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Published:Friday | June 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju

Despite the technological and other advances since 1951, the political will to make the well-needed appropriate investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies remains a vitally important missing link in the...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 9:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus vaccine inching toward approval in the U.S. is desperately anticipated by weary Americans longing for a path back to normal life. But criminals are waiting, too, ready to use that desperation to...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 9:05 AM

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 30, CMC – The Caribbean recorded its youngest ever death from COVID-19, after a six-day old baby died of the virus in Guyana.  Guyana's Ministry of Health said that two deaths were recorded over the...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Stella Gregory Award for Bisasor-McKenzie Chief Medical Officer Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie has been named 2020 recipient of the Stella Gregory Award by the Kingston chapter of the Soroptimist International Club of Jamaica. The award...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

The family of Oral Nunis Sr, a Jamaican man who died in the custody of the Chula Vista police, has sued the San Diego city government and the police department for what they are alleging is his wrongful death at the hands of officers. The four...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:12 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Norris in St Thomas are voicing their frustration with the inconsistent or negligible supply of water to the eastern Jamaica community, a grouse they say dates back more than 20 years. They say they have not been benefiting from a...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The community surveillance and testing for COVID-19 by the Ministry of Health and Wellness has been receiving moderate response from residents in St Catherine. With some 14 communities visited so far, Marlene Stephenson, senior public health nurse...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:07 AM

In responding to the howls of protests it faced from customers after announcing a raft of measures, including the closure of two locations and the halting of cash transactions at six others, Scotiabank Jamaica has introduced initiatives to help...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:06 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness said an overhaul of the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) Act will be done shortly and packaged as a template to expand into more communities across the island and exported to other countries that are...

Published:Monday | November 30, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has dismissed concerns about the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s (CRH) capability to adequately deliver antigen testing for COVID-19 amid the facility’s ongoing restoration work, which...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 6:30 PMTamara Bailey - Gleaner Writer

A teenager died, this afternoon, after being hit from his motorcycle on the Winston Jones Highway in Manchester.  He has been identified as 19 year-old Tajay Millard of the Battersea community. The incident...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 5:33 PMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

Reverend Courtney Walters, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, St James, says Jamaicans must take responsibility for educating themselves about the various challenges facing persons with disabilities. He reasons that...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 4:34 PM

Flow Jamaica says it continues to be plagued by attacks on its network infrastructure from thieves and vandals. It says the attacks have so far cost the company close to US$1 million to restore services. That's currently...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 3:57 PMAssociated Press

(AP)- The United States' top infectious disease expert says the US may see “surge upon a surge” of COVID-19 infections in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 2:53 PM

A fund has been launched to support female business owners affected by the continuing economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The partner plan-like facility called the Win-Win Partner Fund, has been ...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 1:37 PMRomario Scott- Gleaner Writer

Dr Dayton Campbell this afternoon beat back the challenge of Raymond Pryce to be elected general-secretary of the People's National Party. Member of Parliament for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal Phillip Paulwell was elected chairman. 

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 1:13 PMAssociated Press

(AP)- Suspected members of the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, killed at least 40 rice farmers and fishermen while they were harvesting crops in Nigeria’s northern Borno State, officials said. The attack was staged yesterday in a rice...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:28 PM

Investigators have now identified the bodies of two men found along the Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine yesterday morning.  The men have been identified as 18 year-old Kybuki Smith of Lower Mall Road in Kingston 11 and 26 year-old...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 11:45 AMRomario Scott - Gleaner Writer

The first meeting of the People’s National Party's (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC), since the November 7 presidential election, is underway at Jamaica College in St Andrew. The NEC is the PNP’s highest decision-making body...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 11:09 AMCMC

(CMC)- Trinidad and Tobago says it has deported 160 Venezuelans who had illegally entered the country, even as a High Court judge stopped the immediate deportation of 19 others to the South American state. In a statement last night, the...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 10:22 AMCMC

(CMC)- The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency says its Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and the US Coast Guard recently interdicted a “yola” type wooden vessel transporting 816 pounds (370 kilogrammes) of cocaine in...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 9:40 AM

COVID-19 claimed five more lives in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reports, increasing fatalities from the infectious disease to 256.  Three of the dead are from Kingston and St Andrew. They are: a 66-...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

The People’s National Party (PNP) will today elect a general secretary to succeed Julian Robinson and a chairman to take up the mantle from Fitz Jackson in a second round of high-level internal elections this month. On November 7, delegates elected...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMRuddy Mathison - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A number of residents in Portmore, St Catherine, are objecting to the revised push by the Andrew Holness administration to make the municipality Jamaica’s 15th parish. The Sunday Gleaner visited several communities in the Sunshine City to hear the...

Published:Sunday | November 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMCarl Gilchrist - Sunday Gleaner Writer

South East St Ann Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna returned to work last Tuesday after reportedly going on leave. Her unexplained absence had given rise to speculation among her constituents that she might be giving up politics – or at least the...

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