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Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A few Kingston College old boys from the class of 1973, have expressed a bit of doubt that the team from North Street, Kingston, will run away with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships, which climaxes at the National Stadium...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Feeding a multitude of poor people every week is no easy feat, but 50 years after the dedication of the St Luke's church building in Cross Roads, Kingston, the leaders of that church remain committed to the task of uplifting less fortunate...

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The lessons of embracing and supporting family have not vacated the hearts of members of a Kingston College (KC) group who graduated in 1973. That is what motivated some of them to return to the institution yesterday to donate $1 million to help...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 4:00 PMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness's proposal in Parliament on Tuesday that local dons be put on "watch lists" and intensely surveilled has received backing from Anthony Clayton, professor of sustainable development at the University of the West Indies."...

Published:Tuesday | March 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Embassy of Japan in St Andrew on Tuesday enabled the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) to become the first local health entity to offer cardiac ambulance services through a donation of two specialised ambulances.Costing approximately J$10...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Shortly after a state of public emergency was declared in the St Catherine North division on Sunday, The Gleaner ran into a man in the parish who travelled along the Spanish Town bypass on a custom-designed bicycle he constructed.A welder by trade,...

Published:Monday | March 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Based on expectations from some school administrators, as well as Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid, the state of public emergency in theSt Catherine North Police Division, should not severely impact general school operations or the staging of...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Three wanted persons were among a group of more than 60 men picked up by the police in St Catherine yesterday, following Prime Minister Andrew Holness' declaration of a state of public emergency in the St Catherine North Police Division.The state of...

Published:Thursday | March 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Termite-infested plyboard classrooms at the Fair Prospect Primary School in Portland and a lack of adequate classroom space at the Black River High School in St Elizabeth are problems that should soon be no more, following two multimillion-dollar...

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Based on some negative public responses to the Jesus in the City, Jamaica parade, planned for October 27 this year, president and founder of Jesus in the City, Toronto, Ayanna Solomon, has said that Jamaicans should not view the event as beating...

Published:Monday | March 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The young man who, last month, threatened in a voice note to carry out acts of violence against his schoolmates at Wolmer's Boys' School in Kingston, has been withdrawn from the school population and is now being taught at home.Adamant that the...

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Pressure has been put on criminals in St James since the zone of special operations was implemented in Mount Salem and a state of emergency called in the parish, but Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay Leon Golding is fearful that chaos might...

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Work has begun to remedy the traffic congestion motorists face during rush hour along Hagley Park Road in St Andrew.That corridor currently accommodates two lanes of traffic, but eventually, will be expanded to four. As a result, National Works...

Published:Thursday | March 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

As a direct counteraction to the annual carnival road march that some say contributes to havoc in Jamaica, the local church community is fine-tuning plans for a massive parade in the Corporate Area on October 27 this year.The event is months away,...

Published:Wednesday | March 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Aspiring to make Internet access in Jamaica as abundant as water, Growth Tech Limited yesterday signed off on a major partnership deal with the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) for the provision of Wi-Fi connectivity on approximately 450 buses....

Published:Friday | March 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Research sponsored by non-profit organisation the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) fund aimed at discovering if Jamaica's national fruit, ackee, causes prostate cancer in men, has returned results indicating that it is indeed safe to consume it.This was outlined by the...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The life of an elderly man who was blinded by glaucoma in 2006 was further complicated when he fell into a gully and broke one of his legs.Percival McIntosh told The Gleaner on Wednesday that he once drove a bus that transported civil servants but...

Published:Tuesday | February 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) was presented on Monday with the Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) 13th Laureate President's Award for its participation in an international waste reduction-through-waste separation...

Published:Monday | February 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Operators of the JSB Vision Centre at 111 1/2 Old Hope Road in St Andrew are grateful that the Japanese government has afforded them the opportunity to offer well-needed low-cost vision services to Jamaicans with various eye problems.Through the...

Published:Sunday | February 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Electrifying applause echoed inside a packed National Arena in St Andrew yesterday to officially welcome the Reverend Karen Kirlew as the first female president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU).The occasion was the 168th general assembly of the...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

It was as if Christmas was in the air in August Town, St Andrew, when residents returned home on Wednesday night to see street lights, which had either been shot out by gunmen or had just gone bad. The lights once again shone brightly after the...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee on Wednesday fulfilled its commitment to the Randolph Lopez School of Hope, handing over $450,000 to the institution that specialises in preparing mentally challenged individuals to function in a...

Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has resumed transportation services to August Town, St Andrew, after receiving reassurance that the area is now saturated with the security forces.On Monday, the state-owned bus company had suspended its...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Venesha Phillips, councillor for the Papine division and caretaker for the Eastern St Andrew constituency, is adamant that a swift move must be made to halt the practice of local officials appealing to criminal elements to put down...

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Seriously concerned about the future of her education, Bianca Gardener, eight-year-old honour-roll student at August Town Primary School in St Andrew, is beseeching the authorities to put an end to the violence wreaking havoc across Jamaica for the...

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