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Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Llqyece and Xaedhn Waisome, ages 9 and 11, are engaging YouTubers in their own special way. For Llqyece, it is all about assisting other children to improve their self-esteem. She achieves this through her channel with engaging scripts and...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Two schools located in St Catherine and Westmoreland are the most recent educational institutions to benefit from infrastructural work, through the X-Marks the Spot initiative, a School Crosswalk Road Safety Campaign, being implemented by the JN...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:08 AM

Pepsi-Cola Jamaica has officially launched its ‘Riddim Promotion’, which will run from November 4 to December 31. The ‘Under The Cap’ (UTC) promotion will give their loyal consumers the chance to win instant prizes valued at $45 million and the...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:06 AMChristopher Thomas /Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: Pastor Glen Samuels, the president of the West Jamaica Conference (WJC) of Seventh-day Adventists in Montego Bay, is concerned that his organisation’s mentorship and skills training programmes will suffer if he continues to house...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:06 AM

United Kingdom (UK) Chief of Defence Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, on Tuesday hosted a successful inaugural defence conference with his fellow chiefs of defence from across the Caribbean region. The much-welcomed initiative is the only UK-...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:06 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

Western Bureau: While no date has been announced for the impending local government elections, campaigning activities are heating up Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) camp in the Chester Castle division in Hanover Eastern, where a run-off is slated for...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 9:00 PM

The Government has ruled out lifting mandatory quarantine requirement for international travellers, at least for now. A Pan American Health Organisation official has declared that the measure was not necessary.  But both Health...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 7:33 PM

The Kingston boy who was on Tuesday found wandering in the Coronation Market has been reunited with relatives. The child was brought to the Bustamante Hospital for Children by officers from the Darling Street Police Station in Kingston. He...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 5:02 PM

Corrective measures are among strategies to be explored as part of efforts to encourage Jamaican men to honour their responsibilities to their families.

 

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 3:55 PM

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang says solving Jamaica’s crime problem will require redefining social transformation interventions within communities where youth, particularly boys, come into conflict with the law. 

 

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 3:45 PM

The independent body established to look at the country’s crime problem says it is giving priority to strengthening the police’s inspectorate with adequate audit and anti-corruption capabilities. This is among goals set by the Consensus...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 11:37 AM

The Ministry of Education is reporting that technical issues have delayed the launch of its initiative to assist needy students procure laptops or tablets. Applications for the Own Your Own Device Incentive Programme were scheduled to open on...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 10:02 AM

Five women have now been charged in connection to the gruesome beating of 17-year-old Kaylan Dowdie in Barbican, St Andrew.  They were arrested between last week and this week. Head of the St Andrew North Police Division, Superintendent Aaron...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 9:34 AM

Executive Director of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Audley Gordon, is assuring Jamaicans that adequate preparations are being made to ensure that “they have a clean Christmas”. Gordon was speaking to residents...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 9:30 AM

The Shipping (Amendment) Act, which is designed to make better provisions for standards and behaviours within the merchant shipping industry nationally and internationally, was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. Piloting the...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 9:15 AM

Jamaican men and boys are being encouraged to participate in a push-up challenge in today’s observance of International Men’s Day 2020. The challenge is one of the many activities organised by the Bureau of Gender Affairs under the...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 9:13 AM

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded two more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 235. The deceased are a 53-year-old female and a 63-year-old male, both from Kingston & St Andrew. One other death is under investigation, pushing that figure to 33....

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:17 AM

NOVEMBER’s joint ‘Most Wins’ leader, The Editor, started Saturday’s Reggae 6 with a bang, using three selections including 15-1 stunner, STRIKE AT WILL, to keep his longshot reputation intact as he challenges Indian Flame atop the monthly wins...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:17 AM

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is the recipient of three drums that have been donated to its Drum Therapy Project, which it has established in collaboration with the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA). The drums were...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

STUDENTS FROM select schools in Clarendon benefited from donation of tablets valued at about $1.6 million from custos of the parish, William Shagoury, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education under the One Tablet/Laptop Per Child project....

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:16 AM

The fight against antimicrobial resistance will take focus from November 19-24 in celebrating World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, part of a global campaign to increase awareness of the public health crisis of antimicrobial use and resistance....

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE ADAPTATION Fund (AF), together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has launched a new US$10 million small grants programme...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:15 AM

THE PARTIAL collapse of the walls of a major drain in Portmore has caused residents to raise serious concerns for their safety. The drain connects Gregory Park and runs through Waterford along Adair Drive, then to a section of Portsmouth and to the...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:14 AM

LOCAL PUNDITS have welcomed news of two new water-related knowledge products for the Caribbean and at a time of ongoing battle, not only with the raging COVID-19 pandemic but also the beast of a changing climate to which careful consideration and...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With more than 1,000 cases of sexual abuse recorded among children in the first half of the year, child-protection advocates are urging Jamaicans to become acquainted with the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and...

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