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Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:15 AM

The JN Foundation is encouraging all Jamaicans to donate to the Jamaica National Children’s Home, through a relief account, which has been established by the Foundation at JN Bank. The Jamaica National Children’s Home was gutted by fire on Friday,...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Phillip Robinson’s dream of attending Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has come true. The talented artist from the rural community of Watt Town in St Ann, whose works have elicited overwhelming response since The Gleaner...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:10 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

From October 25 to 27, The Temple of Light Centre for Spiritual Living, located at 6 Fairway Avenue, Kingston 10, will be hosting a three-day masterclass at Jewel Dunn’s River Resort and Spa in St Ann. Under the theme, ‘Life is precious, handle...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:09 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: For those of us who grew up with the support of both parents, it was a reality many of us took for granted. Knowing that dinner would be ready when we got home and everything was planned out each year for a smooth start to...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:09 AMShanna Kaye Monteith/Gleaner Writer

With the grand finale of The GIFTED Network’s National Prophetic Summit (NPS) set for today (Saturday, August 17), the anointed group of visionaries remain confident that the conference is definitely a move of God. The ongoing summit has seen...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:08 AMShanna kaye Monteith/ Gleaner Writer

The premier staging of the spiritual empowerment conference, dubbed ‘Soul Wounds Can Heal’, which happened last Saturday, saw many attendees, according to its conceptualiser, leaving the Church of God of Prophecy in Seaforth, St. Thomas, with...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:07 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

This is the first of a two-part series on circle of friends Keep smiling, keep shining Knowing you can always count on me, for sure That’s what friends are for For good times and bad times I’ll be on your side for evermore That’s what friends are...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:06 AM

One of the most disliked words among Christians and non-Christians may actually surprise you. Some may even call it a curse word! But it is actually a blessing for this life and the life to come. That word is forgiveness....

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:05 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Berry Hill, Manchester: In 2002 when Robert Robinson was arrested for simple larceny, he had no idea that he would be forgotten in the prison system for 17 years, with no certainty that he would ever see the light of day and under a name his...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 5:07 PM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that it has rejected the Jamaica Public Service Company’s (JPS) 2019-2024 tariff review application because of material deficiencies including the absence of critical information and...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 4:47 PM

Residents of surrounding communities in Bog Walk, St Catherine, are to benefit from the upgrading of their health and security facilities. Over the next six months, the Bog Walk Health Centre will be expanded, and a dental unit constructed at a...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 4:09 PM

Amnesty International has welcomed the laying of charges against six policemen over the murders of three men more than six years ago. Sergeant Simroy Mott, Corporal Donovan Fullerton, Constables Andrew Smith, Sheldon Richards, Orandy Rose, and...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 1:33 PM

Mining Minister, Robert Montague, says his Ministry continues to have dialogue with key players in the local bauxite industry amid global concerns over the price of bauxite/alumina on the international market. In a statement this afternoon,...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 1:12 PM

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Dr Grace McLean, says that all is in place to ensure a seamless start to the 2019/2020 academic year. McLean noted that funds have been disbursed for the renovation of several institutions...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:59 PM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has officially launched its Enhanced Vector Control Programme as it continues the fight against mosquito-borne illnesses. The programme will engage 1,000 temporary workers, who will join more than 200 permanent...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 10:06 AM

A Jamaican man described as a major player in the lottery scam has been sentenced to nearly three years in a United States (US) prison. Oraine Gray, 23, was yesterday ordered by a judge in the state of Indiana to serve 34 months after he pleaded...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 9:28 AM

Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, is slated to make its inaugural call to Jamaica next year. With a carrying capacity of 6,680 passengers, the 228,081-tonne ship is expected to dock in Falmouth, Trelawny, on May 19, 2020...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Exiting wards of the state will have the opportunity to reside at a new apartment complex in Mona, St Andrew, come September. The Transitional Living Programme for Children in State Care caters to students who will be pursuing tertiary or...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:27 AMAdrian Frate/News Editor

Western Bureau: The Trelawny Municipal Corporation (TMC) is refuting reports that bad blood with Custos Paul Muschett was behind Falmouth Mayor Collen Gager’s absence from the platform and the inspection of the guard of honour at the recent...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Witnesses say a Mississippi chicken-processing plant has fired most remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week. Mississippi Immigration Coalition volunteer Terry Truett says she was called to a park...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:23 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

It was a big, delightful plate of poetic rice and peas that SenYAcum, promoters of Jamaica Poetry Festival, served at its ninth staging at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in St Andrew on Sunday, August 11. And then there was the chicken,...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:22 AM

There are friends who were once around me, there are our homeless elderly who are discarded. They are gone. There are still some who are around me, and they know that the time is drawing near. They find themselves struggling with the wages of time...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:20 AM

The dramatic increase in the poverty rate by 5.2 percentage points in the Kingston Metropolitan Region (KMR) and by 4.1 percentage points across other towns in 2017 (Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions) is a bombshell that has exploded the myth...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Sometimes sharing your story is the first step on the path to recovery or ­managing your mental health. Safe Space Jamaica, conceptualised in September 2016, started as part of a WE-Change Social and Economic Justice Programme. The initiative is...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:13 AMBarbara Ellington/Contributor

Grandma Eva May Wright has much to celebrate. She has surpassed the three score and 10 years given to man by an additional two scores, she is in possession of her faculties, and she is enjoying the loving care and respect of her family in her...

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