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Education, Youth and Information Minister Senator Ruel Reid (fifth right) cuts the ribbon to officially open the Educational Assessment and Resource Centre at Church Teachers’ College in Mandeville, Manchester, recently. Assisting the minister is Jamaica Teachers’ Association president and principal of the college, Dr Garth Anderson (third left), while officials from the ministry and the college look on.

Manchester now has a diagnostic and care centre, which will cater to the special learning needs of children with autism and cognitive challenges. The Educational Assessment and Resource Centre, located on the grounds of Church Teachers’ College in...
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Having visited almost as many places around the world as the years she has been living in it, Loxanne Matterson admitted that she never imagined a life as a flight attendant. But somehow, from not being an item on her list of goals to becoming her...
Alao Luqman, a Nigerian cultural diplomat to Jamaica, says it is unfair to regard traditional African religious practices as devil worship and idolatry.

The Yoruba people of southwestern and north-central Nigeria and southern and central Benin had their own religious beliefs and practices long before the introduction of Islam and Christianity. They believe in a supreme God called Oludumare, who...

Ruddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer It was a moment of sadness and at the same time an acknowledgement that the work of the Lord must be done in other places by dedicated servants who have resigned themselves to wining souls for the Kingdom of God....

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued 29 licences to 23 persons since the Authority’s inception.  According to Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) Trade and Investment Manager, Logistics and Infrastructure Don...

Culture and Entertainment Minister Olivia Grange has expressed shock and sadness at the passing of playwright and cultural practitioner Aston Cooke. Cooke died today. “The news of Aston’s passing on this Jamaica Day is a blow for us all...

Playwright and co-franchise holder of Miss Jamaica World Aston Cooke has died. Reports reaching The Gleaner are that Cooke’s body was found this morning at his St Andrew house. Cooke had been unwell for some time. Details of...

The Government will be spending $1 billion to assist with the growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). The funds, which have been allotted in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, will facilitate increased access to financing...

The Government is to begin 17 infrastructure projects in targeted communities during the upcoming fiscal year under the Poverty Reduction Programme IV. These include construction, expansion and rehabilitation of police stations, schools, health and...

WESTERN BUREAU: The construction of Montego Bay’s Closed Harbour Beach Park, for which ground will be broken today, will transform development in the city’s downtown area, Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has predicted. Both the Tourism Enhancement...
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