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Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The New Year’s Eve 10 p.m. coronavirus curfew won’t be a problem for at least one popular denomination in Jamaica: the Seventh-day Adventists. While most watchnight services commence around 9 p.m. and linger into the midnight hours, Adventists...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: One year after a Toronto street was named after him, Jamaica-born Canadian B. Denham Jolly has again created history by being appointed Member of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Created in 1967,...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

With the country’s key environmental regulatory body falling outside of his immediate control as minister with responsibility for the environment, Pearnel Charles Jr said he is not perturbed by the arrangement. Charles, who is minister of housing,...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Although Andrew East’s life was forever changed after he was shot and crippled 20 years ago, his experience as president of the Cornwall Combined Disabilities Association (CCDA) since 2014 has fuelled his determination to ensure...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer -

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the People’s National Party rejected the newly elected President Mark Golding’s strong plea for Dr Angela Brown Burke to be the party’s chairman, shutting out the sole female candidate from a top-tier...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: At least one of the three suspects arrested in relation to the killing of businesswoman Marcia Chin-You is on the verge of being charged, Superintendent Gary Francis, commanding officer of the Manchester police, has...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:10 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Claiming to be more popular than Lisa Hanna, People’s National Party (PNP) firebrand Damion Crawford has ripped into President Mark Golding and suggested that he will launch a presidential bid in the next five years. The outburst is bound to open...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

The employment of the close associate of a high-ranking government official for a job already being performed, contract payments before work completion and seemingly routine overpayments are among major findings in a leaked 2019 audit report on the...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:17 AMJason Cross - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Still optimistic that she is alive, the family of visually impaired University of the West Indies student Jasmine Deen, who went missing on February 27, came together yesterday to celebrate her 23rd birthday. According to Jasmine’s uncle, Michael...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:16 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

The ecologically sensitive Puerto Bueno Mountains on Jamaica’s north coast, the current focus of an environmental controversy, was the centre of two court disputes among eight parties up to September 2017, when the last case was withdrawn. Claims...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Scores of illegal settlers across the island have been legitimised as landowners for properties they have occupied – some for decades – despite concerns that some of these settlements could expose lives, properties and the environment to danger....

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Gleaner Writer

The indefinite closure of schools could lead to more unplanned pregnancies, unsafe abortions and increased HIV/AIDS infection rates in Jamaica, which currently has the third highest adolescent pregnancy rate in Latin America and the Caribbean....

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The annual Montego Bay Christmas Grand Market, one of the city’s stellar attractions at Christmas, will not be staged this year as the St James Municipal Corporation tries to blunt the spread of the coronavirus in the western...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The Patterson Family Foundation has stepped in to assist young learners of a small Hanover community by donating 30 tablets to students of the Church Hill Primary School. This private family philanthropy project is headed by former Prime Minister,...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday announced that the security forces would be bolstered by the roll-out of the national reserves this Christmas season. “In our discussions yesterday (Thursday) at the National Security Council meeting, we...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With sales cramped by the coronavirus pandemic since March, business operators opened their stores yesterday to large numbers of shoppers flocking in for deals on Black Friday, bringing a spirit of hope to weary traders who had complained for much...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The row between the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn and Isat Buchanan, one of the attorneys representing incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, has deepened. The DPP on Thursday threatened to report Buchanan to the...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris will have the full backing of the Jamaican Government and the entire CARICOM region on Monday when he vies for a seat on the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which oversees an international...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Winsome Barnes, president of the Mount Salem Community Development Committee, says that residents in the sections of St James served by the Mount Salem Police Station are overjoyed that the facility is getting a $45-million upgrade...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas has rejected claims that he is disenfranchising known Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters by stonewalling their attempts to be part of meetings concerning a planned development in Westchester. The claims were made by St...

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Denbigh, Clarendon: Frustrated by the high Customs duties charged for red kidney beans to be planted in Jamaica, a St Catherine-based farm store owner has discontinued importing the seeds. O’Brien Johnson, managing director of St Jago Farm and...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A female lawmaker is strongly recommending that women comprise the majority of personnel on a tribunal under the proposed sexual harassment legislation now being reviewed by a joint select committee of Parliament. Acknowledging that her view might...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:29 AM

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) says it has collected statements and other materials in the ongoing probe into the fatal shooting of a man and the injury of another in Denham Town last week. The family of the deceased, 65-...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Argentine football star Diego Maradona cast his ‘Hand of God’ goal in the crucial 1986 World Cup play-off as a vengeful strike against England four years after the British crushed an invading force in a bitter war over the Falklands Islands. The...

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:26 AM

“What is your name?” The soprano-like sound swelled from the ground, the face of a brown, bright-eyed boy the accompaniment. “Damion Mitchell,” I responded. “Oh, that’s a nice name,’” he replied, the pitch of his tiny voice loud enough to drown...

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