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Published:Thursday | June 30, 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:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

At least two cane farmers in St Thomas have raised concerns about their exclusion from the list of beneficiaries of the $200 million allocated by the Government to assist those who have been negatively affected by the closure of the Golden Grove...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:12 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Barbers, hairdressers, cosmetologists and other beauticians are lamenting the heavy hit their operations have taken with the emergence of the deadly coronavirus in the island and the measures introduced by the Government to contain its spread. The...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Hello mi neighbour! We are all feeling the pinch! Let’s not worsen a bad situation by pinching one another. Go slow with anger, quicken your steps with mercy, and be willing to forgive the misdeeds of others at the drop of a hat. This works for the...

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Fisherfolk in Rocky Point, Clarendon, are reeling from a dramatic decline in business in what is traditionally a high-sales period as many Jamaicans see fish as the protein of choice in the Lenten season. But with the deadly coronavirus which...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 5:35 PM

The Houses of Parliament made history on Tuesday when it held its first virtual Parliamentary meeting using the remote conferencing platform, Zoom.  The Special Select Committee reviewing developments relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 5:07 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the Government will extend the current islandwide nightly curfew. The seven-day measure began last Wednesday, April 1 and was set to expire at 6:00 a.m tomorrow Wednesday, April 8. The curfew...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 4:47 PM

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that Jamaica has recorded four more COVID-19 cases, pushing the country’s tally to 63. The new cases are three women, ages 48, 26 and 48 and a 26-year-old male. Tufton said they...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 4:15 PM

The People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that party president Dr Peter Phillips is receiving treatment for stage three colon cancer. The party says health evaluations completed yesterday afternoon by UHWI Professor,...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 3:44 PM

L P Azar has made an additional donation of fabric, equivalent to 10,000 masks, to the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme.  HOPE interns have been mass-producing masks since last Friday for general distribution in...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 3:40 PM

In keeping with its pledge to keep everyone connected during Jamaica’s response to Coronavirus, Digicel has introduced the 14-day Education Plan - giving students access to their schools’ virtual learning sites. Students at all levels...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 2:43 PM

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dunstan Bryan says the National Arena in St Andrew will be used as a field hospital with 72 beds to respond to any surge in COVID-19 cases. He says the Government will be spending...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 1:51 PM

A Trelawny businessman was reportedly robbed of over $14 million in Jamaican and United States currencies, his licensed firearm and over 50 rounds of ammunition. According to the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the incident...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 1:13 PM

Five persons, including two teenagers, are in police custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along Mall Road, August Town in St Andrew. The police report that about 8:45 Monday night a team was conducting...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 11:37 AM

Detectives from the Trelawny Division charged six men for breaching the COVID curfew after they were found at a bar in Falmouth last night. Charged are: * Carlton Clarke, 53, businessman of Hague district, Trelawny, * Glenroy Jones, 53, Florence...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 11:21 AM

A man is in police custody following a robbery and the seizure of five rounds of ammunition on Pink Lane in Kingston 11 on Monday. According to the Denham Town Police, about 9:35 a.m., a team was conducting patrols in the area when they responded...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 9:57 AM

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a case of shop breaking and larceny in Spring Hill, Portland. He is Omar McNaught of Olivere Housing Scheme in Buff Bay in the parish. The police report that about 8:00 p.m., on April 02,...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:23 AM

WHEN RICARDO Allen declined his Fulbright Scholarship, little did he know he would be helping to further the educational development and achievement of thousands of secondary-school students across the Caribbean by creating One on One Educational...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the coronavirus (COVID-19) showing no signs of letting up, a number of the island’s leading hotel operators have joined in the fight, with donations exceeding US$1 million, to assist with the response efforts. The announcement...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:19 AM

SINCE THE advent of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, barber Marlon Phillips has been forced to employ creative techniques to get clients into his salon. Like other member of his profession, the 2016 winner of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL)...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:19 AM

IN LIGHT of the economic pressures some motorists may now be facing as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, they are being advised to consider short-term insurance options to manage motor insurance expenses. “We are...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Dear Miss Powell, IS THE Canadian High Commission accepting applications for visitor’s visa? Since I have to stay at home, I decided to use the time to apply for a visitor’s visa. I would like to visit my family for Christmas. Will my...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I am a little confused about who is a British subject. I hear the term and would like you to provide a little more clarity to it. – S.B. Dear S.B., Please be aware that until 1949, nearly everyone with a close connection to...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I got married in December 2019. My husband had migrated to the States in August 2019. We have two children together who migrated with him. The distance is affecting our children as they want to be with the both of...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMDr Christopher Tufton, MP/ - Minister of Health and Wellness

Emerging from China, this new member of the family of coronaviruses, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been wreaking havoc in over 100 countries, with nearly half a million confirmed cases and more than 20,000 deaths. Countries with varying...

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