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Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 9:17 AM

The deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines in countries across the Americas under the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility is anticipated to get under way by the end of March. Pan American Health...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:19 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

Medical Officer of Health for Clarendon Dr Kimberly Campbell is expressing concern with what is happening in the parish in relation to COVID-19 cases. During her report at the monthly sitting of the Clarendon Municipal Corporation yesterday, Dr...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:19 AM

Jamaicans are being encouraged to practise safety drills at home and develop comprehensive emergency plans for their households, particularly now that more persons are spending time at home. The call comes from the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The 2020 graduating class of The University of the West Indies, Mona, were yesterday lauded for their resilience. Vice Chancellor Professor Hilary Beckles asserted that students were tested, not only by their professors, but by the COVID-19...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:16 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

Forced out of its home at Jail Lane, St Ann’s Bay, because of increasing rental cost, the 30-year-old Restoration of Life Mission in Christ Apostolic Church is nevertheless continuing its outreach programme, and in fact has increased it since the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:15 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Businessman Mark Kerr-Jarrett, who serves as a director and head of the crime portfolio at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), wants persons involved in the shipping of illegal guns and ammunition into the...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:14 AM

As a means of (re)connecting with descendants, and strengthening bilateral relations, Nigeria embarked on a historic chartered flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica, in December 2020. Living caught up with the mastermind behind the pioneering initiative...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:13 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

Entrepreneur Audre Wisdom strongly believes that if you develop healthy hair habits, your hair growth will be inevitable. Her hair story began back in 2017, after doing the big chop and becoming a naturalista. She struggled to find appropriate...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Mandeville, Manchester: A man found guilty of possession of counterfeit currency and manufacturing counterfeit currency was sentenced to two years in prison at hard labour when he appeared before the Manchester Parish Court last Friday. Reports are...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:11 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang on Wednesday evening admitted that the current government of which he is deputy prime minister has been complicit, as have successive administrations over the years, in keeping inner-city residents...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

The North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) has opened a condolence book in memory of its late board chairman, Tyrone Robinson, who died in the United States of COVID-19 complications on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1. In a release, NERHA...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:09 AM

Sagicor Group Jamaica recently hosted its S.T.A.R.S Week celebration geared at highlighting excellence among its team members and endorsing their talents. A long-standing tradition for the company, S.T.A.R.S Week, which stands for Showcasing...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: More than 60 students from inner-city communities in Montego Bay, St James, are now facing an uncertain educational future as the Le Antonio’s Foundation and Resources Centre, located at Railway Lane, Montego Bay, was forced to...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Thirteen-year-old Denbigh High School student, Jade Bloomfield, was named one of 15 winners in the RJRGLEANER Christmas essay competition. Nicarno Williams, marketing and special projects supervisor at the RJRGLEANER Group, said the competition was...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Education Minister Fayval Williams on Tuesday told Parliament that her ministry is working to address issues being faced by parents trying to access the Government’s portal to get a tablet device. As a result, the platform will be reopened on...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

THE KINGDOM Builders Outreach Programme continues to preserve with the help of good Samaritans stretching forth their hands to assist with the development of the students in the rugged August Town, St Andrew community. Since the first Gleaner...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer

Born on January 9, 1919, in Content Gap, St Andrew, Doris Walker was a picture of joy as she celebrated her 102nd birthday with family members and well-wishers in Portmore, St Catherine, recently. As her children, grandchildren, and great-...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

DENBIGH HIGH School sixth-form student Jhada Cohen has had a long struggle with dyslexia. She was diagnosed when she was in grade three. Today, she has come a far way from the third-grader who struggled to read. Dyslexia is a learning disorder...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche/Gleaner Writer

It's hard to drive past Runaway Bay in St Ann and not notice a spot that is usually outlined with vehicular traffic, Sharkies Seafood Restaurant. Over the past few years, the establishment has become a ‘must-stop’ spot for locals and tourists alike...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 5:03 PM

The Health and Wellness Ministry is reporting that six private laboratories now have the benefit of 30,000 antigen test kits to support national testing efforts for COVID-19 following a donation from the Ministry today. "This is another...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 4:20 PM

A man has been charged over the shooting death of four-year-old Chloe Brown and the injury of her father at their house in Freeman’s Hall in Trelawny. Thirty-six-year-old Kevin Williams, otherwise called 'Bug Head', a chef of Freeman...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 3:36 PM

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Thursday with a mild reversal of its losing trend, advancing marginally. The moderate trading ended with an advance/decline ratio of 42/27. The JSE Combined Index advanced by 464.82 points or...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 3:11 PM

Forty-eight-year-old returning resident Carl Williams of Yallahs, St Thomas was this week freed of assault charges because there was no evidence to prove that the complainant was beaten. Williams was charged following an incident in 2018 when it...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 2:25 PM

The Government has extended the islandwide curfew and all other previously announced measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act until Sunday, January 31. The curfew was set to expire tomorrow. But, the Government says an extension is needed...

Published:Thursday | January 14, 2021 | 11:52 AM

Jamaica on Wednesday recorded five more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the tally to 322. One more case was recorded as a coincidental death, increasing that figure to 51. Those who have died are: * A 66-year-old male from St Ann * A 67-year-old female...

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