Lesbians and learning - Younger students under siege at Corporate Area all-girls school

Authorities at a prominent Corporate Area all-girls high school are reportedly struggling to deal with several sexual attacks on young girls by older students. School authorities on Wednesday summoned parents to an emergency meeting as more and more young girls...

Teacher files election petition against Mair

An elector in the North East St Catherine constituency has filed an election petition in the Supreme Court seeking to have Member of Parliament Gregory Mair ousted because of alleged irregularities in the constituency ...

LIME offers 4G experience

Telecommunications provider LIME last night announced that, on March 12, it would be boosting the experience of customers on its mobile network to include 4G technology."Starting Monday, the company will be rolling out the red carpet for customers at...

'Mama' sparks joy online

The Gleaner has received numerous responses on its website, www.jamaica-gleaner.com, to yesterday's lead story on Joy Baker, dubbed 'Mama Joy', who has been providing financial, educational, religious and moral support for the hundreds of young people...

PNP, JLP giving 'Independents' boot

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People's National Party (PNP) are moving to kick out at least four members who were nominated as independents to contest the March 26 local government elections.JLP General Secretary Aundré Franklin yesterday...

'Harry Dog' freed of ammunition charge

Harry McLeod, popularly known as 'Harry Dog', who is a reputed top lieutenant of former west Kingston strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, has been freed of the charge of illegal possession of a large quantity...

Committee wants review of SLB grant aid criteria

The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) is to consider a recommendation from Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) to allow non-loan beneficiaries of the lending entity to benefit from grant...

Lady B remembered on her 100th birthday

The late Lady Bustamante was yesterday remembered during a wreath-laying ceremony at National Heroes Park in Kingston, on what would have been her 100th birthday. "She has been an inspiration to me," Evelyn Sangster-Barnes...

Lending agency's headquarters to move downtown Kingston

The Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) has acquired a downtown Kingston property which is to become the new headquarters of the lending institution. SLB representatives disclosed, during yesterday's sitting of the Public Administration and Appropriations...

Look to alternative student assessment - UTech lecturer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies at the University of Technology, Michael-Anthony Dobson-Lewis, is recommending that more emphasis be placed on alternative methods of assessment...

Portia unleashes against the WICB at Caricom summit

Suriname: The region's only two female leaders ganged up on the Antigua-based West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) amid its string of apparently never-ending quarrels with players and governments...

No need for Williams to resign, says INDECOM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has scoffed at calls by police groups for the immediate resignation of its head, Terrence Williams. Williams has been under pressure since Tuesday...

Jamaica scholars invited to join US applied research programme

The United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has again extended an invitation to Jamaican scholars and public- and private-sector practitioners in the areas of science, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship...

Not leaving anything to chance

BOG WALK, St Catherine: THOUGH HE feels he is fully prepared for the 2012 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) scheduled for March 22 and 23, Curtis Authors has said he will not be leaving anything to chance....

GSAT coping tips for those anxious parents

GETTING STRESS at a Tender age (GSAT), and that is exactly what GSAT is for many children. Many parents are stressed out by these exams and feel as if they are the ones sitting them. Naturally, parents want their children to do well, but in the process...

Aaliyah going all out for a government scholarship

WESTERN BUREAU: WITH HER mathematics scores in check, 10-year-old Aaliyah Cookhorn is well on her way to doing well in her upcoming Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) as she maintains her focus on keeping her scores high."I feel...

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