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Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Joy unconfined. That was the best way to describe the atmosphere among residents of Mandela Terrace in Waltham Park, St Andrew, on Sunday when the Faith United Church of God staged its annual treat for the festive season.As Christmas carols were...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A decade after St George's College (StGC), a traditionally all-boys institution, commenced its sixth form co-educational programme, data show that the inclusion of girls has not negatively impacted the male population academically.Then principal, Dr...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference," is what epitomises 24-year-old Neville Charlton."My life of volunteerism began at the tender age of eight. Inspired by my aunt, I joined a local Path Finder church group and continued to be...

Published:Monday | December 19, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

"Using what is right with Jamaica to fix what is wrong with Jamaica," is the message received by all who encounter 40-year-old volunteer extraordinaire Alethia Peart.Peart is the 2016 recipient of the 'Marion Ballysingh Award' for Outstanding...

Published:Saturday | December 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Smiles as bright as Christmas lights were etched across the faces of more than 700 children at King's House in St. Andrew yesterday.Youngsters, along with caregivers, from 25 children's homes islandwide were treated as Food For The Poor (FFP),...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers Limited (JACAP) has indicated that it collected just $94.6 million in royalties for 2015 due to non-compliance from broadcasters and cable entities.Making the disclosure during a forum...

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Reduction in Waiting Time Project, intended to significantly slash long periods that patients spend waiting for treatment at public-health facilities, was officially launched yesterday at the Bustamante Hospital for Children (BHC) in St Andrew...

Published:Thursday | December 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Mona Preparatory School on Tuesday night secured its second consecutive and fifth lien overall on the Television Jamaica (TVJ) Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz (JSCQ) Trophy after defeating Friendship Primary in a repeat of last year's final.In the...

Published:Tuesday | December 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Siblings Debbie and Sashana Harris are spearheading an online campaign to raise $3.6 million to further combat a rare form of breast cancer afflicting their mother.Fifty-eight-year-old Carol Harris was diagnosed with Paget's disease of the breast in...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:24 AMSyranno Baines

Student representatives of 26 secondary schools islandwide last Friday engaged in activities in celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day.The Office of the Contractor General (OCG), hosted a youth symposium under the theme: 'The Fight against...

Published:Monday | December 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

After seven years of contributing to the improvement of children's health care in Jamaica, the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation is looking to branch out into assisting in other areas of need for the nation's youth.Speaking with The Gleaner, while...

Published:Friday | December 9, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Christmas came early for 200 seniors from Clusters D and G at the Golden Age Home in Vineyard Town, Kingston, yesterday. They were treated at the Yuletide festivities that Food For The Poor (FFP) stages annually for them.Through a long-standing...

Published:Thursday | December 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

A joint initiative of the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) and Fight for Peace Jamaica programmes was officially introduced to the private sector and international stakeholders on Tuesday during an employers' forum and luncheon at The Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Thirteen youth islandwide officially took up the reins as youth mayors and each received $500,000 for funding their projects.The function held at the Spanish Court Hotel in St Andrew on Monday also marked the appointment of the first ever Youth...

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Thirty-eight young people from inner-city communities and 10 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force constituted the 62nd cohort of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) Sameer Younis Foundation (SYF) Youth Leadership Programme.The ceremony was...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Thirteen budding entrepreneurs residing within the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) were the recipients of cash grants totalling $960,000 last week.The grants were courtesy of the KSAC Enterprise Assistance Programme (KEAP), which aims to...

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

An incoming Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) aircraft hit a stationary Fly Jamaica Airlines (FJA) plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana around 6:40 a.m. yesterday.The incident occurred on the ramp as the Boeing 737-800 aircraft...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Three stalwarts who piloted the last decade of transformation at Jamaica College were last Wednesday honoured by the institution.R. Danny Williams, Ruel Reid and Ian Forbes were the men on the podium at the JC Parent,m Teachers Association inaugural...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Youngsters in state care continue to defy adversity and are using education as a means of catapulting themselves towards a brighter future.Seventy-three wards of the State were awarded at the Child Development Agency's Educ-ational Achievement...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Ministry of National Security and the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) are attempting once more to successfully implement electronic monitoring of low-risk and repeat offenders along with bail applicants.Minister of National Security...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Sixteen of Jamaica's sharpest young minds were yesterday officially tasked with serving the first Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (YACJ) during its inaugural installation ceremony.The ceremony was held at the Office of the Prime Minister in St...

Published:Tuesday | November 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Ardenne High School's academic prowess is continuing to show, with 17-year-old graduate Varna Thomas being the most recent student to top the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) across the region.Such triumphs are not new to 10 Ardenne...

Published:Friday | November 18, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Young Jamaicans are turning their backs on the voting process, some citing a failure of the State to address issues of concern to them and others pointing to an overall lack of interest in politics.Only 12.1 per cent of registered voters ages 18-24...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Eighty-three-year-old retired Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Sergeant Peter Williams was honoured during Tuesday's sitting of the House of Representatives for his services in aid of the Curphey Home in Mandeville, Manchester.The Curphey Home was...

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