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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

I waited with bated breath to get my first glimpse of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal, and when I did, I was in awe. Nothing prepared me to see the amazing and intricately designed architecture I’ve seen over a hundred times online...

Published:Thursday | December 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Nestled in the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, the walled city of India’s capital, built in 17th century by the Mughals, is a boutique heritage hotel and restaurant, Haveli (mansion) Dharampura. The walk from Jama Masjid, one of India’s largest mosques...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Camille Foster held back her tears as she walked to the platform to collect her award and that of her now-deceased husband, Garnet Foster. The couple, who hail from Bullet Tree in Petersfield, Westmoreland, had opened their home last September to...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The staff and past students association of Meadowbrook High School brought Christmas cheer to 100 students with the distribution of food packages on Monday. Project lead, Natalie Moore, explained that many parents have lost their jobs since the...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Engineering alumni of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), who have dubbed themselves ‘Engine95’, handed over cheques totalling $600,000 to three students at the tertiary institution last week. Vice-president and mechanical engineer...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Situated on the banks of the serene Sabarmati River, in the city of Ahmedabad, capital of the western Indian state of Gujarat, is the Sabarmati Ashram, which was one of the residences of Mahatma Gandhi, for 12 years. Tour guide, Lata Parmar,...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Anand Milk Union Limited (Amul), a milk product co-operative dairy company based in the western Indian state of Gujarat, is one of the biggest success stories of India. For years, many poor farmers struggled during off-seasons as their income from...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At least two transport associations in Jamaica are calling for the Government to extend the payment period for traffic fines or suspend the issuance of tickets until the collection system returns to normality. In late November, Tax Administration...

Published:Friday | December 17, 2021 | 7:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Health ministry officials have pushed back at concerns expressed by Opposition Spokesman Dr Morais Guy who raised questions about the accuracy of daily reports of COVID-19 results, including those of thousands of travellers who flow through the...

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mini Jamaica’s showroom was transformed into a thrift store on Saturday for New Wave’s Celebrity Closet, giving new life to clothing and shoes with the goal of raising funds for charity. Conceptualiser Lindsey Lodenquai said the event has been...

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The father-daughter artist duo Hilroy and Jacey Bulgin stood out at the Association of Jamaican Potters annual art and craft fair on Saturday. Bulgin, a 40-year-old fine artist based in Rose Hall, Montego Bay, recalled that his mother, a retired...

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