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Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:17 AMNadine Wilson-Harris - Staff Reporter

Jamaican philanthropist Professor Donald Morgan has taken a swing at expatriates who fail to donate time and funds to nation-building efforts in their homeland. Morgan, a sociology professor whose Jamaica Volunteer Association Incorporated (JVA)...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:10 AMJanet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Jamaica is experiencing its biggest visitor arrival numbers in history, with January and February recording some 900,000 stopover and cruise ship passengers. Not only are the island’s hotels registering high occupancy levels,...

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:09 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Although electronic voting will not be used in the pending Portland East election, almost all election-day workers will be drawn from outside the parish to ease concerns about possible irregularities in the high-stakes constituency race. Director...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 6:22 PM

Attorney Emile Leiba is the new president of the Jamaican Bar Association. He was elected unopposed during today’s annual general meeting of the JBA held at the Norman Manley Law School on the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 4:04 PM

A number of parish offices across the island are to be renovated “in short order”, Minister of Social Security Shahine Robinson has announced. Robinson says having gone around the island and had a first-hand look at the parish offices...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 2:02 PM

Roger Federer has won his 100th Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour title at the Dubai Tennis Championships. The landmark victory comes 18 years or 6,600 days after the 37-year-old Swiss won his first ATP title in Milan, Italy in...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 1:28 PM

Two men who were caught cultivating ganja in Trelawny three years ago and told police investigators it was for research have pleaded guilty to drug charges. Businessman Mark Green, 51, and Gary Perry, a 54-year-old farmer, both from Duncans, in the...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 11:55 AM

The shipment of guns intercepted at the wharf this week was destined for a reputed gangster based in St Catherine, a top law enforcement official has revealed. “He is well-known to the police,” the official told The...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 10:35 AM

The curfews imposed in sections of Westmoreland earlier this week have been extended until tomorrow. The curfews were scheduled to end last evening. The measures were imposed on Wednesday, a day after gunmen slaughtered eight persons in the parish...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 10:28 AM

The pilot of the plane that crashed, killing footballer Emiliano Sala, dropped out of training for his commercial pilot's licence before it was completed, authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) have revealed. An interim report by the UK’s...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 10:13 AM

The pilot of the plane that crashed, killing footballer Emiliano Sala, dropped out of training for his commercial pilot's licence before it was completed, authorities in the United Kingdom (UK) have revealed. An interim report by the UK’s...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 10:02 AM

A pilot has resigned from South African Airways (SAA) after flying for more than 20 years with a fake licence. The airline said it discovered William Chandler's paperwork was forged after a "reportable incident" during a flight from...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:27 AM

“The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” F.B. Meyer, author of The Secret of Guidance says. In one of his contributions to the monthly devotional publication called LifeWay a pastor of a Baptist Church in...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Admirable is the relationship Stephen Dixon and his 85-year-old grandmother share, a bond that is made known on all his social-media pages. Every week, his cyber friends wait in anticipation for him to post stories about her and for pictures of...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:26 AM

While millions of people were on Facebook in December liking family photos, sharing Christmas greetings, and commenting on 2018 memories, hundreds of Jamaicans were busy using the social-media website to send nominations and vote for their friends...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Faced with rejection when she was three months pregnant, Natalee Cameron was determined to give her son Tahjae Stewart a better life. But even the most sterling determination is sometimes not enough for life’s most formidable problems. And in what...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:25 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Sexually abused at age six and again at age nine by a family member, Anika Williams described her life as a nightmare for more than 10 years. The experience left her feeling uncomfortable around men, whom she distrusted completely. When she did...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:13 AMAnthony Foster/Gleaner Writer

MITCHAM, St Elizabeth: Nawe Homes, a St Elizabeth-based property-development company, has joined forces with Jamaica Mortgage Bank to build 30 housing units, targeting returning residents. Ground was broken recently for the new development in...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:11 AM

The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) is reporting positive results from the trials of the prototype of its ocean-cleaning device dubbed ‘Jambin’. An innovation out of the CMU’s recently established Centre for Blue Economy and Innovation, the...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:10 AM

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, J.C. Hutchinson, has announced that the first agro-economic zone for St Elizabeth is expected to be opened in August this year. He was speaking at the...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:09 AM

A stern warning is being issued to students across the island to desist from smoking cigarettes, marijuana, hookahs, e-cigarettes and other harmful substances. Dr Terry Baker, consultant pulmonologist and senior medical officer at the National...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:09 AM

The Registrar General’s Department (RGD) is appealing to persons who have applied and paid for documents to collect them now. Marketing and Planning Manager at the RGD, Nicole Whyte, said there are thousands of uncollected birth, marriage and death...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

YALLAHS, St Thomas: Known for his delectable pan chicken, efficient service and notable sanitisation, ‘Bogle’ or, for some, ‘Rasta’, is one of the most sought-after chicken vendors in the popular jerk centre in Yallahs, St Thomas. The proud man...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Are you going through a dry spell? I’ve been there a time or two Where life seems to stay the same for a while You want to change, but don’t know how to It’s the place where you feel empty inside Can’t put your finger on the need I look at God...

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:07 AM

For many of us, fears, like giants, are exaggerated and seem almost impossible to overcome. But we learned last week that we are born with only two fears, and therefore, all other fears are learnt. God wants us to learn to overcome our fears, and...

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