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Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Security officers from various companies and their families were yesterday celebrated on the lawns of Hope Zoo in Kingston. The inaugural family fun day was organised by Bulwark Insurance Agent to recognise the officers for the important role they...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Three of the five national champions in the Jamaica Library Service National Reading Competition 2019 emerged from the parish of St James. At the awards ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday, 65 parish champions across five age...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Tavares Gardens and adjoining communities in St Andrew benefited from a range of free services on Thursday as Encounter Ministries International staged a health fair in the community with the support of a number of organisations....

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Herbert David Alexander Hopwood was yesterday remembered by many as a lover of nature during a memorial service at the St Andrew Parish Church. This love was reflected in the floral arrangements with hanging butterflies that were placed on either...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Chad Rattray buckled down to prepare for his final set of external examinations at Kingston College (KC), his focus wasn’t just on how well he would perform. The outgoing KC head boy, who thought it was necessary to assist students across the...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Former radio producer Vivienne Elaine Perkins was remembered in a service punctuated with tears yesterday as family, friends and media colleagues gathered to pay their final respects to a woman they recall as a lover of good stories. Perkins was...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Exiting wards of the state will have the opportunity to reside at a new apartment complex in Mona, St Andrew, come September. The Transitional Living Programme for Children in State Care caters to students who will be pursuing tertiary or...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It could not be any more fitting that a movement formed by three clergymen 132 years ago to help victims of a fire in Denver, Colorado, is spearheading a fund to restore the recently burnt Jamaica National Children’s Home. At the launch of the...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), the organisation charged with the preservation of the island’s heritage, has said that not all sites where artefacts are found can be secured. Following the recent find of Taino remains and artefacts in...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

For almost 40 years, Lloyd Livingston operated a shoemaking business in the Constant Spring Market. Day after day, he went to the small shop to carve out a living for himself and provide for his family. With the road-expansion exercise in the area...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Despite having laws guarding against five major road safety risk factors under the Road Traffic Act, stakeholders are lamenting the low enforcement recorded in Jamaica. Speaking at the Caribbean Road Safety Workshop on Friday, Regional Adviser on...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

More than 200 children from Franklin Town and surrounding communities in Kingston were gifted school packages for the upcoming academic year on Emancipation Day. The Back to School Extravaganza and Medical Missions was organised by the Franklin...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Independent education consultant Esther Tyson believes that the Caribbean Maritime University’s (CMU) brand has suffered as a result of the revelations coming out of corruption investigations also involving former Minister of Education Ruel Reid...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaica celebrates 57 years of Independence from Britain, a recent discovery of centuries-old artefacts and remains serves as a timely reminder of another important part of the nation’s journey. The find harks back to the pre-colonial days when...

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

When Jamaica gained Independence from Britain on August 6, 1962, Franklyn ‘Chappy’ St Juste was among the cinematographers capturing the celebrations for posterity at the National Stadium. St Juste had only migrated to Jamaica from Trinidad and...

Published:Saturday | July 27, 2019 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A United Kingdom-based geoscientist is asserting that too few Jamaicans have insurance coverage for property damage in the event of a natural disaster. Speaking at the second international conference on disaster-risk reduction in the Caribbean at...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The devastating impact of hurricanes on low-lying coastal areas could be drastically reduced if a storm surge prediction tool developed by a local researcher comes on stream. Canute Ricketts, director of the Research and Mapping Unit at the Mines...

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The top-performing boy and girl in the inaugural sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) high-school placement examinations were yesterday celebrated by the Guardian Group Foundation. Dominic Haisley from Sts Peter and Paul Preparatory School in...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The head of the local returning residents’ association is raising the alarm over what he says is the slow progress in solving a number of murder cases involving Jamaicans who have returned to the country after settling abroad. In a letter to...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Eight out of every 10 Jamaican children have been exposed to some physical or psychological violence, according to the Junior Youth Minister, Alando Terrelonge. Another 64 per cent have been bullied, and almost 80 per cent have witnessed violence...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At first glance, it looks like a plain cardboard hat, but a closer look will reveal a circular piece of metal that can be found on most speakers. This was 12-year-old Shadarie Lodge’s take on Crazy Hat Day for the recently concluded school year....

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Members of a St Andrew-based fitness club had their early-morning routine brought to a dramatic halt yesterday as robbers pounced on the group, chasing them along the route in a frightful encounter. Allistair Thomas, who was among the group of...

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