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Stories by Syranno Baines

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

Local insurance companies are prepared for the string of claims likely to be filed for damage, as a result of heavy rains, which resulted in extensive flooding in Montego Bay, St James, earlier this week, according to Peter Levy, vice-president of...

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

With yesterday's heavy rains causing extensive flooding in sections of the Westmeade Willows and Phoenix Vista housing schemes in Portmore, St Catherine, Mayor Leon Thomas is calling on the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), developers of both spaces...

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

The nation's children are oversharing on social media and negatively impacting their future in the process, according to Floyd Green, State Minister in the Ministry of Education.Speaking on Monday at the launch of the Office of the Children's...

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

For Annakay Hudson, the vision of Senator Delroy Williams to make Kingston "the pearl of the Antilles" is no pipe dream but a plan of action now being adopted by forward-thinking young people, none more so than herself.A resident of Heroes Circle in...

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

The offerings of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have been further diversified with the opening of the Dr Andrew Wheatley Centre for Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, which provides training in 3D printing.Located at the...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

As Jamaicans continue to digest news that over the past 10 years the island has recorded intimate-partner murder-suicides at an alarming rate, though not as high as initially reported, the profile of the men involved in these acts is sparking even...

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

Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding, the caring father and husband, the shrewd businessman, the mentor, and for those who knew him well, Lester, the fisherman.Spaulding, 76, the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, died at...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

For the 2018 Jamaica Rhodes Scholar, it is the little things that mom did on the big day."She thought my shoe laces weren't imperious enough, so she untied them and redid them. I wanted to wear a blue suit, but she said no, 'You're going to wear a...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Of the countless lessons The Mico University College has taught 22-year-old teaching aspirant Denielle Morrison, critical thinking is the most deep-rooted.A third-year student reading for a bachelor's degree in primary education, Morrison is the...

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

As part of their one-year tenure, 100 national youth parliamentarians will be assigned to constituencies from which they are tasked with conceptualising and executing community-service project.The project to be partially funded by the Government...

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

For their holistic approach to student development, core values in particular, private schools are just as essential to nation building as public schools, according to Kaysia Kerr, head of the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC).The former...

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

While they were not the placard-bearing, rowdy bunch, the scores of persons who lined the precincts of Gordon House on Friday in disapproval of the proposed National Identification System (NIDS) did not mince their words.The consensus...

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

Immediate past president of the Jamaica Independent Schools' Association (JISA) Wesley Boynes has urged Education Minister Ruel Reid to have a more "broad-minded" approach to private schools."We had one meeting with the current minister, and he told...

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

A group of female students have expressed concern that although their male peers also face victimisation, they are often overlooked because abuse is not readily associated with males in the Jamaican culture.Of particular concern for the four senior...

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

Though reports indicate that Jamaica's corporal punishment rating has declined significantly, parents continue to subject children to abuse at home, which, for many, serves as a precursor to the various episodes of violence they experience at school...

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

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid has charged his ministry, the National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) in particular, to rescue the country from the crime epidemic.In his keynote address at the National Parent Month Media...

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

In four short months, an additional 3,187 persons living with disabilities (PDWs) have been identified and subsequently placed on the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) non-mandatory registry.The heightened registration, made...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Long-time residents of the North East St Andrew community of Grants Pen are calling on Government to invest in job creation so that qualified and skilled youngsters don't fall through the cracks.Participating in the latest Gleaner On the Corner with...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Government will be engaging in discussions with stakeholders to resolve issues surrounding entrance to the Norman Manley Law School (NMLS), located at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI).Education Minister Ruel Reid said...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The mother of Mario Deane, the 31-year-old construction worker who died as a result of serious head injuries received while in police custody, is asserting that her family has since been subjected to systematic intimidation tactics by the police.Dean...

Published:Friday | October 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

With children as young as 11 years old presenting symptoms of sexually transmitted infections at their clinics every month, Jamaica Aids Support for Life (JASL) is cautioning that the HIV/STI epidemic will become more widespread if the law continues...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Having felt the first-day cramp of their community being designated a zone of special operations (ZOSO), small-business owners and operators in Denham Town, west Kingston, are fearful that a minimum 60-day stay by the security forces might cripple...

Published:Wednesday | October 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

To ensure greater success in the second zone of special operations (ZOSO), the security forces have sought to improve elements of their operations, such as stricter control of movement and overall greater convenience for residents.According to Major...

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

Strapped for cash, under-resourced, and overstaffed, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is now eager to equip its fleet withthe state-of-the-art RMA five-tracking system, which, according to Managing Director Paul Abrahams, has the...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Strapped for cash, under-resourced and overstaffed, the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is now eager to equip its fleet with the state-of-the-art RMA Five Tracking System which, according to managing director Paul Abrahams, has the...

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