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Published:Saturday | January 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

When Keonie White was just a few days old, she contracted pneumonia after her release from hospital. It was difficult to get transportation from the rural community of Auchtembeddie in Manchester, at that hour of the night, so her parents and...

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) seeks to clear up 95 active cases of COVID-19 among the inmate population, vaccination take-up remains low. There are fresh concerns about repeat infections among the penal population, as well as...

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s persistent pall for corruption remains a cause for concern for business and civic leaders, with failure to implement key legislation cited among reasons for the country’s stagnation in the latest edition of the Corruption Perception Index...

Published:Tuesday | January 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Some educators across Jamaica have expressed concern about the lack of penmanship skills among students since they have returned to face-to-face classes. Learning loss has been a key concern of stakeholders since schools were shuttered in March...

Published:Friday | January 21, 2022 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, chief medical officer (CMO) in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, has reported that there is an increase in the number of pregnant women hospitalised with COVID-19 as the island experiences a fourth wave of the...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said Jamaica could have commenced the immunisation of children under 12 if the required COVID-19 vaccines were available. Late last year, Cuba began a massive vaccination campaign for children...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Local health professionals are concerned about whether the number of Jamaicans suffering from long-haul COVID-19 could rise because of the increase in infections amid the fourth wave and the presence of the Omicron variant in Jamaica. There are...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Old Harbour High School alumnae and friends Kimberlee Edwards, Shantel Phoenix, and Tashana Wilson all completed secondary education in 2014, with one goal in mind: to become attorneys-at-law. Their personal journeys led them on different paths,...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Maxine’s parents had been fostering three children for about three years until her mother and father died a year apart. She returned from Canada to Jamaica and made the decision to continue to foster the children as a means of continuing her...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans have welcomed the move by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) to declare St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston a national monument. The park, along with the boyhood home of former prime minister Sir Donald Sangster in St...

Published:Saturday | January 15, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Government Senator Kavan Gayle has urged the administration to amend a number of labour-related pieces of legislation and establish an unemployment insurance scheme, based on the lived experiences of Jamaicans since the onset of COVID-19. In an...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Kasonia Smith’s passion to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist has already begun to bear fruit. Smith and John Drescher, a contributing editor, co-authored an article on police reform, titled Good Cop, Bad Cop, which was published in The...

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Ken Morrison celebrates 20 years of being a pilot, he cannot help but remember his persistence and the sacrifices he made for his boyhood dream to take flight. Like many young boys, he was fascinated by planes, and that interest followed him...

Published:Friday | January 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ashley Furniture Homestore has donated $900,000 to three Jamaican charities through its main corporate initiative, Couch Conversations. For its fourth year, St Andrew High School (SAHS) Foundation, Homestead Place of Safety, and Hanover Charities...

Published:Thursday | January 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Hinting that Jamaica’s ambitions of attaining developed-country status was at risk because of epidemic levels of criminal violence, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said he will be commissioning an external review to determine the island’s progress in...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Against the backdrop of an emerging COVID-19 fourth wave and Monday’s resumption of face-to-face classes, Education Minister Fayval Williams has said that the Holness administration has not established an infection or positivity rate benchmark that...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

St Andrew West Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn has described the COVID-19 vaccination take-up in her constituency as disappointing – a snapshot of the limping inoculation campaign that has left Jamaica second from bottom, in per-...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As schools resumed face-to-face classes for the Easter term, at least four primary schools in the Corporate Area reported no hiccups, but there was low student turnout at some institutions. Principal of Franklin Town Primary School, Rohan Treleven...

Published:Saturday | January 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Marsha Norman has chosen to honour her late husband and master potter, Christopher, in a manner to have his work outlive him. Christopher, who had made exquisite teapots and taught at St Andrew High School for Girls for 24 years after doing a short...

Published:Thursday | December 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Following my visit to the Taj Mahal, I travelled to Akbar International in Agra, where I got a detailed demonstration of parchinkari, which is the painstaking art of inlaying precious or semi-precious stones in marble. Parchinkari began in India...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Glenister Estate, which operates out of Bernard Lodge in St Catherine, will next week export its first batch of Chinese and Indian bitter melon to the United Kingdom (UK). Bitter melon resembles the fruit which grows on the cerasee vine, but it is...

Published:Monday | December 27, 2021 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Dandi Kutir, located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, is easily the most fascinating museum I have ever visited. The 41-metre-high conical dome is India’s largest and only museum built on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. More popularly...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Brianna Johnson took up jewellery making as a hobby when she completed her undergraduate degree in hospitality and tourism management from the University of Technology in 2017. She experimented with copper wire wrapping and had made quite a few...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

In a bid to reduce the import of trophies to Jamaica, Ramon Christie entered the niche market of ceramic trophy making. With the versatile and malleable clay as his material of choice, the trophies are one of his many interpretations of art from...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A revolving beekeeping project that is creating a buzz in Tranquility, Portland, has earned Demar Demontagnac one of 50 Sagicor Community Heroes Awards. A marketing student at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) and 2018 Prime...

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