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Stories by Syranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | February 7, 2019 | 12:17 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Research and development (R&D) will be included in Jamaica’s measurement of gross domestic product (GDP) as of September 2020 onwards, Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has revealed. GDP measures a country’s economic activity and is...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:23 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

With 30,000-plus trees planted and close to 3.5 million PET bottles removed from the natural environment in less than seven years, the LASCO Releaf Environmental Awareness Programme (REAP) has enviable success. But Programme Director Stephen...

Published:Monday | January 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

It was in 2016 that Prime Minister Andrew Holness expressed his intention of having the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), through youth engagement, influence the country's socio-economic development and strengthen national security.At that time, Holness...

Published:Friday | January 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Almost half of the nation's youth captured in a recent U-Report survey don't know the symptoms of dengue fever, with 39 per cent of the respondents saying that social media is the best way to reach them with information about the illness.The result...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The review of safety and security procedures at children's homes islandwide is now all but complete, and a report will be sent to the prime minister before the end of the month, state minister with responsibility for youth Floyd Green has revealed....

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The titles that roll off the tongues and resonate across the globe may be world-record holder, national awardee, or first black woman to win a world swimming crown.But when renowned Jamaican swimmer Alia Atkinson calls time on her remarkable career...

Published:Tuesday | January 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's sporting history isn't short of memorable chapters, to put it mildly. Still, on the morning of Sunday, June 9, when 'Jamaica, Land We Love' permeates the football stadium in Grenoble, France, the island with less than three million people...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica yesterday sided with 18 other members of the Organization of American States (OAS) in favour of a resolution not to recognise the legitimacy of Nicol·s Maduro's new term as Venezuela's president.The resolution was passed in Washington...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will soon have a new consul general to New York, as an official from the foreign affairs ministry has confirmed that Trudy Deans completed her tour of duty on December 31 and the post is now being occupied by Deputy Consul General Lisa Bryan...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The parliamentary Opposition is terming as premature and unwarranted, a likely move by the Government to introduce legislation to retake ownership of the 49 per cent shareholding in Petrojam held by Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company...

Published:Tuesday | January 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

When Renee Clarke's phone rang shortly after midnight into yesterday, and the shaky, unknown voice on the other end told her that her youngest sister, Shanique Clarke, had just been cut down in a hail of bullets, it sounded like a sick joke.For...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

When Rosemarie Forrester departed her home parish of Manchester in August 1994 to take up a housekeeping job with a Kingston-based family, the then 23-year-old set one solitary goal: to give her two young children the opportunity of a good education...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

State Minister with responsibility for youth, Floyd Green, has signalled that there will be tweaks to the Youth Advisory Council of Jamaica (YACJ) programme in spite of the overall success of the inaugural council.While not disclosing the changes,...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has expressed surprise and scepticism that Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips won't be able to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness any earlier than January 7 to discuss issues surrounding the extension of...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The Western Kingston community of Fletcher's Land is rife with natural football talent waiting to be uncovered at all levels, and one young resident is calling on corporate Jamaica to take on the mantle.According to 18-year-old Stephan Green, the...

Published:Monday | December 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The gravity of the situation was such that Rackell Wilson, the then 23-year-old nurse who braved the pitch-black ravine at Dam Bridge Portland to give medical care, didn't remember that she was pregnant, let alone exhausted from a just-completed 15-...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Violently robbed of his left hand and later losing two sons in gun-related incidents, 56-year-old property caretaker-handyman Michael Brown has had his fair share of misery and despair.But through it all, Brown, this year's recipient of the Male...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Just a seven-year-old boy when the tragic accident in the Rio Grande Valley claimed the life of his father, Lebert Rogers, exactly a decade ago, Shane Rogers could not understand the adverse effect this would have on his life and that of his six...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Household Workers' Union, Shirley Pryce, has renewed her call for the Government to set up a training institute for domestic workers, noting that it is an avenue to enhance their quality of life.Pryce, who is also the head...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

The weekly tradition of the Friday night journey from Portland to Coronation Market in Kingston was a decades-long practice and one usually anticipated by long-time higgler, Novelette Fuller-Francis.But on December 19, 2008, the then 43-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Declaring the senior Reggae Girlz the hottest component of Brand Jamaica at the moment, head coach Hue Menzies is calling on corporate Jamaica to throw its full support behind the programme."When you travel, you better understand Jamaica as a brand...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Describing as glaring, the inequalities between Jamaica's women and men, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport on Monday says the Government believes the private sector can do far more to greater empower the country's women.The...

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

There is custom brokerage and then there is road haulage, but what separates businessman Andrew Henry from the pack is the ingenuity to offer a combination of both under one roof at his Newport West establishment."We're a logistics centre. We say [...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Decades after the country formally adopted the metric system of measurement, most Jamaicans continue to think and operate in pounds and gallons, the imperial platform. Officials of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) are convinced that it will...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

He has only four days' experience as the sub-officer in charge of the Shady Grove Police Station in the remote community of Lluidas Vale, St Catherine.But already, Sergeant Oliver Johnson has identified an urgent need to have more men and women...

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