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Stories by Jason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Published:Tuesday | October 20, 2020 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With three events in the past week leaving the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) with a black eye, there is increasing public concern over the effect the incidents will have on the army’s reputation. The latest incident, which took the form of a domestic...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Heath and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that Jamaica could reach the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in weeks. “We have done fairly well, but the process is ongoing,” he said of the Government’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Quick action from brave men in Waterhouse, St Andrew, yesterday saved the life of 14-year-old Mikayla Anderson after she got trapped on a landing in the middle of Sandy Gully, facing the threat of being washed away by raging waters from heavy rain...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With the hardship and economic uncertainty caused by being laid off in March due to COVID-19, 29-year-old Kadene Gray, a resident of Montego Bay, St James, could not escape frequent suicidal thoughts. Today, even though the thoughts reappear...

Published:Friday | October 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) is sounding the alarm over an increase in the number of civilians killed by members of the security forces between January and September this year when compared to the corresponding period in...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Dwayne McKoy is bemoaning hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of losses at his woodwork shop next to his house in the Hampton Green area of Spanish Town, St Catherine, due to the torrential rainfall experienced across the island since Sunday....

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Twenty-seven-year old Rushelle Brown believes discrimination is at the root of her being turned down by two potential employers, as she has the autoimmune disease lupus. Brown told The Gleaner yesterday that she was diagnosed with the illness in...

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2020 | 12:12 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

A project to repave parking lots and other sections of the compound at St Richard’s Primary on Red Hills Road in St Andrew has been halted weeks after thugs reportedly scaled the perimeter wall, demanding that they be employed on the site. Although...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:16 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The heartache of two brilliant Jamaican teenagers who have had their applications to study medicine at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, rejected exemplifies the dilemma that many parents and students face despite eye-popping exam...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:10 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr Wayne Wesley, yesterday defended the exam body’s grading system amid howls of protestations across the region about discrepancies in the 2020 results published this week. Hundreds of...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Daniel Beckford said that he was hanging out with his brother and mutual friends, enjoying music outside his home in Golden Heights, Denham Town, on May 17 when the security forces allegedly detained them in a swoop and transferred them to a zone...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:15 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Bare-chested and occasionally sipping from a cup with white rum mixed with energy drink, Michael Wilson wore a distressed look in Denham Town, Kingston, on Sunday. Hours earlier, before dawn, gunmen invaded the 52 ½ Chestnut Lane home of Nichola...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-eight-year old deaf-mute Patrick Duncan lives in an abandoned car in a section of Arnett Gardens known as Mexico, a situation that residents are appealing for Jamaicans to open their hearts to and help change. “I know this man for years. He...

Published:Monday | September 14, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Chief Justice Bryan Sykes sought on Sunday to cast the coronavirus pandemic as not altogether negative, arguing that the wide-scale restrictions on movement and gatherings had fast-tracked the use of technology in judicial proceedings and...

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Donna Parchment Brown, the political ombudsman, has called on residents of Kingston Central who are aware of vote buying leading up to the general election on September 3, to lodge official reports with her office. “Money drop”, was the chorus...

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 has increased the probability of children and adults wanting to experiment with drugs and alcohol, creating concerns among advocates about drug and substance abuse. Michael Tucker, executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:07 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

IT HAS been just over a week since a very crucial thoroughfare in Dallas Castle, St Andrew, was washed away by heavy rains associated with Tropical Storm Laura, leaving residents on edge and fearful that in the event of an emergency, they would be...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:23 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Even as four inmates and one correctional officer from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Kingston have tested positive for COVID-19, the Government will not relent from its stance against the release of low-risk detainees in high-density prisons...

Published:Friday | August 28, 2020 | 12:11 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Young medical doctors are heaping praises on the Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) for giving them a lifeline years ago, when financial struggles threatened to force them in a direction opposite to their dreams. It is for this reason that when JEP’s...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 1:02 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica’s COVID-19 cases hitting another one-day record on Sunday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has decided to suspend his political road tour a week and a half before election day, September 3. The confirmation of that decision came from...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 1:01 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Health experts have attributed long-standing concerns about stigma as the reason why many residents of Duhaney Park in St Andrew and surrounding areas shied away from taking advantage of free COVID-19 testing at the community health centre for much...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 1:00 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) is in the final stages of preparation for the September 3 general election, with the training of one-day police among the last areas of readiness being completed. Heightened concern over COVID-19 infections has...

Published:Monday | August 24, 2020 | 12:47 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Due to issues related to students accessing electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones, book industry players have warned the Government to avoid rushing plans to roll out e-book learning in schools. Chairman of the Book Industry...

Published:Monday | August 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Residents of August Town in St Andrew are beaming with joy, as the renovation to a section of University Road in the community is nearing completion. The road had caved in, leaving a massive hole in it, leading to a gully and had created great...

Published:Wednesday | August 12, 2020 | 12:40 AMJason Cross/Gleaner Writer

Maya Robinson was forced on Sunday to send away her traumatised seven-year-old son from their Margaret Street home in east Kingston after he walked in to find his grandfather, 64-year-old Keith Robinson, dead in bed. The retiree was reportedly...

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