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Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 1:41 PMJason Cross

The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, has selected senior lecturer and Gleaner columnist Dr Orville Taylor's Broken Promises, Hearts and Pockets: A Century of Betrayal of the Jamaican Working Class as the best publication in the category...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Professor Archibald McDonald, has encouraged Jamaica's private- and public-sector entities to consider partnering with the institution to help fund and promote research in the island....

Published:Monday | February 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Microcephaly is not new to Jamaica, noted Dr Winston De La Haye, acting chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health."In every country you have occurrences of microcephaly as one of the potential outcomes of defects of birth in children. And...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

United States Ambassador to Jamaica Luis G. Moreno recently indicated that despite not having any major terrorist activities in Jamaica and the Caribbean, the region still needs to be adequately prepared to respond to and properly investigate any...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Trisha Williams-Singh, board chairman of the New Forest Infant Primary and Junior High School in South Manchester, has won the October 2015 Gleaner Silver Pen Award for penning a letter decrying the influence party politics has on the governance of...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has urged employers to give special consideration to employees who are members of the national reserves and to make them available for general election duties from February 13 to 28."It's in preparation for the...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

The Child Development Agency (CDA) has upped the ante in achieving its objective of having at least 75 per cent of children in State care, placed in family environments, through its living in family environments programme (LIFE).Currently, there are...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke says he has advised prospective North Trelawny candidate, John-Paul White, to release, today, documents proving he has satisfied an outstanding $17-million debt with Tax Administration...

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

National Security Minister Peter Bunting is calling for a social paradigm shift in Jamaica, aimed at ensuring that the nation's children do not continue to be raised fatherless. Based on research done in the United States of America, United Kingdom...

Published:Tuesday | January 26, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

Consultant cardiologist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) Dr Andrene Chung, says that there is an obesity problem among Jamaica's children which she attributes to a major cutback in their time spent engaging in outdoor activities and poor...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMJason Cross

A Caribbean study conducted by RISE Life Management Services has revealed an alarming figure, showing that many persons as young as 10 years old have had some involvement with gambling.The announcement was made by RISE Life Management's Executive...

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