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Published:Thursday | November 23, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

A REPRESENTATIVE of the Canadian government has made clear that it remains dedicated to supporting Jamaica in its efforts to fight against gender-based violence (GBV). Christian DaSilva, counsellor and head of cooperation of Jamaica and the...

Published:Wednesday | November 22, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Tawayne Spence, a recent honours graduate with two undergraduate degrees in business administration and nursing, aspires to serve as an example to others that anything is possible if one sets their mind to it. “Persons look at it, like, ‘How did...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-nine-year-old Owen Stewart said that he is fearful to return to his home, which is perched on a slope just below the Mavis Bank main road in St Andrew, after a landslide heaped mounds of debris atop his zinc roof. In an interview with The...

Published:Saturday | November 18, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Several coffee delivery workers were on Friday left feeling dejected that a day of productivity was halted due to heavy rains, which loosened boulders, landmass and other debris that came crashing down on to the Mavis Bank main road in St Andrew,...

Published:Friday | November 17, 2023 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The graduating class of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) was implored yesterday to maintain a positive outlook on life as they brace themselves for a challenging post-graduate journey. Nazilia Simone Phillips, president of the Shipping...

Published:Thursday | November 16, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

MARSHA SMITH, minister of state in the Ministry of Education and Youth, has hailed the opening of a counselling centre at the Foundation of International Self Help (F.I.S.H.) medical clinic as a life-changing intervention for youth and the...

Published:Wednesday | November 15, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

For Denzil Wilks, his wife Nelsa, and their daughter Denelle, July 28, 2004, will forever mark one of the most meaningful and memorable days of their lives. On this day, their two-year wait to complete the process to adopt Najeé came to an end,...

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Salvation Army kicked off its annual Christmas Kettle Appeal on November 3 with the goal of raising $20 million for youth development and other projects in the coming year. Major Nana Boakye-Agyemang, divisional commander of The Salvation Army...

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

TAJERA HAUGHTON, 26, has successfully completed her undergraduate studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), owing to her unwavering attitude towards her academics and an abundance of love and support from family and friends. Haughton, who...

Published:Thursday | November 9, 2023 | 12:34 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THE TIMIDNESS displayed by nine-year-old Marcia Dale during a Gleaner interview yesterday was far from her demeanour when she delivered the winning dramatisation of a poetry piece on November 5 at the Peter Gracey’s This is Jamaica Poetry...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

RALPH STEWART, who lived in Craighton, St Andrew, had his wishes honoured by his family when he was buried over a month ago in the cedar coffin that he built for himself nearly 40 years prior to his death. Stewart died at age 77 on September 3, and...

Published:Tuesday | November 7, 2023 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Dr Sheena Francis, senior lecturer and research fellow at the Natural Products Institute at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is researching countermeasures that Jamaica can employ against the growing Aedes aegypti mosquito population...

Published:Monday | November 6, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Professor Evan Dale Abel, who was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree, has challenged the 2023 graduates of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona, to uphold their core beliefs and values as they pursue their professional endeavours...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

AMBASSADOR Dr Audrey Marks, who was conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) at one of The University of the West Indies, Mona’s graduation ceremonies yesterday, urged graduands to learn from each of life’s obstacles and how to...

Published:Saturday | November 4, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

WHEN AUNDRENE Cameron, a law graduate of The University of the West Indies, Mona, concluded her valedictory speech yesterday where she urged outgoing students from the faculties of law and social sciences to keep striving for excellence and to...

Published:Friday | November 3, 2023 | 6:36 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

HER JOURNEY to university started not only during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also shortly after receiving a diagnosis of epilepsy. Growing up in the Kingston community of Seaview Gardens and coming from a low-income family, 22-year-...

Published:Thursday | November 2, 2023 | 12:32 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

SEVERAL YOUNG leaders across high schools in Jamaica were on Wednesday urged to uphold the fundamental values of leadership and excellence as they seek to elevate themselves while also helping to uplift those around them. This view was shared by...

Published:Wednesday | November 1, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Agency (PICA) has acquired the ‘.gov.jm’ website domain to become a part of the previously launched enterjamaica.com, which sparked public criticisms and security concerns in September...

Published:Monday | October 30, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

A donation of six desktop computers from the Vaz Preparatory School Past Students Association (VPSPSA), in collaboration with the Florida Atlantic University, has brought hope to Unity Preparatory School, whose computer lab was burglarised five...

Published:Saturday | October 28, 2023 | 12:05 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

WITH MULTIPLE government-approved technical plans for road infrastructure, Jamaica is looking to collaborate with the European Union (EU) to help finance these projects and offer solutions to complete the tasks. These jobs are related to water and...

Published:Thursday | October 26, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

APPROACHES TO keep children in their families, and how to put these strategies into effect to assist with a child protection early warning system (CPEWS), number among the major issues being discussed at the 97th regular meeting of the directing...

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

As the world celebrated the 78th anniversary of the United Nations (UN), young people were on Tuesday called upon to be the drivers of sustainable development. World UN Day – which marks the anniversary of the day in 1945 when the UN Charter...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

OPERATIONS AT the Jamaica Post’s Central Sorting Office (CSO) on South Camp Road in Kingston were not significantly impacted by a fire which razed a section of the building and forced the suspension of services yesterday. As such, services will...

Published:Tuesday | October 24, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

One of the many things that inspired Karen Weir to establish her company, K’Spicy teas, was her pleasant childhood memories of being given an assortment of herbal teas in the morning before heading off to school. In an interview with The Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | October 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THE NATIONAL Child Month Committee recognised 17 students from non-traditional high schools across the island yesterday for their exceptional academic performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations. Among the...

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