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Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Jamaican people have spoken, and the National Baking Company responded yesterday by launching the 'Balance Your Life Campaign', which will see the sugar content of some of its bread cut by 33 per cent.Butch Hendrickson, chief executive officer,...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Education ministry is convinced that it is well on its way to introducing the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), to replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2019, but some principals remain unconvinced.According to the principals, several...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Indicating that there will be a renewed focus in catering to non-traditional high schools, Marie Clarke, president of the International Proxy Parents (IPP), said she has no regrets catering to children in traditional high schools, as they are...

Published:Friday | November 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Finance minister Audley Shaw says that he would be launching an immediate investigation into what he described as unreasonable gas prices at the pumps, while rejecting claims that the Government's imposition of additional taxes on gasolene is the...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday expressed gratitude to the Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS) for adopting 15 state-run medical clinics, even as he pleaded with other corporate entities to join in providing some basic and...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The out-of-control crime rate has not escaped the minds of Jamaicans, but at least two recruits expected to join the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) shortly say they will not be daunted by the ongoing tactics being employed by criminals. Instead,...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Students' socio-economic background and the schools they attend determine whether they are subjected to corporal punishment or emotional violence.Maureen Samms-Vaughan, professor of child health and development at the University of the West Indies,...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2017 | 3:10 PMJodi-Ann Gilpin

A focus on education and beautifying the passage from Ocho Rios, St Ann, to Kingston are among the areas to be emphasised by accomplished businessman, Antony Keith Edmund Hart, who was yesterday conferred with an Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Some of Jamaica's 10-year-olds are not fully literate in numeracy and literacy, yet they already have a frightening command of how gangs operate and are replicating violent gangster behaviour in their primary schools.This revelation was made by...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Children advocates and other stakeholders are expressing concern about the number of children being killed in Jamaica following a report which revealed that 47 children were murdered across the island up to October 21...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The Gleaner newspaper yesterday received high commendations for what was described as their kind and unique gesture of printing the publication on pink paper on several occasions for the month of October, as part of its multi-pronged initiative to...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck believes that the zones of special operations (ZOSOs) have the capability to lower the crime rate, touting communities such as Grants Pen in St Andrew for maintaining law and order.Yesterday, the minister lauded the...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Cricket and baseball enthusiasts will soon be able to gain an opportunity to enhance their craft overseas.Triple A Sports and Technology, in collaboration with Fusion Sports, are in the process of engaging universities in the United States and...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Potential side effects and cost of drugs are two major factors Dr Stacy Davis, president of the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica, has highlighted as contributors to low compliance to treatment among lupus patients.Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in...

Published:Monday | October 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

An essential feature of Factories Corporation of Jamaica's (FCJ) new directive is to ensure that 40 per cent of newly constructed space must be made available to small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).Dr Horace Chang, minister without portfolio in...

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

While agreeing with claims that the Ministry of Health failed to implement strategies that would properly sensitise the public about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, representatives of Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) say that they...

Published:Thursday | October 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Sex workers and drug addicts will be on the radar of the leaders at The Ekklesia Bible Fellowship in St Andrew, who have acquired property in St Mary, which will be used to create a safe place for persons in their groups.Barrington Hall, senior...

Published:Tuesday | October 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Jamaica has joined a number of other small island developing states in accessing financing from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to assist with mitigation and adaptation programmes.Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth...

Published:Wednesday | October 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Head of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute of the University of the West Indies, Dr Parris Lyew Ayee, has again warned that preparedness at the policy and individual levels will determine the severity of the damage Jamaica encounters, should an major...

Published:Friday | October 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The lack of professionals who focus on hair care, is a major gap that renowned hair loss specialist and cosmetologist Monica Shakespeare, has identified in the industry, and a contributor to its failure to record significant growth. She said...

Published:Wednesday | October 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Two of the schools whose students received the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine on Monday are reporting that despite the backlash and islandwide controversy, it was a smooth process.Leighton Smith, principal of the Papine High School in St Andrew...

Published:Monday | October 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The case of a video showing a 12-year-old girl being beaten with a machete by her mother in St Thomas, which has gone viral, has come as no surprise to Betty-Ann Blaine. The head of Hear the Children's Cry, however, expressed that she was deeply...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

The push by insurance companies to provide citizens with health policies, some believe, has helped to alleviate the financial burden of treating critical illnesses. However, David Wan, president of the Jamaica Employers' Federation, said that small...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Survival was Sandra Samuels' immediate thought after she was informed that one of her breasts would have to be removed, having been diagnosed with cancer in November 1999. When the dust settled, however, she said that thoughts of the impact on her...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMJodi-Ann Gilpin

Delays in accessing and completing their course of treatment top the list of things patients normally do wrong after they have been diagnosed with breast cancer.Dr Lindberg Simpson, consultant general and minimal-invasive surgeon, told The Gleaner...

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