Sun | Apr 5, 2020

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Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:36 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Healthcare professionals at the frontline of the COVID-19 fight in Jamaica have issued a plea to their countrymen and women to treat with seriousness the measures implemented by the Government to stem the spread of the highly contagious virus –...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:34 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

One of the country’s brightest medical minds, Professor Michael Boyne, believes that the crippling fear and death associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is comparable only to the terror attack of September 11, 2001 in the United...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:33 AMMark Titus - Gleaner Writer

Despite the alarming rate at which lives are being lost to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in North America, Jamaicans are still willing to take the risk to participate in the seasonal overseas work programmes. However, this time they have to...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:31 AMKaryl Walker - Senior Gleaner Writer

These are turbulent times for Caribbean nationals who work in healthcare and other essential areas in South Florida. With the ravaging effects of the deadly coronavirus nipping at their heels, many are forced to face the storm and hope for the best...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:31 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

Clara Graham* was close to the end of her shift last Wednesday at a New York City hospital when she could no longer hold it together and the tears burst like a dam. She was at the epicentre of the United States’ worst-hit region battling the...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:30 AMShereita Grizzle - Gleaner Writer

The world was already at a standstill, but for at least half an hour on Friday morning, many social media users were glued to their cellular phones as the much anticipated Appeals Court verdict in the murder case involving dancehall deejay Vybz...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:17 AM- - - - Karyl Walker - Senior Gleaner Writer

When he took the Hippocratic oath 30 years ago, Jamaica-born doctor Peter Lindo swore to do no harm. He also made a commitment to himself to use what he had learnt to assist his fellow humans to achieve good health. Now Lindo is among those leading...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Approximately 4,500 persons who arrived in the island between March 18 and 23 and have not contacted the Ministry of Health...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

With heightened concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of a section of Portland Cottage in Clarendon who previously complained about the lack of water in the community were yesterday served with the precious commodity and care packages...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:18 AM

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited (GCML) has today provided unrestricted access to its publications for the next three months to thousands of frontline workers in the COVID-19 fight. Beneficiaries include doctors, nurses, policemen and women,...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 outbreak resulting in mass deaths in the United Kingdom and Europe at large could present major delays in the final murder conviction appeal of controversial deejay Vybz Kartel, attorneys representing him have admitted. Kartel, who...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Hugh Wildman, the attorney-at-law representing resigned Education Minister Ruel Reid and Caribbean Maritime University President Professor Fritz Pinnock, has vowed to take his clients’ case to UK-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, after...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:14 AM

The University of the West Indies, Mona, has shifted course delivery and a majority of its assessment instruments online as classes are set to resume on April 14 after a one-month break. The time period for end-of-semester examinations has also...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:14 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition spokesperson on Justice, Donna Scott Mottley, has called for a thorough investigation into the actions of correctional officers monitoring incarcerated dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, following a recent seizure of...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:10 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Elaine Simpson and other farmers in South East St Elizabeth are facing serious financial setbacks from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has restricted her ability to travel to the Coronation Market in Kingston to sell tomatoes, cucumbers...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It would appear that the majority of Jamaicans are complying with the weeklong nightly curfews implemented on April 1 to help stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the island. On a tour of several communities in St Catherine as well as...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:08 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed The University of the West Indies, Mona, into deeper financial troubles, forcing it to be banging on the Government’s doors for support, principal, Professor Dale Webber, said yesterday. Speaking during a digital...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 9:56 AM

Popular dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has lost his appeal against his murder conviction. After a near two-year wait, the Court of Appeal this morning handed down a judgment affirming the murder conviction of the popular entertainer. The court...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:36 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

A woman of Portland Cottage, Clarendon, who has tested positive for COVID-19, says limited access to clean water has undermined her attempts to comply with personal-hygiene warnings and may have compromised her family’s health in the first place....

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:34 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Apprehensive that the full brunt of the law might come down hard, residents of Penso Street in Jones Town are pleading for the police to exercise leniency towards Dayne Mitchell, a garrulous man whose April Fools' Day "joke" got him curfewed in...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:33 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

With health officials announcing six new COVID-19 cases in South East Clarendon on Wednesday, making the parish’s 10 cases the highest outside of the Corporate Area, political representatives are moving to use their influence to assist residents...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:32 AM

As we continue to take the necessary precautions in light of COVID-19, The Gleaner Library remains committed and continues to provide excellent service remotely. The library is closed to walk-in clients until further notice. However, you have the...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The family of a 41-year-old COVID-19 patient from Westmoreland who died on Wednesday is now grappling with scorn from fellow residents amid their grief. The man was the third COVID-19 patient to have died since the emergence of the...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:31 AM

Security ministry forms committee to manage transportation for inmates Moving to address concerns regarding inefficiencies in transportation of inmates to court hearings, the Ministry of National Security (MNS) has moved to form an ad hoc...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:31 AM

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