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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

East Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament Juliet Holness is urging Jamaicans, in particular those who have returned from overseas, to comply with the established protocols to protect others from contracting the deadly coronavirus. Incensed by the...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of premature infants and high-risk pregnant women will have improved quality healthcare with the official opening of the official 22 million Euro high-dependency units (HDUs) at the Spanish Town Hospital. It is the third of four high-...

Published:Friday | July 10, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Challenges and solutions to delivering services during the COVID-19 crisis were key elements discussed during a recent virtual event of the Caribbean ministries of youth, with emphasis on how best to protect young people from the damaging impacts...

Published:Wednesday | July 8, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith says the continued implementation of the country’s foreign policy is vital, particularly so in the midst of the many social and economic challenges that have attended the global...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:27 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of Jamaican students who pursue tertiary studies in the United States could find themselves at risk of being deported if their universities switch to online-only courses, according to a statement from the Immigration and Customs...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

With race relations under global scrutiny in the wake of the killing of African American George Floyd while in police custody in the United States over a month ago, activists in England have now turned their attention to the disproportionate make-...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Domestic violence victim Lisa Smith, 23, barely escaped with her life when she decided to end the three-year abusive relationship she had with a man she regarded as being ‘decent’. She is now urging women to be cautious when entertaining thoughts...

Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The cash-rich microfinance sector has reportedly been hit hard by the economic fallout from COVID-19. Many members are in need of liquidity support to remain viable, said Blossom O’Meally-Nelson, chairman of the Jamaica Association for...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

AT LEAST one lawmaker has recommended a maximum period of two years for someone to make a report under the Sexual Harassment Bill now being reviewed by a joint select committee of Parliament. Committee member Horace Dalley made the proposal in the...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Director of the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Patrick McConney says that Caribbean countries must be prepared for an influx of sargassum that is likely to continue...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

George Williams had his first meal in 50 years outside of prison walls on Wednesday after a St Catherine Circuit Court judge upheld a notice of abandonment in his murder case. “Freedom time,” was all the grey-haired Williams could manage to say as...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

THE ATTORNEY representing George Williams, the man who has been incarcerated without trial for 50 years, said that his client is anxiously awaiting the judge’s decision when his case resumes today at the St Catherine Circuit Court in Spanish Town...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA POLICE Federation Chairman Sergeant Patrae Rowe is calling on the Government to pay tribute to the two officers who lost their lives in an early-morning operation in Horizon Park, St Catherine, earlier this month and to ensure their...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The highest-ranking British diplomat in Jamaica has said that Windrush Day, which is marked annually on June 22, should be a launching pad for the exploration of socio-economic outcomes that black people in the United Kingdom (UK) have had to...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Portmore’s first citizen, Mayor Leon Thomas, is hoping to deliver on the long-talked-about construction of a major public hospital for the municipality and is taking steps to make it a reality. He said the physical development of the dormitory...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness wants forward planning for procurement in place to lessen the time spent engaging the gears of bureaucracy. Holness was speaking on Thursday at the commissioning of a $33-million, 110-ft-long Bailey bridge spanning the...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in 48 years, George Williams had his day in a court of law yesterday. Bearded and sporting short dreadlocks, the 71-year-old, dressed in a white T-shirt and khaki pants, walked self-assuredly into the St Catherine Circuit Court...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

“If mosquito could draw us out a di house, we dead long time because while we can use old clothes to help keep rain out, we cannot stop mosquitoes from coming in,” Tashana Lake told The Gleaner as she summed up her living conditions. She lives with...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

BUS AND taxi operators have threatened to shut down Jamaica’s transport sector next Monday if their demand for a 100 per cent fare increase is not met. They have also singled out Transport Minister Robert Montague for criticism for the sector’s “...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Displaced tourism workers in Oracabessa, St Mary, stand to benefit from a start-up agriculture programme to be funded through the Oracabessa Foundation – the corporate social responsibility arm of the Golden Eye Resort. The Farm Model Incubation...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-one-year-old Ronald Campbell from Guy’s Hill in St Catherine is among the veterans of the farm-work programme, having made the trip to the United States every season for the past 39 years. He told The Gleaner that he can vividly remember his...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A lack of government funding for the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary is threatening 10 years of gains in replenishing stock and could deal a massive blow to the local fishing industry. That is the damning conclusion drawn by a board member of the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 100 drains are scheduled for clearing under the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) comprehensive drain-cleaning programme, which is part of the municipality’s hurricane-preparedness activities. Detailing the programme...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens residents have accused members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) of physical abuse and of threatening to shoot indiscriminately at young men in the community. The residents’ attempt to use debris and abandoned vehicles to block a...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

THE UNITED Kingdom (UK) on Monday evening capped its repatriation effort for Jamaica with its third TUI-operated charter flight from Kingston, bringing to nearly 5,000 the number of persons returned home since international travel ground to a halt...

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