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Published:Tuesday | December 24, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Morant Bay’s mayor has indicated that a resolution will be moved in the St Thomas Municipal Corporation, which he leads, to have a street in the parish renamed in honour of Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh. The 23-year-old Singh, who was born in St...

Published:Monday | December 23, 2019 | 1:01 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Cecile Bailey, the grandmother of Miss World 2019 Toni-Ann Singh, was overwhelmed with emotions yesterday when The Gleaner visited her home. She had not yet seen or spoken to her granddaughter since her coronation in London, England, on December 14...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Clanging pot covers, loud cheers, screams and congratulations greeted Miss World 2019, Toni-Ann Singh, at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston yesterday evening. Many snapped photos, recorded videos to relish the moment, and...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Shemar Clarke comes from Rockfort in east Kingston and he beamed with pride as he spoke about his journey in the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP). The 18-year-old, who is a former student at Holy Trinity High, said chief among his...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Civil Aviation Authority received a boost on Wednesday with a US$17 million investment in the upgrading of the Kingston Air Traffic Control Centre (KATCC). In September 2017, lightning damaged equipment at the centre, crippling operations for a...

Published:Thursday | December 19, 2019 | 12:34 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Farmers in Cambridge Hill, St Thomas, are reeling from the impact of a nearby quarry operation on their crops. “Pain dem gi wi! That’s all wi get from dem,” lamented 60-year-old Norman Wilson. The Cambridge Hill Quarry, licensed to mine shale, is...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:37 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ingrid Grant-Smith could not hold back tears as excerpts from the essay submitted by her employer for the GraceKennedy-Heather Little-White Household Worker of the Year award were being read yesterday. “To God be the glory, great things He has...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:30 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

They placed wires strategically on the breadboard to create the circuit. As each LED bulb was inserted, it lit up in bright red, yellow, green or blue. “The power is over here, so if you put [the bulb] behind it, it cannot get current – the...

Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Crime has sparked a plunge in the school population of Bull Bay Infant and Primary by almost 70 per cent as families have fled outbreaks of violence that have rocked the eastern Jamaica community. Enrolment has plummeted from more than 400 “a...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It was cheer all around. Bright smiles and eager faces were seen as the clown twisted the balloons, and many bold children joined performers on stage to sing a line. Through a partnership between Sanmerna Foundation and Inspire to Empower...

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

More than 375 cases of identity duplication have been detected by the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) since the start of the year. Eighty-one cases were identified in the last three months and have been submitted to the agency’...

Published:Wednesday | December 11, 2019 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

After unloading two heaped wheelbarrows of marl and throwing in cement from a used sugar bag, a 20-something man gradually added water to his mixture yesterday and churned out 25 blocks. Under a zinc shed in eastern St Andrew, he is the labourer,...

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:25 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Despite a nominal increase in Jamaica’s ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) over the previous year, there are growing concerns that fast-rising inequality in the northern Caribbean island is placing vulnerable income groups at greater risk...

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A number of local companies have started making changes to their packaging labels to highlight nutritional facts as the push continues to make consumers more aware of what they are eating and how these foods and beverages relate to lifestyle...

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Michael Reid, a father of nine, was taken to the Family Court earlier this year after it was reported that he left his nine-year-old daughter alone at home. His appearances in court and later referral to classes would redound to a greater benefit...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Mark Thompson was able to witness the birth of his child at the Lionel Town Hospital in Clarendon recently. It was an eye-opening experience that he thinks more fathers should have. Though the ministry has no policy allowing for that practice,...

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:30 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Retired cleric Alfred Reid, revered for his cultural transformation of Anglican liturgy and for commissioning a reggae Mass, has died. Reid, the 13th Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday night. He...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“I entered teaching by accident.” It’s not quite the revelation you would expect from a LASCO-Ministry of Education Principal of the Year, but yesterday Linton Weir bagged top honours after the former agriculturist traded his fork for chalk and...

Published:Saturday | November 30, 2019 | 12:27 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Una Spencer had returned to Jamaica in 2012 to help her sister having lived in Canada for more than 40 years, but she has ended up gaining an extended family of survivors of HIV/AIDS. The 67-year-old, who last year became a regional representative...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

It was nothing close to the usual walks or runs hosted to champion causes or to raise funds for charity. In five-inch heels and wobbly wedges, more than 50 men hobbled about while making symbolic strides around the Ring Road of The University of...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:40 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Education,Youth and Information (MOEYI) has said that all school leaders are expected to do financial management, noting that it is not an “unreasonable demand”. The ministry’s response comes after Jamaica Teachers’ Association...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

There is only one piece of information Sherene Gayle wished the father of her child had not kept a secret. She still does not know how long he suffered from poor circulation in his legs but said, “he started to speak up when it was way too late.”...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:24 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Education and Youth State Minister Alando Terrelonge has called for Jamaicans to reject the creeping normalisation of violence, especially with 40 child fatalities this year. The state minister warned parents that they did not have the right to...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:32 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Eight-year-old Laviana Thomas did not give the slightest smile as she attended a special luncheon yesterday. Nor did her mother, Jodi-Ann Miller, who accompanied her. The two were among families gathered for the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF)...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Forty Cuban medical professionals were on Monday welcomed to the island under the Technical Cooperation Agreement signed between Jamaica and Cuba. Senior director of human resource management and administration in the Ministry of Health and...

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