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Published:Thursday | March 18, 2021 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Health and Wellness Minister Dr Christopher Tufton has said that the alarm raised over a missing vial containing 10 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St James, could be overblown as it is just “one...

Published:Wednesday | March 17, 2021 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

When Waterford residents saw Stephanie Hamilton wandering around the community naked on Sunday, nobody fathomed it was the last time the mentally ill woman would have been seen alive. The shock was palpable when a resident asked aloud on Tuesday, “...

Published:Tuesday | March 16, 2021 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“What have they done with my sample?” That’s the question bugging mental health nurse Angela James after an apparent bungling in the testing chain at the University Hospital of the West Indies resulted in her not getting her COVID-19 result and...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Scores of patients and medical personnel at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew had to scamper for cover yesterday after a prisoner disarmed a policeman and shot another before escaping from the premises. The prisoner, Ricardo Richards, also...

Published:Saturday | March 13, 2021 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Friday the 13th has for decades been a date of dread and danger, but a relative of Jamaica’s first COVID-19 patient remembers that day in March 2020 as the pivotal moment that redefined her family’s lives. Gloria Clarke had died days earlier and...

Published:Friday | March 12, 2021 | 12:22 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police are asking alleged Bedward Gardens gangster Akeem ‘Duppy O’ Thomas, who they say is a top-tier member of the Berry Gang, to turn himself in to the nearest police station immediately. On the heels of Thomas’ interview with The Gleaner...

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

“I don’t want to die today.” Those were the soft-spoken words of Bedward Gardens resident Akeem ‘Duppy O’ Thomas on Wednesday during a despairing phone call to The Gleaner shortly before negotiations for his surrender...

Published:Wednesday | March 10, 2021 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

For the second morning in as many days, Kingston residents awoke to screams of “Fire!” Again, they were left to salvage a few items of value amid the rubble. Eight members of a dwelling located at 12 East Lane in Allman Town fell victim to a fate...

Published:Tuesday | March 9, 2021 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

From a sidewalk with head in hands on Monday, Marcia Hall sat staring at smoke rising from the debris as she pondered how to regain $30,000 in tuition fees she had saved for her daughter, Alitia ‘Hope’ Williams. There was no time to think where...

Published:Tuesday | March 2, 2021 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Sundays – the days usually reserved for worship, rest, reflection and recreation – have been transformed into a time of chilly uneasiness for residents of Howard Avenue off Waltham Park Road in the Corporate Area, as they are almost certain to be...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Twenty-six-year old Junior Dwight Bryce walked into the Accident and Emergency Department at The University Hospital of the West Indies yesterday morning shortly after being shot outside the St Andrew-based medical facility. He died while...

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The UNTIDY affairs surrounding the unauthorised procurement of Department of Correctional Services (DCS) uniforms totalling $55.6 million will be ventilated following an internal audit. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National...

Published:Wednesday | February 24, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Likening the loss-making Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to the struggling Air Jamaica which was eventually privatised in the 1990s, some transport sector players are urging the Government to downsize the state-owned bus company, which is...

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2021 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Jamaican family is in mourning after 30-year-old Tashianna Johnson-Blake was reportedly shot dead by her military husband in front their two children in Colorado, United States, on the weekend. The police have arrested the suspect, Dermot Andrew...

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police are yet to make a breakthrough into Sunday night’s murder of Calabar High jumps coach Nicholas Neufville and University of Technology, Jamaica student Rahima Stewart, whose bodies were found in an open lot in Portmore on Monday morning....

Published:Friday | February 19, 2021 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Though mourning, relatives of 36-year-old race horse jockey Marvin ‘Spread Out’ Watson blamed him for the series of events leading to his stabbing death at the hands of his partner in a phone call row in Waterford, St Catherine, on Wednesday night...

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2021 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A Honda Civic motor car left abandoned at an open lot near Dawkins Drive in Portmore, St Catherine, was what aroused the suspicions of a passing relative on Monday when Raheima Edwards did not come home Sunday night. The car looked similar to – and...

Published:Thursday | February 11, 2021 | 5:58 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

In an emphatic repudiation of Jamaica’s crime-fighting strategy, three retired police commanders have criticised the sustained use of states of emergency (SOEs) as ineffective. The dour assessment was a sweeping rejection of a key weapon in the...

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With the price for 90 unleaded gas ranging from $139.90 per litre to $182.90 at a number of Corporate Area service stations surveyed by The Gleaner since the weekend, motorists have slammed the wide disparity in prices as ridiculous. Deeply...

Published:Monday | February 8, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Jamaica College (JC) was gifted with technological gadgets, including laptop computers, tablets and flash drives, by a group of 1985 graduates. The handover of 10 laptops and 20 flash drives, valued at over half a million dollars, was done at the...

Published:Friday | February 5, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Nkrumah Fong, CEO and Founder of Consolidated Environment Research Laboratory, has invented a game-changing vehicular tailpipe exhaust absorber and capture device, which he believes is a multibillion-dollar solution to a multibillion-dollar problem...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two men were shot yesterday along Maxfield Avenue, one in the buttocks and the other in the hand, as gunmen opened fire indiscriminately on a group in the latest of a series of attacks by warring factions. The incident took place in a section of...

Published:Thursday | February 4, 2021 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Late reggae songbird Yvonne Sterling has been immortalised with a mural on Orange Street, popularly known as ‘Beat Street’. The mural is adjacent to her childhood home, dubbed the ‘Big Yard’. Formerly the centre of Jamaica’s musical universe, Beat...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2021 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Adverse weather and inferior plant strains have been cited for an islandwide ganja shortage that could threaten Jamaica’s emerging medicinal marijuana industry. The illegal marijuana trade has also been impacted by the developments, sparking a...

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2021 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Jamaican police force will in weeks roll out a crack motorcycle unit aimed at stemming the tide of blood that has stained Kingston’s streets amid an upsurge in gang violence. The imminent deployment is expected to mirror the quick-response...

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