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Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:04 PM

Mayor of St Ann’s Bay, Michael Belnavis, is appealing for residents to continue to exercise vigilance against dengue even as the country grapples with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Speaking with JIS News, Belnavis argued that dengue...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 10:18 AM

Members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) were told yesterday that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) did not furnish information on all the bank accounts it had during a special audit by the Pamela Monroe Ellis-led Auditor General’...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 9:58 AM

Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Owen Speid has fired back at a public rebuke from Principal of Pembroke Hall High, Reverend Claude Ellis, saying the school leader is ‘bitter’ and should focus on fixing problems at...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 9:39 AM

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reporting that the coronavirus (COVID-19) call centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) handled a total of 7,376 calls during its first month of operations from April 6 to May 6. Of the total calls,...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMHopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: RESIDENTS OF Top Hill in Junction, St Elizabeth, are in shock after the partially decomposed body of a popular pastor was found at his home on Sunday with multiple chop wounds. The murdered church leader has been identified as 40-...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:20 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica should brace for a large-scale mental-health fallout among returning cruise ship crew members after being stranded on the high seas for weeks, Dr Shane Alexis, the People’s National Party’s junior health spokesman, has warned. Alexis, who...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:20 AM

For 72-year-old Carmel Heaven, things are a far cry from the days when Jermaine Spence, her customs broker son, was completing a construction project at her home in Zambia, St Catherine, with the promise of a better future. Zambia is located on the...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:18 AM

WHEN THE principal of Old Harbour High School placed a call for help to provide meals for students on the school’s PATH programme, New Fortress Energy Foundation immediately responded by delivering close to 200 care packages to the school last week...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

RESIDENTS OF Cassava Piece in St Andrew are calling for the authorities to address the pedestrian dangers that lurk along the community’s main roadway, which has led to a fatality in the past and caused a scare as recently as last week. The narrow...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

THE DELIVERY of care packages to several St Catherine communities on Saturday was the culmination of a well coordinated and supported private-public sector partnership aimed at providing relief to some vulnerable persons living below the poverty...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMLeon Jackson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: JAMAICA AGRICULTURAL Society (JAS) President Lenworth Fulton has said the Government has come good for the agricultural sector, having set aside J$1 billion in the 2020-2021 Budget to keep the sector afloat amid the onset of COVID-...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:09 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: MASHARIO BISSASOR, the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) parish manager for Hanover, says that based on the ongoing survey being undertaken in the parish, the bars and taverns have been meeting the standard outlined to combat...

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:08 AMBryan Miller/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: THE OFFICE of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Hanover is now in the process of putting the final touches on its preparedness plans for the upcoming hurricane season, which starts on June 1. Topping the...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:00 AM

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has reported that 21 close contacts of a COVID-positive employee of the St Ann Infirmary have now been tested for the disease. According to Tufton, the close contacts have also been placed...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 5:19 PM

“Quite unfortunate” is how Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) President Carmen Johnson has described news that a worker at the St Ann Infirmary has tested positive for COVID-19.

 

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 5:02 PM

The Westmoreland Police have charged 23-year-old Azanie Coley, otherwise called ‘Mexican’, of Breadnut Lane in the parish for the May 19 murder of Brian Gray, otherwise called ‘Biggs’, a security guard of Love Lane, also in...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:00 AM

The NCB Foundation is now sifting through thousands of applications to select 3,000 Jamaicans made jobless because of COVID-19 who will benefit from digital courses.

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 3:31 PM

Thirty-year-old Jessie Jackson otherwise called ‘Little Rick’, a carpenter of Victoria Town in Kingston has been charged with the May 17 murder of 16-year-old Norville Hall. The police report that about 8:15 p.m., residence summoned...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 3:18 PM

The Government is moving to ensure that consumers have increased protection, through the merger of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) and the Fair Trading Commission (FTC). In making the disclosure, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 2:49 PM

The Opposition has blasted the government for what it calls the ongoing failure to establish and make public the protocol to guide the re-opening of the economy, warning that this could lead to a disaster.

 

 

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:57 PM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will on Thursday co-convene a special high-level panel to look at solutions to the development emergency of...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:03 PM

Thirty-one-year-old Jermaine Townsend of Richmond district, Manchester has been charged with the April murder of 43-year-old Kassa Halstead of Mandeville. The police report that about 1:45 p.m. on the day in question, the now deceased was at his...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 10:01 AM

The People's National Party is expressing regret at the passing of sitting Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor for the Mineral Heights Division in Clarendon, Milton Brown.  Brown died yesterday. In a statement, spokesperson on local...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 9:58 AM

Thirty-seven-year-old Keith Allison, a taxi operator of Angels Drive, Harbour Heights, Kingston 17, has been missing since Friday, May 22. He is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 5 feet 4 inches tall. The police report that about 6:00 a.m...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 9:43 AM

The Coronation Market in downtown Kingston was washed clean by the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) and Digicel on Labour Day.

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