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Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

A group of University of Technology (UTech) graduates have designed a new mobile application which they hope will make life easier for promoters of events and patrons.The six UTech graduates call themselves 'Vizioneerz' and have dubbed the app '...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

The carnage on Jamaica's roads continued last Friday as two more persons succumbed to injuries they received during a motor vehicle collision.This time, the victims have been identified as 26-year-old Rohan Williams, security officer of Bethany,...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Members of the local medical community were left sad and nervous yesterday as news spread about the fatal shooting of popular medical doctor, 72-year-old Garth Officer, who was fatally shot outside his house in St Andrew Friday evening."Whenever we...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Some major players in the local justice system have welcomed the admission by Justice Minister Delroy Chuck that political administrators over the years have failed to provide sufficient funds for its smooth operation, and his vow to provide...

Published:Sunday | November 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

One child died and two others are now hospitalised after several boulders fell on a house they were in on Friday night at Broadgate, St Mary.The children were said to be watching television at their aunt's house. However, shortly after she stepped...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2016 | 12:56 AMAndrew Harris

Although Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke is appealing for parents to “instruct their children to desist from the practice of taking cell phone(s) to school unless it’s absolutely necessary”, Minister of Education Ruel Reid is...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

A team of three experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is expected to arrive in the island tomorrow morning to carry out a joint operation with local experts, in order to address the odour problem that has been plaguing the...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

While some Jamaicans remained adamant yesterday that the country would be spared the impact of the dangerous Hurricane Matthew, others were taking no chances, battening down and stocking up on provisions to deal with any eventuality.There were...

Published:Tuesday | May 10, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Just over one year ago they made the front pages after their stalls were demolished and they were forced to relocate in preparation for the visit of United States president Barrack Obama.Now they are back with the area slightly...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston is moving to create more awareness about children suffering with paediatric cancer as part of its efforts to mark Child's Month 2016.Yesterday, members of the club staged their annual prayer breakfast at the Stella...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

With a seeming increase in the number of Jamaican men turning to Viagra and other drugs to deal with erectile dysfunction, Dr Arlene Rose, head of the Jamaica Centre for Advanced Medicine (JAM), is urging greater use of medical technology to treat...

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

They operate mainly under the radar in downtown Kingston, but those in the know say their work is top quality, reasonably priced and readily available.They are the tinsmiths who can be found in places such as Princess Street, West Queen Street and...

Published:Tuesday | March 29, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

For those in the know, downtown Kingston is the place to go for top-quality furniture beautifully crafted by tradesmen who say that while the trade is not making them rich, they enjoy the pleasure they bring to the people who purchase every item."...

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

It is one of the best-kept secrets in downtown Kingston, and those in the know will be unhappy that The Gleaner has decided to disclose this information, but this gem is to good to remain under the radar. It's the Kingston waterfront.For a nice...

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Representatives of Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) will be out in their numbers come Thursday despite serious financial woes facing the body."We are as prepared as we could possibly be in the last seven days going into the...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Spanish Town, St Catherine, is known for its frequent outbreaks of crime as much as its cultural treasures, but there is a little-known secret resort just on the outskirts of the Old Capital.It is DaCosta Farm, which offers an ideal setting for rest...

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

There's one thing that we can say about our local charity organisations: They are never short on goodwill.We cannot say the same about their supplies. For although they feed thousands of Jamaicans daily, a number of them are faced with a shortage of...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

WITH JUST a day remaining before Christmas, downtown Kingston was a beehive of activities yesterday - from the handcart man to the store operators, from buses unloading to vendors...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Twenty-four-year-old medical doctor Sanneta Myrie prescribed a dose of beauty and talent that saw her finish among the top five out of 120 beauties who faced off at 65th Miss World competition in Sanya, China, yesterday.Myrie fought hard and represented the...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

A new entity is brightening the waterfront in downtown Kingston, and last week, residents and visitors to the market district were able to enjoy the best in seafood dishes and purchase from a fish to a fillet at bargain prices.After dominating the...

Published:Sunday | October 11, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Forty-four-year-old Collin Taylor is now living among the homeless at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Hanover Street in downtown Kingston, despite a bachelor's degree in culinary arts.As Jamaicans marked World Homeless Day yesterday, Taylor told...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

The Transport Authority has big plans for the multimillion-dollar downtown Kingston Municipal Transport Centre, which has remained largely underutilised since it was opened in 2011.The authority has leased the Water Lane-based facility from the...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

Gripping corners with his 1950s Mercedes-Benz Sedan on the Newcastle road in the 1960s and taking home the Hill Climb trophy was a memorable moment for retired army Major Victor Beek as he sat down in his Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow to share his love...

Published:Sunday | September 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

It is not known yet if Jamaica achieved its goal of moving into the top 10 countries with volunteers turning out for International Coastal Clean-up Day, but whatever the count the persons who turned out yesterday removed tons of garbage which...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndrew Harris

MANY would say that a recreational vehicle is one of the most flexible units there is, but can you imagine a vehicle's main purpose being that of a mobile disco joint?Well, this Wray...

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