GSAT 'unsuitable'

As the Ministry of Education makes $10.3-million room in its budget to facilitate a review of Jamaica's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT)...

Man killed in Mandela Highway crash

One man was killed and two other persons injured following a motor vehicle crash along the Mandela Highway yesterday morning.

Happy Easter!

Members of the Pentecostal Gospel Temple on Windward Road in East Kingston worship yesterday at the church under the theme

Observing Easter around the globe

Christians across the world yesterday celebrated Easter, the faith's most joyous holy day. At the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass on the flower-adorned steps of St Peter's Basilica before a crowd that swelled to far beyond 100,000.

Crawford refuses to give buns

The practice of eating and giving bun and cheese during the Easter season is one that is deeply rooted in Jamaican culture.

Ruby Martin gave all she could

Jamaican philanthropist and former chairman of the Ward Theatre Foundation of Jamaica Ruby Martin is being remembered as a woman who gave all she could to serve her country.

National Youth Agenda to address state of transport system

Chairman of the National Youth Council of Jamaica (NYCJ), Ryan Small says his organisation is in the process of preparing a document outlining a list of recommendations for the country's transport system to be submitted to the Government later this...

Are you smarter than a sixth grader?

In a bid to test the age appropriateness of Jamaica's national Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), The Gleaner asked five teachers and four...

Senators mull Parliament history book

Government Senator Lambert Brown received unanimous support from senators last Thursday as they gave thumbs up to his motion calling for the Government to support and sanction the publication of the history of Jamaica's...

Millions in NSWMA contracts

Twenty-one new employment contracts costing $46 million have been issued by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to fill clear vacancies since January.

Tufton wants urgency in signing Madrid Protocol

Opposition Senator Dr Christopher Tufton wants the Government to set a time frame for signing the Madrid Protocol, which is necessary for the country's participation in the European Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Gregory Mair seeks answers on light bill tax promise

1. Can the Minister advise what is the net contribution to the Consolidated Fund of General Consumption Tax (GCT) charged to electricity bills, broken down by customer category (that is, residential,...

Paulwell, ease the gas pain

THE GENERAL election has been won, state power now rests with the People's National Party (PNP), and Phillip Paulwell no longer appears to be excited about ensuring fuel prices are kept low.

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