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Published:Friday | December 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Boosted by the addition of the long-promised 50 additional trucks to its fleet, the National Solid Waste Management Authority’s (NSWMA) campaign to address garbage pile-up across the island began in Portmore, St Catherine, on Thursday. NSWMA...

Published:Monday | November 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Mark Golding has re-emphasised that there is no reason for the Government to suspend the basic human rights of half the Jamaican population where states of emergency have been declared to deal with approximately 300 alleged...

Published:Monday | November 14, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Gunmen struck again in Homestead, St Catherine, Sunday morning, killing 34-year-old barber Alanzo Bennett at his home. This follows on the heels of Thursday night’s gang-related killing of 33-year-old Damian Marlyn and the wounding of three other...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 5:57 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

THE MINISTRY of Health has managed to successfully place for adoption under its Adopt-A-Clinic initiative 40 out of a targeted 100 health centres across the island. Some $173 million has been raised so far under the initiative. The latest facility...

Published:Friday | November 11, 2022 | 7:19 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Dr Christopher Tufton has engaged in damage control regarding $400 million in COVID-19 expenditure regulation breaches, arguing that the pandemic presented grave difficulties for the health ministry in its management of the disease. Tufton said...

Published:Tuesday | November 1, 2022 | 12:11 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The South Eastern Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has denied claims that newborns recently died from a bacterial outbreak at Spanish Town Hospital amid revelations of swirling infections at Victoria Jubilee which killed at least 13 babies since...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Eighteen months into the execution of a five-year multimillion-dollar project, Portmore is said to have slashed non-revenue water losses by a third, a move which it is hoped will help to turn around the financial fortunes of the National Water...

Published:Thursday | October 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

An agreement signed on Tuesday between Digicel Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Youth will see the telecoms company spending, cumulatively, US$500,000 to establish state-of-the-art information and communications technology (ICT) rooms...

Published:Saturday | October 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Leader Mark Golding said he will seek dialogue with the Government with a view to averting the impending eviction of several families now occupying lands handed down to them in Pleasant Hill, St Catherine. The 65 families, some of whom...

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday declared that he has passed the stage of needing to win political popularity and favour. “It doesn’t matter to me any more. I have to start to think about legacy: What will Jamaica be? Will it be the same...

Published:Tuesday | October 11, 2022 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

In its bid to strengthen integrity assurance across government agencies, the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) launched its first polygraph examiner’s course on Monday. Speaking at the launch at the National Police College in...

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday said that his administration has a master plan for 15,000 housing solutions on lands located in the vicinity of Clifton in St Catherine, a day after the Government moved in to bulldoze unfinished structures...

Published:Friday | October 7, 2022 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The demolition of some 30 unfinished houses constructed illegally on the outskirts of the Clifton community in Portmore, St Catherine was halted on Thursday after a crew had destroyed 10 of the units. As early as 6 a.m., the security forces had...

Published:Monday | October 3, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of National Security is expected to spend $50 million to $70 million to install drainage, sewerage, and fencing infrastructure that has delayed the opening of the Green Acres Police Station built on lands donated by the citizens’...

Published:Saturday | October 1, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Just over 79,000 residents in the Greater Portmore area are looking forward to breathing more easily after rehabilitation works at the National Water Commission (NWC)-operated sewage treatment plant based there. First commissioned in 1991 with a...

Published:Friday | September 30, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Portmore Municipal Corporation has placed a stop order on the construction of houses at the Sandown Palms development weeks after a groundbreaking ceremony featuring Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Portmore Mayor Leon Thomas said the developers...

Published:Monday | September 26, 2022 | 12:07 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old Kayanna Ebanks has not allowed her medical condition to hamper her performance throughout the years leading up to sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. Suffering from asthma attacks at an early age,...

Published:Friday | September 23, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A second major fish kill within three months has brought a fresh wave of concern for fishermen at the Port Henderson fishing village and nearby residents as they ponder the source of the latest disaster. Hundreds of dead fish began washing up along...

Published:Thursday | September 22, 2022 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Days after the killing of three people in a mass shooting at a football match, Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson announced a beef-up in manpower and other resources to tackle crime in the St Catherine South Division. A contingent...

Published:Monday | September 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A teenager was hospitalised after being shot by police patrolling an area known as Gulf in Gregory Park, St Catherine, Sunday morning. The shooting triggered backlash from residents disputing the police account of the incident. Separate probes...

Published:Saturday | September 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine woman is beside herself in grief after her two-year-old daughter perished in a blaze on Friday morning after falling from her arms as she fled their burning house, moments after gunmen invaded the dwelling and killed her partner...

Published:Friday | September 16, 2022 | 12:13 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The police have launched an investigation into the discovery of a newborn’s corpse in the Rio Cobre and are also trying to locate the mother. The discovery of the baby girl in the vicinity of Nugent Street, popularly known as Buck Town in Spanish...

Published:Monday | September 5, 2022 | 12:09 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Agricultural interests have vigorously opposed the planned repurposing of 3,000 acres of prime farmlands in Innswood, St Catherine, to include over 1,000 acre for the development of housing solutions by investors led by billionaire business mogul Michael Lee-Chin.

Published:Friday | September 2, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Residents from several communities in Portmore will benefit from a $743-million planned dualisation of 1.1 kilometres of Grange Lane. In outlining the scope of the project on Thursday, the National Works Agency (NWA) said that each of the four...

Published:Thursday | September 1, 2022 | 12:12 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

The Government has intensified its plan to put 15,000 hectares of land under Irish potato cultivation and to increase onion production in the next planting season. Approximately $200 million has been seeded to the programme to provide incentives to...

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