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Published:Tuesday | December 17, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of New Haven in St Andrew are at their wits’ end as the community is frequently overrun with raw sewage flowing through its streets, with residents battling health concerns amid the stench. They vented their frustration yesterday that...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

April 9, 2019 should have been just another ordinary day for Kemar Duncan while he was driving home in Portmore, St Catherine. But in a terrifying second, his life flashed before his eyes and almost left him that afternoon. Having survived a major...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A smartphone-based application is expected to open a new frontier in the anonymous reporting of crime right at the fingertips of the public. Launched last week, 311tips.com underwent rigorous evaluation over three years to ensure that it was fully...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Attorneys are being encouraged to contact Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) if they have special interest in protecting the rights of children who have been wrongfully incarcerated, especially those locked away in juvenile prisons on account of being...

Published:Friday | December 13, 2019 | 12:09 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Culture Minister Olivia Grange says that her ministry will join forces with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to undertake a series of beautification projects in downtown Kingston before Christmas. The murals, Grange told...

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-six-year-old Moya Blackwood, who has been through the juvenile correctional system, yesterday appealed to the nation’s parents to refrain from using verbal violence against children, as they run the risk of creating menaces to society....

Published:Tuesday | December 10, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Five non-profit organisations geared at transforming at-risk members of the society into law-abiding and progressive citizens have received the financial backing of the Canadian High Commission. Advocates for Change, the Peace Management...

Published:Monday | December 9, 2019 | 12:38 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government has commenced a comprehensive review of safety and security regulations in public schools in the wake of the tragic death of a seven-year-old student at Clan Carthy Primary in October. Addressing mourners at the funeral of Benjamin...

Published:Thursday | December 5, 2019 | 3:54 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

New York-based professor Dr Donna Wright has urged Jamaicans to invest in the talents of the special-needs community, especially those in schools, to enhance their contribution to national development. Wright, who is originally from Jamaica, was...

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2019 | 12:45 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Despite an endless number of eviction threats and pledges to regularise squatters on lands owned by The University of the West Indies, stakeholders and residents of Mona Commons are seemingly no closer to fixing a problem that took root some six...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:24 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Having lost her mother to AIDS decades ago, 45-year-old Samantha O’Reilly*, who has been living with HIV for the past 25 years, prides herself on her advocacy work in sensitising Jamaicans that they can still have fulfilling lives after contracting...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A local medical doctor says that digital rectal exams are not necessary to screen patients for prostate cancer. Dr Audley Betton, who is also a survivor of the disease, says that there are other forms of screening. He was speaking to an audience...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:29 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Citing herself as proof that a child in state care overcomes odds, former ward, Tanisha Esman Ledgister, believes that her life story will inspire 87 bright young boys and girls who are in the position she was two decades ago. Ledgister, who holds...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A boom in social-media marketing globally has forced many local businesses to shift gear towards coupling traditionally forms of advertising with Internet-based platforms with hope of boosting profits. Social media has changed global interaction...

Published:Thursday | November 28, 2019 | 12:41 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As the Christmas period draws closer and higher-than-normal volumes of garbage are expected to be generated, waste collection throughout Kingston and St Andrew may be compromised by crime, traffic, and other factors, says chairman of the National...

Published:Wednesday | November 27, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

After being repeatedly raped by a relative from the age of 12 to 15, Monique McDonald has been on a campaign enlightening young people in different countries on issues such as gender-based violence and HIV prevention. Though she admitted that her...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:31 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Former deputy governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), Owen Jefferson, died yesterday at his Millsborough Crescent home in St Andrew. He was 87. Jefferson, who had been ailing for some time, passed away shortly after 2 p.m. He leaves behind widow...

Published:Monday | November 25, 2019 | 12:26 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Women journalists claimed prestige at the Press Association of Jamaica Awards on Saturday night, scooping up a clutch of prizes including the marquee title of Journalist of the Year. It was the third consecutive year that a woman was winning...

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2019 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Government has revised its plan to renovate 60 police stations islandwide during fiscal year 2019-20, overhauling the project and tweaking its scope because of the magnitude of the repair job. According to National Security Minister Dr Horace...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has ordered a fast-tracking of the implementation of certain aspects of the Road Traffic Act which specifically targets motorcyclists, according to Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:43 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner understands that officials from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information met with the family of seven-year-old Benjamin Bair yesterday at the Clan Carthy Primary School in Kingston to discuss funeral arrangements. Bair was...

Published:Thursday | November 14, 2019 | 12:34 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Shortly after three gunmen turned their weapons on a man yesterday morning in the lower Waltham Park Road area in St Andrew, a police patrol team engaged them in a running gun battle through the Chinese Cemetery, killing at least one of the thugs....

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2019 | 12:44 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Councillor Kari Douglas has taken a swipe at her political colleagues, accusing senior members of the People’s National Party (PNP) of using news of her recent confrontation with a doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children as part of a...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:28 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A probe has been launched into the whereabouts of security guards on Sunday as a confrontation between People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and Dr Judith Francis Bogle at the Bustamante Hospital for Children resulted in the shutdown of...

Published:Monday | November 11, 2019 | 12:34 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A clash between People’s National Party Councillor Kari Douglas and a medical doctor at the Bustamante Hospital for Children exploded into an expletive-laden tirade and near-brawl, triggering a shutdown of the Accident and Emergency (A...

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