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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

South Albion farmer Everold Bowen is still tallying his losses after recent weeks of heavy rain battered 15 acres of farmland under cultivation, destroying his plans to export produce to the United Kingdom and Canada any time soon. His face was a...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

On humid nights in Tryall Heights, 71-year-old Sylvia Stewart would often find respite by sleeping on her verandah, with even her back door left open. Now she is deathly afraid. Stewart is still rattled by the bloodbath that unfolded in Tryall...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:08 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

New challenges face Peter Clarke, whose home teeters on the edge of destruction after flood rains assaulted the hilly terrain of Irish Town, triggering multiple land slippages three Sundays ago. The 48-year-old has been forced to expedite his...

Published:Monday | November 23, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Olivia Grange knows what it means to be sexually and physically assaulted in public. And as the minister for gender affairs, she is determined to put a stop to brazen attacks on women and girls. Grange opened up to the congregation at Power of...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:04 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Climate Change Minister Pearnel Charles Jr says the ministry will be ramping up efforts to secure funding to carry out works on key areas of the Corporate Area and other sections of the island in danger of significant damage from the effects of...

Published:Sunday | November 22, 2020 | 8:02 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Declaring that her son has been living in misery since he was attacked by a dog last year, Theresa Mitchell-Jones, a resident of Mexico in Arnett Gardens, St Andrew, celebrated news of the passing of the Dogs (Liability for Injuries by) Act in the...

Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A homeward journey that would normally take Georgia Trieb 35 minutes to Mavis Bank, St Andrew, now lasts her almost three hours - or equivalent to a trip from Kingston in the east to Montego Bay in the west. She is one of hundreds of residents...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The agriculture ministry has fast-tracked the provision of resources to cushion the economic stress heaped on farmers across the island following a spell of heavy rains in recent times. More than $600 million has been earmarked to support farmers...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:20 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

One of the Anglican Church’s most outspoken and controversial priests, the Reverend Canon Ernle Gordon, died yesterday at the age of 82. A prolific writer and author of many works, Gordon was ordained a priest in 1968 and spent most of his ministry...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Recent heavy rains have dumped a multiplicity of woes on residents of Mount Vernon Gap in St Thomas. Damaged roads are preventing coffe farmers from getting their harvest to market, and goods are running scarce as shopkeepers are unable to receive...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Fearing that she could be in serious danger the next time St Thomas experiences torrential rainfall, Kimone Hunter is putting plans in place for her and her four children to vacate her home in Bamboo River. Hunter and scores of her neighbours...

Published:Monday | November 9, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A family in the Jacks Hill-Gordon Town main road region of the rain-ravaged St Andrew East Rural constituency hurriedly evacuated their home following a massive landslide on Sunday that threatened their abode and livelihoods. Clifton Whyte said on...

Published:Saturday | November 7, 2020 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With the Chalky River overflowing its banks on Wednesday, residents on Weise Road in Bull Bay, St Andrew, are hoping for relief soon from the devastation and dislocation caused by adverse weather over the past few weeks. Apart from battling the...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Late Pastor Bobby Lancaster Wilmot has been lauded by close friend and partner in Christian ministry, Richard Cooke, as a man of unrivalled enthusiasm for the gospel who drew many to the Church through his magnetic personality. Wilmot, 59, died at...

Published:Monday | November 2, 2020 | 12:13 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Member of Parliament Juliet Holness has threatened to report residents in St Andrew East Rural who construct homes in contravention of the law and warned that she would be willing to suffer the consequences of losing electoral support. Holness’...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The family of a retired district constable who was brutally murdered on Monday afternoon has painted him as a serial child predator who had absconded bail after being charged with assaulting a 12-year-old girl. At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday,...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Around noon last Friday, Sadesha McKenzie sat inside her beauty shop, Mummy’s Hair Spot, in Seaview Gardens, St Andrew, showcasing products when gunmen sneaked up on patrons, killing one man and injuring the proprietor. After being shot in the...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:22 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The torrential rains that set off landslides and flooding, damaging roads and other infrastructure across several parishes, are expected to incur a repair bill of more than $1 billion. Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Desmond...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:19 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Fifteen-year-old Saneeka Leechman, a student of The Queen’s School in Kingston, was making plans to surprise her father, 42-year-old Romeo Leechman, on his upcoming birthday, but this will never come to pass as a land slippage caused by heavy rains...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Mark Golding, People’s National Party (PNP) presidential aspirant, has indicated that his first order of business if he is elected as president is to unify the party regardless of the views held previously by Comrades. His comments came yesterday...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

THE PEOPLE’S National Party’s (PNP’s) Imani Duncan-Price has expressed regret at the death of Anthony Goss, otherwise called ‘Froggy’, one of the party’s loyal supporters and volunteers in the Kingston Central constituency. Superintendent in charge...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With three events in the past week leaving the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) with a black eye, there is increasing public concern over the effect the incidents will have on the army’s reputation. The latest incident, which took the form of a domestic...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Heath and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that Jamaica could reach the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in weeks. “We have done fairly well, but the process is ongoing,” he said of the Government’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Quick action from brave men in Waterhouse, St Andrew, yesterday saved the life of 14-year-old Mikayla Anderson after she got trapped on a landing in the middle of Sandy Gully, facing the threat of being washed away by raging waters from heavy rain...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With the hardship and economic uncertainty caused by being laid off in March due to COVID-19, 29-year-old Kadene Gray, a resident of Montego Bay, St James, could not escape frequent suicidal thoughts. Today, even though the thoughts reappear...

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