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Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:22 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Thursday handed over a new multifamily house to three sisters living in Annotto Bay, St Mary, under the social-housing component of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme. The seaside...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMJamila Litchmore/Special Projects and Engagement Editor

The Hope Zoo Preservation Foundation has reopened to the public following an almost three-month closure of public gardens and zoos. To protect patrons and staff, the facility has implemented several physical distancing and sanitising measures,...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

A woman identified as Adaica ‘Poochie’ Lawrence of Fourth Street, Greenwich Town, in south-west St Andrew was taken into custody by the police on Thursday following a protracted search of the premises, a day after Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:17 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: As Jamaica’s economy continues its steady reopening amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, attorney-at-law Khadrea Folkes, former senior legal officer to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, is warning employers to minimise all...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:15 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Thanks to innovation, the COVID-19 pandemic did not spoil the school-leaving exercise for the grade-six students at Bethel Primary School in Hopewell as in place of the traditional ceremony, the students did a ‘walk-through’ on...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Washington, DC: Jamaica’s Embassy in Washington, DC, which had been closed for the last three months due to a lockdown of the United States capital as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic, reopened on Wednesday. The embassy will operate...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Washington, DC: Community Scholar Inc, a United States (US)-based non-profit organisation, is seeking to recruit Jamaican teachers to tutor US students online. Although the main aim of the initiative is to increase the test scores of these US-based...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:10 AMNeil Armstrong/Gleaner Writer

Newly elected president and first black leader of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT), a local body of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, Jennifer Brown, will be looking to make solid changes to how issues affecting black teachers...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:09 AM

A Toronto-based student-mentoring programme has been pulling on the expertise of local educator Grace-Camille Munroe to help students and their parents cope with studies during nationwide lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Published:Saturday | July 4, 2020 | 12:06 AMDanae Hyman/Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Andrew Holness used Thursday’s resumption of dining at restaurants in Jamaica to rally investors and entrepreneurs to reignite economic activity to emerge from recession. Lauding Thalia Lyn, founder and CEO of Island Grill, for...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillors in St Ann have recommended that embattled St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis resign his post. Belnavis has been under intense scrutiny since a Sunday Gleaner investigation uncovered that he was a...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 3:37 PM

A team of officers assigned to the Portland Police Division seized approximately 2,725 pounds of compressed ganja during an operation in Orange Bay district. The police report that about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a team was in the area when they...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 3:33 PM

Twenty-two-year-old Jessuse Mattadein of Rosemount district, Linstead in St Catherine was slapped with charges of robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition after robbing several persons. The police report that about...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Abraham Lawrence, the mentally-ill St Elizabeth farmer who had been behind bars for 25 years, was today granted $10,000 bail when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court. Attorney-at-law, Yushaine Morgan, who is representing the 49-year-...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 2:31 PM

Former Education Minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) President Fritz Pinnock and their co-accused had their bails extended when they appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today. They were ordered to return to...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes today allowed the main witness in the trial of six alleged members of the Westmoreland-based Kings Valley Gang to be recalled following assertions by attorney-at-law Everton Bird that there were inconsistencies in his...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Opposition Spokesperson on Health Dr Morais Guy has asserted that the new COVID-19 pretesting protocol, which became operational on July 1, should not be limited to high-risk American states.

 

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:26 PM

Eighteen-year-old Kenroy Patterson of Hart Street, Old Harbour in St Catherine was arrested and charged with shop breaking and larceny after he was captured on a CCTV breaking into a store on East Street, Old Harbour. The police report that between...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:21 PM

A team of officers attached to the Falmouth Police arrested and charged 30-year-old Odane Allen with illegal possession of firearm following an operation in Granville district in Trelawny on Thursday.  It is reported that about 6:10 a.m., the...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The family of late Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor for the Homestead Division in St Catherine South Central, Owen Palmer, has come out to defend his reputation amid allegations contained in a report by the Integrity Commission. The...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 10:28 AM

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will be purchasing 13 drones that will help to bolster the capacity of extension officers in the field. The drones will be among other equipment and machinery, valued at a total of $230...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 10:22 AM

The security forces on Thursday recovered one AR 15 A2 rifle, one shotgun, one magazine, and fifteen 5.56mm live rounds in August Town, St Andrew. It is reported that a joint police-military team was conducting a search in the area when they found...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 10:15 AM

A 52-year-old Westmoreland farmer has been charged following the seizure of over $3 million worth of ganga in St Mary. His identity is being withheld by the police pending further investigation. The police report that about 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday,...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 9:38 AM

Murder accused Mark Stephens was yesterday granted $300,000 bail following an application by attorneys Peter Champagnie Q.C and Richard Lynch before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. In an impassioned plea, Champagnie argued that Stephens...

Published:Friday | July 3, 2020 | 9:29 AM

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is reporting that a soldier is currently in critical condition after being wounded during a shootout with gunmen in the African Gardens community in August Town, St Andrew last night. It is reported that at about 9:...

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