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Published:Thursday | April 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Hear The Children’s Cry convenor Betty Anne Blaine is calling for a cultural campaign on how to listen and speak to children. Blaine explained that children have a right to a voice, but culturally, they are socialised to be seen and not heard. That...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Gift and fruit baskets, centrepieces, and bottomless flowerpots are just a few of the items 65-year-old Cynthia Cooke makes from wicker, which is a pliable twig. “To see my handiwork when I’m finished and to hear somebody say, ‘A you do it?’ I...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Seven years after ditching life in the Corporate Area for farming in Three Hills, St Mary, Conzley Clarke and Federick Samuels have no regrets. That sense of satisfaction was evident as the two farmers weighed and sold a wide range of produce to...

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A belief in self-reliance has kept Hector Whyte ploughing, sowing, and reaping for the past 35 years. The farmer, who had a variety of produce on sale at Monday’s staging of the St Mary Agri-Expo, told The Gleaner that he has built on his father’s...

Published:Thursday | April 14, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) will be seeking to increase the speed of its trains that run from Kingston to Montego Bay once the track is restored. At the time the rail service was discontinued in 1992, trains chugged away at 30 miles per...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Mona School of Business and Management, Dr David McBean, has recommended that a portion of the National Housing Trust’s funds be reallocated to the education sector. He reasoned that increased resources should also be...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

An imminent transatlantic knowledge-sharing agreement will lay the design groundwork for the revival of the railroad from downtown Kingston to Three Miles, which could soon be woven into the fabric of everyday life for a modern commute to work,...

Published:Monday | April 11, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

After years of battling eviction threats and desperately seeking a new home, the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) is gearing up to engage in “creative accounting” and to “beg, borrow, and plead” as it prepares to...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A neighbour’s deteriorating eyesight was the genesis of Georgia Crawford Williams’ creation, LifeSavers Wipes, which recently won the top prize in global innovations at the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Her mother had taken the...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Local importers are calling on the agriculture ministry to increase transparency in the importation of chicken back and chicken neck. CJ’s Export, Import and Manufacturing Company Limited, a Westmoreland-based family business, has not sold chicken...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Schools across Jamaica have been directed to utilise metal detectors daily, as part of measures to improve the safety of students and staff. This directive from the minister of education, Fayval Williams, follows Monday’s fatal stabbing of Khamal...

Published:Friday | March 18, 2022 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

National Mathematics Coordinator Dr Tamika Benjamin has asserted that to break the cycle of poor performance in mathematics, the subject must be tackled at all levels of the education sector. The pass rate of Jamaican students in mathematics at...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Production of medical grade oxygen at Industrial Gases Limited (IGL) will be increased by 40 per cent with the commissioning of an oxygen PSA plant. IGL, Jamaica’s lone supplier of medical oxygen, currently produces 13 tonnes of the product daily...

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Hinting at a rise in fees, The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) St Augustine Campus will be revitalising its funding model to significantly reduce its dependence on government subvention. Professor Brian Copeland, pro-vice-chancellor and...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A fit, 50-year-old Richard Brown was the first participant to cross the finish line in the corporate ‘team bubble’ run at Sunday’s 24th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, the biggest road race in Jamaica since the coronavirus outbreak of...

Published:Monday | March 14, 2022 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education has agreed to put on hold student transfers for the twinning of high schools, an initiative geared at the sharing of best practices to improve learning outcomes. Acting Chief Education Officer Dr Kasan Troupe said that...

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-five-year-old Kaydeen Williams, who hails from St Catherine, has transformed her passion for African heritage into an entrepreneurial pursuit. In January 2021, she started out by making bags but the small business has since evolved into...

Published:Monday | March 7, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Nadine Atkinson-Flowers, who was born and raised in Olympic Gardens, knew very early in life that she wanted to be a lawyer. Though that reality did not manifest in the way she imagined, the St Andrew High School for Girls alumna is now an...

Published:Friday | March 4, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Thirty-year-old Terrence Chin-Loy Jr will be making history in the traditionally white field of opera, a step that will further open doors to black performers. The Jamaican-American will be playing the role of Henrik Egerman in Stephen Sondheim’s A...

Published:Thursday | March 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The ‘60/60 year’ is how the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has dubbed its milestone anniversary, which coincides with Jamaica’s diamond Independence. Over the past six decades, USAID has invested in excess of US$1.4...

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Students and parents expressed gratitude on Tuesday as they received laptops that will help close the deficit on online learning amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the launch of its ‘Children are our Future’ initiative in support of Jamaican...

Published:Friday | February 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Pamela Dare Swaby, Jamaica’s first female North American representative of the Jamaica Association of Villas and Apartments (JAVA) and a trailblazer in tourism, has died. She passed away in Ontario, Canada, on February 16 at age 92. The funeral...

Published:Thursday | February 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A World Bank study has concluded that education spending at the early childhood level in Jamaica is pro-poor, while at the tertiary level it favours the rich. The findings were borne out in the study – A Public Expenditure Review of Jamaica’s...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Black Canadian history will be seen in a new light by a groundbreaking series, The Porter, which features those who came from the small islands of the Caribbean and made a big impact on the country. The eight-episode series premieres today and will...

Published:Monday | February 21, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Retired soldier Hector Simms and musician David Douglas lost all they owned when their home was ravaged by fire on December 26 last year. Community members have come together to repair the two-bedroom home they shared in August Town, St Andrew....

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