching a four-course eLearning platform called "MyLocker".Speaking during the launch of One-on-One's online...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 1:07 AMRichard Mitchell

Since 1996 the first Tuesday in March has been recognised as Peace Day. This year, under the theme “A Better Jamaica - Peace by Peace”, some 20 schools in the downtown Kingston area will be staging a peace walk to the St William Grant...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Article 14 of the United Nations General Assembly's Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparations provides "an adequate, effective and prompt remedy for gross violations of international human rights law".Against this...

Published:Wednesday | February 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Next week, Jamaicans will be able to get up close and personal with schools from the United Kingdom (UK) as the British High Commission will be hosting its inaugural Higher Education and Skills Fair.The education fair, which is open to schools and...

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Dr Keith Panton, former executive chairman and CEO of Alcan Jamaica, who passed away in Florida last Wednesday, is being remembered as a fine human being and an outstanding person who served his country well.Phillip Paulwell, minister of science,...

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Dr Michael Brooks, president of the Jamaica Urological Society (JUS), has admonished members of his community for not speaking up on issues that have deleterious effects on patients and the society at large."We have too long abandoned our roles as...

Published:Saturday | February 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Oneil Hall, a 25-year-old PhD candidate, has been awarded the Gleaner's Silver Pen for a letter he penned to the editor on November 27, 2014.Hall has wrestled for years with the politically contentious issue of whether Jamaica should embrace the...

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the number of road accidents, the Road Safety Unit within the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing has strengthened collaboration with other government ministries.This was revealed Tuesday at the launch...

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:01 AMRichard Mitchell

Students at Camperdown High School in Kingston were treated to free medical tests and other treats at the school's annual health and wellness fair on its campus yesterday, and it was former students who came together to make it happen.Speaking with...

Published:Tuesday | February 17, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

The European Union (EU) and the Government of Jamaica on Thursday marked their 40th year of collaborations at Jamaica House in St Andrew.One of the highlighted fruits of their partnership is €1 billion the EU has gifted Jamaica through grants...

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 11:06 PMRichard Mitchell

Following new and public cases of measles in the United States and Canada, the Ministry of Health, yesterday launched a campaign aimed at preventing the disease from affecting the island's population.Speaking at the launch of the Measles Prevention...

Published:Monday | February 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

A record number of students at Wolmer's Boys' School were awarded last Friday for their outstanding achievements in academics at the Mico Auditorium in Kingston.A far cry from the 17 students who received the Blue Report Award in its inaugural year...

Published:Saturday | February 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Farmers and the wider public should be a little less concerned about the possibility of severe drought in 2015 as the Meteorological Service of Jamaica expects "normal rainfall".

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Seventy-six years ago, five Jamaica College (JC) students went missing in the forest of the Blue Mountains. The last surviving member, Don Soutar, passed away last month at his home in Florida, United States.

Published:Wednesday | February 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Against the background that research now shows that most persons have never experienced a cyber crime, nor even know of someone who has, many Jamaicans are shying away from banking online due to the perception that cyber crimes within country are...

Published:Thursday | February 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMRichard Mitchell

Sara-Beth McPherson, a 13 year old student of Holy Childhood High in St. Andrew is the winner of the 2015 Gleaner/Children’s Own Spelling Bee competition. 

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