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Stories by Paul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:07 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

They were not present at King’s House for the official event on Tuesday, November 30, but 16 new parish ambassadors were inducted into the I Believe Initiative (IBI). They were pinned elsewhere by the custodes of their respective parishes. At the...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson’s approach to leadership is a transformative one. Thus, he goes out of office to see for himself what is happening in the administration of the police divisions. And he has seen and heard things...

Published:Monday | November 29, 2021 | 12:06 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Recently, students in two Maroons communities, Scotts Hall in St Mary and Charles Town in Portland, received devices to help them overcome their online learning challenges. Twenty tablets went to students at Scotts Hall Primary School, while the...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:54 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Last Sunday when Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced the imposition of states of emergency in seven police divisions, many residents of crime-plagued communities rejoiced, saying the measure was long overdue. However, some tourism...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:11 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Fine art photographer Gerald A. Gordon will launch his first book, eponymously titled Gerald A. Gordon – Fine Art Photographer, on Friday. Gordon told The Gleaner that the seed of his love for the arts was sown in his early high-school years, when...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Lord said, “Feed my people”. That is how Andre Stephens started his Facebook post on Monday. And “as a servant of his Kingdom, we have empowered our staff to join with us to feed our frontline workers”. The creative director was referring to...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

By its very geographical location, surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica lies in the path of tropical storms and hurricanes. And this fair isle has been visited by many of these powerful swirls over the years. These atmospheric phenomena, which...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:07 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

About 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 14, Jamaica was jolted by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake. It turned out that it was a regional shake-up, and that there were severe losses of life and property in Haiti. Shortly after, social media were replete with...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The Maroons and other indigenous peoples have a very long history of using certain bushes and herbs to treat a plethora of maladies. Now, all over the world naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is practised. It is regarded as being natural, non-...

Published:Wednesday | April 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

In the 14-second long video, the laughter in the background is rich. The woman laughing is having fun. She is witnessing a tall man in black silhouette, in the low light from a police vehicle, slapping the side of the service unit, and saying...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

In the cool climes of Chantilly, Manchester, there lives a woman named Ena Francis. Some people call her Miss Kitsy. Her birth certificate says she will be 79 in December. Born in Royal Flats in the said parish, she moved to Chantilly, where her...

Published:Friday | April 3, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The coronavirus scare and all the precautions that it has engendered have hit the Jamaica tourist industry with a sledgehammer, causing some resorts to close their gates, while others have been forced to scale down their operations, adjusting their...

Published:Monday | March 30, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

“Move fram yasso!” Anord Sichinsambwe told his grade-four teacher at Moravia Primary School in Clarendon. And, of course, she was very upset. Sichinsambwe had told her to get out of his sight. But he had done so inadvertently. He was practising...

Published:Friday | March 27, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Everybody in Jamaica seems to be running scared, away from Corona. They are driven by the news, fake and real, and have been caught up in a frenzy of fear. There are many at home, feeding themselves ravenously on the checkered information that...

Published:Friday | March 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

From the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, country, city, and town had they gone to the Village Green in St Ann’s Bay to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the birth of Raymond George Kirlew of Discovery Bay, St Ann. It was the evening of...

Published:Friday | February 14, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

“Barrington was fixated on ­having a museum established on this property, which was his home and studio for 45 years,” Doreen Watson told a rapt audience. The Orange Park Great House Complex is located in the Yallahs Hills of St Thomas. And it was...

Published:Friday | February 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is replete with creative people, many of whom have turned their talents into business ventures. Some of these enterprises have evolved into successful entities, and have even taken a share of the export market, while many others have failed...

Published:Thursday | February 6, 2020 | 12:06 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Great Huts in Portland will, this evening, host a Bob Marley birthday bash, which will precede several days of film screening inside the Great Room of African House to celebrate the life and legacy of Bob Marley. Right Band Entertainment from...

Published:Friday | January 31, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

In Matthew Delfosse’s Crystal Box, there are a variety of crystals, of course, to embellish what you already have, and to enhance what you might not have, accessories made of natural and man-made materials. It is a business with a clear purpose. To...

Published:Friday | January 24, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Last Saturday, the Gene Pearson Gallery at the R Hotel in New Kingston, St Andrew, possessed spirits of all sorts. The high spirits of those in attendance, the fine wines, and Alain Hottat’s ‘Nature Spirits’. This is his first solo photo...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The institution of slavery in the British West Indies, of which Jamaica was a part, was one of the most inhumane systems ever created on Earth. It was replete with unspeakable cruelty and the brutal subjugation of people ripped from the bosom of...

Published:Thursday | December 26, 2019 | 12:08 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Afrocentric people gathered at the Kingston landmark Liberty Hall on King Street last Friday to celebrate Pre-Kwanzaa Fest, marking the black heritage festivities that coincide with the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Located at 76 King Street,...

Published:Friday | December 20, 2019 | 12:15 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

The artist Mazola spends his life collecting junk from all over the place, and he is not afraid to be seen rummaging through a garbage heap, removing things that are no longer of use to the people who threw them away. “So, people might think you...

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:29 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

“There is a growing consciousness of the need for healthy lifestyles to combat health-related chronic diseases and promoting self-awareness by paying closer attention to one’s own health and well-being. We see the World Health Organization and our...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:29 AMPaul H. Williams/Gleaner Writer

Visitors to the recently opened AC Hotel Kingston at 38-42 Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew cannot miss the eye-catching and engaging pieces of artwork in its lobby and dining space. The pieces are all over the place in their various media, sizes,...

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