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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

ANAHEIM, California: “The time is now!” That was the call to action issued by Standard Solar Inc Director John Finnerty for increased implementation of solar in schools at North America’s largest renewable energy event, RE+, on Tuesday. In the...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica strives to increase its usage of renewable energy, wins are being celebrated but challenges abound. Jamaica Renewable Energy Association President Alex Hill said his organisation is seeing an increased demand for solar and renewable...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Attorney and privacy practitioner Chukwuemeka Cameron has criticised Jamaican banks for “focusing too much on going digital” and not placing sufficient emphasis on data privacy and data-processing standards that are mandated by law. Cameron was...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) would retain power if a general election were to be called today, widening its advantage over the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) and strengthening its influence over key demographic groups, including...

Published:Tuesday | September 13, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Transport operators who ply sections of St Andrew West Rural withdrew their services on Monday, leaving students and commuters stranded in Half-Way Tree, Stony Hill and other areas. Poor road conditions, seized buses and a demand for fare increase...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As he cleared plastic and other waste from a Kingston beach on the weekend, GraceKennedy Foundation scholar Alexander Crooks was fuelled by inspiration and gratitude to give back to his corporate sponsors and country. Crooks was among more than 200...

Published:Saturday | September 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Low levels of parental involvement in education and general inadequacy of resources and equipment are among issues identified by educators as contributing to low levels of motivation. But the majority – or 87 per cent – of educators said they...

Published:Tuesday | August 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

FranÇois St Juste, whose baritone voice and trademark “Good moooorning, Jamaica!!!!” roused morning radio audiences and whose steady hand transformed FAME 95 FM, has died. He forged a sterling career in media, spanning 38 years, and co-hosted the...

Published:Thursday | August 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) has become the 24th government entity to become ISO 9001:2015 certified. The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organisation with a membership of 167 national...

Published:Wednesday | August 17, 2022 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

There has been a 35 per cent plunge in public confidence in states of emergency (SOEs) as an effective crime-fighting tool, a dramatic collapse of faith from three years ago. Just over half of Jamaicans (or 53 per cent) described the crackdown...

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

For nearly three decades, Michael Smart has been making the purchase of textbooks more affordable for Jamaicans as they conduct back-to-school shopping in downtown Kingston. “They get the books a little bit cheaper, they avoid the crowd that is...

Published:Monday | August 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Seventy-year-old Jamaican, Glen McFarlane, is partly credited for the pristine quality people around the world experience when they watch high-definition television (HDTV). Back in 1991, he was hired by LEMO in England to start the operations to...

Published:Friday | August 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

BY SEPTEMBER month end, nine virtual messaging signs (VMS) will become operational in Kingston and St Catherine. “We purposely positioned these along the roadways to provide motorists with real-time traffic advisories to reduce travel time and...

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans are being urged to rush to hospital immediately after the onset of a stroke amid worryingly slow response rates and revelations that a third of local victims die from the brain attack and its complications. There are also fresh concerns...

Published:Wednesday | August 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The inability to control crime and violence is deemed Jamaica’s biggest failure since the country gained Independence 60 years ago. In an RJRGLEANER-commissioned poll conducted by Don Anderson, 46 per cent of Jamaicans flagged that...

Published:Monday | August 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Salvaging interests at the Riverton City dump have urged the Government to ramp up training programmes for low-skilled labourers who comb the garbage for recyclables amid fears of an economic fallout when the facility is shut down. Residents are...

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Chevanese Johnson-Dixon, a St Thomas-based teacher, opted to use her summer holidays to address gaps in learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, while exposing students to new activities. Since July, she has been tutoring 10 students, ages eight...

Published:Thursday | August 4, 2022 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Government is banking on the newly opened US$17-million Kingston Logistics Park (KLP) to boost economic growth as the island positions itself as a global destination in cargo trans-shipment and logistics services. At Wednesday’s opening of the...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Lucretia Wilmot, the girlfriend of Hymnrancon ‘Bob’ Lewis, helped to push off a red and blue vessel from Yallahs Beach in St Thomas around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday and watched as her boyfriend and his co-worker, Franklin Campbell, set sail for White...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

National rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Diahann Gordon Harrison, has asserted that though gains have been made, more needs to be done in the fight against human trafficking. In 2018, about 50,000 human trafficking victims were detected and...

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Sandra Gipson stands today as a resilient woman who survived trafficking and child sexual abuse at the hands of relatives. With hopes for a better life, the then-14-year-old left Jamaica on a three-month visa for Florida in January 1979 to live...

Published:Friday | July 29, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

AS THE Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation (JKKF) celebrates its 10th anniversary, chairperson Dr Maolynne Miller is appealing for more financial support to provide assistance to children impacted by kidney disease. An estimated 40 to 50 children are...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“The global AIDS response is under threat.” That’s the dire warning of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Global AIDS Update 2022 report titled IN DANGER. New HIV infections around the world dropped by 3.6 per cent between...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It’s been a long, rough journey for Shakira Bryan Davis, the mother of two sons who have been diagnosed with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That sacrifice includes the 36-year-old mother quitting her job as an early...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mikhail Johnson, a Herbert Morrison Technical High School alumnus, recently earned a doctorate in music from Texas Tech University and has been making strides on the international stage as a classical concert pianist and composer. The 32-year-old...

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