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Published:Monday | August 14, 2023 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Keith Nugent, one of two men who will be awarded the Badge of Honour for Gallantry (BH {G}) on Heroes Day for assisting with the rescue of four women after a motor vehicle accident on April 8 last year, still has nightmares about the one he could...

Published:Monday | August 14, 2023 | 12:05 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Dr Imani Tafari-Ama, opinion writer for The Gleaner, counts herself lucky to have been selected for a second time to pursue a programme under the United States’ (US) Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence Program. She will teach in the Anthropology...

Published:Friday | August 11, 2023 | 12:10 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

ALYIA WILLIAMS, a resident of North Carolina, had high hopes of celebrating her 31st birthday yesterday with an excursion and fun-filled activities in Jamaica. However, at 1:45 p.m., she found herself sitting on the ground outside the packed Norman...

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

DR GABRIELLE Young, National Sheep Farmer of the Year at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show for 2023, hopes more Jamaicans, especially farmers, will grow into appreciating artificial insemination in livestock. Artificial...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

On Heroes Day in October, Patsy Edwards Henry, president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), would have wanted to see history being created with the 50 nurses she and her team nominated for national honours and awards this year, collecting...

Published:Tuesday | August 8, 2023 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

For a second consecutive year, the spectacular drone show topped all performances at this year’s Independence Grand Gala celebration, held at the National Stadium on Sunday. As the National Stadium’s lights dimmed and the drones took to the sky,...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2023 | 1:30 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Colette Roberts Risden, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, saw her name in print yesterday among the list of National Honours recipients 2023, she became even happier that her youthful dream of becoming a pilot...

Published:Monday | August 7, 2023 | 5:58 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

One hundred and twenty-six Jamaicans have been selected for recognition through Governor General Sir Patrick Allen during the National Honours and Awards Ceremony to be held at King’s House next October on Heroes Day. The 2023 list of recipients...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Aly-Anna Holness, National Reading Competition Champion for 2022, started the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) process three years ago, she resolved in her mind that she would become a 2023 Government Scholarship recipient. And with that vision in...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Unlike the average preteen girl, Shannon-Elise Barrett, Jamaica’s top-performing girl in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP), did not get the opportunity to bond with and grow up in the loving care of her mother. She only knows her mom through images...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2023 | 12:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

For Amoy Farquharson, the journey to obtaining her first-class honours Bachelor of Education degree in Mathematics Education, from the MICO University College this year, was not an easy one. The newly appointed ambassador for the Each 1 Reach 1...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When Aaron Waugh, 11-year-old graduate of Jessie Ripoll Primary School, was told he was the top-performing boy for the 2023 sitting of the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations, he was overjoyed. He and top girl Shannon-Elise Barrett, of...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Were it not for the need to garner more wisdom to share with others, Nickania Pryce, lecturer in pharmaceutical studies at the University of Technology (UTech), might not have said “yes” to being a part of this year’s Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence...

Published:Friday | July 28, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Of the six universities she applied to, in order to fulfill the requirements for a scholarship under the Fulbright United States (US) Student Programme, only one accepted popular associate clinical psychologist and host of the JN Circle Thrive...

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2023 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Lerone Laing, chief executive officer of the Toll Authority, who faced controversy in 2021 when questions were raised around whether he was qualified for the $5-million-a-year job, may soon have to consider permanently stepping away from the post...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2023 | 12:46 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Opposition Leader Mark Golding was yesterday bombarded with criticism over a Sunday night statement in which he appeared to imply that People’s National Party (PNP) supporters should ensure their candidate wins the next general election by using...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As the curtain came down on Nurses Week on the weekend, Patsy Edwards-Henry, president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ), renewed a call for advanced practice nursing legislation, more than 40 years in the making, to be taken through the...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2023 | 1:07 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Saffrey Brown, project director of Project STAR, has for over a decade been well-known across the island for working with numerous agencies in providing private sector-based solutions for troubled communities. However, to Brown, none of the...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As Project Social Transformation and Renewal (STAR) looks forward to celebrating its first anniversary next Tuesday, the private sector drivers behind the initiative say it will not be a success if more community members do not buy in. With that,...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

As delegates from various Caribbean territories met on Monday morning for the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) Women’s Biennial Conference, at least one Jamaican educator, Nadine Molloy, principal of Ardenne High School, made it known that the...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Of the 774 individuals who graduated from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) yesterday, 80 per cent were women, highlighting the continuing failure of male students to catch up in numbers to their female counterparts in tertiary...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2023 | 12:11 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

When tugboat captain Euton Clarke was told on Sunday that his vessel was not needed to pull in the stranded Dominican Republic Navy training ship, Juan Bautista Cambiaso, he was left disappointed. Disappointed because he had faith in himelf to be...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2023 | 7:18 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Eighty fortunate Jamaican students will have the opportunity of receiving scholarships and bursaries from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) as part of the political party’s 80th milestone anniversary celebrations this year. Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2023 | 12:09 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

THE GOVERNMENT is to consider converting the Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) Portmore depot into a hub for compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling which will be fully powered by New Fortress Energy (NFE). This is in an effort to accommodate...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2023 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

THE MINISTRY of Education and Youth has reported that it has been spared the huge crisis faced at the end of last year’s summer term as there have been far fewer resignations over the past year. From January to June, the ministry said 287 teachers...

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