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Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Today, October 8, is being celebrated as Human Resource Professional Day. The day was first referenced as HR Day by His Excellency Governor General Sir Patrick Allen on October 8, 2013, and on October 1, 2018, a proclamation from the Deputy Governor...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With both her parents being grade-six teachers who prepare students for the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), the expectations for Tamara Burton, former student at Harbour View Primary School, were high.Interestingly, her mother, Norda Burton, was...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government's US$2.5-billion Vernamfield Development Project in Clarendon is to get under way by the end of October, with the runway for the touted "aerotropolis" to be completed by mid-2019.Citing the World Bank's warning of devastating effects...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Her air of calm conviction belied the turmoil she had been through.Third-year medical student at The University of the West Indies Mijanou Mitchell was happy to have been awarded a HOPE scholarship by Carreras last week, but her greatest victory was...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 9:58 PM

Sections of the island were rattled by a minor tremor around 9.28 p.m. on Sunday. The exact measurement and other details were not immediately available from the local Earthquake Unit. However, the United States Geological Survey reported that it was 3.6 magnitude tremor with its epicentre west north-west of Hope Bay, Portland.

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 6:07 PM

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw says some $100 million has been allocated to boost production of several crops, including Irish potato and onion. The minister made the disclosure while addressing stakeholders...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 5:46 PM

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, is sharing the grief of the entertainment fraternity at the untimely passing of comedienne and media personality Elva Ruddock.  Elva, as she was widely known, died today...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 5:34 PM

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has ruled against RIU Hotels and Resorts in a dispute of wrongful dismissal brought against it by a former employee. The IDT ruled that RIU Hotels and Resorts breached the island's Labour Relations Code...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 2:55 PM

The deadline for nominations for the Jamaican High Commission in London Windrush Legacy publication has been extended to October 31.  The Legacy publication is a major project of the high commission to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:54 PM

Thirty-seven year veteran of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), retired deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Novelette Grant, is among the 130 Jamaicans who will be recognised with a national honour this year for their exceptional contributions...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 11:45 AM

Media Personality Elva Ruddock has died.She had been ailing for some time.News of her death has shocked the entertainment, media and theatre industries on which Ruddock made her mark.In recent weeks, she had been hospitalised.More details soon.We...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 10:50 AM

According to Scotiabank's director of corporate security Denver Frater, the break-in occurred around 4 a.m. He said the security systems detected the breach and a team of private security guards, supported by the police responded.

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Concerned that many lactating mothers have little option but to flush the breast milk they produce while at work, Stephen Robinson, acting regional nutritionist for the South East Regional Health Authority, has joined the call for more baby-...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Glenville Ashby

"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine complaining of being disheartened, dispirited or depressed, they would ask one of (these) questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Good day, readers. Today we respond to another question from a reader.Good day Mr Francis,I have always read your articles, but never knew that I would be one of the persons who would be writing you.I have a problem that I really need to be sorted...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

The failure of some clients, including state entities, to pay on time has created hardships for Shalk Electronic Security Limited, which is having difficulty paying some of the guards it employs.The Sunday Gleaner has learnt that some of the guards...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMDoug Halsall

The issue of medical records was once again thrust into the spotlight with a recent Supreme Court decision which ordered that parents be given access to their baby's health records within 24 hours.The hospital had refused to hand them over. Since...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Living in one of Kingston's tough inner-city communities now under a state of emergency, Suzette Saunders* lives with a fear about the fate of her 10-year-old son.She is seeing where more and more of these young boys are being recruited into...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

When he did his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2013 and was placed at Tarrant High School, Tajari Walden immediately wanted a transfer.He was one of 240 students who were placed at Tarrant based on their performance in the GSAT that year, and...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

For years, the east central St Andrew-based Tarrant High School had a reputation as one where students went to pass time, where violence was only one wrong word away, and where the police were always on call.In 2013, 240 students were placed at...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Alumni of the Wolmer's Boys' School will honour the memory of late former principal Eric Coleridge Barnett at their Annual Awards Banquet, set for Saturday October 20 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.Barnett, the longest-serving headmaster...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner

The Jamaica North-South Highway Company has continued to give a helping hand to the residents of communities in the vicinity of the highway, with students of the Golden Grove All-Age School being the latest recipients.The company recently presented...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCorey Robinson

Public relations specialist and executive chairman of the FLOW Foundation, Errol Keith 'EK' Miller, was yesterday sent off in a spirited thanksgiving service that recounted the life of a loving father, a friend and a "gift to Jamaica".Slow to anger...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 4:56 PM

A second person has died from injuries sustained in yesterday’s deadly home invasion in Mountain Valley, St Elizabeth. He has been identified as Brian Tomlinson, 21, a tattoo artist of Hayes, Clarendon. Tomlinson reportedly succumbed to his...

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2018 | 4:13 PM

A man was killed this afternoon in Portmore, St Catherine after he reportedly fell from his motorcycle and was run over by a car. His identity has not yet been ascertained. The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica...

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