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Stories by Danae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2019 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Maurice Tomlinson, founder and development coordinator of Montego Bay Pride, secured a victory in the Supreme Court yesterday when he was granted an interim order that allows his organisation to rent the public facilities at the Montego Bay...

Published:Saturday | July 6, 2019 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The president of the scandal-hit Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, is to proceed on six weeks leave amid ongoing corruption investigations involving former Education Minister Ruel Reid at a number of agencies of the...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Though Darian Douglas did not win the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, he is treasuring the experience gained from the competition and brimming with confidence at taking a second shot. The 12-year-old Gleaner Children’s Own Spelling Bee champion...

Published:Thursday | May 30, 2019 | 12:18 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

With an expression of shock as he collected his medal, The Gleaner’s Children’s Own 2019 Spelling Bee champion Darian Douglas has landed a spot in finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the United States. The finalists were announced...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:34 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

For the first time since Jamaica began participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship in the United States just over 10 years ago, four finalists in The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee competition will be on the same stage in...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The Gleaner’s Children’s Own 2019 Spelling Bee Champion Darian Douglas leads four Jamaicans heading to next week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee Championships in the United States. Other contenders are fellow national finalists St Andrew’s...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:28 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Heightened public education, sensitisation and added training in search and recovery are part of a mix of solutions currently under review for the revamping of the Ananda Alert system. The initiatives, which will be carried out by the Child...

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2019 | 12:21 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The Ananda Alert programme must be urgently reviewed to resolve years-long inefficiencies, says Betty Ann Blaine, founder of Hear The Children’s Cry, an advocacy group committed to the welfare of Jamaica’s children. The system, which was launched...

Published:Monday | May 20, 2019 | 12:26 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Emotions ran wild yesterday at the funeral of slain eight-year-old Shantae ‘Birdie’ Skyers as five mourners fainted, while Member of Parliament for St Andrew West Rural Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn broke down as she delivered her tribute and had to be...

Published:Saturday | May 18, 2019 | 12:20 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Lawmakers yesterday saluted Ackaisha Green, the woman who gained popularity for her extraordinary display of honesty when she turned over a bag believed to have contained millions of dollars, which she found at an ATM in downtown Kingston. Holding...

Published:Wednesday | April 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The parents of 41-year-old teacher Samuel Martin, who went missing last Friday, have said that despite his car being found and no leads days after his disappearance, they are remaining optimistic for the safe return of their son. “I am still...

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Curious onlookers yesterday flocked Love Lane in downtown Kingston after a Nissan Tiida being pursued by cops slammed into a wall. Acting on a details in a report made by a victim about a robbery in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, about an hour earlier...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:32 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness poured scorn on People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips last night for comments he made on the campaign trail in a seat that has been good hunting ground for the opposition party....

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