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Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 3:31 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it has suspended operations at its Petersville Well facility in Westmoreland, until Friday, April 3, 2020. The NWC says the action has become necessary in order to carry out further system assessment, after...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 1:43 PM

The Sickle Cell Unit at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, located at the University of the West Indies, Mona, is urging people living with sickle cell disease to exercise extra caution amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.   The...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 1:14 PM

Sleuths assigned to the Savanna-la-Mar Criminal Investigations Branch are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two suspects in the murder of 22-year-old Owayne Gardener committed in the parish on Saturday, March 7. The suspects are...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 9:54 AM

The St Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man accused of being a serial rapist to another case. Twenty-eight-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore, St Catherine has since been charged with...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 9:34 AM

The police are reporting that one of the two Persons of Interest in the shooting death of a minor and the injuring of two others in the Flanker, St James has surrendered. According to the police, Martino Kellier, otherwise called ‘Tino...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:25 AM

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there are some valuable lessons to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which, if heeded, should make the world a better place. Bartlett, in a podcast on tourism resilience and recovery on...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to the operations of Crafton Holdings, the liquid egg plant run by Damion Crawford. The academic-and-politician-turned-entrepreneur said that his company might be...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:23 AM

THE GOVERNMENT has presented a major development plan for the Bernard Lodge area of St Catherine that will result in more affordable housing, expansion of jobs, sustainable agricultural production, upgrading of roads and informal communities, and...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I am in a relationship with a United States (US) citizen. We feel it is time that we bridge the distance between us and get married. What are the implications of travelling to the US to get married to him on a visitor’s...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Dear Mr Bassie , I WOULD like to know on what basis a person can apply for a United Kingdom (UK) Ancestry visa. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. – B.B. Dear B.B., Persons can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if they are a...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Dear Miss Powell, T HANK YOU for your weekly articles. Is Canada still accepting applications from professionals like teachers to live in Canada? Are teachers in demand in Canada? I have a diploma from a teacher’s college and a degree from The...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:15 AM

LIKE MANY Jamaicans, Millicent Powell*, a resident of Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is already feeling the economic crunch brought on by the ongoing restrictions on movement and social gatherings, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:13 AM

An unanticipated uptick in demand for table eggs over the past two weeks has Derrick Scott puzzled and apprehensive, even as he welcomes the increased business. From his farm in New River, St Elizabeth, last Friday, the businessman told The Gleaner...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

THEY STROLLED from various directions and converged along Church Street in downtown Kingston, the vast majority before the 9 a.m. breakfast time. Sunday was the launch of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) special feeding...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:09 AM

People’s National Party Shadow Minister of Finance Mark Golding is calling on the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now under way as a result of the...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:05 AM

STARTING A full-service digital media agency was nowhere near Alex Morrissey’s mind when he obtained his industrial design degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Now, seven years in as a young entrepreneur, the founder and...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 7:14 PM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has issued an urgent appeal for all soldiers on leave overseas to immediately contact their brigade. In a message posted on Twitter, the JDF did not say why the soldiers should make immediate contact. However, the...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 7:03 PM

Jamaica is to impose a nightly islandwide curfew from April 1-8 as the government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the measure will run from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m. This means...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 5:45 PM

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of its offices islandwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. “We closed them from the 14th of March and we had...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 5:25 PM

In an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVOD-19) and protect the lives of detainees in Jamaican detention facilities, advocacy groups and individuals have teamed up in making a request for the Government grant the immediate release of...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 5:03 PM

TORONTO — Air Canada will temporarily lay off more than 15,000 unionised workers beginning this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs will continue through April and May amid drastically reduced...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 4:57 PM

People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding is calling for  the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now underway as a result of...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 4:38 PM

Detectives from the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) are appealing to the public for help to locate a woman they believe is critical to bringing a resolution to an ongoing investigation. She is 32-year-old Peter-...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 4:33 PM

The United States Embassy in Kingston says America is not seeking to get health professionals to abandon their nation's fight against COVID-19 to bolster its own capacity. The embassy was reacting to a Gleaner article today which highlighted...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 1:11 PM

The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Richard Powell today advised that Professor Colin Gyles, Deputy President, will be appointed as Acting President effective April 3. Powell said the Council of the University of...

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