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Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

BRIDGEPORT HIGH School 11th-grader Tianna Fisher was not perturbed by new stipulations demanding physical distancing amid the partial reopening of secondary schools across the island yesterday. More than 150 high schools were scheduled to reopen...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican who was formerly employed to the Embassy of Japan in Kingston is seeking redress for the “unfair treatment” meted out to them by the embassy. The accusation came after the local employee was said to be “unfairly terminated” in February...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Three years ago, Waterhouse resident Sophia Sutherland requested a motorised wheelchair to help her to get around the community. Last Friday, her dream came true and tears were, for a moment, the only language she could find to express her...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Veteran educator and Franciscan Sister Angella Harris was yesterday hailed as a woman steeped in grace and humility as family, friends, and colleagues and several persons whose lives she touched joined in a memorial service to salute her. Harris,...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

CHINESE AUTHORITIES will proceed with the 127th session of the China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, to be held online from June 15 to 24. Powered by advanced information technology, the Canton Fair will provide around-the-...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Wensworth Skeffery is urging the Ministry of Education to make the most of the suspension of physical classes and the summer holidays to have schools ready to reopen in September within a new normal ushered in by the COVID-19...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

THE LAST time the roadways in Cromarty Grove, Spanish Town, were fixed was in the 1990s; that’s more than two decades ago. Now the badly deteriorated road surfaces are a shadow of their former state, littered with massive potholes and in need of...

Published:Thursday | June 4, 2020 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The United Kingdom (UK) has launched a plan of action to support trade in several Caribbean states to help them maximise the benefits of their Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Conceived by the UK’s Department for International Development and...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Virginia Bedward, who has lived in the low-lying southeast Clarendon community of Banks all her life, remembers like yesterday the 2007 horrors of Hurricane Dean all too well when it passed south of Jamaica, unleashing heavy winds and driving rain...

Published:Monday | June 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents in a number of low-lying southeast Clarendon communities have expressed anxiety at what forecasters have projected to be a highly active hurricane season, with up to 19 named storms expected. Ten could become hurricanes. Their situation...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:32 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the Caribbean prepares to reopen borders and rescue battered economies, technocrats from CARICOM member states have been working behind the scenes to craft new protocols for tourists in the COVID-19 era. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Can any good thing come out of Windsor Heights? That question, with biblical resonance, is often hurled by outsiders at residents of the gritty neighbourhood on the periphery of Central Village who live with the slur Sufferers Heights. But the...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

CABBAGE FARMERS in Prickly Pole, a hillside community in southern St Ann, have lambasted the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) for failing to provide crucial inputs such as irrigation, dooming their crops to be victim to prolonged...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

LONG REGARDED as the forgotten stepchild of Jamaica’s tourism industry, Treasure Beach was dealt a massive blow when the Government, on March 24, closed the country’s borders to inbound travellers amid the outbreak of COVID-19. With the vast...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Another cruise ship with hundreds of Jamaican crew members aboard is due to dock in Falmouth Monday afternoon. Their return is part of the Government’s stated objective to bring home all nationals stranded at sea before the tentative date of May 31...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Alexandria Rodriques and her 16-year-old sister, Amanda, have tapped business opportunities out of farmers’ markets by buying bulk produce at low cost and retailing, on order, to established clientele. “We buy wholesale every week for our own...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government is pushing back against the pro-nationalist and protectionist ideology sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, with its most senior foreign-policy official warning political administrations to stay true to the agenda of globalisation.

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans are found everywhere, and they tend to add flavour to life as they are currently doing in New York, the epicentre of the USA’s COVID-19 outbreak where there are nearing 1.5 million confirmed cases. It is a view that Lieutenant Commander...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

No date has been settled on for the return of Jamaicans stranded aboard the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas cruise ship, National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said. Responding to pressure from the Opposition for state intervention,...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The more than 70 truck drivers who draw water from the JISCO/Alpart bauxite plant in St Elizabeth for commercial use across several communities in Essex Valley have labelled as unfair and insensitive the decision by its Chinese operators to...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:22 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

SOUTH KOREA’s Lim Baejin, the new chargé d’affaires to Jamaica, has not been in the job long – only about two months – but he has already laid down plans to promote the upgrade of the current position to a full ambassadorial one. “During my tenure...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The 14-day quarantine under which three St Mary communities were placed last week has heightened the fears of some expectant mothers, who already worried about the deadly coronavirus being spread in the area. The containment measure, which was...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

There are hundreds of healthcare workers engaged in contact tracing, the method by which trained health personnel interview people who may have been in contact with persons having contagious illnesses such as COVID-19. It is a necessary part of...

Published:Friday | May 8, 2020 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

An application earlier this year by Mahoe Gaming Enterprises Limited (MGEL) has not benefited from any preferential treatment by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC). That was the finding of ex-commissioner of the Integrity...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 9:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

COVID-19-ravaged regional economies, including Jamaica, will need the united strength of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) to help revive their micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sectors, many of which have been decimated. That...

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