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Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Gabrielle Pitter completed the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations expecting six distinctions and two credits. But when the results were released recently, its was eight distinctions for the St Andrew High School...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When she was approaching the Grade Six Achievement Test, Monique Bennett's father made it clear that he wanted her to attend the Spanish Town, St Catherine-based St Jago High School.He died before she could get to St Jago, but his memories pushed...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Actor, writer and teacher Owen 'Blacka' Ellis is insisting that intelligent Jamaicans take their rightful place in the country and not allow ignorance and people with narrow views to take the lead.According to Ellis, some of the ideas now creeping...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warned that Jamaica will not survive if the wanton killing of the nation's children is allowed to continue.Reacting to the murder of 14-year-old Yetanya 'Princess' Francis of Arnett Gardens, South St Andrew, last...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

"He was just a decent Jamaican," said Nadine Lewis yesterday in Nannyville Gardens as she responded to her friend Dawn Campbell, who had reacted to the news of the death of their former Member of Parliament Easton Douglas by describing him as "a...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 10:36 AM

Former Housing Minister Easton Douglas has died. Douglas who was also a former vice president of the People’s National Party was 81 years old. IN PHOTO: Easton Douglas with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller in 2014. He battled cancer...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Calls to suicide hot lines set up by the Government, are going straight to voice mail, ringing unanswered or going to a pornographic hot line.The latest Social and Economic Survey published by the Planning Institute of Jamaica, has revealed that 263...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Despite a more than decade-long campaign, just under 26 per cent of the children registered in Jamaica in the first three months of this year did not have the name of a father on their birth certificates.That is in keeping with last year's trend...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Efforts by some American chicken producers to establish a stronghold in the local market is not going down well with several Jamaicans.Recent advertisements by the United States Poultry and Egg Export Council appealing to Jamaicans to trust America...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Larvy Wilson is a father of nine, but like scores of other Jamaican men, his name was not placed on the birth certificates of most of his children.According to Wilson, his first child was born in 1979, and at that time a father adding his name to...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

J. Wray & Nephew (JWN) Limited has budgeted $100 million to assist its employees who lost their jobs with the closure of its sugar cane operations at Holland and Casa Marantha estates in St Elizabeth...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

More than 50 per cent of the nation's youth captured in a recent U-Report survey have considered suicide, with 31 per cent of the respondents saying they actually attempted to end their lives.The result of the telephone poll which was done for...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Leading operators in local outsourcing claim that the remuneration being offered to its Jamaican workers is comparable to or betters any of the other industries in Jamaica. However, they are concerned that the gains achieved over the past five years...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Red Stripe, the 'world's coolest beer', through its Desnoes and Geddes Foundation, has donated $1 million to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) for the acquisition of video surveillance equipment to help ramp up security...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Wrtier

WESTERN BUREAU:Lucea, the capital of Hanover, is poised to be twinned with the Chinese city of Huangshi. Based on discussions between officials of the two municipalities, the final arrangements should be in place shortly."The dialogue is ongoing,...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Treasure Beach is the first Jamaican community out of the blocks to take up the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator's challenge. Stakeholders are keen for Treasure Beach to be a climate-conscious community.Fishing, farming, and community-based...

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer

It was hard to get Silvia Brown off the stage as she started to express her gratitude to Food For the Poor. Her daughter, Shenoya Brown, was among over 200 persons who yesterday received grants to assist with preparation for the new school year....

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson/Gleaner Writer

When Latoya Riley smelled smoke coming from a nearby open lot in Arnett Gardens, she thought it was from a dead animal being burned. She never imagined that it was from the body of her 14-year-old daughter.Yetanya Francis, otherwise called 'Princess...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 7:48 PM

When Latoya Riley smelled smoke coming from a nearby opened lot in Arnett Gardens,  she thought it was from a dead animal being burnt  She never imagined it was from the body of her 14-year-old daughter, Yetanya Francis, otherwise called...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:With an increasing number of cruise ship passengers being arrested for possession of ganja on their stop-over in Jamaica, Dr Lee Bailey, chairman of the Caribbean Cruise Shipping Limited, believes that the lack of clarity on the law...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAdrian Frater and Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU:Donovan 'Tim' Roach, who had been prominent on the Westmoreland police's most wanted list for an extended period, has joined the growing list of top-flight gangsters killed in the western parish in recent times.The 28-year-old, who...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The nation's parents have been advised to expect an overall two per cent increase in textbook prices when they flock to bookstores across the island this weekend. But the advisory is no solace for parents who have been feeling the back-to-school...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/ Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:In the midst of tragedy, there is love, and this was evidenced by the kilometres of candles that residents of Orange Street (Gulumba), Sheffield, in Westmoreland, lit along the roadway leading into their community on Wednesday night....

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) has strongly chastised local commercial banks for maintaining high interest rates over many years, describing it as "extortionate" and anti-development.The association said that troubling...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Professor Fritz Pinnock, president of the Caribbean Maritime University, has blasted Dr Garth Anderson, the newly installed president of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), who has asserted that the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is set to fail as...

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