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Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:21 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Phillip Paulwell, co-campaign director for the People’s National Party (PNP) for the next general election, says that the party is revamping its outdated, analogue campaign strategy. The party will be embracing new technology in its...

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

Scotiabank last week brought to a total of $15.5 million the amount it has contributed this year to the bolstering of the local healthcare system in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Following a $15-million cash donation in March towards the...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:00 AM

More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers … who are...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:16 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: It would appear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only taken away the livelihood of the over 80 rafts captains who operate at the Martha Brae River in Trelawny, but during their layoff, some rafts have either been washed away or...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Despite the crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of many Jamaicans, some young people are finding ways to adjust to be able to survive and thrive during the crisis. “I’m a positive-minded person; therefore, I don’t take...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Tamique Hines, senior manager of software engineering at MC Systems Ltd, has said the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to create a digital revolution in Jamaica, which can assist in revitalising the country’s economy. “There is certainly an opportunity...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, How would I go about applying for British citizenship if I have permanent residence status? I look forward to reading your advice. – G.O. Dear G.O., Persons or their family members who are from the European Union (EU), European...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:07 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, Last year, I got married to my childhood sweetheart in Jamaica. He lives in America and was previously married and divorced. I went to America for the honeymoon a week after we got married. My husband picked me up at...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:05 AM

Dear Miss Powell, I have a Canadian visa which will expire by the end of the year, and I would like to go to Canada in the summer to see if I should really apply as a skilled worker to live there. The problem is that I am pregnant, and with COVID-...

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

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has started a probe into Saturday’s shooting of a nine-year-old autistic boy at his home on Penwood Road in St Andrew. The shooting involved the licensed firearm of his uncle who is a...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 4:52 PM

International students pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses. This was announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 3:56 PM

Four men are in custody following the seizure of a firearm in Deligent district, St. Elizabeth on Sunday, July 5. Reports from the Black River Police are that about 3:30 p.m., lawmen conducted an operation in the area where several premises...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 2:11 PM

The St James Police have listed dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta as a person of interest. Tommy Lee, given name Leroy Russell, is being asked to make contact with detectives at the Freeport Police Station in Montego...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 1:51 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s biggest county ordered restaurants and gyms closed again Monday because of a rise in confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalisations, as the U.S. emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:42 PM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 6, CMC – The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) is expressing concern at the “increase in violence and barbaric acts perpetrated in the neighbourhoods of the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 11:56 AM

More than 400 acres of former sugar cane lands in St Thomas will be made available to small farmers in the parish for the growing of cash crops. “We are looking to move certain lands from sugar cane into crash crops. The small farmers...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 11:14 AM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 6, CMC – Trinidadian Police are investigating the death of 26-year-old dancehall artiste, Kyle Roberts, who was shot several times on Sunday night during a home invasion at Viceroy Crescent, Bon Air Gardens. It is...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 11:01 AM

The National Water Commission says it is monitoring the inflow of water at its Dantrout Pump Station in St. James, which it has had to shut down due to high levels of turbidity. Operations will resume as soon as the turbidity subsides. The...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 10:23 AM

The St Thomas police are seeking the help of anyone with information that can assist investigators probing the shooting death of a man in the parish on Friday night.  The deceased has been identified as 59-year old Wayne Campbell, a security...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 9:54 AM

A doctor arrested after writing an article about Egypt’s fragile health system. A pharmacist picked up from work after posting online about a shortage of protective gear. An editor taken from his home after questioning official coronavirus...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 9:24 AM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 6, CMC – Haitian health authorities have confirmed that since the reopening of the Toussaint Louverture International Airport, the French-speaking Caribbean country has recorded a 73 per cent increase in the number...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 9:09 AM

State Minister for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says the Government is committed to supporting farmers during the coronavirus pandemic and safeguard the country’s food security. Green stated that among the...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMAlbert Ferguson - Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Opposition legislators Lisa Hanna and Phillip Paulwell have done nothing wrong, People's National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips said on Sunday, as he dismissed allegations in Office of the...

Published:Monday | July 6, 2020 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Salvation Army is slowly getting back on schedule to distribute food packages to the needy. The distribution schedule was disrupted by the curfews and other social- distancing measures initiated by the Government to contain the COVID-19...

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

People’s National Party (PNP) caretaker for St Ann South West, Valenton Wint, is moving to use the two-seat hold the party has at the local government level in the constituency to eke out a win against the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) when the next...

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