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Published:Wednesday | July 1, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The cash-rich microfinance sector has reportedly been hit hard by the economic fallout from COVID-19. Many members are in need of liquidity support to remain viable, said Blossom O’Meally-Nelson, chairman of the Jamaica Association for...

Published:Monday | June 29, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

AT LEAST one lawmaker has recommended a maximum period of two years for someone to make a report under the Sexual Harassment Bill now being reviewed by a joint select committee of Parliament. Committee member Horace Dalley made the proposal in the...

Published:Friday | June 26, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Director of the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Dr Patrick McConney says that Caribbean countries must be prepared for an influx of sargassum that is likely to continue...

Published:Thursday | June 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

George Williams had his first meal in 50 years outside of prison walls on Wednesday after a St Catherine Circuit Court judge upheld a notice of abandonment in his murder case. “Freedom time,” was all the grey-haired Williams could manage to say as...

Published:Wednesday | June 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

THE ATTORNEY representing George Williams, the man who has been incarcerated without trial for 50 years, said that his client is anxiously awaiting the judge’s decision when his case resumes today at the St Catherine Circuit Court in Spanish Town...

Published:Tuesday | June 23, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA POLICE Federation Chairman Sergeant Patrae Rowe is calling on the Government to pay tribute to the two officers who lost their lives in an early-morning operation in Horizon Park, St Catherine, earlier this month and to ensure their...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:19 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The highest-ranking British diplomat in Jamaica has said that Windrush Day, which is marked annually on June 22, should be a launching pad for the exploration of socio-economic outcomes that black people in the United Kingdom (UK) have had to...

Published:Monday | June 22, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Portmore’s first citizen, Mayor Leon Thomas, is hoping to deliver on the long-talked-about construction of a major public hospital for the municipality and is taking steps to make it a reality. He said the physical development of the dormitory...

Published:Friday | June 19, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness wants forward planning for procurement in place to lessen the time spent engaging the gears of bureaucracy. Holness was speaking on Thursday at the commissioning of a $33-million, 110-ft-long Bailey bridge spanning the...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

For the first time in 48 years, George Williams had his day in a court of law yesterday. Bearded and sporting short dreadlocks, the 71-year-old, dressed in a white T-shirt and khaki pants, walked self-assuredly into the St Catherine Circuit Court...

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

“If mosquito could draw us out a di house, we dead long time because while we can use old clothes to help keep rain out, we cannot stop mosquitoes from coming in,” Tashana Lake told The Gleaner as she summed up her living conditions. She lives with...

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

BUS AND taxi operators have threatened to shut down Jamaica’s transport sector next Monday if their demand for a 100 per cent fare increase is not met. They have also singled out Transport Minister Robert Montague for criticism for the sector’s “...

Published:Monday | June 15, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Displaced tourism workers in Oracabessa, St Mary, stand to benefit from a start-up agriculture programme to be funded through the Oracabessa Foundation – the corporate social responsibility arm of the Golden Eye Resort. The Farm Model Incubation...

Published:Friday | June 12, 2020 | 12:24 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Sixty-one-year-old Ronald Campbell from Guy’s Hill in St Catherine is among the veterans of the farm-work programme, having made the trip to the United States every season for the past 39 years. He told The Gleaner that he can vividly remember his...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A lack of government funding for the Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary is threatening 10 years of gains in replenishing stock and could deal a massive blow to the local fishing industry. That is the damning conclusion drawn by a board member of the...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:21 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

More than 100 drains are scheduled for clearing under the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) comprehensive drain-cleaning programme, which is part of the municipality’s hurricane-preparedness activities. Detailing the programme...

Published:Thursday | June 11, 2020 | 12:17 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Tivoli Gardens residents have accused members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) of physical abuse and of threatening to shoot indiscriminately at young men in the community. The residents’ attempt to use debris and abandoned vehicles to block a...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

THE UNITED Kingdom (UK) on Monday evening capped its repatriation effort for Jamaica with its third TUI-operated charter flight from Kingston, bringing to nearly 5,000 the number of persons returned home since international travel ground to a halt...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:25 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

BRIDGEPORT HIGH School 11th-grader Tianna Fisher was not perturbed by new stipulations demanding physical distancing amid the partial reopening of secondary schools across the island yesterday. More than 150 high schools were scheduled to reopen...

Published:Tuesday | June 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican who was formerly employed to the Embassy of Japan in Kingston is seeking redress for the “unfair treatment” meted out to them by the embassy. The accusation came after the local employee was said to be “unfairly terminated” in February...

Published:Monday | June 8, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Three years ago, Waterhouse resident Sophia Sutherland requested a motorised wheelchair to help her to get around the community. Last Friday, her dream came true and tears were, for a moment, the only language she could find to express her...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:20 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Veteran educator and Franciscan Sister Angella Harris was yesterday hailed as a woman steeped in grace and humility as family, friends, and colleagues and several persons whose lives she touched joined in a memorial service to salute her. Harris,...

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

CHINESE AUTHORITIES will proceed with the 127th session of the China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, to be held online from June 15 to 24. Powered by advanced information technology, the Canton Fair will provide around-the-...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:26 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Opposition Senator Wensworth Skeffery is urging the Ministry of Education to make the most of the suspension of physical classes and the summer holidays to have schools ready to reopen in September within a new normal ushered in by the COVID-19...

Published:Friday | June 5, 2020 | 12:07 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

THE LAST time the roadways in Cromarty Grove, Spanish Town, were fixed was in the 1990s; that’s more than two decades ago. Now the badly deteriorated road surfaces are a shadow of their former state, littered with massive potholes and in need of...

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