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Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 9:22 AM

Five men were taken into custody on Friday after being intercepted by Clarendon Police at the Mineral Heights Toll Plaza in the parish.   Two firearms and several rounds of ammunition were also seized, according to the police. The police say...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:16 AM

Cybersecurity threats have increased since the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore, local technology experts are urging businesses operators and organisations to be aware of these threats and to put measures in place to address them. “Ever since COVID-19...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:14 AM

Dear Miss Powell, I am interested in moving to Canada as a chartered accountant. I know that you have helped some of my friends, but they had a degree in accounting from The University of the West Indies. I do not have a degree, but I have an ACCA...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:12 AM

Dear Mr Bassie, My relative is in the United Kingdom and has an immigration issue. She claims that she has a good chance of getting bail. I would like to know if it is possible to apply for bail in this type of matter. – L.U. Dear L.U., Persons...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:11 AM

Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I happened to stumble on an article you wrote in the newspaper and I decided to write to you on behalf of a friend. His wife went to the United States on a visiting visa and has decided not to return. My friend and his...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:08 AM

COVID-19 HAS caused numerous job losses, and, for some persons, a cut in salary. However, for Christine Brown, the pandemic has provided an economic opportunity, which has also created employment for her family members, who lost their substantive...

Published:Tuesday | June 30, 2020 | 12:06 AM

Experts in the field of technology are encouraging businesses to take advantage of the digital opportunities for growth that are now available due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kevin Clarke, manager, digital and social media, at The Jamaica National...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Monday night announced adjustments to Jamaica's COVID-19 containment measures. However, people 65 years and over must remain at home except where they must go out for the necessities of life....

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 4:35 PM

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie, says he is saddened by today’s passing of Lionel “Dunstan” Whittingham, President of the Jamaica Higglers, Vendors and Markets Association. McKenzie says...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 2:42 PM

The National Water Commission (NWC) is reporting that forest fires and landslides occurring in some areas of east rural St Andrew have caused the dislocation of several sections of pipelines on its Sugar Loaf Gravity System...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 11:38 AM

The hike in toll rates that were set for next month has been delayed. The Ministry of Transport says toll operators have decided to push back the price increases due to the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. There have been negative public...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:20 PM

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation is advising residents that the practice of parking motor vehicles with 'for sale' signs along roadways, verges, and in public parks must cease with immediate effect. Failure to do so...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 11:06 AM

Jamaicans locally and overseas will soon be able to apply online to the Registrar General’s Department (RGD) for birth certificates. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams, on Friday announced that the RGD will be shortly...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 11:10 AM

If Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has his way, then a road in the Mineral Heights division will be named after late former May Pen Mayor and councillor for the Mineral Heights division, Milton Brown. During his tribute at Brown’s...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 10:06 AM

Facing strong public backlash, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has issued an apology and is asking for forgiveness over his actions at a parliamentary committee meeting discussing proposed sexual harassment legislation. Chuck has been heavily...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 9:31 AM

Twenty-seven-year-old Clement Beckford, a scullion of Dalling Street, Savanna-la-Mar in Westmoreland died as a result of injuries he sustained from motor vehicle collision along the Nompariel main road. The police report that about 3:20 p.m. on...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:33 AMKaren Oliver/Gleaner Intern

One relieved mother is crediting the power of social media in finding her daughter who went missing a couple of weeks ago. Now, she is using that fortune to inspire hope in the family of Jasmine Deen, a visually impaired university student whose...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:31 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

Three men, including two motorcyclists and a pillion, died from injuries they sustained in a fiery double motorcycle collision which occurred in the vicinity of the Green Island bridge in Green Island, Hanover, on Friday night. Those killed have...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:28 AM

Since embracing the new role as Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) standard-bearer for St Ann North West, Krystal Lee has had to split her time between that constituency and the Retreat division in St Mary Western, where she is the elected councillor. But...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:27 AM

Krystal Lee, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) caretaker for St Ann North West, has given low performance ratings for Member of Parliament Dayton Campbell, questioning his achievements during his nine-year tenure. Campbell told The Gleaner last week...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:27 AM

As the Scientific Research Council (SRC) marks its 60th anniversary this year, the agency’s Executive Director Dr Cliff Riley said the entity is proud of its contribution to national development. “We see this milestone as marking 60 years of...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

There is no doubt in the mind of People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer Dr Dayton Campbell that pulling out the voters in the upcoming general election will be difficult, but he believes he has the organisational machinery in place to...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:22 AMGareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer

Tasked with the responsibility of creating a mural depicting the rich cultural and historical traditions of Portland, Mark Bell and five of his colleague artists are getting high praises for the stories they have told in painting. Bell, who...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:21 AM

Being in the unenviable position of having no councillors umbilically linked to his People’s National Party (PNP) operating inside the St Ann North West constituency, two-term Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell has fired a salvo at the Jamaica...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:19 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Donovan Carter has cut and carved out a niche for himself in the settee-making industry for 27 years. And even amid the slowdown of commerce sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, he still has a steely will to press ahead with his business, Unique...

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