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Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

One girl was eight years old. Her sister was nine. Both are victims of gun violence who survived a cold-blooded attack in a country otherwise distracted by the displacement wrought by COVID-19. Border McIntosh, their uncle, is thankful to be...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Easter is mere weeks away, but the traditional fetish for fish is not taking the bait. Fisherfolk at the Old Harbour Bay fishing village in St Catherine have resorted to supplying fish on credit, banking on the trustworthiness of consumers as sales...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2020 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Lockdown. But this time, it wasn’t only the state ban on mass gatherings and business closures ordered to counter transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A section of Olympic Gardens was transformed into a virtual ghost town yesterday,...

Published:Monday | March 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Association of Certified Embalmers and Funeral Directors Calvin Lyn says that they are reasonably satisfied with talks held recently with the Ministry of Health and Wellness in treating with novel coronavirus cases. The...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two men were murdered this morning in the vicinity of Simmonds Park in Kingston 20.  They have been identified as Meschac 'Niney' Smith, of a Lime Tree, Kingston 20 address, and 31-year-old Chrishmar Hydol,...

Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday criticised as “weak fences” Jamaican travellers who give incomplete or wrong information to immigration officials. His broadside during his Budget Debate presentation in Parliament came 24 hours after a voice...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Three weeks after the disappearance of visually impaired University of the West Indies (UWI) student Jasmine Deen, investigators are banking on the photo of a man taken about 30 minutes before her final trace as crucial to cracking the case. The...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Bar operators in the Corporate Area and some rural towns across Jamaica are agitating against a total shutdown of their services as the Government rolls out stringent measures, starting today, to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Prime...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Monday is the new Sunday. That’s the reality cabbies, Coaster bus drivers and the Jamaica Urban Transit Company woke up to yesterday as ridership was a major casualty of the fallout from COVID-19. A week after the health ministry confirmed the...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

International Women’s Day may have passed on Sunday, but the Jamaica Fire Brigade pressed the reset button and deployed an all-female crew on Monday to cool tempers and out blazes across the capital. Jamaica’s first appointed female superintendent...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Several Jamaican suppliers of cleaning agents and protective gear are reporting shortages or depleted stock of N95 dust mask as the heightened threat of the global novel coronavirus has caused buyers to be stocking up. The Gleaner understands that...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

President of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Students’ Union Khalil Hutchinson is cautioning fellow students against taking life for granted. Hutchinson was speaking with The Gleaner on the heels of a triple fatal crash early Thursday...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

On any given day, thousands of commuters flirt with danger as they board cabs, with engines running on the pumps of gas stations – which have been converted into unofficial taxi stands – across the Corporate Area. Tuesday night was no different at...

Published:Thursday | February 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Irked by rising anger over the stench emanating from a St Thomas dump that has grown into a mountainous mess, Morant Bay Mayor Michael Hue is lobbying for garbage from the parish to be transported to the Riverton City landfill in Kingson. Hue, who...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Principal Regina Rossetta-Hanson, who has taught hundreds of students over 30 years at the Collins Close Basic School in the Whitehall Avenue area, says the community is in its worst state ever. Attendance at her school, which is located at 1B Plum...

Published:Monday | February 24, 2020 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Travel reservations that a mother had procured for her teenage son to fly to New York on March 7 were aborted last Wednesday after gunmen killed him and another man on Cameron Lane, St Andrew. Instead, the teen’s mother, Danzalee West-Johnson, flew...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The St Catherine Police are investigating a shooting incident in Eltham Vista, Spanish Town this morning involving another member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The Gleaner understands that the incident occurred after the JDF soldier...

Published:Sunday | February 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Investigators are at the scene of a murder, where the body of a man, identified as 'Cucus', was found on a garbage dump near the entrance of 60 Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew.  The body was found about 1:40...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Students sweated in the early-morning sunshine as school authorities locked out dozens of Oberlin High pupils who turned out in ripped jeans for Jamaica Day celebrations in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew, yesterday. As early as 7:30 a.m. on Friday,...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of 7 East, Greater Portmore, were left stunned between midnight Thursday and early Friday morning after a dramatic incident, featuring a love triangle among a soldier; his wife, a cop; and another policeman – who is now nursing a gunshot...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

For 15 years, a once-hearty west-rural St Andrew man has had a major challenge walking, the victim of a neurological dysfunction since diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. Anthony ‘Bradley’ Shaw, 49, struggles daily to move around, his illness...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:33 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Wandering around the yard with his cell phone in hand amid speaker boxes blaring Luther Vandross’ Dance With My Father, a 12-year-old boy contemplated the loss of his hero. Only a few hours had passed since the murder of his father, 42-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

There is heightened concern for the Jamaican sex offender registry to be publicly accessible after three victims – a daughter, her aunt and, since Sunday, a six-year-old girl – have confessed to being sexually assaulted, years apart, by the same...

Published:Saturday | February 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The off-roads are eerily empty, except for the whirring of a patrol vehicle under the piercing stares of the security forces. People speak in hushed tones, muzzled by the force of fear that has turned Maxfield Avenue’s maze of satellite streets...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:27 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police have cautioned that they have not yet ruled the mystery death of Mark Leslie, an 11-year-old boy whose body was found in a stream, as murder. This after a forensic pathologist concluded last Saturday that the cause of death was blunt-...

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