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Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Former head boy of Aberdeen High, Marlon Carnegie, stands as a beacon of hope for his younger siblings and schoolmates, having copped 11 subjects in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. Though he was a well-rounded student...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Sixty-year-old Vinnett Prince wears a pair of slippers on her hands to assist her to move around as a deformity causes her feet to be set almost in a lotus position, causing her to live a difficult life. Though she has a wheelchair, the Sandy Gut,...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Jimmy Cliff has rated the recently released album of late fellow reggae legend and tourmate Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert as a high note and fitting end to more than five decades of stellar achievements. Toots, who passed away on Saturday, September 11...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Jermaine Black and his family remain committed to farming though they have repeatedly fallen victim to livestock thieves. In the midst of the struggle to survive the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, thieves paid Black a visit twice,...

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2020 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

A former manager of the late Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert is lobbying for a statue of the late reggae legend to be erected in May Pen, Clarendon, from where he hails. Herbie Miller, who knew the reggae icon from the early 1970s, ranks Toots among the...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

The late Jeanette Grant-Woodham has been lauded as a trailblazing educator and parliamentarian, breaking the glass ceiling for women in the lofty corridors of power but retaining the common touch that endeared her to community folk. Grant-...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 1:51 PMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

As a shortage of chicken hits restaurants and dinner plates at home, Caribbean Broilers has hiked prices following an increase in production costs attributable to the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar and a spike in demand islandwide since the...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

As Julian Robinson marched to his polling division at Jamaica College to cast his vote last Thursday, some election day workers from both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) created a spectacle at his sighting. The...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Jamaican designer Lorna Scott-Williams has been listed by Vogue magazine as a stalwart among 67 industry veterans named in the September issue as “people who make fashion happen”. The 73-year-old fashion designer and pattern maker said, in an...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:27 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Weeks after a Gleaner report about the fears of Decoy residents that their homes and livelihoods were at increased risk because of a series of land slippages, the St Mary Municipal Corporation has reached out to address the pressing concerns. The...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:09 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Born and bred in August Town, Ricardo Williams, founder of the Kingdom Builders Outreach programme, strongly believes that the way to turn things around in his community is to train young minds to think. The final-year social work student of The...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:31 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Citizens Action for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE) is preparing to roll out a team of 46 roving observers and 183 indoor observers across the island as Jamaica holds its 18th general election on Thursday. CAFFE Chairman Dr Lloyd Barnett revealed...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Janitorial firms hit by the closure of offices or scaling down of commercial operations are finding a second wind with new revenue streams from the very trigger that caused the fallout in the first place. As coronavirus cases continue to mount...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:21 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Shadeen Anglin, an author, has launched a Bible trivia application – Bible Quiz Time (Genesis Revelation). Anglin, who is also a freelance editor, said she received the vision in February 2019 and started reading the Bible. Between going to school...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:18 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Residents of Lawrence Tavern and its surroundings are expected to get a steady supply of water in the near future. This as the National Water Commission (NWC), in collaboration with the Water Resources Authority (WRA), has received a licence to...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:28 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

If the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season brings torrential rainfall, residents of Decoy, St Mary, may have renewed anxiety that houses built almost 50 years ago may continue sliding towards the river. At least nine houses have been badly damaged by...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Student government leader Sujae Boswell has described as a “big day for student rights” the withdrawal of The University Hospital of the West Indies’ (UHWI) proposal to insulate the facility from liability if clinical students contracted COVID-19...

Published:Monday | July 20, 2020 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona say they are relieved after it was announced that a mix of face-to-face and online classes will be offered in the new academic year. The closure of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic had...

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