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Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: The new $700-million artisan village in Falmouth, Trelawny, which is poised to serve as a marquee tourist attraction in the resort town, is all but ready and Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is hinting that it will be opened soon....

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Peter Bunting, the Opposition spokesman on education, wants schools to use modern technology, including interactive gaming software, to access learning material and promote online networking among students. Addressing teachers in...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:11 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

The Supreme Court has awarded damages of more than $9 million to a woman for negligence in the removal of her womb at the Spanish Town Hospital almost nine years ago. The verdict was handed down by Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick on May 27, 2020, in...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Hubert King is now a senior citizen and there is only one thing he knows for sure, it is that he was born in St Mary. He has no idea just where, though. In a sit-down with The Gleaner, King said his parents died when he was young and the “one aunty...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/ Gleaner Writer

Touting the benefits of a greater use of technology in the courts, Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck said on Friday that with the donation of audiovisual equipment worth over $80 million from the European Union, Jamaicans can look forward to saving...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:07 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Eight-six-year-old Lucius Nathaniel Binns was a picture of happiness after receiving a mattress, courtesy of the St Catherine North police. Binns, who lives in a dilapidated, board-and-zinc structure, was thankful, but still needs more help. “I am...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

AT LEAST one lawmaker has recommended a maximum period of two years for someone to make a report under the Sexual Harassment Bill now being reviewed by a joint select committee of Parliament. Committee member Horace Dalley made the proposal in the...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Dr Peter Phillips has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of shielding his embattled cabinet minister, Daryl Vaz, who was recently stripped of his environment portfolio responsibilities, following revelation...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported that there are six new cases of COVID-19 in Jamaica, which has brought the total number of infections since March to 696.  There were no further recoveries, which means the percentage of...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The police have confirmed that dancehall entertainer Rygin King is in hospital, where he is being treated for bullet wounds. The severity of his condition is not known at this time.  A woman in his company was also shot and...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Justice has received more than $85 million worth of audio-visual equipment from the European Union (EU) that will further provide courts with the capacity to facilitate video testimonies. Video testimony is permissible under...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

(AP): President Donald Trump today tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power," a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Residents of rural St Andrew communities served by the Castle James pumping station, will remain without water until late this evening due to electro-mechanical problems at the station.  The affected communities are Castle James, sections of...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMAP

(AP): It’s not the reopening businesses were hoping for. After months of shutdown, restaurants, stores and even amusement parks announced their reopening with fanfare. But now that states like Texas and Arizona are seeing alarming surges in...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMCMC

(CMC): A group based in the United States has expressed disappointment with what it says is Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s “misguided” position on Guyana’s March 2 elections impasse.  “Without...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says it has collected 137 samples in West Kingston since Thursday for COVID-19 testing, and some 100 samples in Norwood, St James, where surveillance is continuing.   It says the results will be...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The police are seeking the help of the public to locate two girls, one 16 and the other 12, who both went missing on Thursday, June 25.   The younger, 12-year-old Laqueensha Ball of Bridgeport in Portmore, St Catherine, was last seen...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

A Clarendon man is in custody after a .40 pistol with a magazine containing seven rounds of ammunition was taken from his bag.  The weapon and ammunition were seized in the community of Gimme-Me-Bit on Friday.  In a post to...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes says some defence lawyers could be violating their clients' constitutional right to a fair trial in a reasonable time, if they fail to rethink their approach to having matters heard by the court. He is...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMKaryl Walker - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Former Jamaican honorary consul to Atlanta, Jewel Scott, recently created history by becoming the first Caribbean national to be elected to the Superior Court of Clayton County in the southern US state of Georgia. Scott defeated incumbent Katherine...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:24 AMKavarly Arnold - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Child development specialist Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughan is warning that children will need special attention in the coming months as research has shown that the strict measures implemented to stem the spread of the deadly...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:19 AMAshley Anguin - Sunday Gleaner Writer

His best-seller is tagged ‘One Nation’, as he gets his inspiration from people of different races worldwide. But autism has not devalued the artistic skills of 24-year-old Martin Thomas, who has created a niche for himself with his paintings,...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMShanna Monteith - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Having been through much shame and disappointment in her earlier years, Hilette Virgo vowed that she would always answer to the call of God, regardless of where it took her. But here she was, confused, remorseful, and seemingly wedged into what...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:15 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

“The big question is, did I make it on TV? Yes, I did! It wasn’t easy. I had to work overtime. I started out at JNN (Jamaica News Network) as a production assistant. Then I blossomed into a news anchor and voice-over talent. The opportunity to...

Published:Sunday | June 28, 2020 | 12:11 AM

The last seven weeks have been amazing as we have learnt so much about prayer and how to pray prayers that can change the world. Last week, we looked at fasting as a way of ‘turbocharging’ our prayers, and this week, we will look at what the Word...

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