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Stories by Jonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2021 | 12:13 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

At 9 a.m. Monday, Richard Hall, who was supposed to be at work 30 minutes earlier, was still heaving rocks into the back of his lightweight truck to increase his chances of making it over the steep Savage Pen road. He had just got back from a 3km...

Published:Friday | January 15, 2021 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

THE KINGDOM Builders Outreach Programme continues to preserve with the help of good Samaritans stretching forth their hands to assist with the development of the students in the rugged August Town, St Andrew community. Since the first Gleaner...

Published:Friday | December 25, 2020 | 1:35 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

As virus containment measures continue to shift while the country battles the novel coronavirus pandemic, the usual night-time jerk-pan culture has had to adjust accordingly. Like others, pan men on Red Hills Road...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:19 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Alecia Sterling is almost at breaking point. The 28-year-old mother lives in the hilly reaches of Mavis Bank where two of her three children attend Mount Fletcher Primary School in rural St Andrew. Though Sterling has received a tablet from the...

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Rain clouds bring trepidation for many residents in St Andrew East Rural. But in the community of Bito, where they stand the risk of being marooned for days at a time, torrential rains bring a sense of calm, cooling their anxiety as praedial...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:17 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Vendors in the busy downtown Kingston commercial district are on edge as the Government ponders whether or not to relax COVID-19 restrictions for the festive season. While some want more breathing room to operate and rake in earnings in a year...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:16 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Curline Lyon, who is celebrating 100 years today, is still on a high from the drive-through birthday wishes she received last Saturday. Dressed to the nines, Lyon’s children erected a tent at the gate for family and friends to pass by with showers...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:21 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Half of the 5,000 patients on the health centre register are set to benefit from a public-private partnership on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) launched on Tuesday. The pilot, which involves eight health centres and four private practices, is...

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

An investigation has been launched by the South East Regional Health Authority(SERHA) into the bizarre account of a patient leaping from the third floor of the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas on Saturday, November 7. The patient, 41-year-...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The disappearance of 41-year-old Ansel Morgan from the Faith Centre Missionaries of the Poor (MOP) facility on Monday, November 9, has left his sister, Shemell James, and the operators of the facility bemused as to his whereabouts and how he could...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

In a stark divide from the Holness administration’s contemplation to resettle flood-ravaged households in areas like Bull Bay, St Andrew, newly minted Opposition Leader Mark Golding is insisting that those residents do not need to be relocated....

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The sister of a patient who died days after reportedly leaping from the third floor of the Princess Margaret Hospital in St Thomas last Saturday is demanding an explanation from health authorities on the tragedy and why a request to...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:12 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Weeks of bad weather have left farmers like Tracey-Ann Thompson wondering whether hopes of a merry Christmas have been washed away by the October rains. Thompson moved from Kingston to Manchester just three years ago to cultivate her ambition of...

Published:Tuesday | November 10, 2020 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Victoria Johnson, still traumatised by a weekend of wretched weather, was unable to eat the food handed her by a neighbour in Nine Miles, St Andrew, on Monday. The 74-year-old clung to her doorjamb while remembering how the swollen Chalky River,...

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Disgruntled donors and cash-starved parents angered by hefty taxes on computers may now benefit from relief on duties that have hobbled access to online learning for children amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered schools since March....

Published:Wednesday | November 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

After winning a 12-year legal battle with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) for land trespass, Rosemarie Samuels is being dragged back to court as the light and power company is appealing the award of $65 million to the chicken farmer. The...

Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2020 | 12:14 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The Father Richard Ho Lung-founded Missionaries of the Poor is appealing for assistance to acquire personal protective equipment (PPE) and other resources to fight the coronavirus outbreak at their facilities. Secretary General Brother Roche...

Published:Friday | October 30, 2020 | 12:11 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Citing data showing a higher conviction rate for jury trials, Chief Justice Bryan Sykes reiterated his support on Thursday for judges to determine verdicts amid the COVID-19 pandemic’s risk of spread in close quarters. Sykes’ pushback offered...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Two private nursing homes in Manchester and Hanover have been ordered closed for COVID-19 health and safety breaches as Jamaica recorded its first coronavirus death at an elder-care facility. The developments are an important fault line as elder-...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Everald Gayle slept fretfully at his neighbour’s house on Saturday night worried that the howling wind and stinging rain would test the strength of his humble home in Shooters Hill. When he returned on Sunday evening, his fears were validated, as...

Published:Saturday | October 24, 2020 | 11:22 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

The body of 15 year-old Saneeka Leachman, who went missing yesterday morning, following a deluge, which caused a wall to collapse on the board dwelling she and her father occupied, has been found. Our sister radio station, Radio...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:34 PMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

More than half of the nursing homes and infirmaries inspected across the island since May to gauge how they have been adhering to COVID-19 protocols aimed at mitigating the risk of an outbreak of the virus have been found unsatisfactory. The...

Published:Thursday | October 22, 2020 | 2:15 PMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

Education consultancy, Enrolled Jamaica, has made it possible for secondary students in Jamaica to receive information from all 80 universities registered with the University Council of Jamaica. The agency provides a host of free information to...

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:10 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

On April 20 this year, George Jon-Andrew Bryan had just returned from the skate park and climbed on to the roof of his Boston, Portland, home to watch firefighters battle a wildfire that was consuming the hills. “About half an hour later, I hear a...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:07 AMJonielle Daley/Gleaner Writer

“I wanted to provide a healthy haircare choice for cancer patients,” said Kimorra Lucas, owner of Treats 4 Kinks. The idea was highly influenced by her mother, Beverly Lucas, a five-year cancer survivor who finished chemotherapy four months ago and...

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