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Stories by Carlene Davis

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Jamaica is advancing steadily and has made steady progress in the digital revolution in the past 10 years, but weak infrastructure and poor institutional quality are two of the factors causing the country to lag behind much of the region.That's...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Persons being treated at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Program in Florida in the United States are set to benefit from 100 specially designed pyjamas, donated by Jamaican registered nurse, Yordis Morrison, who has created a new line of...

Published:Sunday | December 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

As Jamaican health officials continue the fight to reduce antibiotics abuse, there are fears that some local doctors are giving in to their patients who beg for this medication even when they don't need it.Antibiotics abuse is a worldwide problem...

Published:Sunday | November 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

A number of state entities have been operating without permanent appointments in several senior positions in what has been described by president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Howard Mitchell as "contemptuous of the principles...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Many business analysts predict that the future of retail shopping is online, and entrepreneur Gavin Lindsay is ensuring that Jamaicans are moving with the times by creating a new online freight-forwarding company.Lindsay's company, Internet Package...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Loom wheel that once promised Jamaicans thousands of dollars has slowed drastically, and in some cases has stopped spinning completely for a number of investors who have lost thousands of dollars.Last week, several persons who invested in the...

Published:Sunday | November 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Students at 18 educational institutions will have to pay more for meals tomorrow as the concessionaire for their canteens, Tastee Limited, introduces higher prices.This has sparked concern among some school administrators, who note that the students...

Published:Sunday | November 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Claims that Jamaica is facing a shortage of religious education (RE) teachers have been challenged by one person trained to teach the subject.Nadine Chambers argues that it is the principals who are refusing to employ specialists to teach the...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:21 AMCarlene Davis

When Doris Parkes and Myrtle Passley, selected Fairy Hill in Portland to retire, they had no idea the drama they would face as it relates to potable water.According to the two elderly returning residents, the public water supply is more off than it...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

With the Lower House of Parliament approving the 25 amendments to the proposed Fisheries Act by the Upper House, there are increasing fears by members of the local fishing industry that the new legislation could ruin their livelihood.The legislation...

Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

General Secretary of the Jamaica Association of Local Government Officers (JALGO), Helene Davis Whyte, has rejected claims that among the issues causing a delay in naming a new head for the Jamaica Fire Brigade is a lack of succession planning.Last...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Jamaica Fire Brigade is short a commissioner, two deputy commissioners, with several other top positions also vacant.The Sunday Gleaner has confirmed that the fire brigade is also short of a director of the human resource department and a...

Published:Sunday | October 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Whether it is creating a replica of a house or the solar system, teachers of primary and preparatory schoolchildren are sending them home to do complex projects for homework, and several parents are getting upset.A number of parents have complained...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Nicolya Brown* was excited about her daughter being placed in the high school of her dreams after her strong performance in the Grade Six Achievement Test.But after just one week, Brown had to seek a transfer for the child to a school closer to home...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Elderly Jamaicans have listed being ill-treated by the younger generation, and little or no sex, among the major issues, which makes life challenging for the senior citizens in the island.A recent study by the director of monitoring, evaluation and...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

For more than 36 years the halls of The Gleaner were brightened by the willing smile and the upbeat personality of Reginald Campbell. But that came to an end last Saturday when the man most called 'Reggie' died suddenly.Last week, the grief hung...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The Financial Services Commission (FSC) is again warning Jamaicans about get-rich-quick schemes, following the latest 'sure money' deal to emerge in the island, Loom.Using mainly social media, the operators of Loom are promising up to 300 per cent...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

The administrators have set the ambitious goal of making Tarrant High School one of the schools of choice in Jamaica, and already, when it comes to the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) areas, it is making its mark.Tarrant is the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

When he did his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in 2013 and was placed at Tarrant High School, Tajari Walden immediately wanted a transfer.He was one of 240 students who were placed at Tarrant based on their performance in the GSAT that year, and...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Operator of A1 Training Institute, Julie Morris, is defending the integrity of the private entity, and charging that the critics are making mischief as it relates to her school.Responding to a recent publication in The Sunday Gleaner, Morris said...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

With the closure of the Three Miles intersection at the usually busy Portia Simpson Miller Square for road improvements, the windshield wipers, who are normally seen hustling there, have migrated to other sections of the Corporate Area, with the...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

For years, the east central St Andrew-based Tarrant High School had a reputation as one where students went to pass time, where violence was only one wrong word away, and where the police were always on call.In 2013, 240 students were placed at...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

Damany Hughes, Cristophe Phillips and Kimberly Barnes have quite a few things in common. They are in their 20s, they went to the same high school, they are studying dance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, and all three...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

A recent study has underscored what many Jamaicans had already suspected, by painting your roof white you could be saving thousands of dollars in electricity cost.The study, done by lecturers from the Engineering Department at the University of...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

When Jermaine Beckford signed up at the A1 Training Institute to get certified as a security guard, he had no idea that when he completed his course his certificate would be useless.But Beckford, like many others who have completed courses at the...

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