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Published:Tuesday | January 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Rev Dr Burchell Taylor, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, has been confirmed as the new speaker for the 37th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) scheduled for Thursday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel.The chairman...

Published:Monday | January 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ), through the Legal Aid Council (LAC), on Friday officially launched its Mobile Justice Unit geared towards representation of vulnerable persons in marginalised inner-city and deep-rural communities.The mobile unit begins...

Published:Saturday | January 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Bustamante Hospital for Children has been closed temporarily as a result of a fire in the unit on Thursday night.Initial reports suggest that the fire occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. in the consultants' room...

Published:Friday | January 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Transformation among leadership ranks is the primary focus of the 37th National Leadership Prayer Breakfast (NLPB) to be staged at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Thursday, January 19.The purpose of the NLPB is to foster greater unity in the nation,...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Stern brakes are being applied to the practice of motorists who use illegal means to secure fitness certification and other documents for their vehicles.This as the Ministry of Transport and Mining officially launched the pilot programme for the...

Published:Thursday | January 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT) Kamina Johnson Smith has disclosed that there has been a 64 per cent reduction in the number of Jamaicans who were refused entry into Trinidad and Tobago between March and December last year."We...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2017 | 12:42 AMSyranno Baines

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has stated that the ministry is fine-tuning a sustainable proposal to collaborate with developed countries that heavily recruit Jamaican specialist nurses. This collaboration will be in the areas of training...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Professor Philippe Douste-Blazy, special adviser on innovative financing for development in the United Nations, has expressed the possibility of Jamaica implementing levies on airfare and cruise line passengers to strengthen their health budget and...

Published:Tuesday | January 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Professor Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French candidate vying to become the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), says the international health community should work to remedy the practice of heavy recruiting of critical health...

Published:Monday | January 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Five years into its existence, the Transformed Life Church (TLC) - which yesterday celebrated its anniversary at the Police Officers' Club in St Andrew - has seen its membership expand more than tenfold.With the increase in membership, the church is...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A heart of gold supplemented by loyal team efforts is a force to be reckoned with, even in the Second City where negatives tend to overshadow glimmers of hope.Twenty-year-old Ashli-Ann Broughton and her Street People Liberation (SPL) Group stand as...

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Principal of the Hampton School Heather Murray has come under extreme pressure from the public, stakeholders and social media for appearing at the bail hearing of 64-year-old Rupert Clarke, the pastor charged with having sex with a minor.Yesterday,...

Published:Friday | January 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

As many as 60 per cent of Jamaicans residing overseas are opting to utilise instant messaging application WhatsApp over other means of communicating with loved ones.A survey conducted by Ding, the world's largest top-up network, targeted members of...

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

All major surgeries at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) have been cancelled due to an inadequate number of critical-care nurses and operational theatres.This was disclosed by the chairman of the University Hospital of the West...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The words 'Be inspired to inspire a chain reaction for change' may resonate with others as a slogan, but for 22-year-old Michael Lewis, it's an irrevocable philosophy.A resident of Glenmuir Housing Scheme in May Pen, Clarendon, Lewis founded the...

Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

There were nervous moments on board an early-morning Caribbean Airlines flight from New York to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston on Sunday when a male passenger attempted to breach the cockpit of the plane.Gleaner sources...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Community spirit and equality are such long-established principles of Tina Renier's that the 21-year-old youth advocate can easily interchange 'principles' with 'genetic make-up'.A resident of Barbary Hill in Hanover, Renier is a member of the...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Twenty-one-year-old Kimone Montique serves as a beacon, illuminating youngsters within the Whithorn community in Westmoreland.An integrated marketing and communications major at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Montique is also a member of...

Published:Monday | January 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Leadership is an innate quality entrenched in the DNA of 33-year-old Dane Richardson, who officially took the reins as chief executive officer at Digicel Foundation on New Year's Day.Digicel Foundation is a non-profit organisation that distributes...

Published:Friday | December 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

As a constructive youngster and lover of life, community involvement is an ever-burning fire in the heart of Alecia Byfield.The 22-year-old resident of Palmer's Cross in Clarendon is a member of the St John's African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church...

Published:Thursday | December 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Self-interest and words of encouragement best delivered from the lips of a caring mother are what sparked 18-year-old upper sixth-form student Le'Omari Walters into action."I started in October 2014 at the age of 16. I took interest, having seen...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The southeastern St Andrew community of Nannyville Gardens is one which has chauffeured 22-year-old Anniesha Gordon from infancy through to blossoming adulthood.As a result, Gordon's self-established mandate to advance the place she calls home and...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

"I had an epiphany while communicating with my family members and I thought, 'Why not put it to use?', because everything great started off with one small idea."That was the thought process of 18-year-old Tanniel Roberts, the deputy head girl of The...

Published:Monday | December 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or perhaps Feliz Navidad. Any which way you say it, it speaks to a joyous time. With that said, The Gleaner and Digicel last Friday ensured five youngsters were able to experience that joy when their Christmas...

Published:Friday | December 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

With confirmation yesterday of Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams' impending retirement, the nation's chief policing post will soon become vacant for the fifth time since 2005.Williams, who came with a stamp of approval from some of the country's...

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