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Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 4:44 PM

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is reporting that Jamaica has recorded four more COVID-19 cases, pushing the country’s tally to 63. The new cases are three women, ages 48, 26 and 48 and a 26-year-old male. Tufton said they...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 4:08 PM

The People’s National Party (PNP) is reporting that party president Dr Peter Phillips is receiving treatment for stage three colon cancer. The party says health evaluations completed yesterday afternoon by UHWI Professor,...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 2:45 PM

L P Azar has made an additional donation of fabric, equivalent to 10,000 masks, to the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme.  HOPE interns have been mass-producing masks since last Friday for general distribution in...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 3:31 PM

In keeping with its pledge to keep everyone connected during Jamaica’s response to Coronavirus, Digicel has introduced the 14-day Education Plan - giving students access to their schools’ virtual learning sites. Students at all levels...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 1:30 PM

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Dunstan Bryan says the National Arena in St Andrew will be used as a field hospital with 72 beds to respond to any surge in COVID-19 cases. He says the Government will be spending...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 1:29 PM

A Trelawny businessman was reportedly robbed of over $14 million in Jamaican and United States currencies, his licensed firearm and over 50 rounds of ammunition. According to the police’s Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the incident...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 1:06 PM

Five persons, including two teenagers, are in police custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition along Mall Road, August Town in St Andrew. The police report that about 8:45 Monday night a team was conducting...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 11:34 AM

Detectives from the Trelawny Division charged six men for breaching the COVID curfew after they were found at a bar in Falmouth last night. Charged are: * Carlton Clarke, 53, businessman of Hague district, Trelawny, * Glenroy Jones, 53, Florence...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 11:18 AM

A man is in police custody following a robbery and the seizure of five rounds of ammunition on Pink Lane in Kingston 11 on Monday. According to the Denham Town Police, about 9:35 a.m., a team was conducting patrols in the area when they responded...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 9:52 AM

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with a case of shop breaking and larceny in Spring Hill, Portland. He is Omar McNaught of Olivere Housing Scheme in Buff Bay in the parish. The police report that about 8:00 p.m., on April 02,...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:23 AM

WHEN RICARDO Allen declined his Fulbright Scholarship, little did he know he would be helping to further the educational development and achievement of thousands of secondary-school students across the Caribbean by creating One on One Educational...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the coronavirus (COVID-19) showing no signs of letting up, a number of the island’s leading hotel operators have joined in the fight, with donations exceeding US$1 million, to assist with the response efforts. The announcement...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:20 AM

SINCE THE advent of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, barber Marlon Phillips has been forced to employ creative techniques to get clients into his salon. Like other member of his profession, the 2016 winner of the JN Small Business Loans (JNSBL)...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:19 AM

IN LIGHT of the economic pressures some motorists may now be facing as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, they are being advised to consider short-term insurance options to manage motor insurance expenses. “We are...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Dear Miss Powell, IS THE Canadian High Commission accepting applications for visitor’s visa? Since I have to stay at home, I decided to use the time to apply for a visitor’s visa. I would like to visit my family for Christmas. Will my...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, I am a little confused about who is a British subject. I hear the term and would like you to provide a little more clarity to it. – S.B. Dear S.B., Please be aware that until 1949, nearly everyone with a close connection to...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:15 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I got married in December 2019. My husband had migrated to the States in August 2019. We have two children together who migrated with him. The distance is affecting our children as they want to be with the both of...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:13 AMDr Christopher Tufton, MP/ - Minister of Health and Wellness

Emerging from China, this new member of the family of coronaviruses, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been wreaking havoc in over 100 countries, with nearly half a million confirmed cases and more than 20,000 deaths. Countries with varying...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:12 AM

By Professor Wendel Abel Contributor COVID-19 will go down in the annals of modern history as an event that would have impacted the entire global community as the rapidly spreading virus continues to threatens the lives of man. The impact is wide-...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:12 AM

What is COVID-19? Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the disease caused by a virus strain that began spreading in people in December 2019. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in both humans and animals. There are currently...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The following questions were asked by members of the public through various social-media platforms during a recent virtual town hall organised by the RJRGLEANER Communications Group. The answers were provided as a public service by the highly...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

KARL SAMUDA, the minister with responsibility for the education portfolio, has lavished praise on the nation’s teachers and technocrats within the ministry for quickly pulling together measures to keep children learning while schools remain closed...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Resigned Education Minister Ruel Reid has dismissed reports that he has been hospitalised after taking an overdose of prescription drugs. The claim was circulating on social media today. However, Reid told The Gleaner that he and his family have...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The Health Ministry is reporting that one more person has tested positive for the coronavirus in Jamaica. This pushes the total to 59. The new patient is a 43-year-old male from Portland, whose case is still under investigation. According to the...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:00 AM

They came so close, some reportedly became emotional. It was the first time in 21 days that a group of 45 Jamaican ship workers aboard the Marella Discovery 2 were seeing land, and it was capital city Kingston....

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