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Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The administration at Oracabessa High School in St Mary is appealing for assistance to erect more classrooms at the institution and to acquire a school bus.With 1,220 students enrolled and a staff complement of 63, the school is currently operating...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:13 AM

Fay Dawkins has spent more than 20 years training hundreds of employees in the culinary arts, predominantly for the hospitality sector, and has made an unquestionably indelible mark on their lives.Dawkins is the programme adviser at the HEART...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:10 AM

The latest advances in medicinal cannabis research in Jamaica and its potential use in cancer management will come under the microscope tomorrow, when a group of international scientists present at the seminar 'Cutting Edge Advances in Cancer...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The poor storage of raw material is being blamed for the current inactivity at the J$27.8-million sorrel-processing factory in Bethel Town, Westmoreland, which was officially opened in 2014, but ceased operations two years ago."It's...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester:"There is nothing as powerful as a mother's love and nothing as healing as a child's soul."It was at her lowest point that Shanella Palmer considered the suggestions of friends and family, and pushed through the loss of her...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

If anyone knows what it feels like to be put down and made to feel small, then motivational speaker, author, minister and counsellor Paul Blake can relate.Throughout his primary-school years, Blake was called a dunce because he was a slow learner....

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

New every morning is the love our wakening and uprising prove;through sleep and darkness safely brought,restored to life and power and thought.New mercies, each returning day,hover around us while we pray;new perils past, new sins forgiven,new...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

MILE END, St Ann:Work began on Monday to build a studio apartment for 90-year-old Albert Osbourne of Mile End in St Ann after his plight of having to live in a dilapidated shack was featured on Prime Time News on November 5.Affectionately called '...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Lancaster, Manchester:It is said that God does not give an individual more than they can bear, but to Stephanie Thompson, it seems as if God trusts her a little bit more than she trusts herself.From a marital separation that left her with nothing...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

We all love gifts at Christmas. If you have gone to the shopping malls recently, you would have seen people shopping for just the right gift. They want to find the right store with the right gift at the right price. Finding a good deal is extremely...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The debate is now raging about men being able to access paternity leave. Some feel it is not necessary for both parents to take time off from work while others think it will be a blessing to the new mothers to have this kind of support available to...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

SEAFORTH, St Thomas:Whosoever said that the best teachers teach from the heart not the book must have known Caroline Victoria Miles, visual-arts instructor at Seaforth High School in St Thomas.With some 26 years of experience and excellence in...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

PORT MARIA, St Mary:The St Mary Infirmary in Port Maria got some much-needed attention on Thursday as the St Mary Municipal Corporation led several other organisations and individuals into fixing up the institution, as part of Local Government and...

Published:Saturday | December 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Financial empowerment advocate Rose Miller is urging Jamaicans to be frugal with their spending this holiday season in order to avoid compounding their debt, and so that they can position themselves to take advantage of improvements in the economy....

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 9:26 PM

The police have arrested and charged a construction supervisor as part of investigations into irregularities at the National Energy Solutions Limited (NESol). Twenty-eight-year-old Rayon Hamilton of a Kingston 8 address has been charged with...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 2:36 PM

Opposition Senator Wentworth Skeffery says the perceived confusion and chaos over the results of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) mock exam are an indication that the Government is “suffering from an implementation deficit”.

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 1:06 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) says the Three Miles Bypass, which is to help ease traffic arising from road construction in the area, will open this Sunday, December 2. The new roadway, which will serve as a bypass to a section of Spanish Town...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:52 PM

Livern Barrett, Parliamentary Reporter A report by Public Defender Arlene Harrison-Henry lamenting the conditions for persons detained in the State of Public Emergency in St James has been dismissed by Government Senator Matthew Samuda as alarmist...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 10:48 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Transport Mikael Phillips is calling for the government to urgently begin the promised consultations and public education programme on the provisions of the new Road Traffic Act. In a statement, Phillips said the Senate...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 10:34 AM

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) has received ISO 9001: 2015 Certification from the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO). ISO is an international agency composing national standards bodies of more than 160 countries....

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 10:02 AM

Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union Limited, which is now the largest credit union in Jamaica with an asset size of $15.9 billion, has completed the implementation of its new core banking platform, Sharetec, from Bradford...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 9:47 AM

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s investment and export promotion agency, has committed to a three-year partnership with technology and innovation forum Tech Beach Retreat to seek technology investments for Jamaica....

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 9:35 AM

Andre Williams, Gleaner Writer Shanna-Kaye Bowen, the mother of 15-year-old St Hugh’s High School student Tashi Munda, has succumbed to her injuries which she received when their house was set ablaze on Sunday. Tashi died from her injuries...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health is committed to establishing a National Diabetic Retinopathy Programme to combat an increase in diabetes, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said.He stated that diabetic retinopathy screening and treatment will become...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:10 AM

European Union (EU) Head of Delegation to Jamaica Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska says she is confident that with the departure of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union, the partnership with Jamaica will not be affected."The relationship...

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