Dealing with homelessness in Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

Homelessness in Jamaica has become a chronic problem post-Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. The National Committee on Homelessness, in a 2012 report, regarded the aftermath of this hurricane as one of the main events that led to...

A futurist, a PM, a path for Jamaica
Jamaica Observer

The address by futurist Edie Weiner, last Monday, gave us a thought-provoking context for the budget presentation by Prime Minister Andrew Holness the next day. New Yorker Edie Weiner is the principal of Future Hunters,...

This Day in History - March 27
Jamaica Observer

Today is the 86th day of 2017. There are 279 days left in the year. Local News Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Trump blames party hardliners for health debacle, as more battles loom...

Gone to the dogs
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Mi seh the poor little boy (11 again) was scared stiff and start one piece of bawling when the three (3) pitbulls and one (1) boxer run towards him while he and his parents were walking in the big green area (33). Then...

MoBay's bypass study back on track
Jamaica Gleaner

WESTERN BUREAU:The new traffic study by the National Works Agency to determine the feasibility of creating the much-touted Montego Bay bypass is now well advanced and is poised to be completed in May.The data, which will...

Sean Hamilton - sowing seeds of creativity
Jamaica Gleaner

Sean Hamilton is not your average artist. He is a farmer, taxi driver and a man of the soil. Hamilton is creating art in harmony with nature and its elements."Basically, they call me the artist," he said in an interview...

Government's energy efficiency project saves $131.5m
Jamaica Gleaner

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the Government has realised savings of some $131.5 million through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP). “This is money that can...

Battles lines drawn in the sand
Jamaica Observer

The People’s National Party’s (PNP) walkout from Gordon House last week is the prelude to any number of walkabout opportunities likely to come their way. New Opposition Leader Peter Phillips is off on a roll,...

The many feelings of ISSA
Jamaica Observer

Much has been said about the decision by the Inter-secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) to allow Aryamanya Rodgers, a native of Uganda, to compete in the 2017 ISSA Boys’ & Girls’ Athletics...

Vision or perish? Part 2 — We need an igniting vision
Jamaica Observer

The year 1980 was a horrendous year in Jamaica’s journey from Independence towards prosperity. Hundreds of Jamaicans lost their lives to horrific politically motivated violence by the time the election took place in...

Fighting crime strategically
Jamaica Observer

It was hoped that when Prime Minister Andrew Holness made his budget presentation he would have articulated a comprehensive crime-fighting plan that reflects a combination of tactical and reactive interventions, on the...

Jamaica’s future choked by cancer of corruption
Jamaica Observer

Corruption in Jamaica is “entrenched and widespread”. Jamaica must give serious consideration to what lies ahead should the Government and the country’s lawmakers fail to decisively and aggressively...

The fault, dear PNP, lies not in the stars, but deep within the PNP
Jamaica Observer

A roofer’s house leaks. — Zulu proverb Local Opinion Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:00:00 GMT Jamaica’s future choked by cancer of corruption...

Lessons from the lemonade stand
Jamaica Gleaner

Sales and marketing, over the years, have become so complicated that sometimes you lose the essence of why you are selling or marketing your products and services. The joy and passion seem to have gone, and all sales and...

Venecia Grant Hartwell - Children inspire her
Jamaica Gleaner

Venecia Grant Hartwell, principal of Arthur's Seat Primary and Infant School leads an institution that has an interesting history. Arthur's Seat is a small rural district in Crofts Hill, north Clarendon.The school was...

Use social etiquette to build your career
Jamaica Gleaner

There are three categories of etiquette: social, business, and professional. In this article, I would like to focus on social etiquette. Many job interviews are nowadays conducted beyond the realms of the office space, in...

Sowing seeds of creativity
Jamaica Gleaner

Sean Hamilton is not your average artist. He is a farmer, taxi driver and a man of the soil. Hamilton is creating art in harmony with nature and its elements."Basically, they call me the artist," he said in an interview...

Conflict Resolution Corner | Cooperation is key
Jamaica Gleaner

Welcome to another instalment of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) School Intervention Programme (SIP), Conflict Resolution Corner. This will run over six weeks as we provide tips on dealing with conflict,...

'Sky climbers'! - Risky ride to clean high-rise buildings
Jamaica Gleaner

It is not a job for the faint of heart, but it is one which Rudolph Murray and Sherman Anderson enjoy, so much so that they have been doing it for at least 10 years each.Murray and Anderson are among a handful of...

Moving up at Maxfield Park Primary - Behaviour intervention reaping good results
Jamaica Gleaner

Nowadays, there are new motivators and mantras at the Maxfield Park Primary School on Langard Avenue in East Central St Andrew.When students assemble for daily devotion, they are encouraged to be eagles and soar.They sing...

Dubai excites, homecoming disappoints - Teacher peeved by local response after she misses out on US$1m bounty
Jamaica Gleaner

She might not have won the US$1 million on offer by the Varkey Foundation, but Tracy-Ann Hall returned from Dubai felling every inch a winner."The way I look at it is there were 10 of us in the competition and one had to...

Llandilo gas plant battle heads to court
Jamaica Gleaner

A Westmoreland resident is headed to court as he continues the fight to prevent a petroleum storage and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) dispensing facility from being established near his home in Llandilo.Armed with a report...

Bittersweet mango season in Hanover - Much of 2017 bumper crop expected to rot
Jamaica Gleaner

Western Bureau:With another mango season approaching, some stakeholders in Hanover are lamenting the fact that the perennial problem of millions of pounds of the fruit going to waste will be repeated this year as there...

Coffee ready for revival - JAS urges government to pump money into declining sector
Jamaica Gleaner

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Norman Grant, believes that while Jamaica's coffee production has declined sharply over the last 25 years, the time is ripe for the industry to grow.Grant said 25 years...

SMEs may have to pay for election campaign promises
Jamaica Observer

Approximately 300,000 micro, medium and small businesses, many of which have managed to ride the waves of the global economic recession and the years of its after-effects, are set to feel the brunt of the new tax measures...

This week's shutterbugs
Jamaica Gleaner

| 3:23 PM Photo by Bhagwan Chuganey Serene pace of life at dusk in Montego Bay Photo by Mike Jaswani A bird's eye view 1 2 More Stories Videos Latest Blogs Top jobs Table of Contents Copyright © 2017 The Gleaner Company...

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