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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The 2020 graduating class of The University of the West Indies, Mona, were yesterday lauded for their resilience. Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Beckles asserted that students were tested, not only by their professors, but by the COVID-19...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:20 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, has said that in the last week, roughly 2.5 million people were infected with COVID-19 in the region, the highest weekly cases since the onset of the pandemic. “Virtually...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Daniel Buchanan was four years old when he developed a love for planes and almost two decades later, he is a Federal Aviation Administration-licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor. Born in the United States, his father would take him to...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Content editor and youth language coach, La-Toya Samuels-Cousins, has launched a literacy programme aimed at igniting a passion for reading in young children. The 36-year-old told The Gleaner that Penpals Writing Club was birthed from a genuine...

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At least one high school principal has asserted that the lack of face-to-face engagement and limited cognitive stimulation have accounted for significant learning loss among students. Principal of Cumberland High School in St Catherine, Darien...

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ten members of the judiciary, nine of whom are females, were yesterday appointed to serve at higher levels within Jamaica’s justice system. Appointed were Vivene Harris, who will serve as Judge of Appeal, effective January 11; Carole Barnaby, who...

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2021 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A true Jamaican patriot, visionary leader, tourism mogul extraordinaire and the greatest marketer tourism has ever seen. That is how tourism giant 79-year-old Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, who passed on Monday in the United States, is remembered by...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

More than 1,000 persons with disabilities have been added to the registry of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) since March 2020, an influx caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of people who reached out to the council...

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2021 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Implementing the Disabilities Act, which was passed in October 2014, would be a “dream come true’’ for an estimated 15 to 20 per cent of the Jamaican population, or between 410,000 and 540,000 persons, this year. The act seeks to ensure full...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At 10 o’ clock yesterday morning, scores of homeless and indigent people had already flocked to the gates of the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston for their annual New Year’s Day breakfast from the mayor. Among them was 81-year-old Roy...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic came the rise in wearing protective masks, which abruptly excised half of the face from communication, creating a challenge for members of the deaf community. The covering deemed a critical barrier to guard...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With the new school term set to begin next Monday, at least one principals’ group is renewing concerns about the ongoing challenges with remote learning even as it awaits a decision from the Ministry of Education on the format classes will take. In...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has held the greater portion of 2020 in its grip. While its impact on many sectors has been noted, an area outside of the limelight which has been impacted in the cultural arena is language, with the creation of new words and...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It has been 54 years since Moreen and Reginald Francis exchanged wedding vows, and the flame of love still burns in their hearts. The couple, who hail from Pimento Walk in Ocho Rios, St Ann, told The Gleaner that it took some time for Reginald to...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-nine-year-old Citerina Atkins did not dream that she would become a farmer. The deCarteret College alumna, who hails from New Hall in Manchester, had her sights set on a career in finance. After graduating from The University of the West...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

LaFrance Gayle started showing an interest in animal rearing from an early age. The helpful lad would delight in assisting Paul, a goat farmer in Top Hill, Manchester, so much so that the farmer, who admired his dedication, gave him his own kid to...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Christmas season has been brightened for 100 children between six and 12 years old in Corporate Area children’s homes with the donation of several copies of a local colouring book and supplies. The book, Chat Tu Mi...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Tank-Weld has brought Christmas cheer to 2,000 Jamaicans across several communities, with grocery and toiletries. “It came at the time when I needed it most,” said Nora Thompson, a resident of Rio Bueno in Trelawny. Thompson...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD William Andrew Kirlew had just put a cassava pudding in the oven before answering his home phone in Naples, Florida. Born in Braes River, St Elizabeth, on November 29, 1920, Kirlew has created a life and legacy esteemed by...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“Hello, there, merry Christmas how you been Gee, it’s so good to meet with you online It’s been a long, long time I’m still trying to manage school online So I’m really praying to get a tablet for Christmas.” That’s stanza one of a...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Commencing next year, surgical specimens and biopsies for patients at the Mandeville Regional Hospital will no longer have to be sent to Cornwall Regional Hospital for processing, following the opening of the Histopathology Laboratory on Thursday...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Shawn Castell was a picture of fulfilment as he spoke to The Gleaner yesterday shortly after he was presented with a marine Igloo, a length of rope, and a variety of other fishing equipment. “I will be able to upgrade my fishing business by...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

THE HUMAN Development Report (HDR) 2020 ‘The next frontier: Human development and the Anthropocene’ has taken into account, for the first time, the pressure countries put on the planet. The experimental index, Planetary pressures-adjusted Human...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Miranda McCallum, operator of a variety shop in Bull Bay, St Andrew, has watched woefully as sales plunged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, driving down consumer confidence and pushing many small business owners over the edge. “I sell from a pin to an...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the St Andrew East Rural communities of Shooters Hill and Weise Road are still in the recovery phase from the devastation caused by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta in late October. Mud-stained buildings, sunken homes, cracked...

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