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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...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie said that not only is the new Cybercrimes Act quite clear in its structure and wording, but it is also well timed for the expanding social media era, where damage caused to reputation by publishing is almost...

Published:Thursday | March 23, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society (JCHS), Dr Wayne, West has called for an immediate review of the amended Cybercrimes Act, labelling the legislation as dangerous and a potential threat to citizens' right to free speech.The...

Published:Wednesday | March 22, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

With the unwavering support of the Tambourine Army, women's-rights advocate Latoya Nugent has expressed that she is contemplating a constitutional challenge to how the provision of the Cybercrimes Act under, which she was arrested and charged, was...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

By all indications, officials at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information were unanimous in their declaration of a successful final day of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Overall, the ministry was satisfied with the outcome of the two...

Published:Saturday | March 18, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Co-founder of advocacy group Tambourine Army, Latoya Nugent, shared that she has been recovering well following her arrest and subsequent hospitalisation earlier this week. She said the group will be meeting to discuss the impact of recent events,...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Barring heavy rains across sections of the island that slightly affected the scheduled 9 a.m. start time and a few instances of paper shortage, Day One of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) got off to a smooth start yesterday, with more than 39,...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

In citing an urgent need to tackle the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) from a tender age within the family structure, Head Girl of the Ardenne High School Dahlia Thomas has come out in support of the initiative to host talks in schools on the...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

According to a study on health care issues in Jamaica that polled 1,200 residents, 77 per cent of men aged 18 to 65 years and over engage in frequent physical activities, such as sports, compared to 62 per cent of women in the same age range.In the...

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Taxi operators and motorists in the Corporate Area are not unanimous in their objection to the increase in the special consumption tax (SCT) on fuel, which took effect yesterday. In fact, more persons criticised the 20 per cent increase on motor...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

With the increased tax on fuel to be reflected at the pumps today, acting president of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), Gregory Chung, is calling for a freeze on the new tax measure, pending the outcome of formal discussions...

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Political commentator Kevin O'Brien Chang said that while Dr Peter Phillips scored well in critiquing the Government's tax package from an opposition finance standpoint, he failed to present his own economic vision for the country as opposition...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Co-founder of the recently formed Tambourine Army Latoya Nugent is calling for church congregations islandwide to publicly expose ministers of religion who continue to abuse women and children while using their positions in the Church to evade...

Published:Saturday | March 11, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

President of the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus, Mikiela Gonzales, has said that the decision taken on Tuesday by the UWI to have a tuition freeze for the 2017-2018 academic year is one that will renew...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

A seemingly disappointed Richard Byles, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sagicor Group Jamaica Limited, last night declared it an "unfortunate" move by the Government to apply a 16.5 per cent general consumption tax (GCT) to group...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 3:17 PMSyranno Baines

Gregory Chung, first vice-president of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), has expressed shock and disappointment at the announcement that the special consumption tax (SCT) on fuel will see increases ranging from $0.43 to $7.36,...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:05 AMSyranno Baines

With Peace Day not being widely recognised yearly outside of academic institutions, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information Floyd Green has said that the Government is open to conversation with the private sector and...

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Safety barriers currently prohibiting local food exports to developed overseas markets are to be reduced as a result of more trained Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI) across the island, according to George Blake, audit services...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

Today, The Gleaner concludes its series on individuals aged 20-29 who have successfully started business ventures and are experiencing steady growth.Driven by a goal to fill the gaps in...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 3:04 AMSyranno Baines

Senior educator Dr Patricia Jacobs has reaffirmed Government's notion that strides are being made at all levels of education, particularly since the implementation last year of the National Standards Curriculum (NSC).The holder of a PhD in Public...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

State Minister for National Security Pearnel Charles Jr has declared it "time to draw a line in the sand" as the Government yesterday revealed several new measures aimed at putting a stop to the smuggling of contraband into Jamaica's correctional...

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:00 AMSyranno Baines

International cuisine infused with Caribbean flavours and the option to customise menus to suit the desires of clients is what Great House Caterers (GHC) prides itself on. Founded in August 2011 by 28-year-old Theo Smith, a Priory High School graduate, GHC is a full-service catering company based in Kingston...

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:00 AMSyranno Baines

Ten tuition-only scholarships valued at US$500,000 over a five-year period have been offered to Chinese nationals to pursue undergraduate studies in 13 disciplines at the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI).Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry...

Published:Saturday | February 25, 2017 | 2:00 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...

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