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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | March 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

One hundred-year-old Muriel Duncan has lived a life dedicated to education and the work of the Lord. “I’m fine, thank God. Just watching the TV and praising God for His mercy,” said a bubbly Duncan in a telephone interview with The Gleaner on...

Published:Friday | March 5, 2021 | 10:54 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Despite calls from the World Obesity Federation for severely overweight people to be among priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Holness administration has disclosed that front-line healthcare workers will be first in line to get the jab,...

Published:Thursday | March 4, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The mother of a three week and five days old baby, who has been hospitalised for just under two weeks, is lamenting the poor communication and lack of urgency in carrying out medical tests on her young child. Natasha Williams’ son was born on...

Published:Wednesday | March 3, 2021 | 12:20 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The children of Allman Town have made an earnest plea to their fellow community members to bring violence to an end as they desire to experience more peace. Up to Monday, 17 murders and 13 shootings were recorded in the Kingston Central Police...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:19 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Government debt owing to The University of the West Indies (UWI) has been significantly reduced from US$117 million in July 2014 to US$51 million in November 2020. And of The UWI’s five campuses across the region, only Mona has relied on debt...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A lack of moral vision and practice accounted for neglect among Jamaica’s poor and underserved, according to the Reverend Dr Garnett Roper, who, yesterday, said that the COVID-19 pandemic has provided litmus paper to “make visible and palpable the...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has been urged by a senior technology expert to begin teaching coding to three-year-olds and even younger children who are just learning to speak in order to tap talent in an emerging industry here. That recommendation has been stirred...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

THE COVID-19 pandemic has limited the opportunities for Jamaican tertiary students to study overseas, amid the discontinuation of in-person classes and travel restrictions. President of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) Professor Lincoln Edwards...

Published:Monday | February 22, 2021 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

University officials are hoping that staff and students pursuing certain courses of study will be among those to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the second phase. Jamaica is expected to begin administering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, which was...

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At least one Jamaican university has begun liquidating its investments to cushion the fallout sparked by COVID-19, which has decimated the budgets of tertiary schools islandwide. Institutions have been hit by a downturn in commercial operations,...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Stanford Edwards has not slept or eaten since he learnt that his only daughter was found dead, with multiple gunshot wounds on Monday morning in Portmore, St Catherine. The businessman travels back and forth to Jamaica and had what turned out to...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:04 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The daughter of 57-year-old Junior Williams, whose charred remains were found in his burnt-out home on January 17, is demanding justice even as investigations linger. The deceased, a resident of Ragsville in Guy’s Hill, St Catherine, had an ongoing...

Published:Wednesday | February 17, 2021 | 5:01 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS), Egeton Newman, is disappointed that cabbies and busmen have not been listed among the first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine. Jamaica is expected to begin...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:26 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A number of parents of children attending Corporate Area schools have expressed mixed views on the call by the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica for all school staff and at least 50 per cent of students be tested for COVID-19 before...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

While leafing through her mother’s album, Kimberley Conolly stumbled on a photo of her dad with a note addressed to her. She kept that photo at her bedside, longing for the day she would meet him face to face. Conolly, a Cayman Islands native,...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:29 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government is in a race against time to bolster its coronavirus treatment capacity with almost 40 per cent, or 133, more beds in weeks as an overflow of patients and high infections among healthcare workers put hospitals on the verge...

Published:Friday | February 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s leading wines and spirits producer, J. Wray...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:56 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The murder of 51-year-old farmer Wilton ‘Choley’ McKenzie has left his family reeling from agony and confusion. On January 29, McKenzie stopped on his bicycle to speak with a coconut vendor in the vicinity of Beach Road, Bull Bay, about 1 p.m. when...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

There is bipartisan support among local government authorities in Kingston and St Andrew for the Holness administration to shore up funding for road construction and repair in municipal divisions. Mayor of Kingston Delroy Williams said the...

Published:Wednesday | February 10, 2021 | 3:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Born of Jamaican parentage, 23-year-old Chaneal Simpson has launched a self-funded scholarship, targeting young university students. Simpson is a graduate of Towson University and resides in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents spent their early years...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:23 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government has been urged to hire out-of-work nurses to staff its COVID-19 field hospitals as the public health sector buckles under the burden of mounting infections. That is one of the decisions weighing on the mind of Prime Minister...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Sonia Harriott grew up in Waterloo, Manchester and, while attending school, the needlework teacher would give all female students a piece of fabric and embroidery thread to take home for the weekend. She fell in love with the craft and took it up...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

There is a call for adolescents to have improved access to reproductive health services, including abortions, without parental consent. This is one of three key recommendations made by the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) in its Coming...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A time-use study undertaken in the 2018 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions (JSLC) has revealed that Jamaican women carry a greater burden of unpaid domestic and care work in the home. Women spend an estimated 294 minutes – or about five hours –...

Published:Wednesday | February 3, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Avatar Muschette lacks basic necessities such as running water and indoor bathroom facilities, but has remained steadfast in his pursuit of academic excellence, hoping one day to make life more enjoyable for him and his mother. The 12-year-old,...

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