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Published:Wednesday | January 27, 2021 | 4:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Citing an absence of compelling evidence in the diplomatic row between Washington and Beijing over espionage allegations in Jamaica, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith said there was no need for her to summon the Chinese ambassador to...

Published:Monday | January 25, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Even as the Holness administration pushes to pass its highly touted proposed identity law, it is apparent that officials will have to buttress their public-education campaign amid pockets of unawareness that could jeopardise public buy-in and...

Published:Saturday | January 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Elderly Jamaicans have been urged by elder-care and medical experts to consult with their doctor about whether the fragility of their health may disqualify them from the roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine in the spring. The warning comes amid an...

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

United States Vice-President Kamala Harris is expected to leverage her history of advocacy in pressing the White House on economic and social justice for blacks and other minorities, Jamaican academics have said. Joseph Biden assumed the presidency...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 12:26 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Chief chaplain of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Pastor Dr Gary Buddoo-Fletcher, led law-enforcement officers into a praise break yesterday, highlighting that there had been no suicides within the police last year. “Sometimes no news is good...

Published:Saturday | January 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Government officials, diplomats, business associates, and staff members turned out at the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church in St Andrew to pay their respects to Gordon Arthur Cyril ‘Butch’ Stewart, who died late Monday evening in Florida....

Published:Friday | January 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

“We can’t lay down our arms in terms of the education of our students. It has to continue,” stressed Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams. And she is beseeching parents to match her passion and determination, calling on...

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2021 | 12:24 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

After a long quest to find his bearing, Romario Mullings has found his voice, having met his purpose as a motivational speaker. What many would consider as his glory days representing his alma mater, Manchester High School, in football was a time...

Published:Saturday | January 2, 2021 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Melbourne Absalom, a violence interrupter (VI) working with the Peace Management Initiative in Rose Town in Kingston, is calling on the “society at large” to play a greater role in curbing crime and violence in such inner-city communities. Absalom...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Hungry for fellowship and worship at the end of a year of great challenges, Christians came out in their numbers for the three Christmas Sunday services at the Waltham Park New Testament Church of God (NTCOG) in St Andrew yesterday. Careful to...

Published:Monday | December 28, 2020 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

T Geddes Grant, through the Huggies brand, donated a Hug-a-Baby Lactating Room valued at $1.7 million to the Victoria Jubilee Hospital on December 23. The breastfeeding room, located on the postnatal ward, is a multi-functional space that will be...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

More than 20 families have been dislocated with a pall of gloom hanging over their Christmas holidays on Wednesday after a fire razed through their homes at Church Lane and Love Lane in downtown Kingston. Residents tried desperately to save some of...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Lamenting that they have been neglected in development plans, residents of Riverton Meadows in St Andrew are wishing the authorities – and not the crocodiles roaming the community – would pay more attention to them. “Dem downgrade we down here,...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The Jamaican Government is not immediately considering expanding its travel ban beyond the United Kingdom amid the emergence of a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus. That confirmation was made by Health and Wellness Minister Dr...

Published:Wednesday | December 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

With the expansion of the digital footprint and an uptick in international online orders, some local couriers have been experiencing Christmas delays in the delivery of packages. The coronavirus pandemic has forced more persons to utilise door-to-...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Patrick Burke, a third-year actuarial science student at The University of the West Indies, Mona, has just one thing to worry about – keeping his grades up. The 21-year-old has been given assistance by Transitional Living Programme for Children in...

Published:Monday | December 21, 2020 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

The Wellingtons sat peacefully along the waterfront on Ocean Boulevard downtown Kingston waiting for another customer to stop by. Much to their surprise, it was The Gleaner enquiring about their Christmas plans. With a warm heart and a welcoming...

Published:Friday | December 18, 2020 | 12:06 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Richard Pandohie, is urging local artisans to develop a strong online presence to tap into inland and cross-border revenue streams. Pandohie bemoans that Jamaican artists have...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:29 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Since weather systems caused the Chalky River to overflow its banks and dump mounds of silt into her yard as it flooded Weise Road in Bull Bay, St Andrew, in late October, Marsha Smart and her family have been relying on the charity of Good...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:26 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

CHIEF EXECUTIVE officer of Kingston Wharves Limited (KWL), Mark Williams, has declared that they have no backlog of barrels for the Christmas season. Though he is projecting that there will be more cargo for the Christmas period, he stated that...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:28 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

When it rains, it pours straight into the deteriorating hazard-prone building he calls home. Milton Crump, who is hard of hearing and visually impaired, has been living in this dilapidated building for years. With age, the landlord has waived his...

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2020 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

It was all smiles and laughter with Jamaica Labour Party councillor of the Norbrook Division, Susan Senior, and People’s National Party councillor of the Papine Division, Venesha Phillips, at Tuesday’s sitting of the Kingston and St Andrew...

Published:Thursday | December 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

After being homeless for more than 10 years, Michael Peart wants a “substantial” change this Christmas. Though grateful for the generosity of strangers and charities throughout the year, he has a special wish for Christmas Day. He told The Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2020 | 12:22 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

Vendors and merchants in the downtown Kingston market district will apparently not face a similar Grand Market clampdown as has been announced for the western city, Montego Bay. While committing to enforcing coronavirus health and safety protocols...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:25 AMJonielle Daley/Staff Reporter

As Herbert Leslie’s dust-covered hands used a pick-axe to plough the rich soil of his farm in Mavis Bank, St Andrew, he bore a weight far greater than his arched back might suggest. Leslie is still haunted by the 2018 grisly murder of 36-year-old...

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