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Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As relief efforts continue in hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre on Waltham Park Road in St Andrew has initiated a drive that it hopes will expand to a national scale. Bishop Herro Blair said that during their church...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

He left Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland for a visit to The Bahamas in 1990, but his stay was made permanent, having met his now wife there. Richard Little never imagined that the Queen’s Cove, Grand Bahama, home he shared with his wife and three...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-two students were presented with scholarships from the Portia Simpson Miller Foundation on Thursday. At the annual scholarship ceremony, held at the Spanish Court Hotel, former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the scholarships,...

Published:Thursday | September 5, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

At least 70 public education institutions and three communities have benefited from a climate-change partnership forged between the governments of Japan and Jamaica. Jamaica is among the eight participating Caribbean countries in the Japan-...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government yesterday expressed sympathy and pledged support to the people of The Bahamas following the passage of the fierce Hurricane Dorian, which pummelled the island on Monday and Sunday. Dorian, which slammed into the islands as...

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Patrice Moore has been living in Freeport, Grand Bahama, since September 2007. The Jack Hayward Junior High School music teacher told The Gleaner that it was her first time experiencing a Category Five hurricane when Dorian slammed The...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:31 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Hurricane Dorian battered The Bahamas yesterday, leaving a trail of death and devastation in its wake, there was uncertainty about the fate of roughly 1,000 Jamaicans living in the badly devastated Abaco Islands. Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert...

Published:Monday | September 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mackoy McNish’s mother was raped when she was 15 years old and opted out of an abortion. Her son was separated from her at birth and became a registered ward of the state after she liaised with the then Child Development Agency (CDA) – now the...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:41 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As the new school term gets under way next week, there are concerns about traffic management in the Corporate Area as a number of projects have missed their projected deadlines. Karl Samuda, the minister with responsibility for the education...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:41 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister with oversight responsibility for the education ministry Karl Samuda has said that schools are prepared for the new academic year, which commences on September 2. “The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information is satisfied that all the...

Published:Thursday | August 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Scores of students and faculty members of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts gathered at the institution’s Arthur Wint Drive gates yesterday to register concerns about issues gripping the fine arts college. Mainly dressed in...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:47 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton yesterday said that an assessment of dengue cases is suggesting that some parishes are being affected more than others. Since the start of the year, there have been 21 suspected and confirmed...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Falling ill was the last thing Mickala Murray imagined while preparing for her exams. The Herbert Morrison Technical High School head girl was diagnosed with Type Two diabetes in January, just four months shy of the start of the Caribbean...

Published:Monday | August 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Security officers from various companies and their families were yesterday celebrated on the lawns of Hope Zoo in Kingston. The inaugural family fun day was organised by Bulwark Insurance Agent to recognise the officers for the important role they...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Three of the five national champions in the Jamaica Library Service National Reading Competition 2019 emerged from the parish of St James. At the awards ceremony held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel yesterday, 65 parish champions across five age...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Tavares Gardens and adjoining communities in St Andrew benefited from a range of free services on Thursday as Encounter Ministries International staged a health fair in the community with the support of a number of organisations....

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Herbert David Alexander Hopwood was yesterday remembered by many as a lover of nature during a memorial service at the St Andrew Parish Church. This love was reflected in the floral arrangements with hanging butterflies that were placed on either...

Published:Thursday | August 22, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

As Chad Rattray buckled down to prepare for his final set of external examinations at Kingston College (KC), his focus wasn’t just on how well he would perform. The outgoing KC head boy, who thought it was necessary to assist students across the...

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Former radio producer Vivienne Elaine Perkins was remembered in a service punctuated with tears yesterday as family, friends and media colleagues gathered to pay their final respects to a woman they recall as a lover of good stories. Perkins was...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Exiting wards of the state will have the opportunity to reside at a new apartment complex in Mona, St Andrew, come September. The Transitional Living Programme for Children in State Care caters to students who will be pursuing tertiary or...

Published:Thursday | August 15, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It could not be any more fitting that a movement formed by three clergymen 132 years ago to help victims of a fire in Denver, Colorado, is spearheading a fund to restore the recently burnt Jamaica National Children’s Home. At the launch of the...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT), the organisation charged with the preservation of the island’s heritage, has said that not all sites where artefacts are found can be secured. Following the recent find of Taino remains and artefacts in...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

For almost 40 years, Lloyd Livingston operated a shoemaking business in the Constant Spring Market. Day after day, he went to the small shop to carve out a living for himself and provide for his family. With the road-expansion exercise in the area...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Despite having laws guarding against five major road safety risk factors under the Road Traffic Act, stakeholders are lamenting the low enforcement recorded in Jamaica. Speaking at the Caribbean Road Safety Workshop on Friday, Regional Adviser on...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

More than 200 children from Franklin Town and surrounding communities in Kingston were gifted school packages for the upcoming academic year on Emancipation Day. The Back to School Extravaganza and Medical Missions was organised by the Franklin...

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