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Published:Thursday | September 21, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

OVER THE years, Jamaicans have developed a love-hate relationship with protected animals like the American crocodile ( Crocodylus acutus). Locals have occasionally been observed, on social media platforms or otherwise, engaging in the unlawful...

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

FISH VENDORS of Black River in St Elizabeth have expressed disappointment over a low demand for local catches, stating that many citizens prefer to purchase imported stock in supermarkets. The fish vendors, who operate in the Black River fish...

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2023 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

A throng of past and present students, educators, and principals clad in yellow and blue gathered in celebration of Vaz Preparatory School’s 72nd anniversary at the Kingston-based institution on Friday. Founded by the late Hazel Louise Vaz, the...

Published:Friday | September 15, 2023 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

IT CAME as a surprise when Renee Francis’ pet grooming business, Renee’s Palace Pet Resort, was flooded with pet owners from all across the Corporate Area. In an interview with The Gleaner yesterday, Francis explained that she was unaware of the...

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

WITH YESTERDAY’S announcement of the possibility that Jamaica may face a dengue outbreak amid an increase in cases, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) says additional funding of $200 million allocated by the National Health Fund will help...

Published:Wednesday | September 13, 2023 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

While people in the agricultural sector are often on the lookout for crooks plundering their crops and livestock, in Farquhar Beach, Clarendon, the goat farmers are more worried about a different predator: the American crocodile. Known...

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

WHEN IT comes to mental health challenges such as suicidal ideation, health specialists have expressed concern about the negative effects that the current generational gaps in society have on adolescents. It is argued that the older generation is...

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

STUDENTS OF Stony Hill Primary and Infant School were in high spirits yesterday as teachers led them in a day of reading. In honour of International Literacy Day celebrated on September 8, the children participated in classroom reading sessions...

Published:Friday | September 8, 2023 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

Tannesia Witter’s passion for the deep blue was ignited as a young girl as her father, a fisherman, would often take her along on his trips out to sea. Most mornings from as early as 7 o’clock, they went would venture out by boat, returning to...

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...

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