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Stories by Asha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

A COVID-19 survivor, fearful of death, does not wish to go through the agony he went through when he first got the virus last November. Cedric Williamson, who has experienced some of the adverse symptoms of the killer virus, believes that if he had...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

As Tropical Storm Grace’s whipping wind and rain pelted Shooters Hill and Weise Road in Bull Bay on Tuesday, residents shovelled way mounds of silt, wary of a replay of last year’s flooding nightmare at the back end of the hurricane season. The...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:08 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

Business process outsourcing company (BPO) Advantage Communications Inc in New Kingston is grappling with an outbreak of COVID-19. The BPO currently has 16 positive cases, Regional Site Director Celina Hendricks said on Thursday. Six of the...

Published:Friday | August 6, 2021 | 12:07 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

As custodes from Jamaica’s 14 parishes each placed a candle on a woodcarving shaped like Jamaica, Wednesday’s sombre ceremony in honour of casualties of the coronavirus contrasted with the bright national colours and dancing flames signifying life...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2021 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

Salesmen and fishermen of Hellshire beach in Portmore, St Catherine, have bemoaned the most recent curfew regulations that they say are disrupting the smooth running of their businesses. Rico, the only fisherman who was seen on the beach when The...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

The National Water Commission (NWC) has emerged top of the pile in the annual Office of Utilities Regulation’s mystery shopping survey, ranking overall provider performance in customer service experience, including in-store, call centre, and online...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

IF THERE was ever a time to effect change in one’s society, that time would be now. André Bernard, 32, is on that mission, by beginning “groundbreaking research” in uncovering the connection between masculinity and language and how that helps to...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

An arson attack has displaced 10 adults and two children in Kingston Gardens in the latest round of violence that has stalked communities in the central district of the capital. The family house was reportedly attacked by gunmen, who set the...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

This year’s performance in the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination has dipped when compared with the overall results last year. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information reported a 52.2 per cent pass rate this year, compared to 60 per...

Published:Friday | July 16, 2021 | 12:13 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

Two million face masks were donated on Thursday to the Government and non-profits by a Britain-born philanthropist of Jamaican descent. The anti-coronavirus protective gear will be distributed among the health and education ministries, service...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:54 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

The Holness administration has been urged to allocate funding to trade unions and employers for a massive awareness campaign on the just-passed sexual harassment law. Veteran trade unionist Vincent Morrison forecasts “some problems in the early...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

A St Andrew family is heartbroken after 37-year-old Joseph ‘Jojo’ Smith was killed on Saturday, allegedly by his nephew. The distraught family is pleading with Germaine ‘Kareem’ Richards, 20, who has been identified as the suspect, to turn himself...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:06 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

Twelve deaf youths aged 18-25 are undergoing training in the paper bindery industry, developing key skills to build financial independence while promoting environmentally sustainable production. Registered with ‘Deaf Craft – Paper Trash to...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Intern

Hope Zoo, Jamaica’s primary wildlife park, is facing possible closure because of a slump in revenues. The shutdown could force administrators to find new homes for its approximately 1,100 animals. The Ministry of Agriculture, which helped fund the...

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