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Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 11:31 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The revered Carolyn Cooper is a literary scholar and a Jamaican author. In addition to this, she is a professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona. From 1975 to 1980, she was an assistant professor...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 11:24 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Sabrina Hosang Jordan is the CEO of Caribbean Food Delights. She is a young business leader who is recognised among her peers as a model team builder and motivator. This profound characteristic trait is also seen as the driving force behind her...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 11:15 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Rose Hudson Wilkin was born in Montego Bay Jamaica on January 19, 1961. She is more popularly known for being the first black person to become a Church of England Bishop. She has also served as Chaplin to the speaker of the house from 2010 to 2019...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2021 | 11:08 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Known for her commitment to journalism, Wyvolyn Gager has made a significant impact in the world of mass communication. It was in 1994 that she became the first woman to become Editor-In-Chief of The Gleaner. She served in this position until the...

Published:Wednesday | April 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympian Dennis Johnson, 81, has been admitted to hospital after contracting the deadly coronavirus disease, leaving family and friends hoping for the best for the man considered universally to be an architect of Jamaica’s reputation as a...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 9:48 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

When one thinks of Thalia Lyn, the terms philanthropist, esteemed businesswoman and trailblazer inundates the mind. Thalia Geraldine Lyn, in 1991, founded the Island Grill chain of fast-food restaurants since the year 1991. Since then, the CEO has...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 9:36 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Dr Rosemary Moodie is another outstanding woman, whose success has made waves around Jamaica and spread to shores away from it’s borders. She is a Canadian Senator, a neonatologist and paediatrician. The passion and care Rosemarie Moodie has...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 9:27 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Mariame McIntosh Robinson, known for her poise and keen intellect, became part of The First Global Bank in Jamaica as President & CEO in 2016. Her appointment came along with a very noticeable transformation in the operations and fortunes of...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 9:21 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Lorna Myers is a phenomenal entrepreneur, who is most well-known for a decision she made 43 years ago. All those decades ago, Myers went in pursuit of the Jamaica franchise for the world-famous KFC. Today, Restaurants of Jamaica Limited operates...

Published:Saturday | April 17, 2021 | 9:09 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Audrey Hinchcliffe, a woman of character, integrity and profound determination is undoubtedly counted in Jamaican society as one of the distinguished. She is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Health Management...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 2:05 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Maureen Samms-Vaughan is known internationally as a pioneer in the field of child health, development and behaviour. A native of the parish of St Thomas, Maureen knew early on that medicine was where her heart lie. In those innocent years she would...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 1:56 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Many may know the prominent Marlene Hamilton Hall located at the University of the West Indies, but who is Marlene Hamilton? Hamilton was Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), her 1991 appointment making her the first...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 1:47 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has the most bars in the World per square mile, and it is no fluke that our spirits have gained notoriety worldwide due to their quality. To mention the word rum and not mention Joy Spence would be tantamount to blasphemy, as the affable...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 1:41 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

The legendary Deon Hemmings McCatty was born on the 9th of October in 1968, in the parish of St Ann, Jamaica. A former 400 metre hurdler, she is best known for being the first Jamaican and the first woman from the English-speaking Caribbean to win...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 1:34 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It is not often that a woman holds a high-ranking position in the army. However, Commodore Antonette Wemyss-Gorman has broken that stereotype and has gone on to create 'waves in the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). Wemyss-Gorman has continuously...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2021 | 8:48 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Many young girls growing up in Jamaica gets drawn into singing, dancing and acting from a tender age. When it comes to sports, many are automatically drawn to disciplines such as netball or track and field, but for the very few, there is cricket....

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2021 | 8:32 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jacqueline Sharp has held every post at Scotiabank you can think of, including CEO of the Scotiabank Group, a position she held between 2013 and 2017. Her journey in the banking sector, and the number of changes to perspective she had to make in...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2021 | 8:14 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Donna Duncan Scott, Group Executive Director, Culture and Leadership at Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB), is often referred to as a visionary and ‘Ms Possibility Thinker’.  She has a B.Sc. in Engineering, (UWI, St Augustine),...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2021 | 7:55 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

She was one of the most distinguishable radio personalities in Jamaica. One just has to mention the phrase ‘Hotline’ and immediately, Barbara Gloudon’s name comes to mind. Gloudon has worn many hats throughout her illustrious...

Published:Sunday | April 4, 2021 | 7:38 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

She has been hailed as the darling of the pool in Jamaica and will surely go down as one of the country's most iconic sporting figures. Her iconic status was cemented in 2014 when Atkinson became the first black woman to hold a world record,...

Published:Wednesday | March 31, 2021 | 12:22 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It was a day when the home side’s bowlers had to toil, but in the end, the West Indies would take a position of having the Sri Lankans 136 for three replying to 354, following Day Two action of the second Test in Antigua. Dinesh Chandimal on 34 and...

Published:Tuesday | March 30, 2021 | 1:06 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

It’s almost two years and eight months since Kraigg Brathwaite made a Test century, but today he needs just one run to get his ninth Test ton, as the West Indies will resume on 287 for seven after day-one action of the second Test against Sri Lanka...

Published:Monday | March 29, 2021 | 12:19 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Head coach Phil Simmons made it clear that the West Indies will be playing what he describes as “fearless cricket” and going all out for a win as they square-off with Sri Lanka in the second Test, which bowls off today in Antigua starting at 9 a.m...

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2021 | 12:07 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Incumbent President of Cricket West Indies (CWI), Ricky Skerritt will find out today if the directors from the respective territories will want him to serve another term, as the elections for the leadership of the entity takes place virtually at...

Published:Saturday | March 27, 2021 | 9:20 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Zaila Rowena McCalla is a venerable Jamaican judge. She is one of six children born to Beryl and Leopold Morris in the parish of St James. Justice McCalla attended the Chantilly All-Age School in Westmoreland until she matriculated to The Montego...

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