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Stories by Vanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Dr Emir Crowne is gaining a reputation as being one of the Caribbean's most outspoken sports attorneys.A senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Crowne is famous for his representation of sprinters Dominique Blake and Riker...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Females are faced with difficulties on a daily basis. Many of these issues could have been avoided however, with the proper guidance and teachings from their parents and guardians.The I'm Glad I'm a Girl Foundation is located on the all-female...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve, American actor.Chupse is a business that employs some of the heroes who Reeve mentions. It employs adults with...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

EduFocal, an online learning platform, has implemented measures to allay parents and students' concerns about the Primary Exit Profile (PEP).The small company started in 2012, and, according to Godiva Golding, the content and operations manager at...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Kimone Rose, Miss Clarendon Festival Queen 2018, has been working to show why she has rightly earned the crown.The 25-year-old is embarking on a project to fight the stigma attached to mental illness in Jamaica. To accomplish this, she is starting...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Mount Airy All-Age School on Tuesday night emerged the 2018 winners of Television Jamaica's Junior Schools' Challenge Quiz (JSCQ).The first-time victors closed the 16th season of the competition with a 33-26 win over Broughton Primary School.The...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Renee Moodie is a talented Jamaican fashion designer who plans one day to make her name in the industry.The 22-year-old Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMCVPA) student is studying fashion design and also sews in her spare time...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Music is the vehicle of choice that will drive Shakielle Powell to success, but the road is not without its bumps.Powell's journey started at deCarteret College when he and a few friends noticed similar interests in music."For me, music started when...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

The National Integrity Action (NIA) last Friday received a $300,000 donation from Victoria Mutual (VM) to assist with endeavours to improve leadership standards for the youth.Naketa West, Victoria Mutual Foundation manager, stated that VM felt the...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Pierrce Plummer, like many, enrolled at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2011 with the hopes of completing his degree and becoming gainfully employed. However, seven years later, he is just in his final year of study....

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Kayla Taylor is living with a disability, but that has not deterred her as she now holds a degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from The University of the West Indies (UWI).Taylor contracted meningitis at birth and has been deaf in one ear...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Brandid Communications has broken into the business of marketing and web designs with fresh ideas and big aspirations for the future.Michael Baxter and Whitney Hylton are today proud owners of the business, which involves work in creative agency...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Victoria Mutual celebrated 140 years of service on Wednesday with the opening of its newly refurbished Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) Half-Way Tree branch.The highlight of the renovation is the installation of new intelligent automated...

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

The Negril Education Environment Trust (NEET) aims to equip every child with a tablet to assist with their academic endeavours.The Leadership Tablet Programme is an initiative created by NEET that helps students, ages nine to 14, learn the four...

Published:Monday | November 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Almost 70 years after they were first celebrated in written word, six significant figures in Jamaica's history are once again being recognised for their invaluable contributions to the nation.The six have impacted aspects of Jamaica's history,...

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