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Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 6:40 PMAP

(AP): President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 6:16 PMCMC

(CMC): The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant of US$200,000 to assist students across the region who lack access to technological devices and internet to support remote learning in the wake of the COVID-19...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 5:48 PMChristopher Serju/ Senior Gleaner Writer

There was a mixture of grief, confusion and anger on the faces of residents of 15 Omara Road in St Andrew, as they tried to make sense of the death of a seven-year girl who allegedly died from a stab wound early this morning....

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 3:42 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the country should not take what appears to be a series of attacks on the security forces as mere coincidence. He was reacting to the killing of Constable Kemar Francis of the Hunt's Bay...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 2:19 PM

Minister of National Security, Dr Horace Chang has lashed out at groups whom he has described as constantly finding a problem with proposed solutions to the country's high rate of crime and violence.  Without naming any human...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 1:33 PM

Otisa Wilmouth, the former head girl at the Green Pond High School in St James who recently emerged that school’s top performer in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, is to receive a computer through...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 11:09 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for greater investments and strengthened international cooperation to address significant global inequalities and to lower risks that continue to...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 9:34 AM

Cayman's Human Rights Commission (HRC) has called for respect and civility, as the country proceeds to implement new regulations next week legalising civil partnerships between couples of the same sex.  The Cayman Compass reports...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 8:47 AM

Eight people died from COVID-19 on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has revealed, moving the death toll from the disease to 88 people.  Seven of the eight had underlying medical conditions the ministry said. The...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 7:57 AM

The hunt is on for killers of a policeman who was attacked last night in Maxfield, St Andrew and died early this morning from his injuries. The slain cop has been identified as Constable Kemar Francis. He was attached to the Hunts Bay Police...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

The non-profit organisation Young Men and Young Women of Purpose (YMOP/YWOP) has made the back-to-school financial burden on parents of 12 students a little lighter this year with scholarships and grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000. YWOP/...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: With local schools slated to reopen on October 5, the Rotary Club of Montego Bay has come good for over 100 students in St James by equipping them with back-to-school supplies, including school bags and books. The students, who were...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMJamila Litchmore/Special Projects and Engagement Editor - -

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the homeless. Not only has it disrupted the philanthropic efforts of many charities and individuals, but it has also resulted in the downscaling of outreach and charitable projects. One organisation...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:05 AM

WASHINGTON, DC: Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States, Audrey Marks, has thanked the United States government for donating a 70-bed mobile field hospital to Jamaica, saying it is a timely gift that will help fight the coronavirus, especially...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:05 AMGlenda Anderson/Staff Reporter

Scores of Jamaican work permit holders in Grand Cayman could be heading home soon as a reprieve from immigration authorities, due to the coronavirus pandemic, expires at end of October. The island’s Customs and Border Control (CBC)reported on...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 9:05 PM

Japan’s new prime minister says he’s determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer as “proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.” The Games this year were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak that has...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 7:54 PM

Newly appointed State Minister in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, says the Government remains committed to advancing maternal and child healthcare in Jamaica. During a tour of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) in...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 7:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce Saturday that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court as he aims to put a historic conservative stamp on the high court just weeks before the election....

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 6:49 PM

Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Christopher Tufton, today broke ground and signed contracts for the establishment of two additional field hospitals, in response to the treatment and hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients. One of the...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 6:06 PM

Anglican priest Larius Lewis, Rector of St Paul’s Cure in Chapelton, Clarendon, was found dead at his home in the parish today.  This was confirmed to The Gleaner by Anglican Bishop of Jamaica, Reverend Dr Howard Gregory.  He said...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 5:30 PM

A virtual remembrance will be held on Saturday, September 26, to commemorate the life of former Cabinet minister and People’s National Party (PNP) stalwart Dr DK Duncan. Duncan, 80, died last Thursday at The University Hospital of the...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 5:17 PM

 The Minister of Culture, Gender Entertainment & Sport, Olivia Grange, has advised that the Government will use a virtual format for the 2020 National Honours & Awards Investiture. The awards ceremony will be broadcast on ...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 4:26 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that some of the worst-affected sections of Waterloo Road in St Andrew are to be repaired over the weekend. Pothole patch and repair works will be carried out between the Hope Road and West Kings...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 4:23 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press on Friday that she plans to cast her next vote from space – more than 200 miles above Earth. Rubins is just outside Moscow in Star City, Russia, preparing with two...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 3:39 PM

A 23-year-old Hanover man has been charged with three counts of rape and two counts of procuring drugs for an abortion. The police report that in February the man allegedly took the 14-year-old complainant to the parking lot of a...

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