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

Late former government minister Dr Paul Robertson has been lauded by People’s National Party (PNP) stalwarts as a devoted patriot and tremendous leader. Robertson died at St Ann’s Bay Hospital on Saturday following a brief illness. He was 75. He...

Published:Friday | February 18, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

After 19 months of a strong police-military presence with the aim of dismantling at least seven heavily armed gangs and restoring peace in August Town, St Andrew, the build phase of the zone of special operations (ZOSO) has formally commenced. A...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, a leading Jamaican think tank has proposed steps the Government can take promptly, and in preparation to respond to future crises, to further increase accountability. The Caribbean Policy Research...

Published:Wednesday | February 16, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD BIANKA Gooden has commenced medical school with the hope that she will be able to improve the quality of her mother’s health and have the ultimate opportunity to care for patients in one of their most vulnerable times. “She’s had...

Published:Monday | February 14, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Gregory Ffolkes developed an interest in engineering through his love for mathematics. From solving simple algebraic equations as a youngster to using engineering processes to determine the assembly of parts for space vehicle hardware and systems,...

Published:Friday | February 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With more than 160 homicides recorded since the start of the year, some of the nation’s youth are welcoming the planned boost to national-security initiatives in the coming parliamentary year, hoping they will have a lasting impact on the crime-...

Published:Friday | February 11, 2022 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Dr Monifa Marshall, whose dreams of becoming a medical doctor were realised through the generosity of Gleaner readers, is now an author. Her mother had died just before the start of the school year in 2014 and as she grieved, her hope of attending...

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

Motorists and businesses have been hit by spiralling fuel prices, and industry interests are clamouring for intervention amid an overall 10.8 per cent jump at the pump over the last nine weeks. Operators of diesel vehicles have borne the greatest...

Published:Friday | February 4, 2022 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) regional exams are on track to be administered in May and June. The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) timetables have been published on the...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency (OSI) has reported that since the COVID-19 pandemic, 44 individuals and companies have sought protection under its regime. The OSI is a department under the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce,...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has engaged additional general practitioners under its public-private partnership for non-communicable diseases. Under the partnership, Jamaicans living with hypertension and diabetes are able to receive...

Published:Thursday | February 3, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-two-year-old Malika Allen is determined to blaze a trail of her own, despite loss, financial challenges, and other hurdles. Come August, she will commence PhD studies in neuroscience in the United States. Allen grew up in Meadowbrook, St...

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2022 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), Trisha Williams-Singh, has said that while there has been a decline in the number of institutions operating without a permit over the last five years, the remainder was still cause for concern....

Published:Tuesday | February 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) honoured 43 students for their outstanding academic performance in external examinations last Friday at its annual Educational Achievement Awards Ceremony. A total of 177 students under...

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...

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