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Stories by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Floyd Green says his ministry is moving quickly to strengthen the sector with plans to pull farmers fully into the technological age. Green delivered the main address during yesterday’s virtual conference in...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Unaware to two Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) corporals as they drove off their Up Park Camp base in Kingston on Tuesday, they were under intense surveillance by army sleuths, who had been aroused to their ­shenanigans and had partnered with the...

Published:Thursday | October 15, 2020 | 12:09 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) is considering a reintroduction of paid parking in sections of the city to end the practice of hustlers on the streets forcing motorists to fork out cash to make use of parking spots. Mayor...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Mayor Delroy Williams has said that the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), which he leads, has been looking at ways to remedy a recurring flooding problem across sections of the Corporate Area when it rains heavily. He said a...

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of the four co-accused men in the June 2011 murder of well-known seafood businessman Roderick ‘Bunny’ Francis was released yesterday as the Crown was unable to find sufficient evidence tying him to the killing. Director of Public Prosecutions (...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Small-business operators in Waterford, St Catherine, are bracing for further losses as a result of new curfew hours imposed on the community this week after it recorded 24 recent COVID-19 cases and three deaths. On Tuesday, the Government announced...

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2020 | 6:23 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Llandewey, Font Hill and Georgia in St Thomas are appealing for urgent repairs to a bridge in the area out of fears of being marooned as recent rains have damaged or inundated alternative routes. The bridge has been in need of repair...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:13 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Waterford resident Ervin Hamilton was the first to enter the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ mobile COVID-19 testing unit on Sunday morning, acknowledging that knowing his status was vitally important to his job as a taxi driver. Cabbies have been...

Published:Monday | October 5, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

One of Jamaica’s foremost paper towel manufacturers, Sanmerna Paper Products, has announced plans to open a plant in Nigeria. Managing Director Robert White told The Gleaner that dialogue with outgoing Nigerian High Commissioner to Jamaica Janet...

Published:Saturday | October 3, 2020 | 12:11 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

A group of youngsters is calling for a better approach to development, taking into account the value of trees to the environment, especially in semi-urban areas, which are aggressively being cleared for various construction projects. Akkeem Polack...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Disbarred real estate attorney Jennifer Messado had her bail extended yesterday as the preliminary proceedings in her fraud trial continued in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Her attorney, Christopher Townsend, said that the entire process...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Like scores of others, 70-year-old Thaletha Barrett had made her home on the sprawling lands at 10 Olympic Way, White Wing. She is among the longest-living residents remaining in the partially bulldozed inner-city community, having been there since...

Published:Tuesday | September 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

As the local COVID-19 death toll gets closer to 100 and the number of cases continues to rise daily, Health...

Published:Monday | September 28, 2020 | 12:06 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang veered away from speaking to the legal implications surrounding the out-of-use special security measures in the form of states of public emergency (SOE) as the Government’s main crime-fighting weapon, and...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Labour and Social Security Karl Samuda has committed to the revision and implementation of the National Policy for Senior Citizens. Samuda, who was making his first presentation as the new portfolio minister, said the framework of the...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Seventeen-year-old twins Joi-An and Jor-Dan Henry needed no external motivation to do well in their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, and by the results, it is clear why. The pair registered stunning successes, pulling in 19...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:10 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Residents of Seaview Gardens in St Andrew are up in arms over the manner in which they say the police went about bringing an end to a party during curfew hours there on Wednesday night. They also blame the cops for a resulting attack in which at...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:05 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

D.K. Duncan, the former People’s National Party (PNP) member of parliament (MP) and government minister, was a “master field marshal”, according to former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson. Patterson, who was a contemporary of Duncan’s, remembered him...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:14 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Christopher and Andrea Jacobs were eagerly anticipating celebrating son Kristophe’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination results at the family home in Sydenham Gardens, just outside Spanish Town, on Tuesday evening. They...

Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Though badly bruised from its pummelling at the polls on September 3, the People’s National Party (PNP) will recover from its worst electoral beating in 40 years, elder statesman P.J. Patterson has said. But the former prime minister and party...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Legislation banning styrofoam has spurred a boom in plastic food packaging, which inadvertently presents a similar, if not worse, problem regarding a rise in non-biodegradables. Senator Matthew Samuda, who in 2018 piloted the ban on single-use...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:18 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Anti-colonial campaigner Bert Samuels believes that Jamaica should follow in the footsteps of Barbados in dumping the Queen of England as head of state. Samuels, a reparation lobbyist, said that the retention of the monarchy in Jamaica’s...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:16 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Several opposition senators have disclosed that they have not considered resigning their posts to give a new party president a free hand when Dr Peter Phillips steps down. But it is unclear whether that position will open a new round of conflict in...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:15 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Prime Minister Andrew Holness laid out a list of “nation-building” investment strategies, including a world-class broadband system that he says will create the space needed for Jamaica to return to economic growth. Holness was speaking for the...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMPaul Clarke/Gleaner Writer

Returning growth and development to rural communities is crucial to the Holness administration’s bid to stem urban drift and brain drain, says State Minister Homer Davis. Davis, the member of parliament-elect for the farming-dependent St James...

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