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Stories by Danae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2020 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Margarette Abrikian, a 77-year-old Jamaican who has been living in Italy for decades, says that the novel coronavirus outbreak that has crippled the European nation reminds her of the poliomyelitis crisis that plagued Jamaica in the 1950s. In 1954...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:27 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

It might be a stretch to say that TerryKay Datadeen is at sixes and sevens in trying to strike a balance between being full-time supermom and work-at-home power exec. But the manager of Digicel Jamaica’s customer experience unit said that while...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:26 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The mantra of “service above self” has given nine-year-old Courtney Greaves the motivation to be an angel of compassion in the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak in Jamaica. Having realised how fatal COVID-19 is to the elderly, Courtney...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Residents of Goshen, Clarendon, hometown of Patient One’s father who was confirmed by the Ministry of Health to having contracted the novel coronavirus, said they are frustrated with the constant discrimination they have been facing since the...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The father of Patient One, the woman who the Ministry of Health tagged the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Jamaica, has denied having the disease, claiming that nurses said that he had tested negative for the novel coronavirus. According to him...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

An American woman who is expecting to get married in Kingston in a couple of days is feeling the impact of the novel coronavirus as she expressed dismay that none of her bridal party or invited guests would be coming to the wedding. The seemingly...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

With Jamaica now recording its 10th case of the novel coronavirus, at least one resident of Denham Town, west Kingston, has expressed that he is worried – not about getting sick but about how he will provide for his family amid the danger of being...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:35 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The usually busy thoroughfares of Mocho, Clarendon, were hauntingly transformed into a ghost town yesterday over concerns that the alleged father of the first patient who was confirmed as having contracted COVID-19 in Jamaica may have been...

Published:Thursday | March 12, 2020 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Parents have been urged by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to prepare to keep their children at home should the outbreak of COVID-19 threaten mass closures. In a press briefing yesterday evening, Holness announced that amid fears of the spread of...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:27 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Minutes after the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Jamaica, a crush of ­shoppers swarmed pharmacies in Kingston in the hunt for sanitisation agents and safety gear. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton announced at a press...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:25 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is being blamed by the head of The University of West Indies’ (UWI) Disability Centre for the disappearance of the 22-year-old visually impaired student Jasmine Deen, who was reportedly waiting at the school...

Published:Tuesday | March 10, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Three weeks after high-powered automatic rifles were reportedly stolen from the Up Park Camp headquarters of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), mystery continues to shroud the breach, with the Lieutenant General Rocky Meade-led army tight-lipped on...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

More than half of Jamaicans believe that the corruption scandals that surrounded the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology were not adequately addressed by the Government, an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll has found. Fifty-two per...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:41 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness would be a “fool” if he does not call the next general election now given the rock-bottom rating of the Opposition and its leader in the most recent RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don Anderson poll. The poll found that 57...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:39 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Having blamed herself for his disability since his birth, 45-year-old Suzette Morais broke down in tears yesterday when her three-year-old son heard clearly for the first time. Morais believes her son, Clayon Elvin Jr, was born with limited...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans are being advised to brace for a spike in prices because of the shutdown of factories in China last month amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people globally. Business...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Italians aboard the Costa Luminosa cruise ship were restricted from disembarking on Jamaican soil when the ship docked at the Ocho Rios terminal in St Ann yesterday. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton said that based on the...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), Gregory Chung, has blamed the takeover of service stations by lawless bus and taxi operators on the police’s failure to entrench discipline. His comment follows growing concern over...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Amid efforts of the Government to stop the novel coronavirus from venturing onto our shores, Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is calling for cruise lines to collaborate with the World Health Organization (WHO) in developing an...

Published:Friday | February 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes yesterday threatened to issue an order to hold the head of the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in contempt of court when alleged members of the King Valley Gang failed to turn up for trial. According to Sykes, it was...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

An overwhelming number of Jamaicans have backed the deployment of more soldiers in policing the nation’s streets instead of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), who have been roundly criticised as ineffective. In an RJRGLEANER-commissioned Don...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:19 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Standing out among their male counterparts, 15 women will now be added to the force of Jamaican plumbers islandwide after being certified as utility wardens yesterday. The utility warden programme was implemented through the Jamaica Social...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Despite the imposition of states of emergency (SOEs) in at least eight police divisions across the island, more than half of the 167 murders committed since the start of the year have gone unsolved. Up to February 15, only 57 cases, or 31 per cent...

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2020 | 12:12 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Jamaican gender advocates are hoping that harsher penalties for ­abusers will be included in the new Domestic Violence Bill piloted by the Holness administration. The current Domestic Violence Act states that perpetrators are liable, on conviction...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:23 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Seeking to cauterise diabetic retinopathy in Jamaica, the American Friends of Jamaica (AFG) joined forces with Dr Norman Saffa, chairman of ophthalmology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, and the ophthalmology division at the University...

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