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Stories by Syranno Baines

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The infrastructural capacity at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is to be strengthened to the tune of $310 million for technological equipment, which will, in turn, enable the institution to deliver best-quality training in logistics, freight...

Published:Thursday | February 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The use of dancehall and reggae music in teaching mathematics and the sciences has been credited by Floyd Green, minister of state in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, as a suitable means to deliver the detailed concepts of two of...

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Today, The Gleaner continues its series on individuals, aged 20-29, who have successfully started business ventures and are experiencing steady growth. If you know someone who should be featured, email syranno.baines@gleanerjm.com....

Published:Wednesday | February 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A hefty US$150 million has been earmarked by Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) to significantly boost the container capacity at the port and to increase the maximum boat size able to access Port Bustamante by way of deepening the channel and...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The US$20.5-million project to widen Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston now stands at 94 per cent completion, and, by all current indications, is on schedule to wrap up in March.The project, which began on March 21, 2016, is centred on the widening of...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Veteran immigration attorney-at-law Dahlia Walker-Huntington is of the firm belief that the Jamaican economy will soon feel the sting of the ramped-up deportation exercises currently taking place in the United States.The heightened fear of...

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

In an era where the confines of an office are seen as the greatest pull factor for those endowed with youth, one 24-year-old has opted to advance the underrated field of agriculture through technological innovation...

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Cohesive family structures and greater consultative efforts on the part of the Government is what is needed to remedy the upsurge in violence against women and children in particular, according to high-ranking members of the local Muslim community."...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A strategic blueprint has been laid out by the Ministry of Education to ensure that all students acquire an occupational degree by age 30, even as the public education system is now being structured to align directly with the newly implemented...

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

"Pressure makes diamonds" is the age-old saying, but in the modern era, two 23-year-old friends of a similar stylish mind have created a jewel of equal standing...

Published:Tuesday | February 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

All public passenger vehicles (PPVs) are to remove their tints with immediate effect, with the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to follow suit within 12 months.Speaking at a press briefing yesterday at the Transport Authority...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Exclusivity of customised female clothing made to empower each wearer is the modus operandi of this 27-year-old, third-generation fashion designer. Mt Alvernia High School graduate Renee Stewart founded Haute Apparel Limited in October 2014 and currently serves as its chief executive officer...

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

With the upsurge of violent conduct against children and with more than 85 per cent of students surveyed nationally having access to or ownership of state-of-the-art gadgets, the Office of the Children's Advocate (OCA) is adamant that utilising...

Published:Saturday | February 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Between January and December 2016, the Wolmer's Trust High School for Girls has seen its energy consumption cut by 63,300 kWh, which has resulted in the institution saving approximately J$2.5 million due to two major energy-intervention projects...

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Four inner-city youngsters stand resolute in their belief that while the  annual Throne Speech delivered to the nation to mark the opening of Parliament has relevance, its format of delivery requires simplicity to better appeal to the common...

Published:Thursday | February 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

When the dust settled on the 2017 finals of the Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee Competition, it was Deneiro Hines, the Clarendon pacesetter, who was crowned the 58th National Spelling Bee Champion.After a very taxing morning segment, which saw...

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Amid growing public concern about crimes against women and children, a special meeting of Cabinet scheduled for today will centre on the potential approval of recommendations made by the National Security Council to curb the murder wave across...

Published:Monday | February 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A Cabinet-approved Green Paper geared towards the eradication of extreme food poverty by 2022 and significant reduction of the prevalence of poverty to less than 10 per cent by 2030 is now available for feedback from the public and stakeholders.The...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

"I've always wanted a career in media, and this project gave me the know-how and has transformed me into a people person."Thirty-one-year-old Ricaldo Donaldson hails from the community of August Town, the initial location which catapulted the...

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

"Life was rough back then. I was home not doing much and not focused. It's better now, as I'm more developed as a person and I now have a reliable lifelong skill," are words best delivered from the lips of 21-year-old Denham Town Resident Allan...

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Founding Principal of the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Research Days Sir Kenneth Hall says that the relationship forged between the premier tertiary institution and the private sector is contributing greatly to nation building.At the launch...

Published:Thursday | February 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Finesse, coupled with stylistic tendencies, is an attribute ascribed to 23-year-old fashion-forward entrepreneur Vanessa Alexander.The Mount Alvernia High School graduate and nursing enrollee at the University of the West Indies had ambitions from...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The annual showpiece for ground-breaking research across all tertiary disciplines has come of age as the 18th University of the West Indies (UWI) Research Days begin at the Mona campus today.The research festival, founded in 2000 by then principal...

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A lover of times long before her own, a 22-year-old past Wolmerian has found her niche at vividly portraying Jamaican culture in her merchandise...

Published:Tuesday | January 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A film project that was established in 2012, with the primary aim of stimulating productive community involvement within Greater August Town, has since evolved into a catalyst for change for many troubled youngsters elsewhere.Seven inner-city...

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