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Published:Saturday | October 19, 2019 | 12:08 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

The final week in September marked the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. It also meant, for the people of St Thomas, a new dawn. The government had announced that the long-promised multimillion-dollar construction works under South Coast...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 7:09 PM

One hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. start of Kanye West's Sunday Service in Emancipation Park, hundreds patrons had already taken up the best viewpoints. And the threatening clouds and light drizzle would not dampen their spirits....

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 5:12 PM

A hotel executive close to Emancipation Park in New Kingston has expressed concern over traffic management and security issues ahead of this evening's Kanye West Pop Up concert. However, director of marketing and sales for the Pegasus and...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 4:41 PM

American rapper Kanye West is spending over US$1 million to stage his Sunday Service concert in New Kingston this evening. This was disclosed by the Minister of Culture and Entertainment Olivia Grange in a statement this afternoon. “It is at...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 3:52 PM

The Culture and Entertainment Ministry is reporting that this evening’s Sunday Service concert by American rapper Kanye West will be live-streamed. Persons who want to watch can log on to www.sundayservice.com. The Ministry notes that while...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 1:57 PM

The Kingston pastor who repeatedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl who he impregnated has been sentenced to a total of 29 years in prison. Kenneth Blake, 56, pastor of Harvest Temple Apostolic Church, located on Slipe Pen Road, in St Andrew, has...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:30 PM

The police will be restricting parking along Oxford Road and Knutsford Boulevard in the vicinity of Emancipation Park for Kanye West’s Sunday Service this evening. 

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 10:58 AM

Police investigators in St Thomas are seeking to determine the identity of a man whose partially decomposed body was found in a shadow grave. The body was exhumed yesterday afternoon, this after it was discovered near the Yallahs ...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 10:15 AM

The Court of Appeal a short while ago overturned an interim injunction granted by the Supreme Court to gay-rights group Montego Bay Pride allowing the organisation to rent the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in St James so as to host a forum on same-sex marriage.

 

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 9:41 AM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is embarking on a national voter identification (ID) card renewal exercise starting November 4. “We are encouraging all registered voters with ID cards issued 2015 and earlier to visit any EOJ...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 9:28 AM

As the Heroes Day weekend approaches, the Maritime Authority of Jamaica is urging boaters to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures when traversing waterways. “The Maritime Authority of Jamaica takes the safety and protection of life...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 9:22 AM

Traffic restrictions are planned for sections of Camp Road over this Heroes Day Weekend in order to complete pipe-laying works and start the installation of sewer pipes under the Camp Road MIDP project. National Works Agency (NWA) Communication and...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The JWN Academy’s Advanced Seminar and Convention, being held at the end of October in Kingston and Montego, has invited some interesting guests in the form of two of the world’s most renowned bartenders. Mixing drinks is nothing new to society,...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Telecommunications firm Flow recently hosted local YouTube celebrities for the first-ever ‘Hustle On’ YouTube Summit. Six of the most popular YouTubers, which together have more than 1.5 million followers on the platform, converge at the UWI, Mona...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:20 AM

Entering a culinary competition was the furthest thing from Paulette Smith Wright’s mind. She enjoyed going to round robins and various events to showcase her skills. But competing against 27 other pan chicken men and women was not in her plans. “...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Catering to the unique needs of the bartending community, the JWN Academy will be hosting an Advanced Mixology Seminar and Convention in Kingston on October 21 and 22, respectively, followed by an iteration of the events in Montego Bay on October...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:19 AM

Cari-Med Group Limited is investing more than $6 billion in the development of a distribution centre in St Catherine. The 258,000-square-foot facility, which is being built on land along Salt Pond Road in Bernard Lodge, will house the warehouses...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

The Victoria Mutual Foundation awarded 62 promising students with scholarships and bursaries under its Head Start Scholarship Programme recently. The awards ceremony was held under the theme ‘Greater Heights’ at The Knutsford Court Hotel in St...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM

Jamaica is the fastest-growing market in the Caribbean as it relates to digital transactions and with ambition to become market leaders, Mastercard said they are here investing heavily. “There is something already happening here in this market and...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:14 AMVanessa James/Gleaner Writer

Don’t be fooled; a teenager’s life is hard! Between trying to understand themselves and finding where they fit in, the journey is a treacherous one. It got more difficult for Umeko Chin, however, as soon as she was diagnosed with lupus. Now, almost...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:12 AM

In keeping with its spirit of innovation and providing Jamaicans with a diverse product offering, LASCO Manufacturing Limited, through its iCool drink brand, has introduced a new juice drink variant, iCool Reduced Sugar Juice Drink, which contains...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:12 AM

The Constant Spring Police Station on Cassava Piece Road in St Andrew is to be expanded through a renovation project being undertaken by the Rotary Club of St Andrew. President Audley Deidrick told Rotarians and potential club members that the...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says he wants to see more effort going into improving the credibility of Jamaica’s primary healthcare system, which includes promoting greater use of community health clinics by...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A senior banker has recommended that banks and other financial institutions must move beyond simply providing financing and, instead, get in the habit of educating and clarifying issues for persons in the productive sector. The recommendation came...

Published:Friday | October 18, 2019 | 12:10 AMKaryl Walker/Gleaner Writer

Even as recent heavy rains that have pelted eastern Jamaica, some Corporate Area communities are still ­experiencing dry pipes. Mark Murray lives in Duhaney Park, western St Andrew, and is at his wits’ end as to why, after so much rainfall...

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