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Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Recovery from COVID-19 in Jamaica has increased to 36 per cent of cases.  The Ministry of Health and Wellness, a short while ago, revealed that nine more persons were released from care, moving the number people who have recovered from...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

(CMC): More than 383,000 voters in Suriname will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new government amid predictions that voter turnout could decline. In 2015, 70 per cent of voters participated in the election. Political observers note that two...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says a broken main along Studio One Boulevard is the cause of service disruption affecting parts of downtown Kingston.  The incident has affected communities served by the Montgomery Corner tank. The...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Thousands of supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered today in their cars and on motorbikes in the centre of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s COVID-19...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): When the plane jolted violently, Mohammad Zubair thought it was turbulence. Then the pilot came on the intercom to warn that the landing could be “troublesome.” Moments later, the Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): School leaders across Jamaica are to participate in a Virtual Instructional Leadership (VIL) online course to equip them with the skills and competencies to effectively manage institutions remotely. The training is to commence June1....

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

(CMC): The Trinidad and Tobago government today said it would re-open its borders temporarily to allow almost 60 nationals stranded on cruise liners to return to the country. A statement from the Ministry of National Security said the...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): Italy, today, registered 669 new cases of COVID-19, two-thirds of them in the northern region of Lombardy, which has been the hardest-hit since the outbreak began. Figures from the most recent 24-hour period since Friday evening saw 119...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

A man is dead following a dispute with his brother in Spanish Town, St Catherine yesterday the police confirm.  Dead is 55 year-old Michael Crooks of Fair Close in Spanish Town. The details surrounding the incident are still unclear, but...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, says Telethon Jamaica has so far raised $60 million to purchase personal protective equipment (PPEs) for front line workers.  The government had set out to raise US$10.5...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMJIS

(JIS): Leader of  Government Business in the Upper House, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the government will be providing a time line for the return of all Jamaicans on board cruise ships.  The update will be given by Prime Minister...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Senate on Friday paid tribute to the late former chairman of the RJRGLEANER Group, Oliver Clarke.     Clarke died last Saturday after a battle with cancer.     “The tongue of good report has been heard...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Michel Gantois, an investment banker turned energy tycoon who speaks four languages, will lead the country’s power utility company, Jamaica Public Service (JPS).  Gantois will replace Emanuel DaRosa,...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMJamila Litchmore/Special Projects and Engagement Editor

AS THEY campaign to raise funds to attend their dream universities, two Jamaican students are teaching the country an important lesson – there are no insurmountable boundaries or barriers to achieving one’s aims and objectives. Upper-sixth-form...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

LONDON: JAMAICA’S HIGH commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), George Ramocan, led an outpouring of tributes for the late Oliver Clarke, former chairman of the RJRGLEANER Communications and Jamaica National groups. Both groups of companies serve...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:10 AM

DR DWAYNE Dyce, a Washington-based educator, is the new chair of the Jamaica Diaspora Education Task Force (JDETF), formerly headed by Leo Gilling. The change was formally announced during the Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN)...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) : Tarhia Morton and her family were planning to party this year. She is retired after 40 years with the US Postal Service. Her sister is turning 70. A birthday bash in Las Vegas was booked for August. That was before the coronavirus...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:09 AM

CALABAR HIGH School recently got a boost to its efforts to deliver online learning to students hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Calabar Alumni and Friends Association UK donated six tablets, to be made available to...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang says that like the 1,044 Jamaican crew members who returned to the island this week via the Adventure of the Seas, there are nine other cruise ships on the high seas with nationals...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:06 AMAdrian Frater/News Editor

WESTERN BUREAU: Some of the 200 crew ship workers who disembarked the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny could reunite with their families as early as Sunday. After watching the first group of 40 ship workers...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The taking of COVID-19 samples by the Ministry of Health and Wellness from Jamaican ship workers who arrived in the island on Tuesday is to go on break on Saturday. The Ministry’s public relations officer, Mexine Bisasor-Bryan, told The Gleaner...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 5:24 PM

For the second time in just over two weeks, the work of the Canine Division has led to the seizure of illegal drugs, this time at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Thursday. The police report that about 3:30 p.m., a canine...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 5:21 PM

The coordinated efforts of personnel from Jamaica Customs and the Area One Lottery Scam Task Force led to the arrest and charge of an alleged lottery scammer in Anchovy, St James on Thursday. The man has been identified as 24-year-old Dario Davis...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 12:58 PM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is advising commuters that Kings House Avenue in St Andrew will be closed to through traffic this weekend. The closure, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, is to...

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 3:27 PM

Several motorists who were affected during the 2015 bad gas saga are currently being contacted and given a date to visit the offices of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), to begin the process of collecting their share of a $24.5 million compensation payout.

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