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Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Kymani Steele is still in shock as he remembers disembarking the Toyota Fielder death car around 15 minutes before a fiery collision along the Queen’s Highway in St Ann killed four members of a family on Sunday morning. Steele, a security guard,...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The rise of Kamala Harris to vice-president-in-waiting of the United States has been welcomed with jubilation in Brown’s Town, St Ann, the birthplace of her father, Professor Donald Harris, and where several of her relatives still reside. Harris is...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The three schools that withdrew from a two-week pilot, due to start next Monday, opted out because of logistical, health, and other challenges that would have threatened a smooth restart amid the coronavirus pandemic. This week’s hiccup came days...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The impact of COVID-19 on Jamaica’s tourism sector is nothing short of devastating, and while the outlook for the near future appears grim, seeds of hope are springing forth for Jamaicans whose livelihoods have depended on the industry. Out of...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

TECHNICAL ISSUES affected the banking sector across Jamaica on Saturday, leaving thousands of residents disgruntled and embarrassed at not being able to successfully complete their business transactions. The National Commercial Bank (NCB) issued...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Living under a zinc-and-tarpaulin structure and getting stoned at nights by unruly youngsters is really an awful way to live. But this is what 51-year-old Ivan Lawrence, also known as ‘Badcare’, of Lime Hall, St Ann, had to contend with over a...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Parents across Jamaica are making the effort to assist their children get accustomed to the online method of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Beverley Dressikie of Huddersfield, St Mary, is one of them. The only difference is she does it...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:11 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

For the second time within a month, the St Ann police have come under attack by residents after attempting to bring an end to an entertainment event in breach of the curfew last Saturday night in Retirement district, Brown’s Town. Following...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Continuing a tradition of excellence that has been embedded in the psyche of the St Ann-based St Hilda’s Diocesan High School, 17-year-old Jenice Clarke aced her Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations to emerge as one of the...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on Jamaica’s tourism sector, one of the island’s leading all-inclusive resorts, Moon Palace Jamaica, is recommitting to stand by its pledge to offer annual scholarships through its charity arm, Moon...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Once denigrated to the level of ‘failed school’ that needed immediate intervention, the Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St Ann’s Bay has, this year, achieved an academic level never before reached in its 33-year history. The school recorded...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:12 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Franklyn D Resort (FDR) , a family hotel located in Runaway Bay, St Ann, is one of many hotels affected by the pandemic, which has forced its closure, resulting in the sending home of scores of workers. However, a master stroke by FDR owner Frank...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Residents in Oracabessa, St Mary, have reacted with anger to the sudden closure of the Oracabessa Post Office, which was closed on October 7 because of the dilapidated condition of the building. In a notice posted on its website on October 7,...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Motorists using the main road between Gayle and Rio Nuevo in St Mary are once again expressing fear over a breakaway near the community of Governor’s Pen. The roadway collapsed several years ago and has remained unrepaired, even after a September...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:06 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners II marked Jamaica’s National Tree Planting Day 2020 on Friday by planting 2,020 trees across sections of its mining operation area in St Ann. The effort is part of Noranda’s drive to plant 200,000 trees over a...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Hundreds of thousands of Jamaican students may be unable to tap into online learning because of inaccessibility to computers at home as the academic year gets under way today, Education Minister Fayval Williams has said. The yawning vacuum in...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The protocol developed and used successfully in hotels by the tourism sector in the COVID-19 fight is being expanded to communities in wider Jamaica, with the launch of the COVID-19 Ambassador programme by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican expatriate Tony Wilson returned to Ocho Rios recently and was appalled at what he described as the “deplorable state” of the town’s health centre. A man of action, Wilson not just complained but dipped into his pocket to pay three men to...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:08 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Waking up at four o’clock each morning to travel by public transportation from the mountainous terrain of Clarksonville in St Ann to Mandeville to attend the Manchester High School, then to return home, most times after 6 p.m., would put a strain...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

An investigation has been launched after partygoers in breach of the 8 p.m. curfew damaged a police service vehicle in Parry Town, St Ann, on Saturday after lawmen tried to disperse the crowd. It was the second such attack on the police in less...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:09 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

In a massive Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) victory in the September 3 general election, reminiscent of the 1980 polls, the People’s National Party (PNP) again managed to keep one of their safest seats in Jamaica, St Ann South East, which they have...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Lisa Hanna retained the St Ann South Eastern seat for the People’s National Party (PNP) at the end of the judicial recount at the St Ann’s Bay Courthouse on Wednesday. Hanna eventually won by a margin of 31 as she secured 5,150 votes to the...

Published:Thursday | September 10, 2020 | 12:15 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Peter Shand, the independent candidate who contested the St Ann North Western seat in the September 3 general election, has raised allegations of vote buying by persons aligned to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the constituency in last week’s...

Published:Monday | September 7, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Warning of dire consequences, tourism stakeholders in the island’s resort towns are cautioning the new Government against closing down the borders as a result of the uptick in coronavirus cases. Jamaica has seen a steep increase in coronavirus...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:19 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) Krystal Lee knocked the wind out of the sails of bombastic People’s National Party (PNP) incumbent Dr Dayton Campbell with a decisive victory in St Ann North Western. Campbell, a two-term member of parliament, saw...

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