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Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:14 AMTamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer

Mandeville, Manchester: She doesn’t have any superhuman powers or rich magical potions that set her life in motion. Instead, the strength of Almighty God and her ever-supportive family are the reasons Vasiana Miller-Hewitt is winning at life as a...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Mandeville, Manchester: “The strength of a woman can carry the weight of the world.” – Unknown Recently, we met an educator extraordinaire whose aim is to touch the lives of many through initiatives that build not only character but also hope...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 7:38 PM

Jamaica has now reported 32 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) up from 30 reported yesterday. So far there has been one death. The two newest cases involve a 70-year-old female from St Catherine with no travel history and a 67-year-old Kingston...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 6:52 PM

The Nurses’ Association of Jamaica (NAJ) has described as strange the Opposition’s demand for the government clarify whether health workers’ allowances are being deducted because state buses are now taking home night shift...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 1:18 PM

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) is to further cut business hours come Monday. The bank says it will now be opening from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until further advised. This is one hour earlier than NCB was closing last week. However, the bank...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 9:39 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has revealed that one of the 30 people in Jamaica tested positive for the coronavirus may have been infected by recent travellers who knew they were carrying the virus but neglected to self isolate.

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

Medical entomologist and national programme manager, vector control, in the Ministry of Health and Wellness Sherine Huntley Jones is encouraging householders to remain vigilant in the fight against dengue, even as the country continues to deal with...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:17 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) has received critical medical supplies from Food For The Poor (FFP) in response to the coronavirus in Jamaica. The donation, which was handed over on Monday at the NHF Pharmaceutical Division on Marcus Garvey Drive in...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:16 AM

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has closed several Type One health centres in St Mary “in order to mitigate the spread and manage our resources in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak”. The authority said that the...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:16 AM

The Honey Bun Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Honey Bun Limited, hosted a virtual summit on Thursday, featuring business leaders and industry experts sharing tips on and insights into how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and persons in the...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:14 AM

With the increase in cases of COVID-19 locally, many organisations are looking for solutions to maintain their day-to-day operational activities while adhering to mandates for social distancing as set out by the Government. Virtual work is a...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:13 AM

Given the uncertainties for Jamaica in the coming months, and the economic hardships some citizens have begun to experience as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Jamaica National Group has structured a comprehensive...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:12 AM

At least one Jamaican living in South Korea has reported that xenophobia in the South East Asian nation has increased tremendously since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, leaving her and other Jamaicans feeling ostracised...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Gangdong Association (JGA), which represents the Chinese community in Jamaica, has come to the assistance of efforts in St Ann to fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19. On Thursday, the group donated food items and other goods valued...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:07 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Event planners’ fates now hang in the balance as the Government continues to impose restrictions on public gatherings to contain and limit the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. On March 23, Prime Minister Andrew Holness...

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:05 AMDanae Hyman/Gleaner Writer

Living in the Westchester community in Portmore, St Catherine, Orville Taylor has been the friendly neighbourhood coach for generations, giving free football training to the children on a weekly basis. Out of his love for the sport and children,...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 6:57 PM

Jamaica has confirmed four more cases of COVID19. This means there are now 30 confirmed cases here. Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the announcement a press conference at Jamaica House a short while ago. In the meantime, the Bull Bay,...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 5:43 PM

The National Security Ministry has extended the suspension of prison visits. According to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security Senator Matthew Samuda, the suspension will remain in effect until otherwise advised. In the...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 5:09 PM

Detectives from the St Mary Division have charged five persons in connection with the murder of businessman Roger Chang. Charged are: Khadesha McKenzie 23, of a Kingston 11 address, Cebert Duggan, 60, a mechanic of Enfield St. Mary, and Three...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 4:57 PM

Fifty-three-year-old Aldon Shippy, otherwise called ‘Doctor’, of Success district, Hanover was on Thursday charged with murder. The deceased has been identified as 56-year-old Dalton Shippy, a farmer of First Road in Success district in...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 4:16 PM

The Department of Correctional Services, as part of its ongoing COVID-19 mitigation plan, has procured thermal scanners to assist with the prevention and/or detection of the virus among staff, inmates and children in its care. “In light of...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 4:09 PM

JN Bank is to temporarily adjust its business hours for the safety of members, customers and its employees amid the COVID-19 situation. Effective March 30, 2020, branches will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; while Saturday...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:18 PM

The Department of Correctional Services says sanctions are to be laid against murder convict Adidja Palmer, better known as Vybz Kartel, following the seizure of contraband in his cell. Penalties are also to be imposed against other inmates over...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 10:46 AM

Veteran reggae singer and prolific songwriter Keith ‘Bob Andy’ Anderson has died. He was 76. Glory Music principal, Tommy Cowan, confirmed to The Gleaner, that Anderson, who had been ailing for some time, passed away at 8:30 this...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 9:57 AM

The police are reporting that there is no truth to claims that Westmoreland is slated to be placed under quarantine due to COVID-19. They say the false information is contained in a voicenote that is being circulated in the Westmoreland Police...

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