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Stories by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | December 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

LaFrance Gayle started showing an interest in animal rearing from an early age. The helpful lad would delight in assisting Paul, a goat farmer in Top Hill, Manchester, so much so that the farmer, who admired his dedication, gave him his own kid to...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The Christmas season has been brightened for 100 children between six and 12 years old in Corporate Area children’s homes with the donation of several copies of a local colouring book and supplies. The book, Chat Tu Mi...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Tank-Weld has brought Christmas cheer to 2,000 Jamaicans across several communities, with grocery and toiletries. “It came at the time when I needed it most,” said Nora Thompson, a resident of Rio Bueno in Trelawny. Thompson...

Published:Thursday | December 24, 2020 | 12:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

ONE-HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD William Andrew Kirlew had just put a cassava pudding in the oven before answering his home phone in Naples, Florida. Born in Braes River, St Elizabeth, on November 29, 1920, Kirlew has created a life and legacy esteemed by...

Published:Tuesday | December 22, 2020 | 12:12 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

“Hello, there, merry Christmas how you been Gee, it’s so good to meet with you online It’s been a long, long time I’m still trying to manage school online So I’m really praying to get a tablet for Christmas.” That’s stanza one of a...

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2020 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Commencing next year, surgical specimens and biopsies for patients at the Mandeville Regional Hospital will no longer have to be sent to Cornwall Regional Hospital for processing, following the opening of the Histopathology Laboratory on Thursday...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:28 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Shawn Castell was a picture of fulfilment as he spoke to The Gleaner yesterday shortly after he was presented with a marine Igloo, a length of rope, and a variety of other fishing equipment. “I will be able to upgrade my fishing business by...

Published:Thursday | December 17, 2020 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

THE HUMAN Development Report (HDR) 2020 ‘The next frontier: Human development and the Anthropocene’ has taken into account, for the first time, the pressure countries put on the planet. The experimental index, Planetary pressures-adjusted Human...

Published:Wednesday | December 16, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Miranda McCallum, operator of a variety shop in Bull Bay, St Andrew, has watched woefully as sales plunged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, driving down consumer confidence and pushing many small business owners over the edge. “I sell from a pin to an...

Published:Tuesday | December 15, 2020 | 12:08 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Residents in the St Andrew East Rural communities of Shooters Hill and Weise Road are still in the recovery phase from the devastation caused by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Zeta in late October. Mud-stained buildings, sunken homes, cracked...

Published:Friday | December 11, 2020 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Former detective Corporal of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Kevon Miller, has been making strides in the United States and his home country in the field of law. Miller grew up in Troy district, Trelawny, with his grandparents as his father...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Eliminating fear among teachers and students has been vital to the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, acting chief education officer, Dr Kasan Troupe, has reported. Troupe made that disclosure on Monday as 21 more schools reopened...

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2020 | 12:09 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

A warm smile greeted us, and then a curious Olive Dixon remarked, “I wonder what you want to talk to me about.” Dixon, a retired dietician, was born on November 14, 1920, in Kingston and recently celebrated her 100th birthday at her Meadowbrook...

Published:Friday | December 4, 2020 | 12:18 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Chief executive officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, is appealing for the establishment of a children’s court in Jamaica. “A court that’s just there for children, with all the bells and whistles –...

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 3:05 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Althea was 27 years old and pregnant when she found out that she was HIV-positive. “It was already rumoured in my community before I did my test due to a prior relationship my partner had. So I was already expecting the positive result. I was just...

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2020 | 12:11 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With a breakaway ruling out commute along their normal Gordon Town road route, Christmas tree farmers have seen their journey from Penlyne Castle to Constant Spring Road in Half-Way Tree more than double this year. As the Christmas shopping season...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:15 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Nine-year-old Raje Josephs has been battling with stage four Hodgkin’s lymphoma for more than a year and is in urgent need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant after undergoing nine cycles of chemotherapy and 26 cycles of radiation. Cancer of...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:14 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Environmentalist Diana McCaulay is calling for an immediate ban as the Government urges suppliers of packaging products to find more eco-friendly alternatives to plastic options that have replaced styrofoam in the food and beverage industry....

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:22 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Kerry-Ann Palmer is demanding answers from the Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) about the death of her father, 64-year-old taxi operator Harrison Palmer, who was killed in controversial circumstances during a police shooting last...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:21 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Ramping up housing solutions will not in itself solve Jamaica’s crisis of informal settlements until there is a fundamental shift in generational social problems. That is the view of Minister of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate...

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2020 | 12:06 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Acting Sergeant Muriel White and District Officer Andrea Morris have given a combined total of 50 years of stellar service to the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and for their effort, they recently received the medal of honour for long service and good...

Published:Friday | November 20, 2020 | 12:16 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Audley Malcolm was ushered into fatherhood when he was 19 years old and quickly had to equip himself with the tools necessary for all facets of his child’s upbringing. Now 65 and a father of nine, he was yesterday honoured for being exemplary in...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:17 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

Parents have been urged to develop more open relationships with their children so that they will be more likely to disclose incidents of sexual and other abuse as reports to state authorities have plunged amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:13 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

With more than 1,000 cases of sexual abuse recorded among children in the first half of the year, child-protection advocates are urging Jamaicans to become acquainted with the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and...

Published:Thursday | November 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of technology and has caused Jamaicans, particularly the youth, to become innovators in the digital world. Product Marketing Manager at Facebook and digital entrepreneur Malik Mbaye has asserted...

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