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Stories by David Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

When Kyme Duncan was jolted from sleep by the shrill cry of his helper with news that his friend’s house was ablaze, he was spurred into action to assist his neighbour. That dedication to his Tower Isle community saved the life of his friend’s...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Big government, big problem. That’s the view of Joseph Patterson, leader of Jamaica’s fledgling third registered party. Shrinking the size of the bloated bureaucracy is a key pillar of Patterson’s economic vision for Jamaica, which includes tax...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Growing advocacy for the implementation of mandatory vaccination should be resisted by Jamaicans because it trespasses on their constitutional rights, says controversial leader of Jamaica’s fledgling third registered party, Joseph Patterson....

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Joseph Patterson’s United Independents’ Congress (UIC), Jamaica’s third registered political party, has unveiled a far-reaching social agenda, including the championing of abortion rights. Patterson explained that his party is anchored to the...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:39 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Family members of slain District Constable Kemar Armstrong were quickly evacuated from Emily Lane in Allman Town on Friday night, shortly after his murder at the hands of armed criminals. Armstrong was killed at his home shortly after 6 p.m. as he...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Urban decay, unemployment and underdevelopment have characterised Rockfort in Kingston for a number of years. Despite the recent push to revitalise the waterfront with the construction of a boardwalk near the Rae Town Fishing Village, several...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans eager to pig out this Christmas might find pork in short demand. Stakeholders in the pig industry are warning that the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in input costs like feed will continue to turn the screws in...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Delacree Pen are attributing the continuous ongoing conflict among rival gangs as the reason for the shooting incident of two men last Saturday afternoon. According to the residents, one of the injured men, Didane Campbell, otherwise...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The absence of regulatory standards governing the haulage of sewage from septic tanks and pits has cast the cesspool industry as chaotic, with many workers having no equipment to protect themselves and little training to safely engage dangerous...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As several probes continue into the deaths of three cesspool workers who inhaled noxious fumes at Moneague College on September 6, there is growing evidence of a culture of non-compliance with safety protocols among workers and bosses at Central...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Every time it rains, residents of Harbour Drive are left on edge as they watch the ground sink from beneath their feet due to the construction of a gully next to their homes. Designed to channel water away from nearby hills, this trench has become...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The GraceKennedy Foundation has continued its efforts to encourage youths to achieve their fullest potential by awarding bursaries to students for their exceptional scholastic performance. On Friday, the foundation presented 25 bursaries to...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Gas manufacturer Massy Gas Products (Jamaica) is eyeing the build-out of its operations for the storage and distribution of medical-grade oxygen in the island. That revelation came less than 24 hours after the Ministry of Health and Wellness said...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Lionised for decades for a velvety voice that transcended the airwaves, advertising magnate and former broadcaster Adrian Robinson passed away on Monday, closing a chapter of transformation in a fast-evolving industry. Robinson, 86, passed away at...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government could spend US$14.7 million, approximately J$2.3 billion, to purchase a cache of 1.972 million doses of the Johnson...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies Guild President Danielle Mullings has come out in support of the decision taken by the Mona campus to bar accommodation on halls of residence to students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. The directive issued...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The official opening of the Church of St Margaret Standpipe Sports Complex has brought joy to the community of Standpipe. Thirteen-year-old Shaquan Duffus could not hide his excitement and said this was a dream come true. “I feel happy because it...

Published:Friday | August 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

High levels of absenteeism among Jamaica’s nurses are increasingly a cause for concern for hospital administrators battling an unprecedented public-health emergency. That revelation by a senior nursing official on Thursday gave broader insight...

Published:Thursday | August 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) President Patsy Edwards Henry is moving to crush a rebellion within the ranks of public nurses who launched an islandwide sickout on Wednesday that crippled operations at hospitals already hobbled by the COVID-19...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:11 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Administrators of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, have sought to allay fears of deregistration raised by third-year medical science students after communication was sent on Monday outlining the need to pay outstanding fees. An email...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government is not considering administering coronavirus vaccines to children under 12 until there is cogent scientific advice approving their use, Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams has confirmed. The Holness...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Nestled in the mountains of Dominica, the Kalinagos, like the Maroons in Accompong, share many similarities. Both groups trace their lineage to indigenous people, resisted colonial occupation, and have carved out levels of autonomy within their...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:06 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Across the Corporate Area, scores of children came out with their parents to be inoculated as the Government began its national vaccination drive for adolescents 12 to 18 years old. This is viewed by many as the safest way to have the students...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Long lines for a vaccination campaign offered optimism on Thursday as staffers of the coronavirus-hit Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) poured out for jabs in a bid to shield themselves as Jamaica’s COVID-19 crisis escalates. The robust response - an...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s confirmation of the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus here has set the Ministry of Health and Wellness scrambling to mobilise resources to rein in a tidal wave of infections that has sparked record-breaking rates of case...

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