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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | December 13, 2021 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at strengthening the regional institution. UWI Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said the...

Published:Saturday | December 11, 2021 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie says that the island’s efforts to boost vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government has been offering the...

Published:Friday | December 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Despite the low take-up of COVID-19 vaccines across the island, the health ministry has indicated that it will not be ceding the battle to anti-vaxxers as it pushes towards its target of inoculating 65 per cent of the population by next March. More...

Published:Thursday | December 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Plunging take-up of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has forced Jamaica’s health ministry to scale back procurement of the flagship brand and to fast-track negotiations for the swapping out of more than a million doses of one-shot Johnson and...

Published:Monday | November 22, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

An established dressmaker with no formal training in education, Joyce Gray started Miss One’s Basic School on the grounds of her home in 1952. It was made from bamboo and thatch and when it rained, classes continued in her one-bedroom home. In...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Denese Douglas-Shirley’s family was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her husband, the main breadwinner in the household, was laid off in April 2020 and she had already been unemployed, having resigned from her job in 2017. A production manager...

Published:Tuesday | November 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Former University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Dr Euna Moore is being remembered as a dedicated educator and a stalwart of the UWI. Her early years were dedicated to teaching in primary and secondary schools in a number of parishes across...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican women who are victims of domestic violence will be able to receive free legal services following the signing of a memorandum of understanding yesterday between the Jamaican Bar Association (JAMBAR) and Woman Incorporated. The partnership...

Published:Friday | November 12, 2021 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With the pandemic creating new challenges for war veterans, Jamaicans are being urged to offer their support as retired servicemen seek to live out their golden years. Chairman of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Jamaica, Major (Retired)...

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

A journey led by God. That is how 37-year-old Shakeisha Simms, a geography educator at Titchfield High School in Portland, sums up her experience with pursuing a Master of Education in Sustainable Development, Global Citizenship and Peace at The...

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

Shermott Facey, the father of 16-month-old Charlotte, could not contain his joy. His daughter is among 13 Jamaican children currently benefiting from cardiac catheterisation, a non-surgical procedure, through the first medical mission to...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Thirteen-year-old Rodney Dixon has been basking in his success in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) English A examination. The then grade seven student of Morant Bay High School in St Thomas scored a grade one in the subject....

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A psychotherapist in Britain was a picture of frustration as she spoke to The Gleaner five hours before the charter flight with deportees, including her partner, was due to take off at Birmingham Airport in the United Kingdom (UK) for Kingston,...

Published:Wednesday | November 10, 2021 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minto Primary School is hoping to have its doors reopened come Friday, as it seeks to recover from learning loss caused by COVID-19. Principal Udell Dawkins said the major challenges faced by students are unstable Internet connection and a lack of...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

There wasn’t a swarm of paparazzi, but students of Franklin Town Primary strolled down the red carpet like movie stars as school administrators welcomed them back on Monday. In adherence with protocols of the COVID-19 era, students washed their...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A recent study has revealed that urgent action is needed to safeguard the gains achieved in the fulfilment of the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Vision 2030 Jamaica. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Caribbean Policy Research...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 5:58 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Owner and operator of Pier 1 Restaurant in Montego Bay, St James, Jason Russell, has asserted that some provisions in the Tobacco Control Act (2020) will rob tourists of the full Jamaican experience. In his submission to Tuesday’s joint select...

Published:Wednesday | November 3, 2021 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Seventy-eight-year-old Vincent Carara would usually be overwhelmed with school furniture orders, but with the arrival of COVID-19, the booming business came to a sudden halt as classes moved online. He is now fulfilling the first order of 150...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Epidemiologist Professor Peter Figueroa has lobbied for a ramping up of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign as a fourth wave of the virus could hit Jamaica by year end. That warning comes as the country emerges from the shadow of death that produced...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Pummeled by storm surges and compromised by other environmental hazards, there’s hardly a sliver of sand between some shops and the sea at Hellshire Beach in St Catherine. Kingsley Johnson, operator of Any Money One Stop, has been doing business...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) is seeking to engage a legal officer with the sole duty of addressing revenue matters. Although it supplies 190 million gallons of potable water each day to its more than 400,000 registered customers, the...

Published:Friday | October 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is being urged to consider embracing more water-efficient fixtures as a conservation strategy. Rapporteur and former managing director of the Water Resources Authority (WRA), Basil Fernandez, reasoned that, while these could seem costly...

Published:Thursday | October 28, 2021 | 4:39 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The National Water Commission (NWC) will soon be approaching its regulator, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), with a request for a punitive water rate for periods of drought in a bid to drive conservation. NWC President Mark Barnett...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Advertising mogul and executive chairman of MacMillan Advertising, Robert Anthony MacMillan, has died. He was 73. MacMillan Advertising is one of the longest established advertising agencies in Jamaica, founded by Robert’s father, Dudley MacMillan...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has cited security concerns and the right to a fair trial among the reasons for the transfer of Pastor Kevin O. Smith’s case to Kingston. Smith, the pastor of Pathways International Kingdom...

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