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Stories by Keisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Offering discounts on purchases is a way to quickly draw customers into business places. Anytime you tell a customer that he can save money, you’re likely to get his attention. Discounts don’t only help shoppers; they also help businesses. From...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Tired of standing in long lines to purchase tickets for an event that you just ­cannot afford to miss? Fun is just a click away! Adam Barakat and his team at Gustazos have partnered with FanGig-The Ticket Hub, giving persons the option to purchase...

Published:Friday | May 17, 2019 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Teachers play an important role in our lives. At the St Patrick’s Foundation, the teachers are always going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that their students are familiar with the most up-to-date, innovative learning methods and to...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Yams, primary agricultural commodities and major staple crops, are major sources of income and have high cultural value. With the various shapes of the tuber, such as round, cylindrical, oval or flattened, yam farming and reaping can be a back-...

Published:Saturday | April 27, 2019 | 12:12 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

When we think of art, the names Pollock, Rembrandt and Picasso easily come to mind. But what of some of our local masters? Names like Kapo and Gene Pearson command great attention while, for example, artists like Patasha, Taj Levy and Paige Taylor...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:17 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Before you gather your gardening tools and stick that fork into the ground, have you ever considered the type of soil you have, and whether the minerals and nutrients are adequate for your planting needs? Healthy soil equals healthy plants....

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:28 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Food for The Poor (FFP) Jamaica is to host its fifth annual 5K Run/Walk to raise funds for the construction of homes and for the provision of sustainable income for needy Jamaicans. Set for Sunday, May 19, at Emancipation Park, New Kingston,...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:20 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

In an effort to improve access to economic opportunities as well as foster innovation in vulnerable communities, The Trust for the Americas, an affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS), has given 15 youth a financial boost to jump-...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

With a platform designed to connect global investment, innovation and influence, transformative growth ideas designed to connect global investment were untapped during the recently held ‘Destination Experience Visionaries Summit’ at the Spanish...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:12 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

One of the most valuable skills of being a leader is the ability to be focused, an innate desire to learn, the ability to teach, face challenges, and answer for the consequences of one’s decisions. With 17 years of military experience under his...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2019 | 12:14 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Beautiful, classy and unique, the best satin pillowcases for a perfect night’s sleep. Luxury Satin Pillowcases, sewn locally, uses the most wonderfully smooth satin material and are available in various sizes – standard, queen and king. According...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2019 | 12:17 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Whatever you are passionate about, you should be doing it! Latoya Wakefield is passionate about many things, but one of the things she is most passionate about is writing. Wakefield, who is a freelance writer and author of Irie the Caterpillar,...

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Globally, women have become engines for economic growth. Achieving gender diversity in enterprises is of critical importance to improving business outcomes. Kerry Scott is an experienced and motivated business leader who oversees human resources...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | 12:19 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Young entrepreneurs are all the rage today. However, with the competition pool so large, and contending with scarce finances and the ever-changing business landscape, a large percentage of them put their entrepreneurial journey on hold. However,...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2019 | 12:14 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Businesses must encourage workplace diversity, including having more women in areas of leadership, if they are to excel in innovation and service delivery, a senior global telecoms official has said. Kerry Scott, chief people officer and a senior...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2019 | 12:30 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

There are many women in a variety of professions contributing to making a difference and delivering on their respective organisations’ mission while helping to pave the way for other women in similar positions. Latoya Thomas, senior mining engineer...

Published:Friday | March 1, 2019 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Twenty-nine Canadian volunteers are currently fuelling change in Jamaican organisations by offering a variety of services required by governmental, private-sector and non-governmental organisations. The volunteers are contributing to Jamaica in...

Published:Friday | February 22, 2019 | 12:20 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Parents want to protect their children and keep them safe. When your child is ill or injured, your whole family can be affected, and it is normal to feel overwhelmed. For two years, Christine Staple-Ebanks was overwhelmed and couldn’t find any...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

She is now one of the greatest! Accomplished author and Jamaica's first female Poet Laureate, Lorna Goodison, is considered one of the best Caribbean poets of her generation. Her impressive body of work continues to highlight the scenes and culture...

Published:Friday | January 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

How often have you looked at a photograph and thought, 'How did they do that?' Among a sea of selfies and food shots, some photographs are so intriguing or beautiful that they demand your attention and make you wonder.But what might be a passing...

Published:Friday | January 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

It`s very difficult to be strong, especially when you are a woman! But what does it mean to be a strong woman? To be able to walk around in extremely high heels? Of course not! Being a strong woman is not about physical strength, but being smart,...

Published:Friday | December 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Neil Lawrence has a firmness of purpose and the resolve to achieve any goal he sets his mind on. His fixed intention and resolute tenacity laid the foundation for his successful career as an information technology specialist and now the current...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The difficulties we face can eventually become a source of strength that enables us to rise above adversity. At an early age, Ryan Reid learnt the true meaning of fortitude, determination and endurance.His father, a banker, had to change addresses...

Published:Friday | November 23, 2018 | 12:36 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Women have come a far way in the workplace. However, despite improved access to education and work, women make up a very small part of the computing sector, occupying less than a quarter of the jobs across the world. Natalie Rose, head of the...

Published:Tuesday | November 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The countdown to Black Friday, arguably the biggest shopping day of the year globally, has officially begun and is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on some of the best deals, as retailers promise to heavily slash prices on a wide range of...

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