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Stories by Jason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Touting the benefits of a greater use of technology in the courts, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck said on Friday that with the donation of audiovisual equipment worth over $80 million from the European Union, Jamaicans can look forward to saving...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

WITH THE expiration of the work-from-home order yesterday, concerns have surfaced over persons not complying with the mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Now that more citizens will eventually go...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

British High Commissioner to Jamaica Asif Ahmad has said Jamaica would do well turning bananas and plantains into chips and marketing the products as the Dominican Republic has done to corner that market. “If you make them into chips, there is a...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Living immediately across the street from the St Joseph’s Hospital in Vineyard Town, Kingston, which has been designated a quarantine centre for prospective coronavirus cases, has Sedley McCaulsky distressed. McCaulsky told The Gleaner yesterday at...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

President of The Mico University College Dr Asburn Pinnock was forced to intervene and remedy a situation recently, which has been brewing for some time between administrators and students at the institution, over forced changes in the primary...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

At least one Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation councillor has charged Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton to speedily introduce dengue-testing kits at public health facilities, particularly at the Bustamante Hospital for Children....

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Former programme Director for the National Identification System (NIDS), Warren Vernon, was raking in $12.46 million a year, The Gleaner understands. Responding to an access to information request from Zahra Burton of 18 Degrees North, which was...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

A boom in social media marketing globally has forced many local businesses to shift gears towards coupling traditional forms of advertising with Internet-based platforms with hope of boosting attention and, inevitably, profits. Social media has...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaican males have been urged to reject subcultural norms that define manhood by promiscuity, mass paternity, and crudeness. State minister in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Alando Terrelonge, says locals should condemn...

Published:Friday | November 8, 2019 | 12:30 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

The Government has been criticised for its failure to provide high-quality psychiatric care to inmates at the island’s maximum-security prisons, which have been condemned by its chief medical officer as obsolete. Speaking at Wednesday’s launch of...

Published:Friday | October 25, 2019 | 8:55 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

A J$3.5-billion business process outsourcing (BPO) development funded by local investor Gordon Tewani is expected to grow the fastest-emerging sector by more than 12 per cent and provide 4,500 new jobs. The BPO entity is expecting to tap 60 per...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies sustainable development professor Anthony Clayton has concurred with Dr Peter Phillips’ conviction that Jamaica must begin to take its children fully into “the digital age”, commonly called the Fourth Industrial...

Published:Thursday | September 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Dr Donovan Thomas, president of Choose Life International, has said the increasing numbers of suicide cases is a cause for concern. According to Thomas, up to Tuesday, which was observed as World Suicide Prevention Day, there were 47 suicide...

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican living Holland has chosen to give back to her homeland and the health facility at which she sought treatment as a child, pledging upwards of $3 million over the next three years to adopt the Olympic Gardens Health Centre in St Andrew....

Published:Thursday | August 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica made another step towards tightening its relationship with the People’s Republic of China when it accepted a grant donation of over J$3.5 billion to undertake a number of local projects. The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of...

Published:Monday | May 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Inefficiencies dog the Ananda Alert system established 10 years ago to help reunite missing children with their families, even as the country continues to see kids disappearing at the rate of one every six hours or four per day. Police data reveal...

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:27 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Noted gynaecologist Dr Michael Abrahams has asserted that many parents are shying away from ensuring that their young daughters are vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) because they are in denial that their off-spring may be sexually...

Published:Friday | April 12, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) has set 51 residents of Majesty Gardens in St Andrew on a sustainable path to ensuring that their electricity bills are paid as well as organising their lives through its Empowered Entrepreneurship...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

The police are assuring citizens that their safety will be priority at the massive Jesus in the City church parade, scheduled for today.And with so much road work throughout the Corporate Area already causing traffic pile-ups in some areas, lawmen...

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