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Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Colonel of the Moore Town Maroons in Portland, Wallace Sterling, has rubbished suggestions that a decision to accept an invitation to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness without Accompong Chief Richard Currie was an act of betrayal. Currie has...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dr Delroy Fray, clinical coordinator of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), believes that the Omicron strain of the virus which causes COVID-19 could be a godsend to herald the end of the pandemic with the world moving into an endemic...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Despite the threat that they could lose funding support from the Government, descendants of the Maroons across the island have said they are unwilling to give up their indigenous rights. However, their counterparts in Scotts Hall, St Mary, are...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The local Maroon communities intend to seek audience with Prime Minister Andrew Holness to try and ease simmering tension between the Government and the indigenous groups, especially in relation to those in the Cockpit Country led by Richard Currie...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:08 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Chinese expatriates operating businesses in Jamaica are fearful that they remain marked targets for the criminal underworld, following the shooting death of 53-year-old businessman Shiyun Shu and his wife, Haikong Wan, in Bellevue, St Elizabeth,...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:05 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

It has proven difficult for Prophet Dr Jahmar Watson to locate the scattered flock of the now-deceased controversial pastor Kevin Smith, but he is hell-bent on carrying out what he said is his God-given mandate to restore the members of Pathways...

Published:Sunday | December 12, 2021 | 12:13 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A threat by the Government to take legal action against families who have abandoned relatives at the island’s public hospitals has not scared Candace*, who is convinced that her father, Carlton*, is right where he should be: out of her life. Health...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:13 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With the global supply chain yet to recover from COVID-19 shocks, it could be a bleak Christmas for shoppers across the island as merchants pass on the increasing costs to source goods overseas. Freight rates have spiked by as much as 600 per cent...

Published:Sunday | December 5, 2021 | 12:13 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The new omicron variant of the virus which causes COVID-19 is creating anxiety among tourism interests in western Jamaica, as cancellation numbers increase steadily amid its spread across the world and resulting travel bans. The omicron variant has...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Heightened police-military activities in the killing fields of St James, Westmoreland and Hanover have placed communities along the St Elizabeth border on high alert for undesirables seeking refuge in their villages. The three western parishes have...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The administrators at Little Bay All-Age and Infant School in Westmoreland have been left feeling cheated after the Ministry of Transport and Mining blocked a decision to give them a Mitsubishi Rosa Coaster bus under the Rural School Bus Programme...

Published:Sunday | November 7, 2021 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Kevin Smith kept daily tabs on his flock’s contributions to his multimillion-dollar empire with daily reports on collections and expenditure, and personally contacted members if their life insurance policies under his management were in arrears....

Published:Sunday | October 31, 2021 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

While the eyes of the nation have been focused on the bizarre and deadly religious practices at the Pathways International Kingdom Restoration Ministries in St James for over two weeks, noted theologian, the Reverend Dr Ronald Hamilton, is among...

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Forty-two-year-old Garth Lindsay has been living on the streets of Montego Bay, St James, for the past 15 years. He left his hometown in Fellowship, Portland, in search of a better life, completing the 135-mile trek after five days, and today has...

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2021 | 12:05 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Hanover Custos Dr David Stair still fondly recalls the days when the parish capital Lucea was the envy of other destinations. Back then, Hanover had a vibrant agricultural sector, with Lucea becoming a booming commercial centre and important export...

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

There is still no word from the Office of the Prime Minister as to whether it will heed to the plea for help from Montego Bay businessman Gordon Baldie to save his business. Nonetheless, 51-year-old Baldie, CEO of Inter-Caribbean Automotive Parts...

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Government’s development of Falmouth as a premier tourism destination is being matched by millions of dollars in private investment throughout Trelawny, but indigenous stakeholders are not satisfied with the involvement of locals in planning...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2021 | 3:06 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A businessman facing millions of dollars in losses after being evicted from a warehouse had leased from the state-owned Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ) after falling behind in payments is calling for the intervention of Prime Minister Andrew...

Published:Sunday | October 3, 2021 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With no apparent end to the senseless killings in Granville, St James, several residents have packed their bags and fled the community as splintered groups from the notorious MS-13 and Big Yard gangs continue their reign of terror. Over the years,...

Published:Saturday | October 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Following last week’s Sunday Gleaner article ‘Hard road to an honest living’ about 26-year-old Jason Cargill*, the single parent who resisted the temptation of a life of crime to make ends meet, scores of persons have reached out with words of...

Published:Saturday | September 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

At 10 years old, he watched as both the police and gangsters invaded his home in search of his two older siblings, who were criminals. By age 15, he was left to fend for himself after his mother left to seek greener pastures in the United States,...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Despite a valiant effort by the organisers to create a safe space for the staging of the much-watched Dream Weekend party series currently underway in Negril, Westmoreland, there are serious concerns among stakeholders that indiscipline patrons and...

Published:Sunday | August 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The international community claims it is unsafe for visitors, and locals consider it an eyesore and a haven for criminals, but while killings continue unabated throughout St James, this usually disruptive inner-city community has not recorded a...

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2021 | 1:35 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Encouraged by the number of persons who turned up to be inoculated across the country yesterday, Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is now eyeing an ambitious 800,000 additional Jamaicans receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, which would take Jamaica...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:06 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Residents in Norwood, St James say gang warfare and political interference have prevented the sustainable execution of social intervention programmes in the volatile community, leaving them to fend for themselves over the years. The community is...

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