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Published:Friday | November 26, 2021 | 8:25 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Katrina Coombs, Jamaica-based textile artist, has inadvertently staged an all-female art exhibition titled ‘Fiberactive Germination’, which has been warmly received by the nine women artists who have taken hold of the opportunity to showcase their...

Published:Thursday | November 25, 2021 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Guiding his protégés to success in the inaugural Evergo Jamaica Secondary Schools’ E-Mobility Robotics Competition on Wednesday has brought a sense of fulfilment to Jamaica College coach Paul Pounall. “As a past robotics student, this is my way of...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans can expect more roll-outs of community Wi-Fis and hotspots across the island says Daniel Dawes, chief executive officer of the Universal Service Fund (USF). Dawes told The Gleaner last week Tuesday at the closing ceremony of the...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Deputy President of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Ibrahim Ajagunna, says the institution will put in place various methodologies to hold classes in the coming semester. In light of the new norm of using technology in schools...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Nogus Stewart is counting his numerous blessings. Despite the challenges that came his way, the 20-year-old has been granted the opportunity to pursue his medical studies in Brazil. Stewart was awarded a full scholarship from the Brazilian...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-three-year-old Tonia Williams, Jamaica’s 2022 Rhodes Scholar, said it was a moment of shock and emotional highs when she learnt that she was being awarded this year’s scholarship on Thursday afternoon. “I’ve had a couple of hours to process...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THE BLACK Kings Rising (BKR) movement launches its ‘Featured Faces’ social-media project today in an effort to inspire at-risk young men who have been ostracised. Jump-starting the initiative on International Men’s Day, Joel Nomdarkham, a digital...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

French Ambassador to Jamaica Olivier Guyonvarch, who was appointed in October, strives for more Jamaicans to study French. At the Cocktail à la Résidence de France, held on November 12, Guyonvarch praised the efforts of instructors, French...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:05 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

IN CELEBRATION of Civil Service Week, which runs from November 16 to 22, LASCO Affiliated Companies organised a blood drive at the Police Officers Club on Wednesday. The ‘Drop of Love’ Blood Drive was founded in 2016 by the 2015 LASCO/JCF Police...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:51 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) has donated a total of $100 million to 20 outstanding achievers in state care, as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. Awardees will be able to pursue tertiary education for four years through the Supreme...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

After being laid off from his job as a contractor seven months ago due to the COVID-19 outbreak, James Morrison was left with no choice but to devise a way to support himself and help care for his grandchildren. The quickest remedy to Morrison’s...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The soothing sounds of the Rio Cobre don’t mask the distress of residents of Ham Walk in Riverside, St Catherine, who have lost sections of their cherished homes to the turbulent flow of the river when it is in spate. In the midst of a peaceful...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:05 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Japanese Ambassador Masaya Fujiwara bade adieu to assistant language teachers accepted in this year’s Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Programme on a festive Thursday evening at his residence. Wine glasses ascended in a toast of the moment,...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Although an increase in patrols by the security forces gave them some relief as they were no longer forced to confine themselves in their homes in fear of marauding gunmen, residents of Sunlight Street in Kingston Western are tempering their...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Naval Dockyard in Port Royal on Saturday welcomed the Statsraad Lehmkuhl Norwegian tour and research vessel for five days to its port as part of its two-year round- the-world ‘One Ocean Expedition’. The 107-year-old, 98-metre-long ship, which...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s (MOEYI) newly implemented Sixth Form Pathways Programme (SFPP) is gaining traction among the parent population as they recognise numerous benefits of their children staying in school for an...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Saidian Townsend had her dreams of a relaxing vacation dashed when she suddenly began feeling ill just days after landing in Trinidad and Tobago in 2019. With the illness persisting and experiencing excruciating head pains and signs of having a...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Strathmore Gardens residents in St Catherine have long been frustrated by the poor road conditions that affect their neighbourhood. Homeowners of Ardenne Avenue told The Gleaner last Friday that due to the community experiencing frequent rainfall,...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Spokesperson on Education Dr Angela Brown Burke has described as “utter nonsense” the Government’s decision to disallow fifth-form graduations as it transitions to compulsory participation of students in a seven-year educational plan....

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Rayon Griffiths, 32, did not have the same opportunities living in Thornton district, St Elizabeth, as the other children in his grade one class who benefited from having electricity and a television to watch cartoons as early as 7:00 on Saturday...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Several members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer community are lobbying for Jamaican mental-health practitioners to exercise greater compassion in a country much criticised for its widespread condemnation of sexual minorities....

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Strathmore Children’s Home in Spanish Town, St Catherine, received an early Christmas gift on Friday – its first donation since the beginning of the year, according to a senior administrator. The onset of COVID-19 has crippled donations from...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:12 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

More churches have become accepting of persons who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, and queer (LGBTQI), a paradigm shift from the decades-old complaints about a culture of vengeful condemnation and stigma. That’s the observation...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 5:59 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused her to lose one of her sources of income, an aspiring Jamaican indie author pursues her passion of writing. Shana Ledgister told The Gleaner on Monday that during the pandemic, she felt as...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 5:59 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Primary Exit Profile (PEP) Government Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2021 was held virtually by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information (MOEYI) on Tuesday. The ceremony presented four special awards, each worth $180,000, to students who...

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