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Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 9:39 AM

While COVID-19 has resulted in restrictions on large public gatherings, residents of St James were still able to get in the spirit of Labour Day celebrations, which was held under the theme, Labour At Home: Clean Up, Fix Up, Plant Up!

 

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

WITH MORE than 500 residents of the Kingston Western constituency rendered homeless by fire in the last six years, four families who received keys to houses in Denham Town have been warned against the hazard of stealing electricity. Local...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:22 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

LATE JAMAICA Labour Party Councillor Milton Brown has been praised as a committed community activist and a voice of fairness who sought to achieve bipartisanship amid fierce political rivalry. Brown, councillor for the Mineral Heights division and...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:20 AM

WHEN SCHOOLS were closed and classes moved online in March as part of the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, many students faced a major challenge because of a lack of resources. Among the hardest hit were students preparing for the...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:18 AM

Gillian Hyde, general manager, Jamaica National Small Business Loan (JNSBL), says the COVID-19 pandemic represents an opportunity for Jamaicans to include, high on the ­national agenda, plans to make it ­easier and cheaper for micro entrepreneurs...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:17 AM

THE EMERGENCE of COVID-19 and the new normal have propelled many companies and organisations to fast-track plans to digitally transform their operations, said Colin McGann, assistant general manager for innovation at MC Systems, the technology...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I live in an British overseas territory and I would like to register my child. Could you please advise me on how to go about this? – O.R. Dear O.R., Persons who would like to register a child and reside abroad would need to...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I am an unmarried, over-21-year-old who is trying to seek some information as it relates to a petition - an I-130 - filed by my mom. I’m somewhat confused because, based in my research, I see where some were found...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Dear Miss Powell, I am 55 years old and I have a lot of experience that could be valuable for Canada. I am a geriatric nurse and I would like to work in a long-term care facility. Is it possible to get work permit or migrate to Canada? I would...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:13 AM

WITH A number of employees across Jamaica working from home since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, many motorists have been driving less and are likely conserving fuel and money. Jason McNeish, deputy general manager at the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:11 AMKaren Oliver and Jason Cross/Gleaner Writers

THE COVID-19 global pandemic has sparked the displacement of many communities, but the head of a disabilities-services organisation has revealed that affected members of that demographic have sought help far more than before. The upshot: scope for...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 5:52 PM

Residents of Pear Tree Grove and surrounding areas in the Troja Division in St Catherine are expressing shock and dismay that they were ordered to discontinue their Labour Day project by the Riversdale Police.
 

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 5:45 PM

Residents of Mitchell Town in Clarendon joined hands on Labour Day to give a facelift to the rural community’s more than five-decades-old recreational park. 

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 5:09 PM

One man is in custody following the seizure of a firearm and more than 50 rounds of ammunition in Lime Tree Grove, St Catherine. The police say 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 officers were on operation in the area when a premises was searched. One...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 2:17 PM

Detectives in the St Catherine South Division have named a man as a person of interest in relation to a murder in Naggo Head, St Catherine on Sunday. He is 23-year-old Shamar McDonald of Rosemarie Lane, Naggo Head in St Catherine. McDonald is being...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 2:01 PM

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has expressed sadness at the passing of former Mayor of May Pen and Councillor for the Mineral Heights Division Milton Brown. Brown died today after a battle with cancer....

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 11:44 AM

Twelve people were arrested and charged on Saturday in Bull Bay, St Thomas for breaching the ban on public gatherings. They were held at a party which, according to the police, had about 60 patrons. There is a ban on public gatherings of more than...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 11:36 AM

The police are reporting that 27-year-old Jermaine Cooper, a higgler of Seaton Crescent in Westmoreland, was shot and killed in his community on Saturday. It is report that about 10:50 p.m., Cooper was at home when he was pounced upon by two gunmen...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Former Mayor of May Pen and councillor for the Mineral Heights division in Clarendon Milton Brown died early Monday morning. Brown had been ill the past few months. He also suffered a massive stroke. Mayor of May Pen Winston...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 10:05 AM

Popular People's National Party (PNP) activist in Hanover Craig Oates is claiming that his life has reportedly come under threat from members of his party. In a 26-minute long video on Facebook, Oates said he was undaunted by the alleged threat...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 9:51 AM

TOKYO — Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday said the swift development of vaccines and effective treatments for COVID-19 are priorities towards achieving the Tokyo Olympics next year. Abe said recovery from the coronavirus pandemic only...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 9:44 AM

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has announced the appointment of Professor Densil A. Williams as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of its Five Islands Campus, located in Antigua and Barbuda. His appointment was approved by the...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 9:31 AM

Charges are pending against a St Mary man after being held by the police following the seizure of several rounds of ammunition in Blueberry Corner, Islington. The police report that a team was on patrol in the area about 11:30 Saturday night when...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:08 AM

DIGICEL FOUNDATION has announced a significant investment in Jamaica’s response to the COVID-19 crisis with the launch of its $42-million islandwide humanitarian project, Operation SAFE, (Sanitising, Advocating, Feeding, and Enabling) in the fight...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

FORMER BASIC school teacher, 88-year-old Luna Hall, peered out of her board dwelling and shouted, “Thank you, Jesus, help is here,” as she received her care package on May 17. “This is meaningful and I really appreciate it, as I was asleep and...

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