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Published:Friday | March 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Dwayne Gordon is a resident of Riverton Meadows who is engaged in scrap-metal trading. The bulk of the items he trades for cash are salvaged from the community dump that hoovers up all the solid waste generated in the Corporate Area. But when...

Published:Thursday | March 19, 2020 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Online food delivery services are sinking their teeth into bigger profits as Jamaicans skip crowded restaurants and opt to stay indoors in line with a COVID-19 ban on mass gatherings. Starting yesterday, the Government imposed crowd-control...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Though issued a strict warning on the weekend that their licences could be confiscated, some taxi operators have continued to deny nurses their services. “We have gotten other reports across other parishes but not Kingston of the practice...

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It was less than two hours before 2 p.m. yesterday and fewer than 10 customers milled about between the Cross Roads Market meat and ground provision areas that serve some communities in Kingston. But come today, there may be a rush at that time...

Published:Tuesday | March 17, 2020 | 12:30 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With social distancing becoming the new normal in the wake of 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica, more people have been seeking medical attention through telemedicine. Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services such as...

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2020 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government is working to expedite the delivery of vital hospital equipment in anticipation that COVID-19, the infections disease caused by the novel coronavirus, will peak here in about eight weeks. This is based on modelling...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican employees who are subject to quarantine or isolation for the novel coronavirus should not lose that vacation leave entitlement during that time, says Dunston Bryan, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A major explosion at TAO Restaurant Chinese Cuisine in New Kingston yesterday left two persons with serious injuries and several others with minor burns. The blackened Knutsford Boulevard building, with smoke billowing from inside, and two damaged...

Published:Wednesday | March 11, 2020 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica confirming its first COVID-19 case yesterday, Finance and the Public Service Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has earmarked $7 billion in contingency funding to tackle the SARS-CoV-2 viral threat. In his contribution to the 2020-2021 Budget...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

When Kadian Lewis and Iyania Turner were shipped off to the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre in Kingston, they never imagined that their stay would redound to more than rehabilitation. They left the facilities with capital to...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Colin Greenwood has been a barber for more than 30 years. He first experimented with trimming his own hair until his family and friends trusted him enough. Their verdict? He made the cut. But the 47-year-old is one of 25 barbers who have a higher...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:30 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The principals of Symbiote Investments, the operators of Caricel, have expressed shock that they and four other business partners have been listed as persons of interest by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime (C-TOC) Investigations Branch. C-...

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2020 | 12:40 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Joan Mignott smiled from ear to ear yesterday as she outlined the progress of students enrolled in the enrichment programme at Rollington Town Primary School in Kingston. Mignott, the teacher in charge of the programme, beamed with pride as she...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Just under 60 per cent of Jamaicans are of the view that the Holness administration has improved the economy in the last four years but approximately half of those polled have seen a positive shift in their personal finances, an RJRGLEANER-...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The lions of Calabar High School hunted glory and took home the FIRST Tech Challenge Jamaica National Robotics Championship top award last Saturday, two steps up from their placement last year. The eight-member team competed against 30 schools in...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Chantell Jolly was a picture of passion and fulfillment as she spoke to The Gleaner yesterday aboard the Logos Hope at the Caribbean Cement Company Port in Rockfort, Kingston. The world’s largest floating book fair was officially opened to the...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The case against Simeon Sutherland, the man charged with the murder of then Portland Eastern Member of Parliament Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, has been transferred to Kingston for trial. Attorneys-at-law Peter Champagnie, QC, and Samoi Campbell were...

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Martina Symister sat on the verandah of her home in Bybrook, Portland, bantering with four of her great-grandchildren who had just returned from school. The 102-year-old is one of seven centenarians in Portland who are registered with the National...

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2020 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

In its quest to strengthen electronic learning, a seventh SMART classroom was opened at The Mico University College in Kingston on Tuesday. The project was funded by the Mico Old Students’ Association (MOSA), the graduating class of 1973, and the...

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2020 | 12:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Despite concerns in the United States about the reliability of the testing regime for COVID-19, better known as the novel coronavirus, Jamaican healthcare officials have defended its accuracy, even if false negatives appear to have been recorded...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Thirty schools will be competing in the second staging of the FIRST Tech Challenge Jamaica - National Robotics Championship later this month. The teams from Glenmuir High School in Clarendon and Dunoon Park Technical High in Kingston were in...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Various demonstrations of robotics in action triggered questions from primary and high-school students in the robotics laboratory at The Mico University College on Tuesday. “Can it charge a phone?”, “Miss, it can kill mosquitoes?”, “Will it shock...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

When news broke that Shadae Foster’s mother was pregnant more than three decades ago, it triggered worry and whispers in her Westmoreland community. Residents did not have high expectations of her because her mother had a mental disability and...

Published:Tuesday | February 11, 2020 | 12:25 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) has given the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information 30 days to submit a plan of action to curb violence in schools. Prime Minister Andrew Holness is the de jure minister, while Karl Samuda is the...

Published:Monday | February 10, 2020 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The overturned table of cake icing ingredients slowly returned to their original position. Eggs first, the bottle of milk, and then the bowl – all being pulled by almost invisible strings. His mouth opened in awe, and immediately, he nudged the...

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