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Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 9:39 AM

The National Fisheries Authority, an agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is advising fisherfolk, traders and the public at large that the Conch Close Season remains in effect and continues until March 31. During...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:23 AM

Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer A man who allegedly lured a St James inventory manager to his death was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon. He is the prime suspect after a body believed to be that of missing businessman Allie Jackson, of...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:21 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis, who is also chairman of the Rural Water Supply Limited, is seeking to deliver on its mandate by rehabilitating eight catchment tanks by March amid warnings by local meteorologists of a worsening...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMNickoy Wilson/Gleaner Writer

Known for coining the term ‘national language’, late Barbadian poet and historian Kamau Brathwaite will be remembered for his creative style and probing inquiry of slavery, neocolonialism, and migration. Brathwaite, best known for his Arrivants: A...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:15 AM

ROUGHLY 490 of 1,800 micro-check dams have been constructed in the Upper Rio Minho Watershed Area (URMW) of Clarendon to reduce flooding and build climate resilience in the area. The micro check dams – used to reduce water flow and by extension...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:14 AM

The NCB Foundation recently announced the winners of $12 million in donations under its 2019 Grant A Wish campaign at the NCB Wellness Centre. The Grant A Wish programme commenced in 2015 and has now donated over $20 million, impacting the lives...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:13 AM

THE NATURAL History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), in partnership with the National Environment...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Commissioning into use another fire alarm system under the $30-million fire safety memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Supreme Ventures Foundation (SVF) and the Ministry of Education and Youth, the SVF has pledged to continue to support...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:10 AM
Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:09 AM

SOME 164 representatives from 35 community-based organisations recently learnt how to improve their governance structures in order to access funding and better respond to climate change and natural disasters. The communities, due to their hilly...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:07 AM
Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:05 AMCarlene Davis/Gleaner Writer

Expressions of thankfulness echoed throughout the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Wellness and Recreation Centre on Phoenix Avenue in Kingston last Thursday as $12 million was awarded to unsuspecting charities across the island under its Gratitude...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 5:22 PM

Nine-year-old Toriann Beckford is The Gleaner’s Children’s Own Spelling Bee Champion for 2020. Beckford and her training partner Israel Burnett, with no handicaps left, battled for several minutes in a keen duel before she...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 4:36 PM

Gas prices are to go down by $0.05 Thursday. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $121.70 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 for $124.53. Meanwhile, automotive diesel will move down by $2.78 to sell for $...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 4:28 PM

The JSE Combined Index declined on Wednesday with an advance/decline ratio of 21/49. The combined index declined by 5,820.16 points to close at 479,160.7 points and the JSE Index declined by 6,069.73 points (1.23  per cent) to close at 485,719...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 3:18 PM

Former Jamaica Labour Party Councillor Devrell Dwyer was remanded when he appeared before Yallahs Parish Court on Tuesday for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16 year.  Dwyer, 66, was arrested last week on his return to Jamaica from the United States.

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 2:54 PM

A 22-year-old man is facing charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition following his arrest in connection with the seizure of handgun by the Denham Town Police on Wednesday. The police report that about 12:35 a.m., a team was on patrol...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 1:24 PM

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton today disclosed that 13 persons are currently in quarantine and one in isolation as Jamaica remains vigilant in its efforts to protect the population from the novel Coronavirus. Speaking at a press...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 12:56 PM

There were 103 suspected, presumed or confirmed dengue cases in January. Minister of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton also told a press briefing today that one death suspected to be linked to the virus was recorded over the period. Tufton...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 11:38 AM

A high-level investigation has been launched by the Major Investigation Division following the shooting death of three men and the injuring of five others on Molynes Road in St Andrew last night. The police have identified the deceased as 33-year-...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 11:22 AM

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) has forged a three-year partnership with the Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State Geological Prospecting University to explore avenues for joint research.

 

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 10:52 AM

A digital screen, which was donated to the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) Monday, is expected to improve logistics in the Accident and Emergency Unit and assist with disseminating information to patients. The donation was made by pharmaceutical...

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 10:34 AM

Detectives from the Major Investigation Division have charged 40-year-old Ochest Rose, otherwise called ‘Phillip’, of Seaview Gardens, Kingston 11 for the murder of  8-year-old Galen Buchanan of Spanish Town Road in Kingston 11....

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2020 | 10:24 AM

The police are reporting that the man suspected of murdering two women as they slept at a house on Knowles Road, Mandeville, Manchester this morning was caught in a dragnet a short while ago. After being alerted to the scene of the murder about 1:...

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