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Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Glenmuir High School has been announced as the top value-added traditional/secondary school in the island based on a recent study conducted by the Jamaica Education Transformation Commission. On Thursday, the Jamaica Education Transformation...

Published:Friday | January 14, 2022 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Former Education Minister Ronald Thwaites yesterday expressed satisfaction with the findings of the Professor Orlando Patterson-led Jamaica Education Transformation Commission as its long-awaited report was launched after a comprehensive review of...

Published:Tuesday | December 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Christmas Day, for the second consecutive year, was disheartening and filled with regret for Jash Gray*, a prisoner at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Kingston. Gray, who called The Gleaner on Christmas Eve directly from his phone...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:15 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When non-violent offender Craige Garricks was told that Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica stood in the gap for his family and paid the $300,000 fine for his release from prison in time for Christmas, he was beyond excited. The 25-year-old said he was...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:14 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has expressed outrage that criminals are turning illegal parties into battlegrounds to settle scores and unleash bloodshed. His concern comes days before Christmas amid fears of a proliferation of...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:13 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Like most residents in Merrivale, St Andrew, Hylton Anderson had settled in overnight prepared to enjoy rest and relaxation at typical Sunday pace. But on December 12, around 4:30 a.m., the rumble of a convoy of concrete-mixing trucks at the...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

A grieving St Andrew family is appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the murder of four-year-old Quhaine James, who was shot in the head two Saturdays ago in a drive-by shooting in which a man was also killed, to share what they know to help...

Published:Saturday | December 18, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is to erect a six-storey $238-million complex geared towards elevating the services and offerings of the facility to international standards. The disclosure was made yesterday as the St Andrew-based...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Two aspiring medical doctors and three nurses were awarded scholarships totalling $1.6 million for the 2021-22 academic year by the Ignite IGL Foundation Scholarships on Thursday. The student doctors will each receive $650,000 per year for five...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

In little over a year from now, philanthropist Reverend Dr Craig Brown intends to open a free-of-charge, comprehensive medical centre for the poor and needy on the grounds of the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, located off Windward Road in...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

One of the leaders of a protest staged yesterday across from the United States (US) Embassy in Liguanea, St Andrew, objecting to what is said was that country’s meddling in the current Ethiopian conflict, has declared that he would have no...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As Jamaica remains on alert for a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic as the Omicron variant makes its trek across the globe, IGL Blue Limited Chairman Bevon Francis has indicated that there are sufficient quantities of medical-grade oxygen...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Twenty-eight-year-old Shuwayne Miller of Arnett Gardens in St Andrew has one wish for Christmas: to become employed on a full-time basis. Despite trying several avenues to land a full-time job, including pursuing an engineering programme at the...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Colleagues of Reniece Fletcher, the 28-year-old nurse from the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) who was abducted on November 1, say she is doing well after the bizarre experience one month ago. She was among three women who were held...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Despite the presence of security staff at the newly reopened Red Rose Fish Market in downtown Kingston yesterday, vendors believe that it will take a long time to stamp out the deep-rooted scourge of extortion. The fish vendors, some of whom have...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Residents of Cassava Piece in St Andrew are remaining tight-lipped about a shooting incident in the Grant Lane area of the St Andrew community on Thursday night, which left a 13-year-old girl and a man injured. According to Detective Inspector...

Published:Saturday | December 4, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Twelve aspiring educators at The Mico University College in St Andrew were on Thursday awarded a total of $1.2 million by past students from Batch 146, the institution’s graduating class of 1984. “They, graduates who left her 41 years ago, have...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Some 180 at-risk youth living in hotspot communities within Kingston, St Catherine, Clarendon and St James are now being targeted under an initiative geared at improving their social, educational and economic opportunities. The FHI 360’s Local...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Manoela Manova, UNAIDS country representative for Jamaica, says the country has been off track with achieving targets geared towards ending AIDS by 2030, even before the dawn of COVID-19. Speaking at the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life’s (JASL) HIV...

Published:Friday | December 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

THOUSAND OF people living with HIV in some first-world countries are now being offered new and modern long-acting injections every two months to manage their conditions, instead of taking pills daily as part of their antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s public-health system may open doors to its only burn unit by 2023, closing a yawning deficit in burn wound care that is too costly for most patients. The upshot of the game-changing investment will offer a lifeline to hundreds of...

Published:Tuesday | November 30, 2021 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Citing the controversial arrest and charge of a Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) driver that sparked a strike on Monday, transport association heads criticised the police for an abuse of power that has stoked bitter division on the nation’s...

Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:28 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

“Dem a pay thief and nuh want pay police!” were the words shouted repeatedly by a female cop at the entrance to the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston yesterday as hundreds of disgruntled police officers protested while awaiting news on their 40-...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Macquisha Smith never returned to her workstation last Thursday afternoon after leaving to meet a family friend, her employer, Natisha Miller, became anxious. Her unease was further fuelled when the salon’s receptionist phoned her the...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Garnet Johnson, whose board house was crushed by a tree on September 30 and who lamented having spent years in state homes as a child, has finally been reunited with his mother. Days after The Gleaner shared the 28-year-old man’s story, his mother...

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