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Published:Saturday | May 30, 2020 | 12:26 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Campaigning for less than a month, Yashieka Fearon, the brilliant Manchester High School student who was using the GoFundMe platform to pursue her dreams of attending the prestigious Howard University, on Thursday, surpassed her target of US$21,990...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:31 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Although elated on Wednesday about returning home after being stranded overseas because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, quarantined Jamaicans have been crying out for hunger as they lambasted conditions at a St Ann hotel. Persons among the first...

Published:Wednesday | May 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Several Jamaicans who are stranded in Barbados due to COVID-19 have lambasted the Government for not doing enough to rescue them from starvation and homelessness in a foreign country. Natasha Henry*, one of the Jamaicans stuck in the overseas...

Published:Friday | April 17, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Realising the struggle to educate their sons about the novel coronavirus and that other parents worldwide are possibly facing the same challenges, two lifelong friends have teamed up to release a children’s book, Coronavirus: Get Outta Here! aimed...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:10 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

CORPORAL ANDREW Williams is aiming to bridge the gap between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and citizens through random acts of kindness. Once a month, Williams travels to different parishes and rewards one lucky shopper by paying for their...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

With heightened concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of a section of Portland Cottage in Clarendon who previously complained about the lack of water in the community were yesterday served with the precious commodity and care packages...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Committed to making a difference in the inner-city community of Arnett Gardens, Clarion Phillpotts, co-founder and managing director of A New Jamaica of Peace Foundation, aims to inject positive changes in the community, starting with the children...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Living in the Westchester community in Portmore, St Catherine, Orville Taylor has been the friendly neighbourhood coach for generations, giving free football training to the children on a weekly basis. Out of his love for the sport and children,...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Just like bun and cheese, which is a staple for most Jamaicans during the Lenten season, fish also takes pride of place on the plates of many at this time. But with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has forced potential fish buyers to...

Published:Saturday | March 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

WHAT STARTED out through the observation of children on the street, turned into a passion project for Gary Robinson, founder of Cornerstone Jamaica and its flagship programme, ‘See Better. Learn Better’. Partnering with the Rotary Club of Negril,...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

VOWING TO continue uplifting youths until the day he dies, Kingsley Goodison has dedicated his days to instructing and transforming approximately 300 boxers over the past decade through his boxing training. Goodison, director of the Jamaica Boxing...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

While pregnancy is a significant milestone in any woman’s life, adolescent mothers are often not given the opportunity to enjoy this journey as some are ridiculed by family members, and there are others who are forced to fend for themselves and...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

The flamboyant lawyer for discarded Education Minister Ruel Reid and embattled president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU), Professor Fritz Pinnock, has been criticised for using delay tactics in his push for a judicial review. Financial...

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Despite gender activists calling for females to withhold sexual favours in a bid to curtail violence against women in Jamaica, some men have reported that such a protest might have the opposite effect. Trinidad and Tobago writer and gender...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Anniesha Ramsay, the woman charged with stealing baby Nyyear Frank, has denied being involved in snatching the child, claiming she adopted the then five-week-old on a payment plan with a total due of $500,000. Nyyear was snatched while he and his...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Two British nationals are set to be deported from Jamaica back to their homeland after overstaying in the island for more than 20 years. The brothers, Akim Bonnie, 26, and Jason Bonnie, 24, were picked up in a zones of special operations sweep in...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Queen’s Counsel Patrick Foster yesterday urged the Court of Appeal to uphold the ruling against Hope Pastures residents’ claim that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) was obligated to maintain an underground electricity network that has...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 1:05 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes’ ruling in favour of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) against Hope Pastures residents was yesterday criticised as ill-informed by Lord Anthony Gifford in a Court of Appeal hearing over a years-long row over...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Residents of James Town in Kencot, St Andrew, whose homes were destroyed in a massive blaze on Friday afternoon, lamented that they might have saved some of their belongings had old abandoned cars blocking the pathway not hindered firefighters....

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Mystery surrounds the death of 11-year-old Mark Leslie, whose body was found yesterday along a stream in Temple Hall, St Andrew. Investigating officers reported that while no bruises were found on the child’s body to suggest trauma, his body...

Published:Saturday | February 1, 2020 | 12:16 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-one-year-old Horace Herbies kicked excitement into the St William Grant Park in downtown yesterday as he juggled, flipped and did stunts with his football at the launch of the 16th staging of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group’s Cross...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:13 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

While appreciating the RJRGLEANER Honour Awards special award for voluntary service she collected on behalf of the August Town community yesterday, Joan Campbell said she wished the circumstances were different. August Town was being recognised...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Questions were yesterday raised about two items the prosecution wished to admit into evidence which were, according to a defence attorney, not labelled or sealed. Yesterday, a witness who identified himself as a superintendent in the Westmoreland...

Published:Tuesday | January 21, 2020 | 7:48 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Defence attorney Russell Stewart yesterday questioned the Crown witness’ motives for testifying against the accused King Valley Gang members, suggesting that his only reason for coming forward was because he was offered immunity by the prosecution...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:34 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

In an effort to motivate fellow amputees, the Jamaica Amputees Football Association (JAFA) is looking to create a team to compete internationally, as it believes that this will provide a better showcase for its players. Following in the footsteps...

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