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Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Eager politicians were on Tuesday urged to temper their expectations about how far a $1-billion road programme will help in restoring Jamaica’s flood-hit corridors after weeks of rainstorms. Each of the 63 constituencies will be allocated $15...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It was a surreal moment on Tuesday for the sole PATH scholarship recipient, Shantel Williams, whose mother, a janitor, struggled to put her through school and missed the presentation ceremony because of commitment to a job that has sustained her...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The savage dog attack on a five-year-old St Ann boy on Sunday has triggered greater scrutiny on the preponderance of strays across Jamaica, with the deficit of sufficient and functional pounds threatening public safety. That’s the view of Dr Simon...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Broadcaster Markland Edwards said that his bid to seek the Portmore mayorship was spurred by a cry from the people of the municipality for better leadership. Edwards, who has never ran for or held a political office before, is among applicants to...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

While the Bustamante Hospital for Children has seen a significant decline in patients with accident-related injuries, lacerations and burns since mid-March, when schools were closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it has seen an increase in assumed...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The blurred yet graphic photograph of five-year-old Mickele Allen, his hands and feet lacerated and scalp blood-red from a ferocious attack by a pack of hounds, will embolden Justice Minister Delroy Chuck to press through passage of the new dog-...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

If strong appeals for the Holness administration to withdraw approval for Jamaica World LLC to mine the Puerto Bueno Mountain in St Ann fall on deaf ears, a leading corruption watchdog is not ruling out testing the constitutionality of the...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Ten days after a teen was beaten at an illegal party, she is still hanging on to life in a coma at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Meanwhile, justice is being sought, with two women in custody and three still at large. The police are...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A homeward journey that would normally take Georgia Trieb 35 minutes to Mavis Bank, St Andrew, now lasts her almost three hours - or equivalent to a trip from Kingston in the east to Montego Bay in the west. She is one of hundreds of residents...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Janga Gully, Portland: Residents of several Portland communities are peeved at the authorities for the lack of maintenance of a deteriorating bridge along the Janga Gully road, which was ordered closed yesterday. A hole in the deck of the bridge,...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 5:25 PM

The Office of the Prime Minister (OMP) has announced that the nightly curfews and several other COVID containment measures have been extended until December 1. A number of the existing measures under the Disaster Risk Management Order were...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Declaring that the Church was made for crises such as the coronavirus outbreak, pentecostal pastor the Rev George King charged Christian believers on Sunday to seize opportunities to be a light dispelling the darkness in their communities. “Your...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera and Jovan Johnson/Senior Gleaner Writers

A former deputy commissioner of the Government’s Mines and Geology Division tapped for a leadership role in the controversy-plagued Jamaica World LLC has warned that much of the criticism of the Puerto Bueno Mountains quarrying plan is misplaced...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: All Jamaicans are now required to undergo a COVID-19 test in order to check into the Hedonism II hotel in Negril. Only tourists originating in four US states – Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York – are expected to present a COVID-19...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

A five-year-old boy is battling for his life in the St Ann’s Bay Regional Hospital after being mauled by dogs in St D’Acre, near Alexandria, on Sunday. He has been identified as Mickele Allen of a St D’Acre address in St Ann. The St Ann police...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Juliet Holness, the member of parliament for St Andrew East Rural, is seeking to raise nearly $3 million through crowdfunding to assist with the recovery effort in the constituency, which has been recently devastated by flooding. So far,...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: As at Wednesday, November 18, American Airlines passengers connecting through Miami to Jamaica will have access to a mobile wellness wallet app that will be used to verify pretesting for COVID-19. A collaboration between the airline...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Marijuana smokers were drawn into the firing line of a Kingston pastor on Sunday, the minister using an International Men’s Day church service to rail against a practice he associated with non-productivity and the sense of malaise stymieing Jamaica...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Reggae icon Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert had a quiet burial amid few mourners on Sunday, a stark contrast to a bombastic career in which his distinctive voice and infectious smile made millions of fans across the globe and transformed stages into...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera and Jovan Johnson - Sunday Gleaner Writers

Despite unrelenting pressure from environmentalists and local residents, and the profit-gobbling stringent conditions imposed by the state’s environment watchdog, Jamaica World LLC has declared that the undisclosed millions being pumped into mining...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:18 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The divide-and-rule strategy outgoing US President Donald Trump was accused of using to win support for some policies from some Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, is an issue diaspora representatives say they hope the incoming...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:17 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Some Caribbean-born United States citizens have expressed relief at former Vice-President Joe Biden’s success in the recent presidential election to make Donald Trump a one-term president. Biden gained 302 electoral college votes and over five...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:16 AM

An Orlando, Florida-based Jamaican man is ruing United States President Donald Trump’s defeat at the polls to Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Contractor Delroy Allen told The Sunday Gleaner that he is worried stiff that his earnings will...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Heavy-duty equipment used to clear and rehabilitate roads blocked and damaged by islandwide flooding and landslides is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars by the hour. And while local contractors operating or renting the equipment...

Published:Sunday | November 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

Dr Peter Phillips has admitted that his failed attempt more than a decade ago to wrest control of the People’s National Party (PNP) from then President Portia Simpson Miller was ill-advised. And, while the PNP continues the search for answers for...

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