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Published:Monday | August 8, 2022 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Basketball Africa League (BAL) president, Amadou Gallo Fall, is encouraging basketball players in Jamaica and the Caribbean to participate in the BAL league. Fall, who is regarded as the ‘Godfather of Basketball in Africa’, said, “This year we had...

Published:Wednesday | August 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister and leader of the People’s National Party (PNP), P.J. Patterson, has implored a gathering of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) that greater emphasis must be placed on rebuilding the PNP’s labour movement in order to...

Published:Monday | August 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has given assurances that the recent ruling by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) will not derail the Government’s efforts to strengthen the Bail Act to reduce the chance of prospective reoffenders...

Published:Monday | July 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Sunday’s mass-casualty crash along the Llandovery main road in St Ann has highlighted Jamaica’s public emergency traffic crisis. That grim warning comes from Dr Lucien Jones, vice-chair and convenor of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC). The...

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2022 | 12:17 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The district constable at the centre of a love triangle and the disappearance of social-media star Donna-Lee Donaldson may be compelled by the police force to give a statement despite her reported resistance to tell what she knows. Prominent...

Published:Monday | July 18, 2022 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Lamenting the disappearance of her daughter, the mother of social-media influencer Donna-Lee Donaldson has described the heartbreak suffered by her and family members since the 24-year-old vanished without a trace last Tuesday. That emotional...

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

AS THE thorny discussion surrounding abortion is reignited, opposing sides of the debate in Jamaica are relying on public education to convince each other of the merits of their position. Just re-elected president of the People’s National Party (...

Published:Friday | May 20, 2022 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA HAS long been interested in the growth of its agricultural sector, with Prime Minister Andrew Holness even recently stressing the need for the mobilisation of capital to address local food security concerns. Recently, Chief Executive...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Offering parallels with the advocacy of Jamaica’s first national hero Marcus Garvey, Indian High Commissioner Masakui Rungsung has described the decision to rename parts of Tower Street after his country’s civil-rights leader, the late Bhimrao...

Published:Monday | May 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Local importers of wheat have sought to assure the island’s producers that there is no anticipated disruption to supplies after India announced a partial ban on exports. Derrick Nembhard, managing director of ADM/Jamaica Flour Mills, said the...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

A cop’s death has rekindled debate about unfettered access for emergency vehicles, with the Police Federation and St Ann South East Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna calling for a rationalisation of arrangements between the constabulary and the Toll...

Published:Monday | May 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s capacity to nab and prosecute the perpetrators of criminal violence against children has been questioned by a grieving father, who said the family has been in the dark over the rape and murder of his 14-year-old daughter almost four years...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

From an early age, Sharma Taylor knew that writing was her calling. And not only has the attorney-at-law been able to pursue her passion, but she has also achieved a major milestone in her literary journey. Taylor is one of 26 writers who have...

Published:Monday | April 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Diana McCaulay has leveraged her love for nature and her palette of experiences as a source of inspiration for her literary work. The seasoned Jamaican author is being recognised for her creative flair as she has been shortlisted for the 2022...

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

“Dem kill him like a one hog dem a run down. It never needed.” That was the graphic, solemn conclusion of an aunt of Horaine Glenn, the 32-year-old man fatally shot in an alleged confrontation with soldiers in Denham Town Saturday evening....

Published:Monday | April 18, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked numerous demonstrations across the globe, but there hasn’t been similar anger on the streets of Jamaica. But that lack of support hasn’t stopped one Jamaican from standing outside the Embassy of the Russian...

Published:Wednesday | April 13, 2022 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Amid the chronic brain drain plaguing Jamaica, various stakeholders are suggesting strategies, including increased immigration, to compensate for the shortfall. The Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) 2019 Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica...

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Amid the debate surrounding fake news on online platforms, immediate past chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, Professor Anthony Clayton, believes that greater public education is needed on the dangers of social media. During a Gleaner...

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Amid the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian High Commission, along with Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Rural Juliet Holness, hosted a medical camp within the constituency at St Martin de Porres Primary School on Sunday....

Published:Friday | April 1, 2022 | 12:06 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Restructuring the Ministry of Education and Youth is one of the many recommendations proposed by noted educator and evaluation specialist, Professor Neville Ying. Addressing the ASI East Jamaica Chapter’s critical response to Professor Orlando...

Published:Monday | March 28, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As the longstanding debate surrounding the role of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) continues, St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Holness is calling for improved and increased distribution of welfare services through central...

Published:Saturday | March 26, 2022 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As the cost of agricultural inputs skyrocket due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, one major player is recommending that increasing efficiency in fertiliser usage can lead to major savings for farmers. Dennis Valdez, managing director of Newport...

Published:Tuesday | March 22, 2022 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

In many ways, the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu represents the end of an era that was marked by strident advocacy for human rights, freedom, and a commitment to justice. That was the assessment of well-wishers who attended Sunday’s...

Published:Monday | March 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Despite at least two CARICOM nations imposing sanctions on Russia for its invasion of Ukriane, Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith has indicated that Jamaica will continue to be guided by the United Nations Security Council on whether to...

Published:Thursday | March 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

St Catherine farmer Jermaine Black, who became somewhat of a social-media sensation at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, has had to resort to generating his own feed for his livestock amid the skyrocketing cost of inputs. A 25kg bag of...

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