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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Frank Blake and his family narrowly missed death or injury on Thursday evening when a motor vehicle skidded off the steep Savage Pen road and landed on its top a few feet from their house. No one was hurt in that incident, but another vehicle...

Published:Monday | January 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The newly repaired Sir John Golding Road was reopened by the National Works Agency (NWA) on January 12 after the popular thoroughfare became unsafe, following extensive flood damage in 2017, and was subsequently closed for repairs. The road, which...

Published:Saturday | January 16, 2021 | 7:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Members of the disabled community, specifically users of wheelchairs, have appealed to the Government to provide them with more public transportation designated for wheelchair users. The wheelchair users complained to The Gleaner about the problems...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A “mystical” return is how Garfield Williams has described his transition back to his birthplace, Trench Town, to set up the Trench Town Art and Ceramic Centre 12 years ago. Through the centre, he has taught and trained more than 500 youngsters to...

Published:Wednesday | January 13, 2021 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Five-year-old Carson Lattibeaudiere, who was mauled by a mongrel dog belonging to a cousin, while he assisted his grandfather in taking out trash last December, has been released from hospital. Although scarred, his mother, Tamara Bonner, has...

Published:Monday | January 4, 2021 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After his motor vehicle suddenly shut down while travelling along the Mandela Highway three weeks ago, Richard Goodall was attempting to go over what he thought was a regular median in the vicinity of the Hydel Group of Schools in St Catherine when...

Published:Friday | January 1, 2021 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Obedience was the greatest lesson for the Hagley Park Road Seventh-Day Adventist Church in St Andrew and the wider Jamaica for 2020, First Elder Alpheous Bailey said at a watchnight service last night. Adding that obedience for the common good was...

Published:Thursday | December 31, 2020 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Reeling from the gruesome murder of 24-year-old Jermaine ‘Boy Boy’ Moatt, of a Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11 address, his grief-stricken girlfriend and mother of his three-year-old son, Tiana Lindsay, is puzzled as to why when he left home for an...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tuesday, December 22, 2020, was supposed to be an ordinary clean-up day for Milton Bonner and his grandchildren at their home in Mannings Hill district, St Andrew, but instead, they experienced a frightening and horrific event. His five-year-old...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three mothers were showered with care packages and other gifts at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston having been the first ones to give birth there on Christmas Day in 2020. The bouncing baby boys arrived at 3:12 a.m., 3:34 a.m., and 9 a.m....

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A car accident in June last year which left 36-year-old Swaydean Simpson hospitalised also helped the "vibe master" – as her friends referred to her – to find her passion and start a home-based business. So far, the former nightclub supervisor is...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Glenford Bennett has been spinning trash into treasure for more than three decades and would love to pass on his craft-making skills to the next generation, but try as he might, he cannot beat the lure of a gun, which has been more successful in...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The National Housing Trust (NHT) has made steps towards transforming the lives of blind couple Clinton and Lorna Stewart, who, in a Gleaner story published two weeks ago, made an appeal for help to complete their home in Portmore, St Catherine. The...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has praised mayor of Kingston and St Andrew, Delroy Williams, for addressing the needs of the homeless and indigent following the launch of a soup kitchen. According to McKenzie, Jamaicans should focus on...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s travel ban against flights from the United Kingdom (UK) caught off guard a number of persons who expected to pick up relatives but left disappointed as hundreds of passengers were shuttled off to St Ann under 48-hour state quarantine...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Clayton Wright, who uses a cane, struggled out of his bed Friday morning to find a hand on the front porch of the tenement yard at 15 West Avenue in Kingston where several persons reside. The discovery, Wright said, caused him to move the fastest...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Christmas is just a week away and Tanya Miller is finding it hard to be joyous in the season of cheer. Along with the economic stresses which the COVID-19 pandemic has heaped on her family, she is finding it increasingly challenging to care for her...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With the help of the Progressive Grocers of Jamaica Foundation, Member of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness was able to spread early Christmas joy with the children and the elderly in the constituency on Wednesday. Many of...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In the wake of a damning report into alleged nepotism involving taxpayer money, Juliet Holness has defended the worth of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) while acknowledging that efficient monitoring and accountability controls must be...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As the Holness administration fine-tunes plans for the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine in April 2021, it is emerging that the Ministry of Health and Wellness might be facing anti-vaxxer pushback from front-line staff who are one of the key...

Published:Monday | December 14, 2020 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Christmas has come early for ace student Latonya Clayton, who was one of 30 Jamaicans to be honoured on Sunday during the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence. Clayton, an alumna of St Andrew High School for Girls, was awarded for...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Police Federation Chairman Corporal Rohan James has called on the United States to respect the sovereignty of other nations following news that it has slapped travel and other sanctions on six former members of the now-disbanded Crime...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Married for 29 years after sweeping Lorna Stewart off her feet in the late 1970s, retired district constable Clinton George Stewart has placed assistance to complete their home at this year’s wish list for the couple, who are both visually impaired...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Triple amputee Miriam Lindsay still has fond recollections of watching her favourite soap operas within the comfort of her home. That’s now a distant memory after her two-bedroom house in Hermitage, St Andrew, was razed by fire in April, forcing...

Published:Monday | December 7, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Donovan Coburn, a resident of Third Street in Trench Town, St Andrew, was at the wrong place at the wrong time when he was shot and paralysed at a football field in Waterhouse, St Andrew, 20 years ago. After he was bitten by a centipede, he was...

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