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Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:08 AMDonjanelle Robinson/Gleaner Intern

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected a vast majority of the world’s student population, leaving some struggling with cabin fever, which causes persons to experience intense restlessness and frustration. “Cabin fever usually...

Published:Saturday | July 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMGlenda Anderson/Gleaner Writer

As concerns mount about the increase in sexual-abuse cases among young children in Jamaica, one Portland-based charity is pressing for more attention on the issue, even as it redoubles its own efforts to educate more persons about how to treat with...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 4:30 PM

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is reporting that its crews removed 1,235 pounds of illegal connections during operations in several East Kingston communities. The operations were conducted earlier this week in areas such as Bundy Lane, Deanery...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 4:16 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Jussara de Jesus never thought that her family would live in a shack. But work as a hairdresser dried for up after the novel coronavirus hit Brazilian metropolis Sao Paulo. She couldn’t afford $150 a month in rent for...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 2:52 PM

A sombre mood is hanging over the May Pen police station in Clarendon following the sudden death of policeman Dwayne Wright. The Gleaner was told that Wright complained about feeling sick and collapsed while on his way to seek medical treatment....

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 11:59 AM

Detectives in May Pen, Clarendon have charged a man following a year-long investigation into the 2019 murder of British national 17-year-old Sherika Smith, who resided in Four Paths in the parish. Charged is 23-year-old Tyrone Williams, otherwise...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 11:52 AM

The Westmoreland Police seized a Glock 9mm pistol with a magazine containing four 9mm cartridges along the Bluefields main road in the parish on Thursday. The police report that about 3:15 p.m., a team was on patrol in the area when they...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 10:48 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that works scheduled for Sunday by the National Water Commission (NWC)  at the Ken Hill Drive/Washington Boulevard intersection in St Andrew are likely to result in delays for motorists. Between 8:...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 10:19 AM

A total of 5,000 persons will be facilitated under this year’s renewal of the Government’s National Youth Summer Employment Programme (NYSEP) slated for August. This was disclosed by Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie who...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 9:49 AM

The police are reporting that a Beretta 9mm pistol along with a magazine containing eight 9mm rounds of ammunition was seized on Canary Avenue, Kingston 11 on Thursday. They say a team was on patrol in the area about 1:10 p.m. when they saw a man...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 9:10 AM

Minister of Local Government Desmond McKenzie says he has asked the Commissioner of Police to investigate and take the necessary actions against the operators of the Reggae Mill Restaurant and Bar for continued breaches of the Disaster Risk...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:23 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Crystal Clarke was emotional yesterday as she was presented with a four-bedroom home in Portmore Villa, St Catherine, describing it as a birthday gift and a lifetime dream. The household worker and mother of eight, whose challenges providing for...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:21 AMYasmine Peru/Gleaner Writer

Fans of 007 got a delightful treat on Wednesday when the official Instagram account of the latest Bond flick, No Time To Die, shared two fabulous photos from their filming in Jamaica. The shots, drenched in tranquillity, show off the scenic beauty...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Intern

Student government leader Sujae Boswell has described as a “big day for student rights” the withdrawal of The University Hospital of the West Indies’ (UHWI) proposal to insulate the facility from liability if clinical students contracted COVID-19...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:20 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Several students from the Sudbury All-Age and Infant School in Orange, St James, were ecstatic yesterday after they were presented with roughly 230 bags and school supplies by Caribbean Footsteps, a newly registered charity. The...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Dear Shannon, I was informed of your COVID-19 Helping Hand Programme and would like to find out what are the benefits? I am a nurse, and my husband is a teacher. Dear Reader, Through our COVID-19 Helping Hand Programme, now extended to August...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:11 AM

The Local Government Service Commission has summoned Rovel Morris, chief executive officer of the St Ann Municipal Corporation, to a meeting. The meeting, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, may explore his oversight of the $47-million...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:09 AM

Chief executive Officer of e-Learning Jamaica, Keith Smith, has said teachers in St Thomas have expressed their satisfaction with the tablet computers they received recently under the Government’s ‘Tablet for Teachers’ programme. “We have completed...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:09 AM

The challenges of COVID-19 have affected some of Jamaica’s most vulnerable, limiting their access to essential food items and changing their everyday lives. As such, two of Jamaica’s leading food producers, Rainforest Seafoods and National Baking...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:08 AM

The Jamaica Medical Foundation (JMF) has donated 2,000 masks to the Nurses Association of Jamaica to assist with protection demands created by COVID-19. Operating under the mantra, ‘Providing a Lifeline to Health’, chairman of the JMF, Michael...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans living with HIV/AIDS will now be able to access clinicians, laboratories and pharmacies within the private sector, with the launch of Health Connect Jamaica (HCJ), which aims to provide an alternative to the public-health system for HIV...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Sugar Company of Jamaica (SCJ) Holdings has revealed that it enjoyed autonomy over the leasing of government land without Cabinet or ministerial oversight. This admission from SCJ Holdings Managing Director Joseph Shoucair left Dr Wykeham McNeill,...

Published:Friday | July 24, 2020 | 12:05 AMEdmond Campbell/Senior Parliamentary Reporter

Peter Thompson, the chief executive officer of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), has defended his management’s technical competence in the selection of farm roads for repairs despite claims from his boss, Chairman Nigel Myrie,...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has acquired 20 new garbage trucks to improve solid waste collection islandwide. This makes 150, the number of trucks in the NSWMA fleet, although not all are operational. Of the 20...

Published:Thursday | July 23, 2020 | 5:06 PM

Thirty-nine-year-old Damian Butler, otherwise called ‘Ticky’, of Woodland in Hanover has been charged with illegal possession of firearm and assault at common law. The police reported that about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 5, the...

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