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Stories by Syranno Baines

Published:Sunday | January 14, 2018 | 8:00 AMSyranno Baines

Prime Minister Andrew Holness and four former prime ministers - Edward Seaga, P.J. Patterson, Portia Simpson Miller and Bruce Golding - are slated to participate in the service of thanksgiving for the veteran journalist Ian Boyne at the National...

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The Jamaica Confederations of Trade Unions (JCTU) has urged the Andrew Holness-led Cabinet to consider all public-sector workers, not just the police, at Monday's meeting. This, as government employees are growing increasingly restive with wage...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

While he served his family faithfully, long-time Gleaner columnist Egerton Malcolm Gabriel Chang was a devotee of St George's College, his alma mater, and also a fitness enthusiast. Chang, 66, a past managing director of Capital Betting and Wagering...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

While it is projected that road fatalities for 2017 will decrease by 10 per cent when compared with 2016, Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, is describing as "worrying" other projections that indicate that...

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

He had seen the profile and had heard the unmistakable laughter time and again, but he had not met the media man behind the lens."He had a full head of black hair and some thick sideburns, something from the '50s or '60s, so I recognised him the...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

It was as if good old St Nicholas had stopped the Grinch from stealing Christmas when philanthropist and deejay, Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell, toured the Bustamante Hospital for Children yesterday, handing out gifts, and in-turn, bringing smiles.An...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

'Tis the season for giving and giving back, and though they remain coy about dollar figures and names, a few corporate leaders have affirmed their willingness to dip into their pockets and those of their companies to bring Christmas joy to less-...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

His wit, patriotism and insatiable appetite for knowledge secured his legacy as one of Jamaica's foremost journalists while making him a household name.Ian Anthony Boyne, 60, host of Jamaica's longest-running television interview programme, 'Profile...

Published:Monday | December 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

They were not wrapped and placed under a tree like the typical Christmas gift, but for the hundreds of Jamaicans who couldn't afford them, the custom-made hearing aids recently provided by Starkey Hearing Foundation (SHF) are almost like treasure.As...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The importance of giving back, especially during the festive season, has not been lost on the famed 'Purples' of North Street, who, on Thursday, after sitting their end-of-term exams, turned out in their numbers to help feed more than 2,000 poor...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

While many poor Jamaicans wish for proper shelter and a square meal at Christmas, a handful of inner-city residents bemoaning hard times want nothing more than an immediate end to the bloodletting across the country."If the killing doesn't stop,...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Christmas came early for more than 600 students gearing up to sit the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) next year, as the J. Wray & Nephew (JWN) Foundation hosted its annual Christmas treat yesterday for communities within proximity of its Spanish Town Road, Kingston, base...

Published:Tuesday | December 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Vendors at the Kingston Craft Market (KCM) were yesterday left disappointed by the low number of sales of their merchandises despite hundreds of cruise passengers roaming their space for at least five hours.The cruise vessel, the MS Monarch, which...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

National Security minister Robert Montague has said that persons charged with murder or gun-related crimes should serve their sentences consecutively rather than concurrently.Montague's comments come just two days after authorities in the Unites...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Two Manchester educators with more than 50 combined years of experience have copped the prestigious 2017 Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year awards.Head of the Business Education Department at Bishop Gibson High School, Ingrid Antoinette...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Information Minister Ruel Reid has assured the executive body of the Press Association of Jamaica (PAJ) that he will be taking the long-awaited amendments to the Access to Information (ATI) Act to Cabinet in order to have a clear policy directive...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

As people observed World AIDS Day last Friday, regional stakeholders used the opportunity to reaffirm that the theme, 'Right to Health' is a fundamental human right.Celebrated on December 1 each year, World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people to...

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

While more zones should be established for the well-promoted, major entertainment events, it is in the best interest of the industry that spaces are also selected within communities to house the smaller, yet still popular parties, according to...

Published:Saturday | November 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Local insurance companies are prepared for the string of claims likely to be filed for damage, as a result of heavy rains, which resulted in extensive flooding in Montego Bay, St James, earlier this week, according to Peter Levy, vice-president of...

Published:Thursday | November 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

With yesterday's heavy rains causing extensive flooding in sections of the Westmeade Willows and Phoenix Vista housing schemes in Portmore, St Catherine, Mayor Leon Thomas is calling on the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ), developers of both spaces...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The nation's children are oversharing on social media and negatively impacting their future in the process, according to Floyd Green, State Minister in the Ministry of Education.Speaking on Monday at the launch of the Office of the Children's...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

For Annakay Hudson, the vision of Senator Delroy Williams to make Kingston "the pearl of the Antilles" is no pipe dream but a plan of action now being adopted by forward-thinking young people, none more so than herself.A resident of Heroes Circle in...

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

The offerings of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have been further diversified with the opening of the Dr Andrew Wheatley Centre for Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, which provides training in 3D printing.Located at the...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

As Jamaicans continue to digest news that over the past 10 years the island has recorded intimate-partner murder-suicides at an alarming rate, though not as high as initially reported, the profile of the men involved in these acts is sparking even...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines

Joseph Aloysius Lester Spaulding, the caring father and husband, the shrewd businessman, the mentor, and for those who knew him well, Lester, the fisherman.Spaulding, 76, the chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, died at...

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