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Published:Saturday | April 20, 2024 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

KARL SIMMS, founder of Arah Rides, is looking to revolutionise the car rental marketplace. In an interview with The Gleaner yesterday, Simms stated his desire to establish a new way for people to find vehicles to rent. By leveraging technology,...

Published:Friday | April 19, 2024 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

KASHARA REID, a resident of New Longsville, Clarendon, is still having trouble piecing together her life, which was disrupted by a fire that ravaged her home. Despite the tragedy having occurred in August of last year, Reid, who currently lives...

Published:Wednesday | April 17, 2024 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

“We are championing a movement,” declared Education and Youth Minister Fayval Williams on Tuesday as she addressed the CREATHER Girls in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) media launch held at the Immaculate Conception High School (ICHS...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2024 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The leadership of the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica has made it clear that it is dedicated to improving the experience of its students and the quality of educational resources. Aldrick McNab, the university’s fifth pro-chancellor, and...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2024 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

EVERY DAY is an adventure for Portland native Miguel Mortluck, who is so passionate about marine life that if he could, he says, he would marry the sea. That’s simply the kind of thrill this resident of Zion Hill gets each morning when he begins...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2024 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

STEVE TAYLOR is one of the last remaining craftsmen in the rural Portland community of Mill Bank. What distinguishes him from the others is his utilisation of bamboo stalks to make craft items. Taylor was found hard at work on Tuesday afternoon...

Published:Thursday | April 11, 2024 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

In a bid to increase its revenue, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus has commenced a project to revitalise its College Commons housing development that is expected to provide $100 million in payroll savings annually. On Monday,...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2024 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Members of the Jamaican diaspora have been given all of 10 reasons to register and participate in the 10th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference, slated for June 16 to June 19 in Montego Bay, St James. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2024 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

INNOVATION IS crucial to preserving the world’s forests, according to Zhimin Wu, director of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) forestry division. On March 21, the world observed International Day of Forests under the theme “Forests...

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2024 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Several uncertainties still surround the future of the ocean as it relates to the emerging industry of deep-sea mining (DSM) following the conclusion of the 29th session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) council last Friday. One such...

Published:Monday | April 1, 2024 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The students and administration at Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) have voiced confidence in the local employment market and its capacity to retain the institution’s graduates, rather than have them snatched up by international recruiting firms...

Published:Thursday | March 28, 2024 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

According to Dr Cheryl McLaughlin, deputy managing director of the National Training and Programmes Division of the HEART/NSTA Trust, there’s no longer any justification for Jamaicans to view the Trust as an organisation whose sole purpose is to...

Published:Tuesday | March 26, 2024 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICANS ARE being encouraged to gain greater knowledge on what colorectal cancer is and when it would be most appropriate for them to visit their doctor for a screening examination. Speaking at a colon cancer symposium hosted at The University...

Published:Monday | March 25, 2024 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Former Nigeria President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has noted that, while Africa and the Caribbean and have consistently worked together to enhance areas of governance, economics, and health security, a change in direction was necessary to tackle...

Published:Saturday | March 23, 2024 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THE ‘UNUH app’, a mobile life skills application intended for youths from age 13-18 years, was launched on Thursday by the Civil Society Boost Initiative (CSBI) in collaboration with RISE Life Management Services. Nicholas Buddal, a sixth-form...

Published:Thursday | March 21, 2024 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Experts are cautioning parents to be on the lookout for the harmful effects that the marketing of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) and beverages can have on children’s health. These kinds of messages sent out by the food and beverages industry –...

Published:Wednesday | March 20, 2024 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

There are very few beverages, other than water and plain milk, that the industry manufactures to help with schools becoming compliant with the Ministry of Health...

Published:Tuesday | March 19, 2024 | 12:12 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Kimoly Robinson’s financial difficulties have prevented her from having her visual impairment corrected, resulting in five missed doctor’s appointments. This has left her feeling disheartened that her wish for sight may not come true. Robinson has...

Published:Monday | March 18, 2024 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

It was a remarkable discovery when the Jamaican Iguana (Cyclura collei) reappeared in 1990 after being thought to have gone extinct for nearly half a century. They were once commonly found along the south-central sections of Jamaica and on the...

Published:Saturday | March 16, 2024 | 12:12 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THE FIGHT to safeguard thousands of vulnerable marine life in the deep sea is still ongoing. This, as several governments are coming under pressure from business interests to grant them the go-ahead to extract precious minerals from the ocean floor...

Published:Friday | March 15, 2024 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Students of the Seaward Primary and Infant School were challenged yesterday to overcome their fear of mathematics. In commemoration of International Day of Mathematics, which was observed on March 14, the school aimed to showcase the importance...

Published:Thursday | March 14, 2024 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

According to data from the Global Initiative against Transnational Organised Crime’s (GI-TOC) 2023 Global Organised Crime Index, 83 per cent of the global population is living in high-crime conditions. In his presentation during the Annual...

Published:Wednesday | March 13, 2024 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THE DISRUPTION of food availability and quality is one of the many devastating effects of climate change. Experts are cautioning that in light of this impending global threat there is an urgent need for agricultural innovation systems to be...

Published:Saturday | March 9, 2024 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

AS THE five-day regional coconut workshop, ‘Sustainable and Resilient Coconut Production within a Changing Climate’, came to a close yesterday, the testimony shared by Guyanese participants revealed a glimpse into how the cultivation of coconut...

Published:Friday | March 8, 2024 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Tiffany Foster, following in her mother, Andrea Foster’s entrepreneurial footsteps, founded her own business three years ago. “I thank her for the creativity that she would have invested in me through her business – Special Kreations Events and...

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