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Published:Sunday | December 31, 2023 | 12:08 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Renowned biogeochemist and marine biologist Dr Thomas Goreau said he had warned the authorities of several faults in the design and feasibility of the Negril Sewage Treatment Plant in Sheffield, Westmoreland, before its development 30 years ago....

Published:Sunday | December 24, 2023 | 6:18 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Consuelo Ricketts has never missed an opportunity to lend a helping hand to those in need, dedicating her life to transforming the minds of marginalised children. The importance and value of being a lifeline to those in need was passed down from...

Published:Sunday | December 10, 2023 | 12:08 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Despite repeated warnings of the catastrophic consequences to the marine ecosystem, public health and the environment from effluent flowing into the Negril River from a sewage plant, there has been little effort to resolve the decades-long issue....

Published:Sunday | November 12, 2023 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Despite its great potential, the development of tourist haven Montego Bay has been hampered by the reluctance of successive political administrations at the local and central government levels to continue work that was initiated by their...

Published:Sunday | October 29, 2023 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A senior crime-fighter is among a number of Jamaicans who have had their SIM cards repossessed and reassigned by telecommunications providers. However, in his case, sensitive information from informants has now ended up in the hands of a stranger....

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2023 | 12:09 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Outameni Tours and Entertainment Attraction, a sprawling cultural heritage centre in Coopers Pen, Trelawny, where locals and tourists could immerse themselves in Jamaica’s vibrant history and folklore, stands today as a painful reminder of...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2023 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Twenty graves that are in the proposed alignment of the multimillion-dollar Montego Bay Perimeter Road in St James will be relocated to facilitate that leg of the Highway 2000 project. However, while the affected residents are willing to support...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2023 | 12:06 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Allison* had always dreamed of escaping the hopelessness of her small rural community, which has remained firmly in the clutches of poverty through generations. Opportunities for a better life were a distant dream, but her lifeline came when she...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2023 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A 12-year-old with learning disabilities is being ushered through the primary school system on the insistence of the education ministry that he should graduate to the secondary level next year because of his age, despite his struggles to attain the...

Published:Sunday | September 17, 2023 | 12:08 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Sixteen years after hosting the opening ceremony for the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium in Florence Hall, Trelawny, is in ruins. Bringing in little or no revenue to the government coffers, today the facility is a...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2023 | 12:09 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica ranked 13th among a field of 17 of the most popular outsourcing countries in the 2022 Offshore BPO Confidence Index, one of the nation’s leading players has mixed views about the assessment, adding that there is not much room for...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2023 | 12:09 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Miss St James Festival Queen 2017 Olivia Shaw-Lovell has always been proud of her place of origin and was determined that her address as a resident of the volatile inner-city community of Mount Salem in Montego Bay would not shape her journey. Like...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2023 | 12:09 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Although winning the battle in minimising fraud within the sector, there are concerns that in the absence of an information sharing system and proper background checks, the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry might never be purged of...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2023 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Non-operational for several years, the Montego Bay Sports Complex is now bleeding the public purse, costing the St James Municipal Corporation $50 million annually while bringing in very little revenue. Sporting stakeholders in...

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2023 | 12:13 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With preparation for the new academic year in high gear, stakeholders in the education sector are hoping that the Government will utilise the information at its disposal to improve the level of support to schools to carry out their mandate...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2023 | 1:40 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With its stunning hotel properties, vibrant culture, and exciting nightlife making it one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, Montego Bay’s allure continues to pull in hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. But the resort town’...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2023 | 12:06 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It was 18 years ago but veteran medical practitioner Dr Delroy Fray will never forget the day a man was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, suffering from gunshot wounds all over his body, after a gun...

Published:Sunday | May 28, 2023 | 1:54 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: It has been one year since Christine Gilbert watched as her 12-year-old daughter’s lifeless body was fished from the waters of Freeport in Montego Bay, St James, after the car in which she was travelling was swept away by the...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2023 | 1:33 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: With motorcyclists being the leading category of fatalities among the nearly 500 deaths on the nation’s roads last year, the police are gearing up for an islandwide clampdown on illegal motorcycles as the new Road Traffic...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2023 | 1:20 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With all the boxes ticked to be selected in 2018, Karen Blake* headed to a recruitment drive being held by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) in the resort town of Negril in the western end of the island. This was her dream job. There was no plan B. But...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2023 | 12:29 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, Velma Campbell Robinson‘s world was suddenly turned on its head, and the independence she once took for granted became a painful memory, after she woke up one morning unable to see. It all...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2022 | 5:46 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With two weeks to go before Christmas Day, 256 wards in children’s homes and places of safety in western Jamaica are hoping that Jamaicans will open their hearts and extend the kindness and cheer of the festive season to them and make their wishes...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Roughly 25 mainly international firms have expressed interest in participating in the bidding process to manage the island’s solid waste under a proposed public-private partnership (PPP) programme, which will see Jamaica embracing industry best...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For more than a decade, he lived among them, earned their trust, and did odd jobs on their properties. Now, residents in the middle-class community of Dunbar Pen in Norwood, St James, are reeling from the fact that the American man they all knew as...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2022 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A United States-based woman’s desire to build her dream home in Jamaica is being threatened by ongoing disputes between property owners at the Negril Estate in Westmoreland and the developer, Reading Holdings Limited. Enticed by the promise of...

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