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Stories by Keisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Woodside, a beautiful, rural district located on the border of central and western St Mary, is the inaugural winner of the Carib Cement Company Limited’s Build Your Community Competition, earning the top prize of a development project valued at $5...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

From diving in the crystal-clear waters of YS Falls in St Elizabeth to walking the meandering paths of the Green Grotto Caves in St Ann and rafting on the Martha Brae River in Trelawny, among a myriad of other professional and cultural activities,...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Embracing new technologies can help law firms gain a competitive advantage over their competition through enhancing operational efficiencies and transforming the way lawyers and firms interact with clients, answer their questions, and tackle their...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

With the inaugural sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination, Vaz Preparatory School has continued its trend of excellence in external examinations over the years. Eighty-seven Vaz Prep students sat the examination, with 83 per cent...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dream Weekend, Negril, Jamaica’s annual week-long high energy entertainment getaway is a highly anticipated summer festival and is considered to be the Caribbean’s largest party experience. Newly minted marketing director Carlos Phillpotts said...

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

Dance has always been integral elements of a people’s culture, and in Jamaica, this is no different. Jamaica’s dance forms are rich, powerful, and vibrant, and reflect both the high and low points in the society. I.DANCE, a wholistic dance...

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

It is widely believed that there has been a sharp decline in morality in Jamaica, leading to concerns being raised by secular and religious society as the crime rate and various other ills continue to plague the island. Aundrae Wood, senior pastor...

Published:Monday | July 8, 2019 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Anyone can father a child, but being a dad takes a lifetime. Fathers play a role in every child’s life that cannot be filled by others. This role can have a large impact on a child and help shape him or her into the person they become. In his book...

Published:Friday | July 5, 2019 | 12:15 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

GraceKennedy Limited, through the GraceKennedy Jamaican Birthright Programme, has chosen four outstanding interns this year who will be exceptional ambassadors for not only GraceKennedy, but for Jamaica on a whole. The chosen applicants will be...

Published:Friday | June 28, 2019 | 12:23 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The lingering melodies from the piano and percussion instruments, coupled with exquisite ambience, set the tone and the perfect backdrop at the recent staging of the 30th Anniversary Awards Banquet of the Sagicor Life Jamaica Toastmasters Club,...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:27 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

“It has begun!” As various atrocities, including crime and violence, lawlessness and scant regard for morality, continue to negatively impact the island, Bishop Winton Bell of Time Out for Jesus Worldwide Ministries is calling on Jamaicans to...

Published:Friday | June 21, 2019 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

She’s vivacious, to say the least, full of energy and light, and a source of motivation for everyone she encounters in her daily life. Michelle Gordon is a woman of extremes who is emotionally driven – a dream chaser who is uncompromising in her...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Strong and consistent lobbying by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), assisted by other international organisations, has met with some level of success, with the release of imprisoned journalists and political prisoners in the wake of the...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:22 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

In a glitzy red-carpet affair, fathers and male relatives of students at Vaz Preparatory School in Kingston were treated like stars, with a buzz that guests are sure to remember for years to come. During the event, dubbed ‘It’s a King Affair’, the...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

As part of its mandate to mould, nurture and positively shape the lives of boys from a wide cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds, B3 Parenting will again embark on a mission to connect in the most relatable and impactful way with boys aged...

Published:Monday | June 3, 2019 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Homework has always been a part of students’ lives. It is important because it improves children’s thinking and memory, and helps them develop positive study habits and skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. The Creative Club and...

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...

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