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Published:Sunday | August 7, 2022 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The local transmission of Jamaica’s third case of the monkeypox virus has increased the fear among members of the LGBTQ+ community, in particular men who have sex with men, that there could be a severe backlash on the local gay community if action...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2022 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Even as properties along Negril’s famed Seven-Mile Beach anticipate healthy visitor arrivals during the summer period, tourist harassment remains a concern despite several mitigation measures over the years to curtail solicitation and illicit...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2022 | 12:06 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Several Jamaicans who have used chemicals to lighten their skin are now caught in a quandary as some medical practitioners are flatly refusing to treat them – regardless of their health concern – because of the heightened risk of developing life-...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

With the rapid rate of increased transmission of the BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19 now sweeping across Europe and North America, it is likely just a matter of time before it is detected in Jamaica. However, local medical experts believe that if the...

Published:Sunday | July 10, 2022 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The business process outsourcing (BPO) and hospitality sectors are banking on a recruitment drive for high school graduates to cushion the effects of a shrinking labour pool as more Jamaicans are lured to greener pastures to fill vacancies in North...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:15 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

While it might be true that any man can be a father, not everyone can raise a child in a volatile community like Norwood, St James, and stand his ground and survive, guiding his offspring to be model citizens. Derron ‘Brown Man’ Jarrett is one...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:14 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Already struggling to re-engage staff after COVID-19 resulted in massive lay-offs in the local hospitality sector, local tourism interests are bracing for a fallout in employment numbers as hotel workers join a mad rush to be...

Published:Sunday | June 5, 2022 | 12:13 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Wanton chaos and a blatant disregard for law and order have cast clouds of despair over communities in St James, including the city of Montego Bay, as the northwesterly parish reaches the unflattering century mark in homicide in five months....

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A plan to evict squatters living along the old train track between Montpelier and Montego Bay in St James is facing strong resistance from the New Ramble residents, many of who captured portions of the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC) property and...

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:08 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Seawind Key Investment Limited (SKIL), operator of the 700-room Secrets Resorts in Freeport, Montego Bay in St James, is facing strong objection to its plan to construct a 281-room hotel in the upscale community. SKIL, which also operates the...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:14 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

While Jamaicans continue to enjoy full access to the popular Seven-Mile Beach in Negril, vendors claim reports have been circulating about a plan to stop them from selling on the popular waterfront by next year. But president of the Negril Chamber...

Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The result of the pregnancy test was like a death sentence for Otisa Wilmoth. A few weeks from her 15th birthday, she confirmed her greatest fear. And not only would she be facing a judgemental community and disappointed relatives, but a...

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:09 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The National Works Agency (NWA) has rejected claims that poorly designed stormwater drains and a haphazard approach to approving development projects are to blame for the Second City’s perennial flooding crisis, which last week resulted in the...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:09 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: A surge in business developments across western Jamaica has created a stronger demand for the services of justices of the peace (JPs), but while anecdotes that several are requesting and accepting payment to authenticate documents...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Former St Ann’s Bay Mayor Michael Belnavis says the current push for more electric vehicles in the island has vindicated his action to have an $80,000 charging port installed at the St Ann Municipal Corporation for his 2019 Porsche...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:13 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For the next 12 weeks, criminal networks in western Jamaica are expected to face more intense anti-crime measures that Police Commissioner Antony Anderson is confident will significantly reduce the number of murders in the region. Speaking to the...

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

Plans for the revival of the rail service in western Jamaica have stimulated a feeling of nostalgia among residents located along the scenic route from Montego Bay, St James, to Appleton Estate in Siloah, St Elizabeth, who crave for an impetus to...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2022 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Some route taxi operators in western Jamaica are disregarding the rates set by the Transport Authority and have affixed a surcharge that the commuting public pays with very little protest. In some instances, a Sunday Gleaner...

Published:Sunday | March 13, 2022 | 12:06 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

After amassing significant wealth from defrauding unsuspecting North Americans for over a decade, Candice* is desirous of ending her involvement in lottery scamming, but the lure of quick money has kept her trapped in the fast lane. Candice was...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2022 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When Jeffery Fitzgerald did not arrive at school by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, February 21, classmates of his grade-seven class at Spot Valley High School in St James could tell that something was wrong, because the 12-year-old Lilliput resident was...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2022 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The disbelief was unmistakable on Charles Brown’s* 82-year-old tear-stained face. Brown, a church deacon, was trying to come to grips with allegations that his first granddaughter, Jamaican cop Shelian Allen, has been accused of drug smuggling and...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Colonel of the Moore Town Maroons in Portland, Wallace Sterling, has rubbished suggestions that a decision to accept an invitation to meet with Prime Minister Andrew Holness without Accompong Chief Richard Currie was an act of betrayal. Currie has...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Dr Delroy Fray, clinical coordinator of the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), believes that the Omicron strain of the virus which causes COVID-19 could be a godsend to herald the end of the pandemic with the world moving into an endemic...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Despite the threat that they could lose funding support from the Government, descendants of the Maroons across the island have said they are unwilling to give up their indigenous rights. However, their counterparts in Scotts Hall, St Mary, are...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The local Maroon communities intend to seek audience with Prime Minister Andrew Holness to try and ease simmering tension between the Government and the indigenous groups, especially in relation to those in the Cockpit Country led by Richard Currie...

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