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Stories by Syranno Baines

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

With the imminent changing of the guard at the National Library of Jamaica (NLJ), outgoing National Librarian and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Winsome Hudson has declared the heightened attention the NLJ has received as the greatest achievement of...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

For children, safe Internet practices should centre on creative parental engagement that underlines the hazards of cyberspace rather than imposing impulsive bans that cannot be enforced, according to Annie Paul, blogger and senior publications...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

Jamaica's first female Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison, has hit the ground running, as 25 girls from inner-city Kingston, ages 11-14, are to benefit from a five-week summer programme that will couple poetry writing with basic self-defence principles...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

Educational clubs aimed at changing the youth perspective on attitudes, values and corruption are to be initiated in secondary institutions come September, as a result of a synergy between the National Integrity Action (NIA) and the Ministry of...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

Integrating persons with disabilities (PWDs), children in particular, into existing systems and having them benefit from present government mechanisms, is the immediate objective of a two-year Ja$58 million synergy among DIGICEL...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

A proposed formal policy for the zoning of secondary schools will not be in place for the 2019 implementation of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), which is slated to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), stated Ruel Reid, minister of...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life," isn't an expression often voiced by children at the primary school level, but for 13-year-old Ashley Keymist, it has become a mantra.A grade six student of Vaz...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

For Jamaica to experience sustainable growth, the practice of protecting the environment for future generations must be embedded in the mindset of children, declared Prime Minister Andrew Holness."I have not lost hope in our adults and parents, I...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:22 PMSyranno Baines

The Ministry of Education is reporting that there were improvements in the performances of students in four out of the five Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) subjects this year. Speaking at a press conference this afternoon Education Minister Ruel...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 6:19 AMSyranno Baines

Of the various occupational groups, politicians are ranked by youngsters as the most unfavourable batch in the area of integrity, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the Office of the Contractor General (OCG), during the period...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 6:28 AMSyranno Baines

Shock and grief descended upon the Jamaican sporting fraternity yesterday, as news of the passing of Captain Horace Burrell, perennial president of the Jamaica Football Association (JFF), hit the world. Absent from the local scene for a...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

Notwithstanding the backlash faced last year for issuing a tropical storm warning prior to system classification, the Government intends to exercise the same 'proactive' approach if faced with a similar threat this year, according to Minister of...

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

The differential cost between concrete and asphalt roadways since the turn of the 20th century has been as low as single digit, primarily because of the utilisation of the 1993 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Guide...

Published:Saturday | June 3, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

Those who have traversed the North Street roadway in Kingston within recent days would have had to pay close attention while driving as the freshly paved road continues to sink and crumble at a rapid pace.The road, which has presented several...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

With the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season at hand, the public, specifically those who inhabit unauthorised lands, has been cautioned that the Government is prepared to take all the necessary actions available to it under the law to protect lives in...

Published:Friday | June 2, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

The importance of customer service excellence to those at the helm is the formula that has brought the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) the best large-sized business award for 2016 as well as five of the seven category awards at the Private...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:00 AMSyranno Baines

Though conquering his two given words with relative calm and confidence, 12-year-old Deneiro Hines yesterday missed out on a slot in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee being held in Washington, D.C.The first-form Glenmuir pupil,...

Published:Tuesday | May 30, 2017 | 5:36 AMSyranno Baines

WHILE NOTING the poorly conditioned roadways islandwide and the durable merits of concrete, the comparatively hefty cost for an initial concrete outlay is a major deciding factor, according to Stephen Shaw, manager of communication and customer...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:04 AMSyranno Baines

Despite the hand they were dealt, come July, 20 young personsafflicted with disabilities will be keen to capitalise on a six-week work apprenticeship programme, with the objective being fully integrated into the labour force.Funded by the Inter-...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Though the statistics consistently point to women being more susceptible to abduction and abuse, a trio of Wolmerian lads has warned that boys should not be overlooked, while simultaneously imploring the Government to act more on and talk less about...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Concrete has been touted as the most practical solution to the deteriorating roadways islandwide, by Desmond Young, civil engineer and a past president of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers.In noting that approximately $600 million is spent by the...

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Though public awareness coupled with self-defence techniques serve as good countermeasures, an articulate crop of Westwood High School girls are calling on the Government for stricter penalties to be employed as adeterrent to the abduction and abuse...

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

Disorder and acts of violence have become the order of the day in west Kingston.With almost daily shootings and murders, worried residents are now blaming youngsters who were mere children at the time of the May 2010 incursion by the security forces...

Published:Sunday | May 21, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

The South East St Andrew community of Swallowfield has several infrastructural challenges, but for two outspoken residents fixing these can wait. Right now, they want more education opportunities for their neighbours, particularly for the young men....

Published:Friday | May 19, 2017 | 5:00 AMSyranno Baines

"I try as best as I can to be a true representation of the life of my people, the ordinary Jamaican," said a spirited Lorna Goodison, CD, Poet Laureate of Jamaica for 2017-2020.In a ceremony held at King's House on Wednesday, Goodison, 69, was...

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