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Stories by Syranno Baines

Published:Monday | September 25, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyranno Baines

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has described Prime Minister Andrew Holness as "out of order" for suggesting that political ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has no authority to intervene in "...

Published:Wednesday | September 20, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyranno Baines

Child psychologist Dr Orlean Brown-Earle has cautioned schools about planning over-the-top memorials to commemorate the lives of students who have died, as it may reopen old wounds in those most affected by the passing."Oftentimes with memorials,...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Government is hopeful that its efforts to achieve triple surveillance capabilities by the latest 2020 as a part of a wider $J3.5-billion investment will prevent the closure of the Jamaican airspace in the future."The Norman Manley International...

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyranno Baines

As major political parties gear up for what is shaping up to be a tight race in the St Mary South East by-election, Jamaica's chief political referee, Donna Parchment Brown, has moved to arrange a sit-down with the expected candidates to outline the...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyranno Baines

Just over three years have passed since a sleeping three-year-old Samunya Bloomfield vanished from her Grove Farm, St Catherine, home in the late hours of the night.And while the events of June 20, 2014, remain a painful, unsolved mystery for...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyranno Baines

In all of its lengthy history, the final of the Miss Jamaica World contest has never paraded a serving member of Jamaica's security forces, but on September 23 it will.Twenty-five-year-old Constable Sasha Henry has been given approval by the leadership...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 9:00 AMSyranno Baines

As the adolescent years are usually accompanied by 'raging' hormones, students entering high school in a few days are being cautioned to manage their emotions and to avoid becoming fascinated with the physical appearance of the opposite sex.While...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Learning is no competition, and once students make the quantum leap from primary to secondary education, it will serve them better to work towards individual targets rather than trying to keep pace with others for the top spot, according to last...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

For students to make a seamless transition to secondary institutions and avoid the many academic pitfalls present in a new learning environment, parents must have a strong, committed interest in their schooling, according to noted psychologist...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

With its more than $100-million restaurant due for completion by summer 2018, seafood trader B&D Trawling is keen on doubling its staff complement to 400 employees, according to Chief Executive Officer Roderick Francis...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

With Jamaica positioning itself as an international arbitration location under the powers of the new Arbitration Act, the local tourism industry is primed for further growth as hundreds of upper-class visitors are to be expected yearly, according to...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

As a result of a combined $2.2 million courtesy of the Burger King Scholarship Programme, four youngsters in pursuit of tertiary credentials have vowed to rise above their current social standing while heaping praises on their single mothers for...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Continuing the work of his predecessor, Newton James, by seeking to increase the membership of the Media Association Jamaica Limited (MAJ) to give greater voice to all media stakeholders is the first objective of newly elected MAJ chairman...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Having seen transportation costs increase by 150 per cent because of a breakaway along the Mount Ogle roadway, residents of Lawrence Tavern in St Andrew have described the situation as "hell on earth" and are appealing to the authorities to speed up...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

For years, residents of St Thomas have complained that they are not benefiting from the numerous resources in the parish.Those cries were repeated last Thursday as The Gleaner On The Corner, with the Economic Pro-gramme Oversight Commit-tee (EPOC),...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith has stated that the viability of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) could be under threat as lack of resources leaves the body hard-pressed to fulfil its mandate.Specifically,...

Published:Tuesday | August 15, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Reintegrating offenders into civil society through identifying projects that require noble acts of selflessness is what the St Ann Probation Office prides itself on.And while a lack of resources sees the office hard-pressed to complete the quantity...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

For the first time in its history, provision has been made for a review of the work of the International Seabed Authority (ISA).The provision which falls under Article 154 of the Law of the Sea Convention will see the general assembly considering a...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Upset by claims by former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting that Jamaicans are undergoing 'economic colonialism' by Chinese businesses operating locally, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China is not only dismissing them, but has...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Three out of five (60 per cent) of overseas participants at the recently concluded Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference are planning to eventually move back to Jamaica, or at least divide their time between their homeland and their current place of...

Published:Saturday | August 12, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Come Monday, 2,300 youngsters islandwide are to be employed to audit the nation's more than 100,000 street lights.Other aspects of the employment will see the auditing of streets, are not properly labelled, as well as the identification of...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Jamaica can improve on its earnings from tourism through linkages, but for it to happen locals must own the production side of the industry, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett.Bartlett made the disclosure at the third staging of the '...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Despite the myriad challenges facing Jamaica, there is an almost even split between those who would migrate today if given the chance and those who would choose to...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Even though the history books have recorded 55 years of political Independence, almost half of the country still believe Jamaica made a wrong move when it decided to go it alone on August 6, 1962.A recently conducted Gleaner-commissioned Bill...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has withdrawn his references of extortion and corruption by several schools for breaching the non-mandatory fees policy, this as he came under public pressure for highlighting specific public institutions deemed...

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