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Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMRasbert Turner and André Williams/Gleaner Writers

The serene community of Tryall Heights in Spanish Town, St Catherine, was torn by terror on Sunday as gunmen targeted a family about 4:30 p.m., killing them execution style. There was maximum carnage and no mercy. Having entered the home of 81-...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Olivia Grange knows what it means to be sexually and physically assaulted in public. And as the minister for gender affairs, she is determined to put a stop to brazen attacks on women and girls. Grange opened up to the congregation at Power of...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Fitzroy Wickham’s selection as the 2021 Rhodes Scholar has put the York Castle High alumnus among prestigious company as he joins a list of outstanding Jamaicans who have been awarded the honour over decades. Wickham’s success, however, has come...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Pastor Ann Marie Richards has witnessed her congregation dwindle from 120 to about 50 since the coronavirus pandemic’s emergence, but she refuses to log on to the growing movement to stream worship services online to reach her missing members....

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:13 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

COVID-19 has accelerated the trend towards online church services, but while happy that their reach has, in some instances, tripled since the pandemic, faith leaders are concerned that the current reliance on virtual worship might make in-person...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:13 AM

A comprehensive probe has been ordered into the operations of the Blood Bank in Kingston following claims last week of irregularities that threaten the integrity of its testing and processing regimen. In a media statement late Sunday evening,...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer - -

The threat of a major spike in coronavirus cases after the Christmas festivities may doom hopes for a broader resumption of face-to-face classes in the New Year, potentially wasting the Government’s pilot in 17 public schools that was positioned as...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:27 AMCarl Gilchrist - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Up to press time last night, the police were yet to identify the bodies of three men discovered along a lonely road yesterday in Yelland, a community near Watt Town in St Ann. The bodies appeared to have gunshot wounds and bring to four the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:27 AMRomario Scott - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A Manchester Central candidate pumped the largest sum into his losing bid for Gordon House in the September parliamentary election, data from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has revealed. According to the EOJ, roughly $500 million was spent...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:25 AM

Making a pitch for the post of general secretary of the People’s National Party, Raymond Pryce says that the 82-year-old political organisation needs a cool head but strong shoulders to guide it through current turbulent waters. Pryce, a former...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:25 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Still smarting from his loss to political neophyte Tamika Davis of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the September 3 general election, Ian Hayles, the People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for Western Hanover, believes factions among Comrades in...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:24 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Win or lose next Sunday when the People’s National Party (PNP) selects its new general secretary and chairman, firebrand Comrade Dr Dayton Campbell has called time on his stint in representational politics for this term, but it may even be longer....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:23 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Their houses may be drenched in mud with silt hanging from door curtains and hinges, but residents of hard-hit Weise Road in Bull Bay are proud to call the flood-prone riverbank home, defiant even as contractors, engineers, and a decorated...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:03 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has stressed that the Government remains convinced that mask-wearing is an essential strategy to help curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus despite differing opinions on the matter. Speaking...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Olive Dyer and Greta Surf were ecstatic yesterday during the official launch of the May Pen public Wi-Fi. “A long time they should have this and I am feeling great about it ‘cause when I leave my home, which has the service, I can reconnect on the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: All 31 primary schools in Hanover have now received their quota of tablets under the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) E-Learning project for students registered under the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH)....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:01 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Westmoreland native Edward Waite, who has served Jamaica as a junior municipal corporation councillor and a youth parliamentarian, believes student leadership is key in moulding young people for similar roles as adults. “Student...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:04 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Climate Change Minister Pearnel Charles Jr says the ministry will be ramping up efforts to secure funding to carry out works on key areas of the Corporate Area and other sections of the island in danger of significant damage from the effects of...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:04 AMJanet Silvera and Carl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU: Five-year-old Mickele Allen, who was mauled by dogs in St D’Acre, St Ann, on Sunday, will spend months in hospital in the United States at a starting cost of $15.6 million, sourced through sponsorship overseas. The infant, who...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:03 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

With factions in the opposition People’s National Party (PNP) at daggers drawn, newly elected President Mark Golding is urging Comrades to unite even as challengers declare their hand to take on his preferred candidates for two key party posts....

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:03 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang has said that unless Jamaica becomes a police state, it will require strategic security measures such as states of emergency (SOEs) and Zones of Special Operation (ZOSOs) to bring the...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that her son has been living in misery since he was attacked by a dog last year, Theresa Mitchell-Jones, a resident of Mexico in Arnett Gardens, St Andrew, celebrated news of the passing of the Dogs (Liability for Injuries by) Act in the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

A huge spike in COVID-19 cases looms over the Christmas season, which could put pressure on hospital bed spaces, with males at a higher risk of dying if Jamaicans let down their guards against the coronavirus in the coming weeks, the health...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Landlords who utilise technological devices such as cameras to spy on their tenants or invade their privacy could soon face sanctions when the Cybercrimes Act is amended. Director of legal reform in the Ministry of Justice, Maurice Bailey, told...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Vendors in the busy downtown Kingston commercial district are on edge as the Government ponders whether or not to relax COVID-19 restrictions for the festive season. While some want more breathing room to operate and rake in earnings in a year...

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