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Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

With an ever-growing ageing population and increasing lifestyle diseases, experts are calling for greater focus to be placed on advance care planning. Advance care planning is the process by which adults at any stage of their life plan future...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The scowls and furrowed eyebrows said it all. The steam is rising in Port Royal - but it isn’t from the fish. Residents of the southern Jamaica seaside village expressed frustration at the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) on Sunday at the slow...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Telecia Gay struggled to hold back the tears as she recounted the final moments she had with her father, 75-year-old Vassel ‘Coolie Man’ Gay. The deadly shooting that silenced her father forever occurred in the vicinity of Love Lane in the...

Published:Monday | November 8, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As primary schools prepare for the resumption of face-to-face classes today, several long-standing issues continue to plague administrations. Rennock Lodge All-Age School is one of the 376 institutions that have been cleared for reopening. Acting...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

More than 50 persons, or a quarter of those who turned up for Sunday’s incentive-laden vaccination drive of free chicken and phone credit, declined the jab because their preferred brand, Pfizer, was not among the available options. That development...

Published:Monday | November 1, 2021 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Medical and scientific professionals believe that the time is right for Jamaica to frontally discuss the ethical dilemma surrounding the right to die amid a growing global lobby for euthanasia to be legalised. With November 2 recognised as World...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn, has praised the passage of legislation that gives the prosecution the right to appeal in limited circumstances. Highlighting that Jamaica is one of the last Commonwealth jurisdictions to adopt this...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Chief Justice Bryan Sykes and Justice Minister Delroy Chuck have reaffirmed that there are no legal hurdles to the usage of electronic tracking in monitoring individuals charged with serious crimes who receive bail. Calls for the widescale use of...

Published:Monday | October 25, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Slow reporting and lack of awareness on the part of communities have been cited as major factors negatively impacting the search for missing children across the island. That is the assessment by Novelette Grant, retired deputy commissioner of...

Published:Monday | October 18, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

When Kyme Duncan was jolted from sleep by the shrill cry of his helper with news that his friend’s house was ablaze, he was spurred into action to assist his neighbour. That dedication to his Tower Isle community saved the life of his friend’s...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Big government, big problem. That’s the view of Joseph Patterson, leader of Jamaica’s fledgling third registered party. Shrinking the size of the bloated bureaucracy is a key pillar of Patterson’s economic vision for Jamaica, which includes tax...

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2021 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Growing advocacy for the implementation of mandatory vaccination should be resisted by Jamaicans because it trespasses on their constitutional rights, says controversial leader of Jamaica’s fledgling third registered party, Joseph Patterson....

Published:Tuesday | October 12, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Joseph Patterson’s United Independents’ Congress (UIC), Jamaica’s third registered political party, has unveiled a far-reaching social agenda, including the championing of abortion rights. Patterson explained that his party is anchored to the...

Published:Wednesday | September 29, 2021 | 2:39 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Family members of slain District Constable Kemar Armstrong were quickly evacuated from Emily Lane in Allman Town on Friday night, shortly after his murder at the hands of armed criminals. Armstrong was killed at his home shortly after 6 p.m. as he...

Published:Tuesday | September 28, 2021 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Urban decay, unemployment and underdevelopment have characterised Rockfort in Kingston for a number of years. Despite the recent push to revitalise the waterfront with the construction of a boardwalk near the Rae Town Fishing Village, several...

Published:Monday | September 27, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans eager to pig out this Christmas might find pork in short demand. Stakeholders in the pig industry are warning that the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in input costs like feed will continue to turn the screws in...

Published:Friday | September 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

RESIDENTS OF Delacree Pen are attributing the continuous ongoing conflict among rival gangs as the reason for the shooting incident of two men last Saturday afternoon. According to the residents, one of the injured men, Didane Campbell, otherwise...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:10 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The absence of regulatory standards governing the haulage of sewage from septic tanks and pits has cast the cesspool industry as chaotic, with many workers having no equipment to protect themselves and little training to safely engage dangerous...

Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

As several probes continue into the deaths of three cesspool workers who inhaled noxious fumes at Moneague College on September 6, there is growing evidence of a culture of non-compliance with safety protocols among workers and bosses at Central...

Published:Wednesday | September 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Every time it rains, residents of Harbour Drive are left on edge as they watch the ground sink from beneath their feet due to the construction of a gully next to their homes. Designed to channel water away from nearby hills, this trench has become...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:06 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The GraceKennedy Foundation has continued its efforts to encourage youths to achieve their fullest potential by awarding bursaries to students for their exceptional scholastic performance. On Friday, the foundation presented 25 bursaries to...

Published:Friday | September 3, 2021 | 12:12 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Gas manufacturer Massy Gas Products (Jamaica) is eyeing the build-out of its operations for the storage and distribution of medical-grade oxygen in the island. That revelation came less than 24 hours after the Ministry of Health and Wellness said...

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:05 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

Lionised for decades for a velvety voice that transcended the airwaves, advertising magnate and former broadcaster Adrian Robinson passed away on Monday, closing a chapter of transformation in a fast-evolving industry. Robinson, 86, passed away at...

Published:Tuesday | August 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican Government could spend US$14.7 million, approximately J$2.3 billion, to purchase a cache of 1.972 million doses of the Johnson...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:09 AMDavid Salmon/Gleaner Writer

University of the West Indies Guild President Danielle Mullings has come out in support of the decision taken by the Mona campus to bar accommodation on halls of residence to students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. The directive issued...

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