Well done, Anthony ‘TY’ Young

Gleaner on August 18th, 2019 | File Under Headline News -

Family, friends, politicians, and members of the media fraternity gathered at the Good Tidings Mennonite Church in St Andrew yesterday for the thanksgiving service for the life of journalist Anthony O’Neil Young. Popularly called ‘TY’, he was…

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Fake doctor nabbed at Spanish Town Hospital - Heads to roll for imposter working in accident and emergency for over a week

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Vigilant nurses at the busy Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine recently accosted a man who posed as a doctor for over a week in the accident and emergency (A…

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Rescuing juvenile offenders - More than 200 youth in conflict with the law set on a new path

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For the last five years, guidance counsellor Peter Christie has helped to transform the lives of more than 200 juvenile offenders, and like a proud father, he now gets to watch them make a positive impact on their families and communities….

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Jamaican men deliver in Birmingham, Williams also secures easy win

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Hubert Lawrence, Gleaner Writer Largely written off, Jamaica’s male track athletes came to the fore at the Birmingham Diamond League meet in England on Sunday. Reigning world 110 metre champion Omar McLeod led the way with a win he described…

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They must pay for killing my children … Broken father cries for justice for murdered family

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More than a year after his two children and their mother were horrifically murdered and their home set on fire in Mavis Bank in rural St Andrew, 43-year-old Artnel Williams remains a broken man. Since the incident, the health and livelihood of the…

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Critical theory, social justice and the Jamaican education system

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In both books, Educational for the Critical Consciousness and Pedogogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire perceived education systems as being geared at perpetuating inequalities within the society, and as such, there was a need to disrupt the…

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Earning from the streets … Downtown youth tout benefits of hustling

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Michael ‘Hello’ Curnaldy and Brendon Clarke are two of many Jamaicans who enjoy the freedom of not being ‘tied down’ by the formal working system. Curnaldy, at 30 years old, has been selling patties and drinks in downtown Kingston for the past six…

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Free to hustle - More Jamaicans staying outside the formal labour force; High percentage of females said they ‘did not want to work’

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According to data from the 2018 Economic and Social Survey Jamaica, persons outside the labour force increased by 2.9 per cent when compared to the figures for 2017. Prepared by the Planning Institute Of Jamaica (PIOJ), the survey noted that there…

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Legal Scoop | Electing a new party president … A look at the PNP’s Constitution

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In light of the pending leadership challenge to Dr Peter Phillips by Peter Bunting, the Legal Scoop has decided this week to share with readers what they can expect in the lead-up to, and at the annual conference itself, according to the People’s…

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Nineteen Jamaicans awarded 2019-20 Chevening scholarships

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Nineteen young Jamaicans have been awarded Chevening Scholarships to pursue master’s degrees in the United Kingdom (UK). According to the British High Commission in Kingston, the 2019-20 scholars were selected from a pool of over 200 shortlisted…

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