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Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Every Christmas, Tonya Russell and her co-workers look forward to their visit to the Glenhope Nursery where they try to bring some cheer to the lives of the children there.But this year, there was a twist in the story as her heart was stolen by a...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist

Several community groups in Discovery Bay, St Ann, have voiced concern over two men who have taken up residence in an open lot next to the library along Main Street in that town.The residents told The Sunday Gleaner that for both humane and security...

Published:Sunday | December 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

Christmas Day was usually quiet for Lorna Lawrence and her husband Michael when they first relocated to Jamaica in 2010 after living in the United States for more than 40 years, but thanks to the addition of four boys to their household, she is...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:04 AMLivern Barrett

ADS Global Limited, a business process outsourcing (BPO) company based in St James, has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay Fly Jamaica US$4.28 million or a little more than J$500 million, marking the end of a four-year legal battle.The court...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Thomas/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Stacy-Ann Young, president of the Cornwall Bar Association (CBA), has said that the time has come for the police in St James to show the country the results that have flowed from the state of public emergency (SOE) that was...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Falmouth's Mayor Councillor Colin Gager says that the Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to street-vending in Falmouth during the Christmas and New Year holidays and is warning that offenders will be...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHopeton Bucknor/ Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Christmas shoppers, vendors, and the business community in St James will be allowed extended hours to do business over the Christmas season as the ongoing state of public emergency (SOE) will be relaxed, allowing extra hours for...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMShereita Grizzle/Gleaner Writer

Homeless persons living on the streets of the Corporate Area will soon benefit from a state-of-the-art drop-in centre equipped to cater to their specific needs.The Ministry of Local Government and the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMMaurice Silvera/Gleaner Writer

With the Yuletide season in full swing, volunteers aligned with the Mustard Seed Communities in Jamaica are gearing up for their Feed the 5,000 community outreach programme slated to take place on Christmas Day.The annual event will see volunteers...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Vendors at the Ray Ray Ground Market in downtown Kingston have complained that they have not yet received any assistance from the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) more than four months after a massive fire ravaged the market on...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:Jamaican New York-licensed teacher, communication therapist, and registered nurse Winsome Stewart has opened Jamaica's first Learn Smart Academy in Coral Gardens, Rose Hall.The school, which was established to satisfy various...

Published:Saturday | December 22, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) says that total demand for local currency is expected to increase by $18.1 billion, or 16.5 per cent, leading to an estimated $128.1 billion in circulation for December 2018.The BOJ indicates that the anticipated increase,...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:10 AM

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has projected that Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad, will return the lowest economic growth numbers in the region this year, and will lag behind other regional states...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Ten years after a horrific truck accident in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, which took the lives of 14 people, at least one resident who claims that the then deplorable condition of the roads contributed to the crash has said that very little has...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Whenever the story of the December 19, 2008, crash, which left 14 persons dead in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, is being told, the name Linford Jackson is usually mentioned.Jackson survived the accident, but his heart-wrenching plea for someone...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is scrambling to cauterise the worrying situation at the Minard Beef Cattle Station in Brown's Town, St Ann, which, in recent times, has claimed the lives of at least 50 head of cattle....

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Pearnel Charles Jr says that the Government has been taking steps to curtail violence against returning residents in a number of communities across the country, including Mandeville, Manchester....

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall/Associate Editor

Chairman of the board of directors of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), Government Senator Matthew Samuda, has confirmed reports that Stephen Wedderburn is to be replaced as its executive director.Wedderburn's contract comes to an end on...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was an anticlimactic day at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday as the sentencing of Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown, who was, last month, found guilty of three counts of murder, was postponed until January 3, 2019.Presiding...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As Jamaicans rush to complete their last-minute holiday shopping, one financial institution is urging customers to be extra vigilant when conducting transactions online or using their credit and debit cards in stores and at ABMs.Fraud Prevention...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague is cautiously optimistic that normality will return to the operations of the West Indies Alumina Company (Windalco) in Manchester, with the expected lifting of United States sanctions on Russia's...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Sinopharm Pan-Caribbean has established business units in medical equipment trading and healthcare in Jamaica and the Caribbean region, says General Manager Peter Zheng."Sinopharm is actively coordinating and cooperating with the Ministry of Health...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMSyranno Baines/Gleaner Writer

Just a seven-year-old boy when the tragic accident in the Rio Grande Valley claimed the life of his father, Lebert Rogers, exactly a decade ago, Shane Rogers could not understand the adverse effect this would have on his life and that of his six...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Lisann Lewis was one of approximately 50 children who lost a parent when a truck taking persons to the Coronation Market in Kingston plunged into a ravine in the Rio Grande Valley, Portland, on December 19, 2008. Fourteen persons, including Lisann's...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:The Hanover Municipal Corporation brought cheers to thousands of adults and children on Tuesday night at its annual Mayor's Treat for Children and Municipal Christmas Tree-Lighting Ceremony in Bustamante Square, Hanover.More than 2,...

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