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Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 1:12 AM

This week there has been much to talk about but The Gleaner chose to focus on what hasn’t been spoken about. According to Saturday’s editorial, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Audley Shaw, while pointing to the issues...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:51 AM

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it is likely the cartoonist’s pen, chock full of underlying meaning and different ways of seeing an issue, may be worth so many more. Take a look at this week past’s line up of cartoons as...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:31 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Retired Superintendent of Police James Forbes, this week, successfully appealed a 2014 conviction on corruption and from the short, everybody is happy about it, not least of all Forbes himself. A stellar career on the verge of being tainted has...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:09 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has come out swinging at persons who have been throwing bombs themselves. Suggesting there is a difference between working hard and appearing to work hard. According to the Prime Minister, his absence from public...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 11:45 PMJovan Johnson/Staff Reporter

This week The Gleaner ran into a roadblock when it requested the contract details for the tax and police commissioners, sparking a firestorm over whether the reasons of the Office of the Services Commissions for the blockade are warranted under a...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 11:24 PMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The spread of COVID-19 put paid to sports in Jamaica, but unlike something like track and field, where an athlete can train, a team sport like football has suffered even more. For a team like Waterhouse, this poses problems of a regional scale that...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 11:04 PMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

It seems a not completely unfamiliar case of Jamaican police work not being able to keep up with the organisation of international criminal minds, as Dr Horace Chang, minister of national security, has had to admit that the country was bested by...

Published:Monday | March 1, 2021 | 10:41 PMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

The sight and sounds of a mother weeping for the loss of a child is nothing new, but The Gleaner’s depiction of Narda McKoy’s story and the fact that her loss seemed, to her, avoidable, deservedly caught the attention of the nation this...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 11:36 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Mary Seacole was born Mary Joan Grant in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805 to a Creole mother and a Scottish father. It was from her mother that she inherited her interest in nursing. Mary's mother, nicknamed “the Doctress”, kept a lodging...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 11:25 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Erna Brodber was a literary giant, who used her brilliance with the pen to fight for the downtrodden. Her many titles are a testament to the brilliance of the St Mary native, who grew up in the farming community of Woodside. Sociologist, check!...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 11:04 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Edna Manley is, today, agreed to be one of the most important artists and art educators in Jamaica’s history. Her work and influence transformed the landscape locally, with creatives countrywide being able to thank her for a continuous churn...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 10:43 PMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

They say that behind every successful man, there is a woman, and that can be said about Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey, the second wife of National Hero, Marcus Garvey. Jacques Garvey was a pioneering female black Journalist, activist and publisher in...

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2021 | 10:28 PMArnold Bertram/Contributor

The enthusiastic contribution of women to the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) overwhelming victory in 1976 was a clear indicator of the progress they had made during Michael Manley’s administration. Throughout the campaign...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 10:26 PMThe Gleaner Archives

Miss Lou, bringing the culture, the police bringing the order, Leslie Mais bring the sport, and The Gleaner bringing it all into sharp focus all the back in 1949. A picture is worth a thousand words, here are a three thousand worth of memories.

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 10:16 PMThe Gleaner Archives

As you can imagine, advertisements in 1952 were a far cry from what exists today. The all-black and white newspaper, for one, left little in the way of creativity for advertisers to work with, but still many of them, the 'Ad Men' of the day...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 10:05 PMThe Gleaner Archives

There are those who say the vote to move away from the West Indies Federation was a backward step for Jamaica and the Caribbean and there are those who believe so strongly in the strength of being Jamaican, that going it alone is always the best...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 9:15 PMThe Gleaner Archives

The Kendal train crash is remembered mostly in terms of statistics but when one flips through the pages of the September 3, 1957 edition of The Daily Gleaner, the story in black and white brings a kind of deadly colour to those memories. Published...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 5:35 PMThe Gleaner Archives

Jamaica has been hit with epidemics many times before. There has been Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika, and much further back, the dangerous Cholera. All the way back in 1954, the country was gripped by fear when a Poliomyelitis outbreak threatened its...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 1:08 AMBANG Bizarre

A website is offering $2,000 for five nights of sleeping. Sleep Standards - a site dedicated to dispensing advice about sleep and the impact it has on people's health - is offering the successful candidate the chance to get paid for snoozing in...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:52 AMBANG Bizarre

Boys who play video games are less likely to be depressed, according to new research. A study conducted by academics at University College London found that males who played video games on a regular basis between the ages of 11 and 24 have fewer...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:45 AMBANG Bizarre

A fugitive has handed himself in as he wants some "peace and quiet" in prison. The wanted man had grown exasperated with the people he was living with during the coronavirus lockdown and presented himself voluntarily to Sussex police...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:41 AMBANG Bizarre

An airport in Philadelphia has employed a food delivery robot to help feed passengers. Philadelphia International Airport has unveiled Gita, a robot with a large capacity cargo bin to deliver meals in a contact-free manner via OrderatPHL.com. The...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:35 AMBANG Bizarrre

A fisherman found a baby shark with a 'human face'. Abdullah Nuren caught the young shark on a fishing trip in Indonesia and was left perplexed by its human-like facial features. The shark was one of the three unborn creatures found in the...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 11:43 PMTodd G. Buchholz for Project Syndicate

SAN DIEGO – “God does not play dice with the universe,” Einstein once assured us. True. Instead, a gaggle of geeky gamers with goggles, toggles, and Robinhood-like finance apps are determining our future. Long before GameStop made...

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