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Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The St Jago High School kicked off its 275th anniversary celebrations with a church service at the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega in Spanish Town on Sunday. The St Catherine school unveiled a wide-ranging calendar of events, including a walk...

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Plans are in high gear by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica to welcome its world president, Pastor Ted Wilson, on February 1. Wilson, who will be here for 11 days, will lead a delegation of approximately 200 Adventist church leaders from...

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Marijuana consumption during pregnancy is as socially unacceptable as alcohol and cigarette use. The idea of it is often met with scorn, and ganja use is even considered a threat to the foetus. Research findings around ganja intake during pregnancy...

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:09 AM

Mayor of Lucea Councillor Sheridan Samuels has announced that the Lucea Drop-in Centre will officially be opened soon. “Plans are now in place to open our drop-in centre. The centre will provide for homeless persons warm meals, a place to...

Published:Monday | January 28, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practise good personal ­hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu) is a...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 5:25 PM

Jamaica's sprint legend and budding global business mogul, Usain Bolt, now has his own limited edition high-end champagne brand. Bolt has partnered with leading South African champagne producer, G H Mumm to create the 'ultimate...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 4:10 PM

The government will be using a near $2 billion loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance the training of Jamaicans for high-skilled jobs. The contract for the loan, valued at US$15 million, was signed on Friday and is...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 1:42 PM

The People's National Party (PNP) today announced former West Indies cricketer Wavell Hinds and president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), Dr Walton Small, among five new caretaker candidates for western Jamaica at its...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:16 PM

The Ministry of Tourism says the largest chain of Spanish hotels in Jamaica is backing its thrust to train tourism workers and implement an industry pension scheme.  In a media release today, the tourism ministry said Inverotel was now...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 11:20 AM

Residents of May Day and surrounding communities in Manchester are being urged to be on the watch for a group of men who robbed a supermarket in the community this morning. The Manchester police say a car that the men were using as transportation...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 10:57 AM

Opposition spokesman on Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Fenton Ferguson, is urging the government to rethink its decision to close the Monymusk sugar factory in southern Clarendon. "While there might be split views within the...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Civic leaders in Manchester praised Northern Caribbean University (NCU) for its sterling contribution to the

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:20 AMCorey Robinson/Staff Reporter

A Jamaica-born politician in the United States is urging the State to pump more resources into impoverished war-torn communities such as her hometown, Bull Bay, St Andrew. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:18 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

  It is reportedly taking two years for the Teachers Appeal Tribunal to hand down written judgments in cases brought by teachers who were suspended or dismissed by school boards, leaving several educators jobless and hopeless. Information...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:17 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Tara-Lee Keane was having a hard time getting a transfer from her old high school in the western end of the island, when her family found Greater Life Academy in the Corporate Area. Today, Keane is the head girl at the school, which she says she...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

When Greater Life Academy opened its doors in August 2016, only 40 students were on its register. Two years later, the school has 130 students and has recorded solid passes in external examinations. Greater Life Academy, which is on Dunrobin Avenue...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMDr Glenville Ashby

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently released statistics showing the disparity in black male and female educational achievements. It highlighted that black women hold a large lead over black men in almost every facet of higher...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMDoug Halsall

Interoperability is what makes an electronic system, well a system. Connectivity is critical in any healthcare environment. Health technology increases the rate of connectivity and access generally, but within that there also needs to be further...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:12 AM

Mystery surrounds the planned construction of a homeless shelter in downtown Kingston, with the two state agencies involved unable to provide clarity as to why the work is yet to begin some seven years after it was first announced. In November 2011...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:10 AMShena Stubbs-Gibson/Contributor

Obeah and other forms of spiritualism have become far more acceptable in modern society. Obeah women now live in gated complexes, while obeah men hold retirement parties heralded in the media with tickets going fast. But what do the laws of Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:10 AM

This week, we continue our response to a reader who has numerous issues which she wants clarity on. Here is a repeat of the questions. Good day, Mr Francis, I would like get some clarity on the following: 1. What is the difference between a ‘...

Published:Sunday | January 27, 2019 | 12:09 AM

When I was younger I would watch my mother, how she endured, made difficult decisions and sacrifices, and I wondered how she did it. I thought that adulthood meant that one would be able to do anything, and know everything, what to do, when to do,...

Published:Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 5:04 PM

The death toll from the collapse of a dam in Brazil yesterday has climbed to 34, authorities have revealed. Further, Brazilian officials say about 300 people remain missing following the collapse at an iron ore mine in the south-eastern region of...

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