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Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has hinted that the lockdown of Devon House amid reports of breaches of coronavirus legislation might not be protracted. The Government will today hold talks with the management of the Devon House Development...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:30 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips says his full-throated defence of senior opposition legislators Lisa Hanna and Phillip Paulwell does not mirror Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ position on Dr Andrew Wheatley...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Family members of Maurice Gordon Jr – the Jamaican man whose death represented a George Floyd-like cause célèbre against police brutality – restated their outrage over his May 23 killing at a thanksgiving service in Spanish Town on Sunday but said...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:29 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaican nationals who are permanent residents of the states of New York, Florida, Texas, and Arizona who want to travel home will be barred from returning if they do not have proof of testing negative for COVID-19. Chief Medical...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:28 AM

A Special Purpose Task Force comprising military and police assets has been formed to combat criminal gangs and organisations. The elite group is an amalgamation of Specialised Operations of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Combat Support...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A grief-stricken Jacqueline Dunkley says she is bewildered as to why her 16-year-old son, André Dixon, was brutally murdered by gunmen Friday night at the corner of Pechon and Beckford streets in downtown Kingston. André would have turned 17 later...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:26 AM

Sex workers in Kingston and Portmore have relaxed strict sanitisation protocols to offer less physical services as they adapt to changing norms amid the coronavirus pandemic. At Port Henderson Road, the unofficial red-light district of Portmore,...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Even with shorter curfews starting at 11 p.m. now, sex workers like ‘Prettyface’ have to bring their A game in what is a crowded marketplace. As daytime business picks up, night-time services have also seen a rise in fortunes. After a hiatus caused...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:13 AM

As we get used to the new normal, be safe while participating in the joys of life. Here’s to you – steadier, stronger and better. – Audre Wisdom Teacher

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:28 AM

Suspect in 2018 double murder charged The St Catherine South Police have charged a suspect with the 2018 murders of a man and a woman in Zambia, Central Village, St Catherine. Reports are that 24-year-old customer service representative Nicolet...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Corruption has not featured as a big-ticket item in past general elections and is unlikely to be the factor tipping the scales in one party or another’s favour this time around, the island’s two main pollsters, Don Anderson and Bill Johnson, have...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite occasional howls from civil society, Jamaica will not see a dramatic decline in corruption – or the perception thereof – until enablers in high places are collared and locked away, insists management consultant Dr Henley Morgan as three...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:21 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

Two months after lawmakers on both sides of the political divide lauded a $31.5-million donation from business mogul Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Jamaica’s corruption watchdog agency has warned parliamentarians that they should not accept cash and other...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) could make another push to have former Petrojam executives Floyd Grindley and Perceval Bahado-Singh extradited to Jamaica to face charges over their alleged roles in the messy Petrojam...

Published:Sunday | July 5, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Resilience in the face of adversity is a core part of our Jamaican identity. Consider the many times we have lived this principle in sport, industry, and academia. The COVID-19 pandemic will not get the best of us if we work together to fight this...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Bedward Crescent in August Town, St Andrew, yesterday accused members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) of shooting one of their neighbours while he was watering his plants at around 9:45 Thursday night. The residents also complained...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:30 AM

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Trinidad...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:30 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Michael Belnavis, the mayor and chairman of the St Ann’s Bay Municipal Corporation, is faced with a decision to relinquish his position or could possibly be unceremoniously toppled from his high seat. With a no-confidence motion from five People’...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:29 AM

This is a rough time for everyone. We must take care of our mental health. We should support each other. COVID has taught us that we need to save and put measures in place to ensure that we are planning not just for now but for the future. –...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:29 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Everton Bird was yesterday granted permission to have the main witness recalled to be cross-examined on new inconsistencies which he discovered during the Westmoreland-based King Valley Gang trial. The attorney got the go-ahead...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:29 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Annotto Bay, St Mary Brushing aside increased speculation in recent times that a general election could be on the horizon, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said that restoring the economy and ensuring that people regain employment are high on his...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:28 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Forty-nine-year-old Abraham Lawrence, one of several mentally challenged persons, who had been locked away in state custody for two decades, was granted bail in the St Elizabeth Parish Court in Black River yesterday. Lawrence,...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:26 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Annotto Bay, St Mary: Three sisters, along with a combined total of 12 children, who were living in squalor, are now the recipients of the Tenement Upgrade housing development project in Annotto Bay, St Mary, which is part of the Government’s...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:24 AMMark Titus/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It is a massive show of goodwill. The Temple of Restoration Ministries, based in Brooklyn, New York, has been delivering care packages to the nation’s most needy across 12 parishes over the past eight weeks, which they hope is...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH) has received $3 million worth of equipment from MBJ Airports Limited (MBJ). Shane Munroe, chief executive officer of the MBJ, presented the beds to Dr Derrick Harvey, senior medical officer of the CRH, on...

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