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Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica experienced its best period of tourist arrivals between December 22 and 26, with some 19,000 visitors landing at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, the highest since the country’s borders reopened in June....

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels has raised a red flag over what he describes as the scant regard shown for the Caribbean’s maritime ecosystem when the United States Coast Guard destroyed a Jamaican vessel, Lady Lawla, at sea on October 12. Samuels,...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A bereaved Rose Town family is living in fear as they grieve the murder of their loved one as the alleged killer has reportedly threatened to kill all the remaining males in that household. Twenty-year-old Romain Atkinson was killed in front of his...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels is seeking immediate answers into whether four Jamaicans arrested at sea by the United States Coast Guard were “kidnapped” under the veil of the Shiprider Agreement two months ago. His query has to do with the recent...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Staff Reporter

The massive impact of COVID-19 on government revenue this fiscal year has seemingly tempered the expectations of trade unions as the new round of public-sector wage talks draws closer. However, two senior trade unionists are eager to see the...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

It was a merry Christmas last Friday for residents at the Open Arms Development Centre, thanks to the support of donors, but with the festivities now behind them, administrator of the Windward Road-based facility Yvonne Grant is hoping the...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Pointing out that aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing fields in agriculture globally, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green said that Jamaica cannot afford to be left behind. Speaking yesterday as he toured the Longville Park Farm in...

Published:Tuesday | December 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Unconvinced that the local health sector can withstand a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, medical practitioner and Hanover Custos Dr David Stair is urging stricter adherence to protocols to mitigate the spread of the virus in the...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:15 AM

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said it provided a record US$21.6 billion this year to assist its 26 member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to manage the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Hungry for fellowship and worship at the end of a year of great challenges, Christians came out in their numbers for the three Christmas Sunday services at the Waltham Park New Testament Church of God (NTCOG) in St Andrew yesterday. Careful to...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

ST ANN: Can we forget about COVID-19 for a while and just open our hearts and celebrate the season for giving, by giving? Well, that was the sentiment of several persons and institutions in St Ann during the period leading up to Christmas, with...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Tuesday, December 22, 2020, was supposed to be an ordinary clean-up day for Milton Bonner and his grandchildren at their home in Mannings Hill district, St Andrew, but instead, they experienced a frightening and horrific event. His five-year-old...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:13 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Going home to Jamaica for Christmas is what several Jamaicans in the diaspora look forward to each the year. This year, however, because of the coronavirus pandemic, such plans were put on hold for many, as they were forced to cancel trips to their...

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

WESTERN BUREAU: The woman who became the first female pilot to captain an Air Jamaica aircraft has hung up her wings after more than four decades of commandeering the skies. A Montegonian by birth, Captain Maria Ziadie-Haddad, who has the record of...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:14 AMErica Virtue - Senior Sunday Gleaner Writer

Before Jamaica gets its shipment of COVID-19 vaccines next year, Cuba could well inoculate half of its 11 million citizens against the virus which has crippled global economies, trade and travel for much of 2020, leaving behind a staggering death...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:14 AM

In the remaining days of December 2020 and continuing throughout January 2021, True Blue Bay resort, a family-owned and operated boutique hotel on the south coast of Grenada, anticipated welcoming dozens of guests from the United Kingdom, including...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Up to Christmas Eve, Rohan Harriott, Pearl Kerr and her husband ‘Blacks’ had not been outside their London, England, homes in days as they endured melancholy, shock and hopelessness. The Kerrs had spent every Christmas in Jamaica...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley - Staff Reporter

Seven-year-old Anissia Joseph spent her first Christmas away from the Bustamante Hospital for Children this year. She was born with a severe heart condition, which has triggered many hospital visits since she was born and many scary moments for her...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson -

Senior Staff Reporter A month ago, their homes were flooded with mud, debris and filth after heavy rains caused the Duhaney River to overflow its banks. Now, residents of New Haven, a hard-pressed area off Mandela Highway in St Andrew, are facing a...

Published:Sunday | December 27, 2020 | 12:13 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Grounded by COVID-19 flight restrictions, at least 800,000 Jamaicans have turned to online shopping since September to purchase and import personal items into the island. That’s a rough estimate by three of the more noted e-courier services, said...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three mothers were showered with care packages and other gifts at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital in Kingston having been the first ones to give birth there on Christmas Day in 2020. The bouncing baby boys arrived at 3:12 a.m., 3:34 a.m., and 9 a.m....

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:13 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

He will be celebrating his 100th birthday on December 27, but age has not stopped Norman Mitchell from spending time in the kitchen, where he was planning to prepare a full-course meal on Christmas Day. Mitchell has already prepared fried fish,...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:12 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

“You can’t kill purpose.” That’s the mantra of 38-year-old Jennifer Blake, a former bartender and janitor who recently graduated from the University of Technology (UTech) with honours, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in midwifery. Blake, who...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Sharon Roache, a young woman who has lived a life of pain and struggles, is dancing to Jingle Bells this Christmas. That’s because she finally had her prayers answered when Active Home Centre and Food For the Poor stepped in to build her a new home...

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-nine-year-old Citerina Atkins did not dream that she would become a farmer. The deCarteret College alumna, who hails from New Hall in Manchester, had her sights set on a career in finance. After graduating from The University of the West...

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