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Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:24 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Imagine being encouraged to leave your job to take up a new offer, simply because you’re so good at what you do, only to be fired two days after starting your new job because, you were told, “you were hired at the wrong time”. Well, that is exactly...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has seen improvements in all levels of the education system – early childhood to tertiary – since Independence in 1962, but there is still some way to go, says veteran educator James Walsh. “We’ve come quite far ... . To my mind, there have...

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 800 Scouts from eight Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, have converged on Ocho Rios to celebrate the 15th triennial Caribbean Cuboree, the first time in 28 years that Jamaica is hosting the event. The Scouts, ages seven to 11,...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Scores of residents turned out to access free health services last Thursday and Friday during the Beecher Town Give Back Association’s (BTGBA) biennial trip to Jamaica to serve residents of Beecher Town and neighbouring communities in St Ann. The...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Faced with the prospect of an inadequate number of teachers at their institutions come September, high-school principals in St Ann and Trelawny staged a job fair on Wednesday in Brown’s Town, St Ann. Dayle Evans, principal of Holland High School in...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Principal of Three Hills Primary School in Charles Town, St Mary, Slean Harris, has commended the contributions of overseas sponsors who, along with Couples Tower Isle hotel, have effected repairs to several classrooms at the institution. Gene and...

Published:Thursday | July 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Farmers in St Mary are being dealt a double blow and are urgently appealing for help to salvage what they can of an already ravaged season for their crops. With their crops scorched on one side by the prolonged drought, several farmers across the...

Published:Tuesday | July 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

On the back of some excellent academic performances achieved while still in grade 10, a dozen industrious boys graduated on Saturday from Prospect College, a semi-military institution in Prospect in western St Mary. It was a pleased principal,...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Chief public health inspector for St Ann Leroy Scott has said that the closure of the toilet facilities at the Ocho Rios Market at night poses a health risk that could lead to the facility being ordered shut. Some vendors remain at the market...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Local Government has provided $3 million to the 16 councillors in the St Ann Municipal Corporation to assist with drought mitigation in their respective divisions. Chairman of the corporation and Mayor of St Ann’s Bay Councillor...

Published:Thursday | July 11, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The new Discovery Bay High School, which will be located on the premises of the Discovery Bay Primary School in St Ann, is scheduled to be opened in September as a ‘small’ high school with a maximum of 100 students, according to Sophia Forbes-Hall...

Published:Thursday | July 4, 2019 | 12:20 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

President General of the United Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), Michael Duncan, has blasted the Government over the protracted delay in restoring the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey in St...

Published:Monday | July 1, 2019 | 12:26 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

During the course of this academic year, 64 persons have benefited from scholarships awarded by Northern Caribbean University (NCU) under its three-year Restoring Every Student’s Confidence Using Education (RESCUE 2020) project, launched in June...

Published:Saturday | June 29, 2019 | 12:18 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Customs Agency’s ‘Customs Meets the Community’ meeting at the Anglican Church Hall in Port Maria, St Mary, on Thursday was welcomed by the scores of residents who turned out. The meeting allowed residents to discuss their concerns with...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the North West St Ann constituency of Dr Dayton Campbell have welcomed the member of parliament’s (MP) recently initiated revolving-pig project aimed at establishing income for unemployed persons in the parish. The project began in...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

As yesterday’s Primary Exit Profile results were released, the St Ann’s Bay Primary School excitement filled the air. Gleeful students could be seen everywhere as some shed tears of joy while other said, “Thank you, Miss” to their teacher. Others...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:27 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With Ghana commemorating 400 years since the first African slave was shipped from its shores, the president of the West African country, Nana Akufo-Addo, has offered an invitation to Jamaicans to come share in activities taking place in that...

Published:Thursday | June 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For the third year, St Mary resident Cheridah Wilson has awarded scholarships in the name of her grandson, Amiri Raja Takemoto Hamilton, aimed primarily at assisting students attending schools in St Mary and St Ann. This year, five students from...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A recent parenting workshop held in St Ann’s Bay under the theme ‘Parents Matter Too’ is already reaping benefits for participants. The workshop was hosted by the St Ann Homecoming Foundation in partnership with the HEART Trust/NTA – North East...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:22 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The introduction of international practices and more defensive driving habits could stem the country’s rising road fatalities, a Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) executive said at Wednesday’s launch of the annual National Road Safety...

Published:Friday | June 7, 2019 | 12:21 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Midwives Association (JMA) and the National Workers Union (NWU) are both awaiting a response from the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) in a case involving a primary healthcare midwife in St Mary who was suspended last month...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Women in jazz, the theme for the 2019 edition of the Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival, which began at Franklyn D Resort in Runaway Bay on Sunday, is meant to be more than just a premise. Singer extraordinaire and show promoter, Myrna...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:35 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In response to a call by Opposition spokesman on National Security Fitz Jackson for the Government to halt plans to disband the Mobile Reserve, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said last week that a new special unit would be trained to fill the breach...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:34 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Police Federation has thrown its support behind the Government’s efforts to transform the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday afternoon, the newly elected chairman of the Police Federation, Sergeant...

Published:Tuesday | June 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

More than 100 small-scale farmers; scores of students from schools across St Ann, accompanied by teachers; and small and big businesses that focus on agriculture and mining were among those whose contributions led to a successful first staging of...

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