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Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2024 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican living in The Cayman Islands is encouraging her fellow countrymen to seize the opportunity to travel more frequently, even if it means journeying solo. Solo trips, she said, are not as bad as many think. Speaking with The Gleaner,...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The residents of the City of Refuge Children’s Home and the Jamaica National Children’s Home (JNCH) who were fêted by 138 Student Living Jamaica Limited on Thursday, as part of the organisation’s annual Christmas treat, had an enjoyable experience...

Published:Thursday | December 28, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Gary ‘Butch’ Hendrickson, chief executive officer (CEO) of Continental Baking Company Limited, on Wednesday implored two university accounting students to become not only an excellent accountant, but an even better ‘controller’. Delivering the...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Her strong Spanish accent stood out in a sea of Jamaicans engaged in last-minute Christmas shopping at the Cross Roads Meat Market on Friday. The Jamaican Patois she has not quite mastered or understands at this time, despite living in the country...

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Social worker Rhonda Morrison, who has led multiple parenting education sessions, has teamed up with her colleagues Kai Matthews-Mowatt and Keisha Smith to collaborate on the creation of parenting cards. These cards are scheduled to be launched...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

It was a joyous occasion for Gwendolyn Gilbert, who on Thursday received a care package from her former employer, the Jamaica Broilers Group. The company, under its The Best Dressed Chicken brand, hosted a Christmas treat on the grounds of the...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

As Jamaicans shuffled about on Friday making last-minute purchases for their Christmas meals, meat lovers say pork is a must-have on their dinner tables this year. Donald Rose, a habitual pork eater, told The Gleaner that he had already purchased...

Published:Friday | December 22, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

When members of the Greater GIVE (Giving Inspires Victory in Everyone) Foundation based in Spanish Town, St Catherine, visited Vevine Street at her home off March Pen Road on Thursday, she greeted them with tear-filled eyes after realising that...

Published:Thursday | December 21, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

It has been a little over three months since the day that Dwaine Ellis was struck by a motor vehicle while he voluntarily engaged in beautification works at St Catherine Primary School, along White Church Street in Spanish Town. He was among a...

Published:Tuesday | December 19, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

In a heartfelt farewell punctuated with humorous anecdotes on Monday, Maxine Wedderburn dubbed her late brother Professor Edward Alston Cecil Baugh a “giant of a man”. It was a characterisation that aptly embraced an unspoken theme as tribute after...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) on Friday installed two more child-friendly spaces (CFSs) for victims of child trafficking under its Jamaica-US Child Protection Compact (CPC) Programme. These spaces are located at the...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2023 | 12:14 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Carolyn Rose Miller, marketing and corporate communications manager at the Scientific Research Council (SRC), is imploring entrepreneurs within the personal care sector to not “sit on” their dreams but instead come and utilise the organisation’s...

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

“The cry for help is deafening.” This sentiment was shared yesterday by commissioner Devon Haughton, territorial commander of The Salvation Army Caribbean territory, at its annual Christmas food hamper distribution at the organisation’s Eastern...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Farmer Devon Fuller vividly remembers being stumped after three acres of his coconut plantation failed to yield quality coconuts after three years and, in some cases, no coconuts for a four-year period. He believes that he would have lost his...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI) on Tuesday celebrated its 49th anniversary of helping to serve the agricultural research and development needs of CARICOM member states. Dionne Clarke-Harris, CARDI representative...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2023 | 12:05 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Dr Christopher Tufton, minister of health and wellness, wants Jamaicans to have a mindset change towards the need for mental health in society. Tufton, who was speaking at the adolescent mental health conference media launch on Monday evening at...

Published:Friday | December 8, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The evangelistic mission of the Salem United Church and its role in uplifting the residents of Islington, St Mary, have contributed to its longevity with 150 years of ministry to the local populace. Head pastor Reverend Wendell McKoy, who has led...

Published:Thursday | December 7, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

To help in bridging the gap between mental health support and creating a healthier environment for Jamaican youth to express themselves, the YourMindMatters project is set to host an adolescent mental health conference at the Jamaica Conference...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

SEA TURTLES that play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem are under threat across several shores in Jamaica. The animals help to maintain the health of coral reefs and sea grass beds, and also contribute to the transportation of essential...

Published:Monday | December 4, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Parents and guardians are being urged by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jacqueline Dillon, who heads the nation’s domestic violence intervention centres (DVIC), to have open discussions with their teenage children about gender-based violence...

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN) hopes to present the government and stakeholders with a position paper that includes recommendations for addressing gender-based violence (GBV). Shanielle Allen, policy and advocacy coordinator at JYAN,...

Published:Thursday | November 30, 2023 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

WITH THE Yuletide season fast approaching, Red Stripe’s latest staging of its ‘Responsibility Now!’ town hall series, under the theme ‘Beyond the Tagline: Unpacking Responsible Consumption’ highlighted the importance of drinking in moderation and...

Published:Wednesday | November 29, 2023 | 12:13 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Chief Public Health Inspector Grayson Hutchinson has rejected the justification of pranksters who have been impersonating health inspectors at locations across the island, including a brazen showing at the recent Crab Circle reopening ceremony. The...

Published:Tuesday | November 28, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THERE COULD be serious repercussions for a man who impersonated a health inspector while in attendance at last Thursday’s reopening of the popular Crab Circle street food hub. Clad in a plain beige shirt and brown trousers, mimicking the official...

Published:Friday | November 24, 2023 | 12:12 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Despite weeks of public scepticism about whether Jamaicans would return to support vendors at Crab Circle, the reopening of the popular Kingston food joint on Thursday saw a sizeable turnout of patrons indulging in the offerings. Abigail ‘Abbi’...

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