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Stories by Asha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | September 8, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

P. J. PATTERSON has called for the removal of visa requirements and all Customs barriers to facilitate easier travel between Caribbean and African nations. This, he contends, will promote a genuine symbiotic relationship. The former prime...

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

THE BUSTAMANTE Hospital for Children’s (BHC) paediatric renal unit has been in operation for more than five years without the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) machines. As such, the medical staff has had to do without the use of the critical...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Bustamante Hospital for Children’s (BHC) paediatric renal unit has been in operation for more than five years without the use of peritoneal dialysis (PD) machines. As such, the medical staff has had to do without the use of the critical...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

With high hopes for the year ahead, school administrators and students put the summer holidays behind them and returned to the classrooms on Monday, basking in the thrill of a fresh start. The islandwide back-to-school excitement was noticeable,...

Published:Monday | September 4, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

With years-long emphasis placed on the importance of education, the American Women’s Group of Jamaica (AWG) is continuing to work to assist Jamaican youth in making the transition from primary to high school. Twelve young people are the most...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Karena Gayle characterises herself as a powerhouse after overcoming her social anxieties to devote time to volunteerism while also juggling other responsibilities. Gayle, who will be studying computer science at The University of the West Indies (...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

As many first-year students who have matriculated into The University of the West Indies, Mona prepare to start classes next week, security at the St Andrew-based institution remains top of mind. The campus had to grapple with a number of security-...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2023 | 11:05 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Locally owned company,Youth Can Do IT (YCDI) Limited, through its recently launched Project Amplify, is opening young people’s eyes to the ethical choices to consider when immersed in the metaverse. This is in line with the company’s ongoing...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

When Roy Gray was a young boy, he recalls how ‘a feeling of greatness’ washed over him, igniting in him an interest in mechanics and later revealing a passion for inventiveness. The 21-year-old, who resides in Greenhill, St Ann, has gained...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The proposed rehabili-tation of Colbeck Castle in Old Harbour, St Catherine, is highly anticipated by the locals of the Colbeck District. They hope that it will help to improve the area’s aesthetics, attract tourists, and provide an opportunity for...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Chevon, otherwise known as goat meat, is traditionally curried in Jamaica. However, the family-owned HMH Farms has introduced some fresh ways to add oomph to the popular dish with its range of seasonings under the brand Ja Blends and Spices, which...

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

Nineteen-year-old Ackeliah Hemmings is one of more than 270 exceptional students selected for the 18th class of the Stamps Scholars Program to study at one of the 36 partner colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom....

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Police Constable Hezekan Bolton is a man of many words who is dedicated to advocating for the voiceless in the society. When he sits and examines the daily happenings in the country he calls home, and is often inspired to put pen to paper and call...

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2023 | 8:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

The Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) is cautioning parents to keep closer tabs on the whereabouts of their children as reports of missing minors appear to be gradually increasing. In an interview with The Gleaner on Wednesday...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

More than a month after her murder, the thanksgiving service for eight-year-old Danielle Rowe was marred yesterday by chaos brought on by a family dispute that denied her a dignified send-off. The funeral, which took place at the Portmore Seventh-...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2023 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Never mind the various challenges I experienced in preparation for my trip or the more than 13 hours it took me to finally arrive in Brussels– Belgium, after a few delays while in Amsterdam, which is less than an hour away by plane– the question of...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2023 | 1:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

For some long-term, committed couples who struggle with infertility issues, their private lives begin to suffer as intimate moments such as engaging in sexual intercourse are no longer viewed as a pleasurable pastime, but instead as a chore....

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2023 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Team Europe has made a commitment to strengthen its partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as declared by the president of the European Commission. The pledge amounts to over €45 billion of high-quality European investment to the...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2023 | 4:21 PMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The global community is being urged to take immediate action to slow the effects of climate change which, evidence shows, has over several years resulted in the development of significant catastrophic events across the world...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2023 | 4:22 PMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Commission has introduced a €60-million inclusive societies project that will benefit Latin America and the Caribbean region. This announcement was made by Jutta Urpilainen, commissioner for international...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

BRUSSELS, Belgium: YOUTH FROM across Latin America and the Caribbean have demonstrated a strong desire to stand united in their efforts to inform and advise global leaders about the needs of, and the challenges faced by, their demographic, while...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: A ST LUCIAN minister has appealed for the European Union’s continued support of Caribbean nations through partnership, with the aim to help lessen the damaging effects of climate disasters associated with enormous costs in...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2023 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

BRUSSELS, Belgium: EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER for International Partnership, Jutta Urpilainen, has made it clear that one of her personal priorities is to guarantee that issues impacting youth and the next generation are not overlooked. These issues,...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2023 | 12:15 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

THE FINDINGS of a recent survey conducted by Always, an American menstrual hygiene products brand, found that in Jamaica, 96 per cent of teenagers and girls believe that menstrual education must be delivered in schools. This, though, was not seen...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2023 | 10:01 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

REMAINING HUMBLE before God and ensuring to live as stress-free as possible are two key components of Leonora Virture’s long life and good health. In an interview with The Gleaner, the elderly woman, who celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday,...

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