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Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic may have crushed fairy-tale dream weddings for some in 2020, but the deadly disease was not scary enough for soldier Narmeo Walker to break his New Year’s Day pledge to marry his girlfriend. The 28-year-old private in the...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Living “like a rat” for almost a month now has brought nothing but frustration to 48-year-old Rohan Lawrence. The roof of the humble board structure he calls home in Bull Bay, St Thomas, was damaged some time ago after a truck hit a light pole,...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:35 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The police are optimistic that the zone of special operations (ZOSO) declared in August Town, St Andrew, yesterday will solve the problem of gunmen plaguing the community once and for all. Senior Superintendent of Police Steve McGregor, who heads...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The intervention of a political representative has brought calm to a clash between the new owners of a central Kingston property and its occupants over delays in vacating the premises, which is to be developed into a grocery store and café. The...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has hinted that the lockdown of Devon House amid reports of breaches of coronavirus legislation might not be protracted. The Government will today hold talks with the management of the Devon House Development...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A grief-stricken Jacqueline Dunkley says she is bewildered as to why her 16-year-old son, André Dixon, was brutally murdered by gunmen Friday night at the corner of Pechon and Beckford streets in downtown Kingston. André would have turned 17 later...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Salvation Army is slowly getting back on schedule to distribute food packages to the needy. The distribution schedule was disrupted by the curfews and other social- distancing measures initiated by the Government to contain the COVID-19...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Bedward Crescent in August Town, St Andrew, yesterday accused members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) of shooting one of their neighbours while he was watering his plants at around 9:45 Thursday night. The residents also complained...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

“A dream come true.” That was how Merrick McNaughton summed up the grant of roughly $600,000 in equipment and material he received from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) yesterday to invest in his apiculture business. McNaughton was one of...

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2020 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Restaurateurs are upbeat about today’s all-clear to start accommodating dining customers again after being restricted to take-out orders amid austere COVID-19 containment measures since March. Yesterday, Local Government and Community Development...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:36 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Kathi Cooke remembers how a hotel manager attempted to fondle her breasts when she was 19 years old. Her grief was compounded later when she witnessed her abuser being conferred with the Order of Distinction, one of Jamaica’s highest national...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:43 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Information technology company GeoTechVision Jamaica has objected to statements made by Technology Minister Fayval Williams in Parliament on Tuesday that the company delivered substandard devices to the Government under the Tablets in Schools...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A WEEK after laying down an ultimatum to shut down the transport sector if a fare hike was not granted, bus and taxi lobbyist Egeton Newman’s bombast spat and sputtered before engaging first gear. Newman, president of the Transport Operators...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Being a policeman and a father of four sometimes proves tough for Constable Fitzgerald Anderson of Specialised Operations in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF). Anderson said that although he is away from home most of the time, he gets...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Denham Town Primary will be renamed the Edward Seaga Primary and Infant School in August. Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie made the announcement yesterday during a special church service at the Pentecostal City Mission Church in Kingston...

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2020 | 12:21 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A FEELING of euphoria has overtaken the Ardenne High School family, after its Schools’ Challenge Quiz team on Thursday dethroned the defending champions, St Jago High, in the finals of the 2020 season. Ardenne won by 34 points to St Jago’s 25....

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:25 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Concerned residents of the Black Street area in Eleven Miles, St Thomas, are appealing to the public and state agencies to lend a helping hand to a family living in depraved conditions in Bull Bay. While neighbours have been pitching in to assist...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Fourth Street in Trench Town are accusing the Jamaica Defence Force of abusing two of its residents last Friday. One of them reportedly had two of his teeth knocked out. Rita Graham said on Monday that she was jolted into action by...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Rosalie Hamilton, councillor for the Rae Town division in Kingston Central, has pushed back at concerns that the local police were not invited to a recent meeting she hosted to broker a truce between warring factions in the area. Speaking with The...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One of the bullets suspected to have come from the M16 rifle used by 39-year-old Damion Hamilton to murder two cops at an upstairs house in Horizon Park on Friday could have killed Kamika Blake* had she been watching television that morning. Two...

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Instead of discarding hundreds of fans consumers had returned, plus those that had been in storage for lengthy periods and could not be sold, Conway Wang of Reggae Breeze, forged a partnership with Xavier Johnston of SmartEco Blockchain Solutions...

Published:Wednesday | June 10, 2020 | 2:00 PMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

STACY ESCOFFREY looked on in defeat yesterday at her destroyed stall at the Rae Rae Market in downtown Kingston. It was a case of déjà vu. “It costs more than $15,000 to build a new stall. “Around 1:30 a.m., my co-worker called me saying fire a...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Having not visited the beach for the last six months, Junior ‘Jah’ Marsh and his wife, Mary, decided to risk heading from Spanish Town to the seaside haven of Hellshire, Portmore, on Sunday, even if they would be in breach of coronavirus...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:06 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Still suffering from a gunshot wound he said he is sure came from a shot fired by a member of the security forces during the 2010 manhunt for West Kingston strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, George Harriott has expressed, 10 years later, that he...

Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Ninety-six Jamaicans who were stranded overseas for months due to border restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19, have finally returned home and have expressed elation to The Gleaner.  They arrived around 9:00 a.m. at the Norman...

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