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Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndré Williams - Staff Reporter

Innswood High School teacher, 33-year-old Salomie Plummer, died not knowing she had been granted approval by the Ministry of Education to finally become a permanent teacher at the institution where she had been working for almost a year. Plummer, a...

Published:Sunday | June 16, 2019 | 12:26 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

When the eighth Biennial Diaspora Conference opens today, some of the standout figures from previous editions who have spearheaded advocacy will be missing, signalling that the lobby movement is in transition and beckoning new leadership to fill...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 5:39 PM

Ten months after an incident caught on video in which a policeman appears to body slam a female motorcyclist to the ground during an arrest, the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has completed its probe. The incident happened along...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 3:43 PM

Nearly two dozen St Andrew communities are now experiencing disruptions in their normal water supplies. The National Water Commission (NWC) says this is because operations at its Constant Spring Treatment Plant have been suspended to facilitate...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 3:22 PM

The police have activated a high alert for an eleven year-old boy who has been reported missing since Thursday. According to the Olympic Gardens Police, Tyreek King, of Bishop Avenue, in Kingston, was last seen at school shortly after 3 o’...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 1:48 PM

An elderly man is one of four persons who were shot and killed by rampaging gunmen  in Clarendon and St Catherine yesterday. The four have been identified as Vincent Johnson, also called ‘Vin’, of Darby Terrace, Alfredo Jones, 57,...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:36 PM

Saudi Arabia has called for a "rapid and decisive" response to recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Further, the country’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has warned that the attacks will threaten energy supplies and...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 11:25 AM

With almost six months gone in the year, the number of persons killed on the nation’s roadways has surpassed the 200 mark. The Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport says up to yesterday, 201 persons have died in motor...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 10:40 AM

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are distributed sparingly to health workers. And, when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the Ebola...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 10:25 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided not to declare a global emergency over the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO acknowledged yesterday that Ebola was "very much an emergency" in that region, but said...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:22 AM

The conversations surrounding the shortcomings of the Church and the concept that it is failing its youth, continues with the latest contribution coming from the Reverend Shambrae Robb of the Ebenezer New Testament Church of God in Maryland. Some...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Defending champion Holland Primary School in St Elizabeth has copped the 2019 Schools’ Environment Programme (SEP) research competition. The school, with its research topic, ‘Marine/Coastal Ecosystems’, with a focus on wetlands and their importance...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Manchester, Jamaica: So, you grew up with your parents, completed high school, maybe even made it to college. This is basically how life pans out for most individuals, particularly young females, right? Wrong! Like too many to make mention of,...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:14 AM

Rose Hill, Manchester: At 60 years old, Shirley Smith said she never imagined her life would be like this, with lonely days, no real income-generating avenues, and an emptiness in her heart. “When I get up in the mornings, I go here and there to...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:13 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“Every queen has a story, a mission to complete and a destiny to fulfil. Our mission is to connect with the minds of the people of our parish and get them to understand that it is only through unity that we can make it a better one. Our duty is to...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:10 AM

LASCO Affiliated Companies, in a bid to boost the morale of the island’s nurses, recently partnered with the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) to kick-start the public-sector group’s week of activities, which began on International Nurses’ Day....

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

As part of its mandate to mould, nurture and positively shape the lives of boys from a wide cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds, B3 Parenting will again embark on a mission to connect in the most relatable and impactful way with boys aged...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited (AEROTEL) is celebrating 40 years of operation. These celebrations culminated in the company’s long-service awards and banquet held recently at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. In the presence of 250...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Eva Schloss, nee Geiringer, thought her mother, whom she called Mutti, was killed because she was ‘selected’ by Dr Mengele (Dr Death) himself. While she was going through unimaginable grief and despair, some new prisoners with whom she had come...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:07 AM

We salute all dads this Father’s Day, whether you are a ­biological, step- or spiritual dad. Fathers play a critical role in the lives of their children, and more men need to rise up and allow children to see them in action so they can be...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

My real old man he got killed in the war And she knows she and seven kids couldn’t have got very far She said she thought that she could never love again And then there he stood with that big wide grin He married my mother and he took us...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:05 AM

Primary-school students who reside in St Thomas will now have additional assistance through scholarships as the Purple Slush Foundation has officially launched its Primary School Scholarship Programme in the parish. The foundation, which was...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 5:02 PM

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security is reporting that NIS pensioners who receive payment directly to their bank accounts will experience some delays.   The Ministry says payments due on June 15 will be credited to accounts on or before...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 4:47 PM

In order to complete pipe-laying works near the Dunrobin Avenue intersection, the National Works Agency (NWA) will be closing a section of the southbound lanes along Constant Spring Road between Gore Terrace and the Sandy Gully Bridge. The...

Published:Friday | June 14, 2019 | 4:39 PM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is advising the public to expect an influx of mats of the brown seaweed known as Sargassum along several beaches across the island in the upcoming months. Jamaica, like several Caribbean Islands,...

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