Protected by prayer - 17-year-old mass school-shooting survivor with a Jamaican mom recounts traumatic ordeal

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

It’s been five months since 17 people were shot dead, and another 17 injured in one of America’s deadliest mass school shootings in recent times. One of the survivors, Samantha Grady, who was shot twice during the incident, still looks for the…

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SDC to lead Heroes Park consultation

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

Faced with continued opposition to the proposal to create the Government Oval, including the national parliament building inside National Heroes Park, the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has tapped the Social Development Commission (SDC) to…

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A gem called ‘Jan’ - Dr Janice Lindsay sent off with smiles

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

Hailed as a true professional whose legacy stands as tall as the Blue Mountain, which she helped to establish as a World Heritage Site, Dr Janice Lindsay was lionised during her funeral at the Portmore New Testament Church of God yesterday.Family…

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Amazing Jamaica - Haitian gas riot blows world traveller to unforgettable visit to the island

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

In November 2015, Texas-born attorney-at-law Suzanne DuBose closed her law practice, sold everything she had and decided to live her dream of travelling to all 197 countries in the world.Three weeks ago, she travelled to country number 85, Haiti,…

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Cigarette talks - Carreras bringing stakeholders together to fight illicit trade

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

  A wide cross-section of crime fighting stakeholders, including Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang, representatives of Jamaica Customs, and international partners, will meet in New Kingston tomorrow for a major conference on the…

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‘BOLD’ move for Women’s Centre students

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

Global gaming leader IGT recently partnered with Dress for Success in Jamaica to sponsor an intensive one-day professional development workshop for 10 students of the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation.The workshop is part of the ongoing support…

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Students get hands-on training at Sandals Ochi

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

Some 400 students from universities, HEART programmes, and high schools have benefited from hands-on experiences and informative tours at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort since the start of the year.The latest students to tour the resort, as part of the ‘…

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Possibilities coming with peace - Opportunities opening up for Steer Town residents following reduction in violence

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

Unattached youths in Steer Town, St Ann, say they are trying their best to stay away from the gun, but unemployment and a lack of skills training are pushing them towards a life of crime.”We want some youth programmes to go on in the place so that…

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Engineers’ Angle | Getting Jamaica earthquake ready

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

Peter JarvisContributorIn the earlier part of the 20th century the engineering considerations related to earthquakes evolved into being a requirement for the design of structures.In our time, say since the mid 1950s, the criteria for loads and…

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A Matter of Land | Why am I in breach and my neighbour is not? (Pt 2)

Gleaner on July 22nd, 2018 | File Under More News -

Good day, readers,Today, we continue with the response to a question from G.W. about a breach of a restrictive covenant, in that he has a building that is closer than the required distance to the front boundary. We will also expand it to how to…

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