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Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:18 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Accused killer Ainsley ‘Shortman’ Woodburn, who has been tagged with at least seven murders by the St James police, is slated to appear in the St James Parish Court today to answer murder and gun-related charges. Woodburn, who was...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): Joe Biden won the battleground prizes of Michigan and Wisconsin on Wednesday, reclaiming a key part of the ‘blue wall’ that slipped away from Democrats four years ago and dramatically narrowing President Donald Trump’s pathway to...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:15 AMDave Rodney/Gleaner Writer

Finding a Jamaican Donald Trump supporter in New York might be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but attorney-at-law Gary Wright does not hide the fact that he voted on Tuesday for the president to remain at the White House. New York’s 29...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans vying for various positions in the November 3 United States elections experienced mixed results. Congressional candidate for the 2nd Congressional District in Long Island, Jackie Gordon, appears to have come up short in her bid to become...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:15 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna, one of the contenders in the race to become the next president of the People’s National Party (PNP), says Comrades who engage in nasty mudslinging should be sanctioned. Hanna, who was speaking at a press conference held at the party...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-year-old Wayne Kelly was a picture of disappointment as he waded through knee-high water on his 15-acre farm on Wednesday. Dozens of sweet potatoes, his main crop, lay ruined in waterlogged areas and covered in mud and debris. Kelly, who...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As torrential rains continue to lash Jamaica, the Government is considering a reallocation of funds for its flood bill that was tabled in Parliament last week. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement at Wednesday’s handover of tablets...

Published:Thursday | November 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMChristopher Thomas and Leon Jackson/Gleaner Writers

WESTERN BUREAU: Two major teachers’ organisations are guardedly waiting to see how the two-week pilot for the resumption of face-to-face classes will unfold after an eleventh-hour substitution of three schools marked yet another bump in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:21 AM

The election has ended but the decision is far from over. After millions of Americans voted in an election overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, political watchers and ordinary Americans remained on tenterhooks as the count began on Tuesday. At 10...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:20 AM
Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMJason Cross and André Williams/Gleaner Writers

Every time it rains, anxiety overwhelms Carleen Dyce, a resident of the hilly Kintyre community in the St Andrew East Rural constituency, an area that has suffered from landslides for years. Dyce once enjoyed a sizeable backyard that has now been...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Disgruntled donors and cash-starved parents angered by hefty taxes on computers may now benefit from relief on duties that have hobbled access to online learning for children amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered schools since March....

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

After winning a 12-year legal battle with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for land trespass, Rosemarie Samuels is being dragged back to court as the light and power company is appealing the award of $65 million to the chicken farmer. The...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

Nearly 150 officials from the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) will marshal Saturday’s internal polls to select the sixth president of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the fourth leadership change since 1992. St Andrew South Member of...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Government has thrown a $120-million lifeline to the fisheries industry which has been tanking under the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Portfolio Minister Floyd Green told Parliament on Tuesday that productivity in the sector has fallen as...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:19 AMDave Rodney and Anthony Turner/Gleaner Writers

Genesis Whitlock is still in high school and was unable to vote on Tuesday because she’s 17 years old, a year below America’s voting age. But the fact that she was unable to participate in this election has only intensified her resolve to make a...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

The Government has issued a strong warning to owners and operators of residential healthcare facilities that failure to comply with regulations and protocols related to COVID-19 by month end will result in prosecutions, closures, and fines...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 6:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Polls closed across the East Coast Tuesday night as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden concluded an epic campaign marked by rancor and fear that will influence how the nation confronts a surging pandemic and...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 1:19 AM

Principal of the Yallahs High School in St Thomas, Mark Malabver has described as untidy the government’s approach to the pilot programme for the resumption of face-to-face classes. The school is among 16 in nine parishes that the...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Millions of voters forecast to turn out today will help decide the future of America as two vastly different visions clash in an epic election that climaxes amid a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and the casting of record-high early ballots. On...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:15 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio: The first woman to chair the Republican Party of Ohio, Jane Murphy Timken, says a win for her party will signal a rejection of what she calls Joe Biden’s socialist ideology. She has also defended President Donald Trump’s commitment...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The Father Richard Ho Lung-founded Missionaries of the Poor is appealing for assistance to acquire personal protective equipment (PPE) and other resources to fight the coronavirus outbreak at their facilities. Secretary General Brother Roche...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:14 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The police yesterday sent a warning to event promoters to adhere to stipulations when granted permits to host events and to desist from staging unauthorised parties in the wake of a mass shooting at a Westmoreland party on Sunday...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:14 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The headmasters of Morgan’s Forest Primary and Infant and Alston High School, two Clarendon schools selected as part of a two-week pilot to resume face-to-face classes, are grateful for being selected. “Blessed and highly favoured” is how Romeo...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Fatigued by Internet connectivity issues to access lessons online, residents in and around Yallahs in St Thomas are breathing a sigh of relief at the inclusion of their high school among 17 institutions for a reopening pilot starting November 9....

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