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Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:21 AM

When Professor Harvey Reid suffered from frequent bouts of cold and asthma as a child, his mother would give him hot cups of fever grass (lemongrass) tea to soothe his symptoms. Lemongrass, famous for its healing properties, not only improved his...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:20 AM

The year 2020 has taught Tracey Lettman-Duncan many lessons about surviving as an entrepreneur. Lettman-Duncan, who is the manager of Pineapple Court Hotel, a 14-room property in Ocho Rios, St Ann, says that 2020 has reminded her that the tourism...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:15 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

SCJ Holdings Limited has refuted claims that it was being inconsiderate when it demolished 15 family homes at Innswood Estates last Saturday. In a release last night, SCJ Managing Director Joseph Shoucair said the state-owned company had exercised...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Industrial finfish, conch and lobster fishers have until Friday, February 19, to apply to the National Fisheries Authority for a grant to support the recovery of their operations hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify for the grant, fishers must...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:14 AMLester Hinds/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Congresswoman Yvette Clarke is among seven members of the United States Congress who have written to the US State Department to reject any attempt by Haitian President Jovenel Moïse to hold on to power in Haiti and take steps to support...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents of a section of Spanish Town in St Catherine are now fearful after a deadly gun attack on Sunday night that left one man dead and another injured as well as his one-year-old daughter. The residents of Letterbox Lane, a part of 41...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:11 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With bed space now at a premium across western Jamaica as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to churn out a growing number of positive cases, health authorities in the region want social patients now housed in health facilities to be...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Montego Bay’s Deputy Mayor, Richard Vernon, is calling on residents of St James to start taking COVID-19 health and safety protocols seriously as the number of positive cases is rising to a level that could seriously challenge the...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:07 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, T here is a person who came to America on someone else’s papers over 20 years ago. The children of this person would like to file for them, without the parent going back to Jamaica. Is it possible for the filing to be...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Dear Ms Powell, I rely on your articles to help me with understanding Canada’s immigration rules. I now have an urgent matter. My son got through to study as an international student for a Canadian school. Due to corona, the government said...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:05 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I live in England and I am among the Windrush group. Can I obtain a document to show that I can live and work in the United Kingdom? Any assistance would be appreciated. – S.M. Dear S.M., Persons who are settled in the...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 9:13 PM

A woman, identified as Sharon Cole of Crooked River in Clarendon, was reportedly chopped to death at a grocery shop by her estranged lover this evening. Gruesome images show the deceased laying in a pool of blood with her left arm severed,...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 7:35 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb. 15, CMC – Minister of Health Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic said Monday that his ministry has been monitoring a number of COVID-19 “hotspots” at elderly care facilities, one of which has had to be turned into...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 6:12 PM

The Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) will, over the next three years, upgrade 10 beaches across the island as part of its Beach Development Programme, which is aimed at enhancing the facilities at public beaches for greater enjoyment. They are Watson...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 4:50 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb. 15, CMC – Barbadians will now remain on lockdown until the end of the month, Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced Monday, as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to climb. On the same day...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 4:17 PM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is reporting that an employee at its Spanish Town depot has tested positive for COVID-19. The state-owned bus company says it has requested that all employees who may have come in contact with the infected...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 3:57 PM

A Manchester man who had sex with his wife’s 14-year-old niece has been sentenced to a total of 33 years in prison. His name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim. He was given the mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison for...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 3:00 PM

JetBlue Airways, the employer of American Kalina Collier, who reported that she was being held hostage in Jamaica after testing positive for COVID-19, says the company will be conducting an investigation into her actions.  In a...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 2:45 PM

The police in St Catherine are appealing to possible witnesses to come forward as they investigate the death of a man in a suspected hit-and-run along the Hellshire main road last December. Information received from the Hellshire Police is that 59-...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:52 PM

The Department of Correctional Services is reporting that 36 new positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded at the South Camp Adult Correctional Centre in St Andrew within the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, 28 are inmates and eight are staff...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 11:51 AM

The Senate on Friday, February 12 approved legislation that will establish the Independent Fiscal Commission. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Aubyn Hill, piloted the Independent Fiscal Commission Act...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 10:28 AM

Jamaica on Sunday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 378. Those who have died are: A 99-year-old woman from Trelawny. An 86-year-old female from Trelawny. A 78-year-old man from Kingston & St Andrew. A 59-year-old man from...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 9:17 AM

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in an open lot adjacent to the National Commercial Bank in Portmore, St Catherine this morning. The discovery was made by passers-by. The bodies were found lying on the ground outside a Honda motor car....

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 9:04 AM

The police have identified the man who died following a home invasion on Featherbed Lane in Spanish Town, St Catherine last night. He is 23-year-old Andrew Thomas of Ensom City, Spanish Town, St Catherine. Another man and a one-year-old girl were...

Published:Monday | February 15, 2021 | 12:20 AM

One man was killed and two others, including an infant, are hospitalised with injuries following a shoot-out between rival gunmen on Letterbox Lane, off Featherbed Lane, in Spanish Town about 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Details of the shooting are sketchy,...

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