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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Fayval Williams says Jamaica is on the right path towards slashing its carbon footprint and is poised to achieving its nationally determined contribution target of reducing emission levels by 7.8 per cent...

Published:Saturday | May 11, 2019 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Come July 27, Jamaican and other Caribbean women who have long endured domestic violence will be empowered at an International Women’s Conference, to be held at Kencot Christian Fellowship, St Andrew. Themed ‘Woman Arise! Reset’, the event was...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:32 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Several Merl Grove High School students who were either constantly misbehaving in classes or underperforming during the Christmas term were awarded yesterday for making a full turnaround after participating in a programme created by the school....

Published:Thursday | May 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The plight of Waterhouse residents who have suffered from empty faucets in their homes for up to six months yesterday captivated the attention of dancehall star Moses ‘Beenie Man’ Davis, who mobilised his foundation to ensure that especially...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Even though he has polio and, since 2017, kidney disease, 60-year-old teacher Solomon Scott has never harboured the slightest thought of giving up on life or resorting to depend on people for his survival. Those traits have earned him the...

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With no water running through their pipes for roughly two weeks, residents of Albion, St Thomas, say daily routines such as cooking decent meals and having a shower are becoming distant memories. As if dry pipes were not enough, they also claim...

Published:Tuesday | May 7, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government plans to roll out a multimillion-dollar spend to clear the backlog of public-sector patients languishing from the wait for diagnostic tests and non-emergency surgeries by outsourcing healthcare to private practitioners, free of...

Published:Saturday | May 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Patients who use the Seaview Gardens Health Centre in St Andrew are looking to benefit from a $3-million injection from Massy Jamaica through the Ministry of Health’s Adopt-a-Clinic Programme. The partnership is one which Dr Richard Manning,...

Published:Thursday | May 2, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The announcement that a new police headquarters is to be built in No Man’s Land in South St Andrew has been well received by many residents and civic and business leaders, but the news stumped Member of Parliament Mark Golding. Speaking to The...

Published:Tuesday | April 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) customers have expressed disappointment that wait times at the Constant Spring tax office have not improved even after the implementation of an automated customer flow management system that had been touted to make...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:39 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Hopes of finding missing St Joseph’s Teachers’ College lecturer Samuel Martin were dashed yesterday when a five-day search ended in the gruesome discovery of his body in Clarendon. Martin, who had gone to Mandeville in Manchester after picking up a...

Published:Thursday | April 25, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Even as the Government plans to roll out 20 more zones of special operations (ZOSO) across the island, stakeholders entrenched in Denham Town, Kingston, argue that social intervention has been under-resourced and impotent since the anti-crime...

Published:Monday | April 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Orville Plummer, pastor of the Sterling Castle New Testament Church of God, has called on parents in the community to expose adults who prey on the underaged. In a sermon yesterday at the church, the man of the cloth also announced a number of...

Published:Thursday | April 18, 2019 | 12:36 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Patrick Rousseau, the Wolmerian who wore many hats during his 85 years, died from a long battle with illness yesterday, leaving behind a rich legacy in sports, law, and business in the Caribbean. Although some persons believe that bureaucracy on...

Published:Tuesday | April 16, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Since birth, 34-year-old Camille Royal has had legs so tiny, she was never privileged to walk. She was also deprived of her right to a stable education. Today, although she can use a pen but cannot read, Royal remains undaunted. Behind her are the...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Whoever is responsible for slaying District Constable (DC) Michael Alladice, his superior and colleague, Sergeant Althea Blackstock, has issued this warning regarding her ‘Abbott and Costello’: “We will be hunting you...

Published:Monday | April 15, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The nearly 1,000 unattached young Jamaicans who graduated from the first edition of the yearlong Technology Advancement Programme (TAP) have walked through the door of opportunity after gaining a raft of new skills that could make them job-ready...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:47 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A major demand locally and internationally for young people who are trained and certified in event production has given birth to M-Academy, a brainchild of Main Event Entertainment Group Limited (MEEGL), in partnership with the Jamaica Social...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of the Ocean Towers complex in downtown Kingston say they are being inconvenienced as the push to breathe new life into the capital has seen their tranquil nights on the waterfront turn into a nightmarish hell as partygoers regularly...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Senior Superintendent of Police Clive Blair is blaming migratory criminals for a 45.8 per cent increase in murders in the St Catherine South Police Division which he leads. The latest police statistics indicate that the division has recorded 35...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:30 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The police have made an arrest in connection with Saturday’s brazen gun attack in New Kingston in which a man was killed and another shot and injured. The incident, which happened about 2:30 in the afternoon, took place on the Grenada Crescent...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tension is brewing between a St Andrew church and an elderly couple living on a neighbouring property, which they both claim the deceased owner left to them, as a legal battle looms on the horizon. The distressed couple and their attorney are...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Patients at the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in St Andrew have been driving home the message of how dangerous driving on the nation’s roadways can crush big dreams. The Gleaner toured the facility with Health Minister Dr Christopher...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Firebrand talk-show host and noted immigration attorney Ronald Mason passed away peacefully at his home in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew, yesterday after a two-year battle with colorectal cancer. Mason, a sceptic of CARICOM and some of its associated...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

In an attempt to salvage pride following anti-gay chants aimed at Kingston College (KC), which were captured on video, Calabar High head boy Andre McKenzie and seven other students trekked from Red Hills Road to North Street yesterday to officially...

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