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Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

It was billed as a Group 90 swearing-in ceremony for Peace Corps Jamaica, but it was more of a coming-of-age celebration of sorts. After 10 weeks living with host families in Highgate, St Mary, where they had been introduced to Patois, new fruits...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:23 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

She misses him and longs for the days when he ruled as prime minister, but she has had more than a lifetime of personal and professional ­memories to cherish. She is Daisy ‘Hazel’ Smith, retired auxiliary worker, and he is Edward Phillip George...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:22 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

During pregnancy, parents usually debate their ­preference for their baby’s ­gender, but what is sure is that they want a healthy baby – one born without ­complications; with all 10 toes and 10 perfect fingers. It is ­probably the same prayer that...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:19 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga was one of three stalwarts who were honoured by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) for their contribution to early childhood development in Jamaica. The other awardees were Professor...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenger Jamaica Broilers, through their brand The Best Dressed Chicken, recently launched its internal wellness programme, Commit To Fit, on Global Move For Health Day (May 10). The launch, held at the companys group...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:15 AM

B3 Parenting will on Saturday, June 15, launch the second installment of Our Sons – a fun and interactive session for teen boys. As part of its mandate to mould, nurture and positively shape the lives of boys from a wide cross section of socio-...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:14 AM

JMMB Bank signed an agreement with the Hugh Wynter Fertility Management Unit (HWFMU) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) in April to provide up to $5 million in loan financing for individual patients to help offset the cost of ­infertility...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The Jamaica Moves campaign continues its battle against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with its Get Moving Corporate Challenge. This marks the third circuit of the challenge, with 15 companies eager to be part of the campaign’s mission to create...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) is convening a regional project development workshop at St George’s University in Grenada from May 27-29. The workshop, which is being staged in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Hard-earned gains in stabilising the Jamaican economy could be eroded if political leaders fail to take lessons from the past, argues Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). Mitchell painted a dire picture...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Offering discounts on purchases is a way to quickly draw customers into business places. Anytime you tell a customer that he can save money, you’re likely to get his attention. Discounts don’t only help shoppers; they also help businesses. From...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tired of standing in long lines to purchase tickets for an event that you just ­cannot afford to miss? Fun is just a click away! Adam Barakat and his team at Gustazos have partnered with FanGig-The Ticket Hub, giving persons the option to purchase...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 5:06 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that at least four of its water supply systems have dried up as a result of ongoing drought conditions in sections of the island. The NWC says its Higgin Town, Dawson and Content plants in...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 1:56 PM

Approximately 160,000 additional jobs are expected to be created during the production stage of a newly patented nutraceutical being championed by the National Commission on Science and Technology. The product, Zon Teason, which was a plant...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 1:15 PM

The police have issued a High Alert for St Catherine siblings 10-year-old Roxanne Willie and 12-year-old Marlon Willie, both of Cockings Hill district, Guys Hill, who have been missing since yesterday morning. Roxanne and Marlon are of...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 11:34 AM

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be increasing expenditure under the X Marks the Spot School Crosswalk Campaign being implemented by the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation. Country Representative, UNICEF Jamaica, Mariko...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 9:43 AM

Legal assistance was provided for 2,484 cases in the Parish Courts during the 2018/2019 Fiscal Year by the Legal Aid Council. This represents a 17.3 per cent increase in Legal Aid Services in the Parish Courts from the previous Fiscal Year. This...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 9:36 AM

More than 700 projects have been registered with the Culture Ministry for Labour Day. Portfolio Minister, Olivia Grange, says she expects that Jamaicans will volunteer at any of the projects across the island today. Prime Minister, Andrew Holness,...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague says the Government will be implementing a number of measures aimed at ensuring order on the nation’s roadways. He said that “very soon”, video surveillance will be utilised to nab persons who...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:23 AM

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will be increasing expenditure under the ‘X Marks the Spot’ school crosswalk campaign being implemented by the Jamaica National (JN) Foundation. Mariko Kagoshima, country representative, UNICEF Jamaica,...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:22 AM

The Jonathan Grant High School and Spanish Town Primary and Infant School in St Catherine will benefit from structural and aesthetic improvements on Labour Day. The work will be spearheaded by the JN Foundation in collaboration with other companies...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:22 AM

JAMAICA’S PREMIER environmental expo, Green Expo, will return next month, following an eight-year hiatus. This year, the focus of the event, which is to open on June 7, is on environmental innovation and hot topics, such as climate change...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE NATURAL History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) is doing its bit to build awareness of the need for scaled-up efforts to ensure the conservation of local biological diversity, notably plants, animals and microorganisms, in the face of a changing...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:20 AM

WITH THE passage of International Day for Biological Diversity yesterday, Jamaicans have been urged to act in their own interest by taking care of the natural environment, now teeming with life from plants, animals and microorganisms vital to...

Published:Thursday | May 23, 2019 | 12:19 AM

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