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Stories by Syranno Baines

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

The South East St Andrew community of Swallowfield has several infrastructural challenges, but for two outspoken residents fixing these can wait. Right now, they want more education opportunities for their neighbours, particularly for the young men....

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

"I try as best as I can to be a true representation of the life of my people, the ordinary Jamaican," said a spirited Lorna Goodison, CD, Poet Laureate of Jamaica for 2017-2020.In a ceremony held at King's House on Wednesday, Goodison, 69, was...

Published:Tuesday | May 16, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

The prospect of winning a life-altering $301-million jackpot by simply buying a $300 Super Lotto ticket is serving as irresistible bait for thousands of Jamaicans, with the majority citing home ownership and higher education for their children,...

Published:Monday | May 1, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Infrastructural development focused on education and socialisation, coupled with greater job opportunities, are what residents of Maryland in east ruralSt Andrew are demanding from the Government.The residents made their thoughts known in a Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | April 29, 2017 | 4:02 AMSyranno Baines

Effective immediately, the National Water Commission (NWC) is to stop charging their customers late-payment (LP) fee on bills for which thereare amounts outstanding, as directed by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR).Additionally, the NWC has...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

"Not close to satisfactory" are the words Novlette Mighty, president of Greenwich Town Fishing Group, used to describe the payment package being offered by Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) to compensate fisherfolk for the hindrances caused...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

With the total road fatalities numbering 103 as at Monday, data from the Police Traffic Division have shown that motorcyclists, 31, and pillion passengers, five, account for one-third of the overall figure.This has led to renewed pleas from the...

Published:Saturday | April 22, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Some two decades ago, ornamental fish rearing served as a mere pastime for now 59-year-old Marcelino Blackburn, but with the international market now beckoning those with the expertise, Blackburn has since found his niche in the trade.By way of the...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

With tears streaming down her face and a voice filled with anguish, a distraught Davia Mason recounted how she had travelled past the ill-fated accident site and had seen the damaged motorcycle but was oblivious to the fact that it was, in fact, the...

Published:Tuesday | April 18, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of crime, Ealan Powell, said the primary cause for the slow pace at which alleged criminals are prosecuted is the lack of capacity in the court system to accommodate the volume of cases, and not the...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Anthropologist Dr Herbert Gayle is adamant that Jamaica has taken the wrong path in its quest to reduce the violence plaguing the country.According to Gayle, Jamaica needs to focus on education and parenting rather than policing and punishment in...

Published:Saturday | April 15, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

According to social anthropologist and lecturer, Dr Herbert Gayle, the most populous group in the Jamaican society, ages 15-34 years, are being treated with indifference by those tasked with leading the country.Speaking at The Gleaner's Light On...

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), Floyd Green has said that a multiplicity of methods is required to keep campaigns against the abuse of children active but core among them presently, is social media....

Published:Friday | April 14, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of crime, Ealan Powell, said there has not been a decrease in the propensity to use firearms in acts of violence, even with the ‘Get the Guns Campaign’ seizing over 1,000 illegal firearms since...

Published:Thursday | April 13, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has summoned the board chairman of the Cumberland High School in Portmore, St Catherine, to discuss, primarily, the recent incident involving the principal and a grade nine female student as...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Head of the Ananda Alert Secretariat Nathalee Ferguson is indicating that there has been a noticeable decline in the number of children missing in recent years, with 2016 reflecting an 11 per cent drop in the number of reported cases over the...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

With the expected April 2019 departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union, British Member of Parliament (MP) Dawn Butler has said that the relationship among the UK, Jamaica, and the wider Commonwealth now has added importance, which...

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

British Labour Party politician Dawn Butler, who serves as member of parliament (MP) for Brent Central, has said that Jamaica's ambitions to get 30 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030 will be achieved as Jamaica is more than...

Published:Thursday | April 6, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said that with three million Jamaicans residing in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Jamaica's gross domestic product could easily double overnight if seamless ways of integrating the economic power...

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 4:00 AMSyranno Baines

More than J$120 million has been spent to outfit three of the four regional offices of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) with six new Renault Garbage Compactors to further assist with the collection and transportation of solid...

Published:Friday | March 31, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Twenty-six-year-old Omar Graham was charged on Wednesday afternoon with the murder of Barbara Moncrieffe, co-owner of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop, located along Old Hope Road.In addition, Graham was also slapped with three counts of wounding with intent...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

The introduction of a quota system in the political landscape to facilitate a greater number of women at all levels of politics, has been shunned by a group of young men, majority of whom stated that gender presented no barrier to political...

Published:Thursday | March 30, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

The pursuit of Boys and Girls'Athletics Championships supremacy is proving a more rigid task off the track as defending Girls' champions Edwin Allen High had to fork out approximately $1 million for six days of accommodation while their closest...

Published:Tuesday | March 28, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

After reportedly being viciously attacked last Friday by an employee, co-owner of Moncrieffe's Patio Shop, Vassel Moncrieffe, and his 19-year-old acting assistant manager, Jadene Wilson, both successfully underwent surgery and are recuperating well...

Published:Saturday | March 25, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Her face awash with tears and barely audible grief-filled words, a distraught grandmother told the tale of how her two granddaughters were brutally and repeatedly stabbed in a bizarre...

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