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Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 9:43 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump has followed at least one presidential tradition. The White House says the Republican president left behind a note for his successor, Democrat Joe Biden. Deputy press secretary Judd Deere declined to...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 9:35 AM

Jamaica on Tuesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 331. The deceased are a 48-year-old female of a St Mary address and a 58-year-old female from Kingston and St Andrew. Meanwhile, one more fatality is being probed...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 9:16 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One Wednesday for the last time as president, leaving behind a legacy of chaos and tumult and a nation bitterly divided. Four years after...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 9:07 AM

The St James police are reporting that five firearms along with 147 rounds of assorted ammunition were seized at the Seaboard wharf in the parish on Monday, January 18. Seized were: · One DT-15 assault rifle · One Smith and...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 8:54 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:18 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MILE GULLY, Manchester: The early-morning phone call bearing news of misfortune is still ringing in the ears of three business owners of Mile Gully who lost all their merchandise valued at approximately $10 million. The Nash...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:17 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Personnel at the Hanover fire brigade are expressing cautious optimism that the deplorable conditions at their base in the parish capital Lucea will soon become history as repair works, slated to last three months, started on Monday...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: Fifty-five-year-old Prudence Lawrence says she has been pressed on every side. But her willingness to live, and do so independently, is what drives her, despite ill health and numerous losses. Being diagnosed with breast...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“It’s a source of life.” That is how Kevon Palmer, 26, describes the Rio Cobre in St Catherine. “When all doors are closed, you can come to the river. If you have a fish pot, you can set it and catch some crayfish or some fish and that’s a day’s...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:12 AM

Dams are among the most overlooked fishing places, but for two brothers, the Rio Cobre Dam in St Catherine is their fishing haven. The dam was the first major endeavour to develop irrigated agriculture in Jamaica and was completed between 1874 and...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:11 AM

Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has extended heartfelt congratulations to renowned hotelier, Adam Stewart, on his appointment as executive chairman of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), following the recent passing of his father, business mogul...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

People’s National Party caretaker for the Kingston Central constituency, Imani Duncan-Price, is calling for a zone of special operations (ZOSO) to be installed in the violence-plagued community of Allman Town. The appeal comes on the heels of...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Nurse Kashina McLean has been giving it her all, even to the point of risking her own life in the fight against the dreaded COVID-19 virus. After working in the Jamaican healthcare system for almost nine years, McLean, in 2018, migrated to...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Agriculture Industry Stakeholders Forum, which is set to take place tomorrow at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, will present an opportunity for a reset of the country’s agriculture focus, organisers have said. ‘Strategic Imperatives for the...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:06 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Superintendent Sharon Beeput, the commander of the Hanover police, said the residents’ plea for the establishment of a police post in the Hopewell community in the parish is being taken seriously, as behind-the-scene working is...

Published:Wednesday | January 20, 2021 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With the authorities in Hanover still pondering how to handle issues surrounding an unauthorised rehabilitation centre, which popped up in the parish last November, another such facility has been discovered in the parish. Like the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 7:13 PM

The Education Ministry says the salaries for most teachers will not be paid Tuesday because of a server error.   According to the ministry, the service provider had a significant challenge in processing the payroll for January 2020 because of...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 6:46 PM

Police constable Fitzroy Andrews was today freed of corruption charges. A bus operator had given a statement to the police that on December 4, 2017, Andrews accepted $5,000 from him to drop a ticket for a breach of the Road Traffic Act. ...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 6:05 PM

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona has cut $1 billion in scholarships this year as it grapples with the financial fallout caused by COVID-19. Pro-vice chancellor and principal Professor Dale Webber says the development is likely to...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 5:52 PM

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management has announced the immediate closure of all cays except the Morant and Pedro cays. They are to remain closed until February 1.

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 4:22 PM

The St Andrew North police say they have recovered a sub-machine gun following a heated gun battle with gunmen in the 100 Lane community, located off Red Hills Road. The incident took place on Monday afternoon. Reports are that the...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 4:29 PM

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) combined index declined on Tuesday with an advance/decline ratio of 21/47. The JSE Combined Index declined by 3,138.82 points or 0.81 per cent to close at 385,566.28. The JSE Main Market Index declined by 3,280.43...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 3:34 PM

Jamaica is to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines from the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) Facility on April 21, 2021. The announcement was made in the House of Representatives by Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton a short...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 3:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve U.S. Army National Guard members have been removed from the presidential inauguration security mission after they were found to have ties with right-wing militia groups or posted extremist views online, according to...

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 3:12 PM

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, CMC – A Haitian American legislator in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, has been chosen to serve as a member of New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie’s leadership team. Heastie, who traces his roots to...

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