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Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:29 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has imposed stricter COVID-19 restrictions. The clampdown includes a slightly longer islandwide curfew, a stay-at-home order for the elderly, and a reduction in the allowable numbers in public gatherings. Starting 8 o’...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used his post-inauguration speech on Monday to signal a shift in how he would manage his emerging Cabinet, suggesting he would devolve more power and authority to his ministers while demanding accountability. Holness...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DNA samples taken from six persons of interest and close associates of murdered American model Desiree Gibbon have not led to the arrest or identity of the New Yorker’s killer three years after her death. The body of Gibbon, who was...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:27 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Outgoing Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte has promised that Jamaicans will be able to cast their votes remotely by the next general election, due constitutionally in September 2025. Speaking with The Gleaner, the member of...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Late Jamaica-born author and social worker Phyllis Coard, the lone woman convicted among the Grenada 17 in the bloody coup that uprooted Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, has been praised as a fearless advocate of women’s rights. The 73-year-old...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Harry Morrell is not a magician, but no one would argue about a name change if he’s called the Houdini of Jamaican politics after the performance of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in last Thursday’s general election victory, in which they won 48 of...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 7:41 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced new measures aimed at further  containing the spread of the coronavirus. The measures coincide with another death Monday that pushed the tally to 34. The deceased is an 83-year old woman from...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 2:13 PM

Jamaica Labour Party Leader Andrew Holness will this afternoon be sworn in as Prime Minister of Jamaica for the third time. The 48-year-old politician last week led the Jamaica Labour Party to a 48-15 seat win in Jamaica's 18th general election...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:28 AM

COVID-19 cases continued to mount in Jamaica on Sunday, with the country recording 79 new cases and a 33rd death. The latest deceased is a 54-year-old man from St James. Five other deaths of COVID-19-positive individuals are under investigation....

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: American model Desiree Gibbon’s unsolved murder has forced her family to call for the intervention of Prime Minister-designate Andrew Holness three years since the heinous killing. Desiree’s mother, Andrea Gibbon, in an open letter...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:28 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Lawyers representing Daniel Lawrence, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in Westmoreland Eastern, have indicated that they will be seeking a magisterial recount of the ballots cast last Thursday to determine the ultimate...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:26 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: The sons of 83-year-old Avis Ledgister are still in shock after their mother died suddenly on election day, missing out on her decades-long tradition of voting for whoever was the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate in St...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:26 AM

For the third time in his more than two-decade political career, Andrew Holness will be called to King’s House to be sworn in as prime minister to shape the executive. The ceremony is to commence at 3 p.m. today, and although a large gathering...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:22 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: An industrious Jamaican has been inducted into the Florida International University (FIU) Dean’s High Achievers Society, having obtained a 3.97 grade point average (GPA). Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, Robert...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Jamaican designer Lorna Scott-Williams has been listed by Vogue magazine as a stalwart among 67 industry veterans named in the September issue as “people who make fashion happen”. The 73-year-old fashion designer and pattern maker said, in an...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:25 AM

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited has stepped up its deep-cleaning and other internal sanitisation measures after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, September 4. The company continues its strict observation of all Ministry of...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:23 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

As the Government prepares to announce stricter public restrictions to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tomorrow, concerns over whether Prime Minister Andrew Holness erred in having the general election last Thursday –...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:23 AM

The nation will get a better glimpse of what the next five years will be like when Andrew Holness, 48, is sworn in tomorrow for the third time as prime minister of Jamaica. Holness’ reappointment will follow formal notification from the Electoral...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter

Investment banker-turned-politician Mark Golding has emerged as a strong contender to take over as president of the People’s National Party (PNP) as Dr Peter Phillips goes into retirement. But PNP insiders have been quick to caution that it will...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMJovan Johnson - Senior Staff Reporter

A second term with a crucial parliamentary majority sets the stage for legacy-defining actions from Prime Minister Andrew Holness, asserts Bruce Golding, the former head of government who paved the way for Holness’ ascent to high office. In last...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:22 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Days after suffering its most humiliating defeat since the 1980 general election, the political post-mortem is being conducted in the People’s National Party (PNP) and losing candidates, operatives and workers have exposed raw wounds, many of which...

Published:Sunday | September 6, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Deadlock in Westmoreland Eastern after official count The official count of votes in Westmoreland Eastern has ended in a tie, it was revealed yesterday. The Jamaica Labour Party’s candidate, Daniel Lawrence, and the People’s National Party...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:21 AM

With a two-day race meet at Caymanas Park set for today and Sunday, Chairman of the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) Clovis Metcalfe said that despite the lockdown of a stable of a veteran trainer who tested positive for COVID-19, racing would still...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans can expect more COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday, as the country is now experiencing the community transmission phase of the pandemic. The declaration was made yesterday based on assessments from the technical team in the health...

Published:Saturday | September 5, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In agony, precipitated by a massive defeat at the polls on Thursday, People’s National Party (PNP) faithfuls who gathered at the party’s headquarters in St Andrew insisted that the losers who had orchestrated the leadership troubles of the party...

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