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Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMErica Virtue

He was an avid bird lover and described himself as 'father' and 'grandfather' to the hundreds of birds he kept as pets from his days in school at St George's College. His favourite was the budgerigar - a long-tailed, seed-eating parrot - usually...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris

With the new school term set to begin in days, Venessa Todd is a worried mother as she is unsure what to do with her 13-year-old son, who has been banned from classes since mid-November because of his use of expletives while at school.The distraught...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMCarlene Davis

In 2017, Abigail Lloyd decided to start a charity which she dubbed 'Grateful Faces'. Since then, the teenager has been using every opportunity she gets to cater to the less fortunate."I came up with this idea because I realised that so many of us...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a year when crime reared its ugly head in their community, residents of the North West St Andrew community of Maverley finished the year in relative peace, and they thanked two groups of persons for that - the police and the responsible senior...

Published:Sunday | December 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dahlia Garrick, head of the police Corporate Communications Unit, is among 280 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) promoted last Friday.Garrick joins 21 other assistant superintendents who were promoted to deputy superintendents in a...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 3:20 PM

The police have announced a number of traffic changes for downtown Kingston as preparations begin for the annual New Year’s spectacle, Fireworks on the Waterfront. The fireworks display is hosted annually by the Urban Development Corporation...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 1:19 PM

The captain of the boat that capsized off the coast of Port Royal in Kingston on Thursday killing two women has been charged by the police. The police Corporate Communications Unit says Herbert Dowie, 57, has been charged for operating an...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:17 PM

The police have put new measures in place to avoid a repeat of the traffic gridlock that shutdown the roadway leading to one of the country's two main international airports for several hours on New Year’s Eve last year. As part of...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 11:21 AM

Head of the police Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) Assistant Superintendent Dahlia Garrick is among 280 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) who have been promoted. Garrick has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Superintendent. She...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 10:35 AM

Gunmen went on a rampage in Clarendon last evening leaving two men dead and six persons injured. Those killed have been identified as Jerome Ellis, also known as ‘Platinum’, a 37-year-old sound system operator, and Winston Bent, 26,...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 9:49 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has donated $500,000 to support the educational well-being of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome. The child, three-year-old Daniellia Wright, was abandoned at a hospital at birth and is now being cared for at...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 9:36 AM

President of the United States (US) Donald Trump has threatened to shut down America’s border with Mexico if Congress fails to fund his proposed wall. "Either we build (finish) the wall or we close the border," Trump said in a...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:59 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Imagine having a healthy baby, leaving the hospital and looking forward to a pretty normal life ahead, only to realise that at the age of five your child still is unable to speak. That was the new normal for Fay Edwards, who...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:57 AMCarl Gilchrist

There is a lot of history associated with Port Maria, the second town built by the Spanish settlers in Jamaica back in the 17th century. Over a century after its establishment in 1760, the most serious rebellion in Jamaica’s history, led by a...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:50 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

“Look where God has brought us, look how far we’ve come, we’re not what we ought to be, we’re not what we used to be Thank You, Lord, thank You, Lord, for what You’ve done!”   The choir would sing back in...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:40 AMTamara Bailey/ Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: Between seeing patients, picking up the children from school, taking them to extra curricula activities, squeezing in some family time and managing a practice, Dr. Marsha Mungalsingh certainly has her hands full. A working...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:40 AMCecelia Cambpell Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Consider, how she make it to the end of the day Working so hard just to get paid As a single parent life ain’t easy Playing the role of mom and dad Single Parent ­- Buju Banton  She is coming from a failed relationship ­...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:37 AM

Tuesday was Christmas Day and for many it meant family dinners, fun and a lot of good cheer. But for others, it was a brutal reminder of them having no one in their lives to share the day with, and even if they did it was a long-distance...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey

Mandeville, Manchester She is not just making boss moves in academics and extracurricular activities, but at any event that she is booked for you can find little Aliyanna on the turntables creating a vibe and doing what she says come naturally to...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:15 AM

  Santa Claus may never go to the ghetto, but the undeserved and deprived can definitely expect Ricardo 'Mr Volunteer' Burke and his charity Yutes4Change. A son of Barking Lodge, St Thomas, who has dedicated his life to serving others...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:15 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):  The Vatican secretary of state urged Iraqi Christians who have endured years of Islamic extremist persecution to forgive, reconcile and rebuild their broken communities as he celebrated Mass Friday in Iraq's largest...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:14 AMPaul H. Willams/Gleaner Writer

In addressing the International Men's Day forum held inside The University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters, located along Hermitage Road in St Andrew on Monday, November 19, Bruno Pouezat, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:12 AM

  The Ministry of National Security, through the 'Goals for Peace' (GFP) social intervention initiative, is achieving positive behaviour change among young men in Montego Bay, St James. The GFP initiative is a collaboration between the...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:09 AMPastor Dwight Fletcher

Happy New Year. I hope you had an amazing Christmas celebration with friends and family. Sometimes when we get together for the holidays, it can be an interesting experience. Having so many people in with different opinions on what to do and how to...

Published:Saturday | December 29, 2018 | 12:05 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

If you live for people's acceptance, you will die from their rejection! - Lecrae   “Don't die being a people pleaser. The same people who said ‘Hosanna, Hosanna’, said ‘crucify Him’,” warned...

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