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13k Posts
277k Followers
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Jamaica's most trusted news source for over 184 years. Where life unfolds. Follow for news, sports, business, lifestyle, entertainment and commentary.
Until he conforms to the law, or unless the Integrity Commission is incompetent or guilty of misfeasance, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has forfeited his moral authority to expound on weighty matters of governance, or hold to account members of his Government who may be guilty of malfeasance or nonfeasance. To be clear, this newspaper does not accuse, or intend to suggest, that Mr Holness has engaged in any questionable action that brought him personal gain, used his office with such intent, or that he did something that was manifestly corrupt. But these are not the only benchmarks by which to judge prime ministers. Visit the link in our Stories to read more. (📷: File) #GLNROped
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Outlook Magazine's New Cover: Gloria Hitchins attributes the best time of her life to her youthful years growing up in the community of Trout Hall in Clarendon. Taking an oldie but goodie stroll down memory lane, she recalls those days, often being consumed by fun, imagination and wonder. And her rural upbringing ignited the priceless tradition of storytelling. Read more in today's issue: jamaica-gleaner.com/out. Cover design by @jahnbrent. Cover story by @kryssywrites. Cover photo by @taylor2nd. #OutlookMagazine #SundayReads
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#Day19: Here is your child month tip for today. Keep the discussion going using the hashtag #FosteringSafeSpaces
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Today's #LasMay editorial cartoon. See more cartoons: jamaica-gleaner.com.
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Alice In Wonderland, a hilarious Jamaican adaptation of the Disney classic, will come to life on June 1 and 2 at the Phoenix Theatre in New Kingston courtesy of a talented bunch of children and Wonderland Productions, whose CEO just happens to be named Alice. “It is not a copy of Walt Disney’s; it is my own style,” scriptwriter and early childhood education specialist Alice Hogarth emphasised. “It brings in the Jamaican culture, some Patois, music and dancing,” she elaborated. Visit the link in our Stories to read more. (📷: Contributed) #GLNREnt
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Many entertainers have battled with drug addiction, from Rick James, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Eminem to our very own Gregory Isaacs and Ninja Man. Consultant psychiatrist Dr Geoffrey Walcott explained that abusers cannot be forced into rehabilitation and have to willingly seek treatment through the encouragement of a healthy social circle. “Treatment is multifaceted, and it isn’t what most Jamaicans think it is – ‘let’s hog-tie them and bring them to the hospital for a washout’,” Walcott told The Gleaner. “All therapeutic modalities are psychological and social, so it’s not about washing things out of them.” He continued, “Treatment starts with family and friends. They have to bring the person from a space where they are not thinking about change to one where they are able to change,” he said. Visit the link in our Stories to read more. (📷: @kenyon5370) #GLNREnt
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Among the approximately 500 Jamaicans currently employed on the set of the 25th James Bond movie, which has been filming in Portland since the beginning of May, are persons working on the actual production side of the 007 film, along with others filling positions as extras, security, and even paparazzi lookouts. Stephan Chang of the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) explained to The Gleaner that the workers on the movie set are basically grouped according to the requirements of the job. “There are several layers of jobs on set. Working on the actual production side are the lighting, sound and rigging crew. We have persons operating cameras, and there are also extras on set,” he outlined, debunking claims that Jamaicans have been given only menial jobs. Visit the link in our Stories to read more. (📷: Carl Gilchrist) #GLNREnt
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The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) has launched an INSPIRE Strategy campaign in 12 schools across the island. Elizabeth Ward, chair of the VPA, said the campaign will specifically target the schools that emerged parish champions in its 2018 Trees for Peace Competition. “These schools will be asked to create a campaign on the INSPIRE Strategy, which is aimed at ending violence against children,” she said. Visit the link in our Stories to read more. (📷: File) #GLNRToday
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