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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It’s been a long, rough journey for Shakira Bryan Davis, the mother of two sons who have been diagnosed with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That sacrifice includes the 36-year-old mother quitting her job as an early...

Published:Thursday | July 28, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mikhail Johnson, a Herbert Morrison Technical High School alumnus, recently earned a doctorate in music from Texas Tech University and has been making strides on the international stage as a classical concert pianist and composer. The 32-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | July 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The private-sector-driven social transformation and community renewal project launched on Monday will shortly tap the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange to raise $650 million over the next five years. The $2-billion Project STAR initiative targeting 10-...

Published:Friday | July 22, 2022 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Yvonne Lee, whose son Matthew Lee was slain by the police almost a decade ago, is urging the Government to give urgent attention to reforming the country’s justice system. Lee said that since the tragic loss of her son in January 2013, she has been...

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Giant African Snail presents a grave threat to human health, as the carrier of the rat lungworm parasite potentially causes meningitis, an inflammation of the brain membrane. The snails feed on a wide array of plants of primary economic...

Published:Thursday | July 14, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“I feel like I would do it again.” Those were the words signed by 16-year-old deaf student Rolando Grant, moments after he completed a flight experience across sections of Kingston and St Andrew on Wednesday. Rolando’s story was highlighted by The...

Published:Monday | July 11, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Nathaniel McCreary was fascinated with the thought of becoming a pilot since he was a child, but, as he grew older, the dream seemed more far-fetched because of limited financial resources. The 22-year-old, who hails from Oracabessa, St Mary, said...

Published:Saturday | July 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Female students who sat the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) this year have outperformed their male counterparts in all subjects. Of the 36,078 students registered, 18,495 were boys and 17,583 were girls. In language arts, 86 per cent of girls received...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Four Jamaicans have been prosecuted for operating Uber services without a public passenger vehicle (PPV) road licence in the last four months, the Transport Authority (TA) has revealed. In an email response to questions by The Gleaner, acting...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With a review of healthcare financing in Jamaica under way, at least one local medical practitioner is in support of the continuation of the no-user-fee policy in the country’s public health system. Medical Association of Jamaica President Dr...

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Though the World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed health taxes as a win-win policy for preventing disease, while advancing health equity and mobilising revenue, Jamaica is yet to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Earlier this...

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Buffeted by criticism about chronic machine breakdowns and overlong downtime for repairs, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is exploring the option of leasing medical equipment for the public sector instead of making purchases. That consideration...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

An overheated hot plate is believed to have caused a mid-morning fire which destroyed a family home in Craig Town, Kingston 12, on Thursday, leaving left four men displaced. The fire destroyed the roof of the four single-room dwellings and burnt...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Principal Professor Dale Webber has issued a charge to Toyota Jamaica to provide more hybrid or electric vehicles to the Jamaican market. Webber was speaking yesterday at a handover ceremony for a Toyota...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament for St Catherine South, Fitz Jackson, has called for more transparent reasons to be provided to applicants who are denied licences by the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA). “I know of cases because persons have come to me and...

Published:Tuesday | June 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Colourful dresses, matching fascinators and radiant smiles were all around at the ‘Girls at 10 Tea Party’ hosted by the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) on Saturday. Some 30 girls in state care were in attendance at the event,...

Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Come October, the archaeological treasure trove of Port Royal will become home to Jamaica’s newest museum, with an immersive experience tracing 500 years of the country’s history. The two-storey building, which is still under construction, is...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has welcomed the announcement of the United States-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis (PACC) 2030. The two core points of emphasis in the initiative are to strengthen energy security and promote...

Published:Saturday | June 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Developer Peter Issa believes that in order for downtown Kingston to return to its former glory, derelict properties need to be restored, which will have a ripple effect on employment and the opening of new businesses, including restaurants. This...

Published:Friday | June 10, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At 17 years old, David Campbell, a British native who ran away from boarding school to Jamaica, was in search of a spiritual compass for his life. He did not know that the decision would be transformative, allowing him to impact the lives of...

Published:Thursday | June 9, 2022 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

SARAH NEWLAND-MARTIN, a household name with which the nurturing and transformation of countless young men is associated, is being hailed for her decades of commitment to youth, aquatics, and the Church. She forged an exceptional career in social...

Published:Tuesday | June 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Pioneering Caribbean writer, novelist, and poet George Lamming is being remembered for his immense contributions to the regional and global literary world. He died on June 4 at age 94. Lamming was born in Barbados on June 8, 1927. He attended...

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Three decades of dedicated and distinguished service to the police force in the United Kingdom have earned Jamaican Clifton John Williams the Queen’s Police Medal on Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List 2022. “It’s still sinking in,” the retired...

Published:Thursday | June 2, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

While only one in three Jamaicans remains trusting of the police, the majority of citizens have indicated that they are willing to work with cops to reduce crime, the latest findings of the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) have...

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2022 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Urging the Court of Appeal not to disturb her client’s sentence, attorney-at-law Dionne Meyler Barrett has argued that the judge was not compelled to consider life imprisonment for murder convict Lindell Powell. Powell pleaded guilty to the...

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