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Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Life has got worse for Goldmine senior Navlette Pryce since The Gleaner last interviewed her in September. The 73-year-old who resides in the central Jamaica district bordering Clarendon and St Catherine just can’t catch a break. At the time, Pryce...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With a name like Scarface, dog attack sceptics might be nervous about cosying up to a pit bull and showering him with kisses. Not so for Richard Byfield. Mutt-loving Byfield, who is himself called ‘Pit Bull’, is acutely aware of the growing concern...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Claudia Brown, an unemployed resident of Linstead in St Catherine, was not sure where help would come from to restart her small chicken farm that has been an important source to supplement the family income. Brown was forced to close her chicken...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The contents of a recent letter from Gaston Browne, the Antigua and Barbuda prime minister, to his Barbados counterpart, Mia Mottley, appears to reflect both frustration in St John’s and long-running difficulty among Caribbean Community (CARICOM)...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

South Albion farmer Everold Bowen is still tallying his losses after recent weeks of heavy rain battered 15 acres of farmland under cultivation, destroying his plans to export produce to the United Kingdom and Canada any time soon. His face was a...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:09 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Failing to secure employment on completion of his first degree in 2012, blind University of the West Indies (UWI) graduate Shavane Daley decided to conduct an experiment that has convinced him that his disability has made him unemployable in the...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Hello mi neighbour! You are hurrying home with a loaf of bread and a tin of corned beef to feed your hungry children. For sure, you are unsure of their next meal. The pandemic relieved you of your job. Along the way you meet a family of three:...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Below are the 72 conditions to which Jamaica World, owners of Bengal Development Ltd, will be subjected for a quarrying and mining permit. 1 The permittee shall comply with the representations made in the permit application and project...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Acting Sergeant Muriel White and District Officer Andrea Morris have given a combined total of 50 years of stellar service to the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and for their effort, they recently received the medal of honour for long service and good...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

It was more than 20 years ago when a serious weather system disrupted sections of the National Water Commission (NWC) distribution network, dislocating the portion that served the home of Samuel ‘Dickie’ Douglas and his wife Peaches in the Palm...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 5:51 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced tighter curfew hours for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. However, there will be a relaxation for the other days of December and January. At present, the curfew kicks in at 9 p.m and ends...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 5:00 PM

The House of Representatives this afternoon approved amendments to the Representation of the People Act to allow the local government elections to be deferred up to February 27, 2022. The bill was piloted by Local Government Minister, Desmond...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 1:04 PM

The St Ann Police are probing a suspected case of food poisoning involving two women.

 

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:37 PM

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service says information being circulated on social media platforms that the Government is to provide adults with $1,500 in COVID-19 grants is false. It is imploring the public not to share the ...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 11:09 AM

The National Works Agency (NWA) is reporting that the main road from Wakefield to Hardwar Gap at Silver Hill, Portland has been blocked due to a landslide. So too is 12 Miles along the Irish Town Road in St Andrew. That corridor was blocked...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 10:13 AM

Jamaica on Monday recorded four more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 243. One more case was recorded as a coincidental death, pushing that figure to 30. Those who have died are: – A 59-year-old male from Kingston and St Andrew. –...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 9:32 AM

The National Water Commission (NWC) says it is working to restore full operations at its Moravia Treatment Plant in Manchester. Due to an electrical issue, the plant is currently operating at 50 per cent of its capacity, says the NWC. As a...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:13 AM

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Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) customers can now enjoy a new level of convenience and may not need to leave home or call the customer care centre for almost all JPS functions. This as the new MyJPS mobile app, which was officially launched on...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:11 AM

LINGA YA Farms, a small Jamaican business producing wood-fire-roasted and packaged breadfruit, has turned to the Export Max III programme to make inroads into the international market. Export Max III is an export development initiative managed by...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:11 AM

It is always a good idea to take extra precautions when Christmas shopping, but with the threat of COVID-19, it has become even more important to pay attention to your physical health and safety when making purchases during this festive season....

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:11 AM

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has entered into a major partnership with international organisation CIAL Dun...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:10 AM

The mother of attorney-at-law Christal Parris-Campbell had, for some time, harboured thoughts of her daughter becoming a part of the Jamaica House Fellowship Programme. “She had always encouraged me to apply, but for whatever reason, I always felt...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:10 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Police Commissioner Major General Antony Anderson does not support the view that St James should be split into two police divisions. Instead, he thinks the parish would be better served by having a larger headquarters and...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It would appear that the plan for the two COVID-19 field hospitals on the grounds of the St Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston and the Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny will not be completed according to the projected deadlines as the...

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