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Published:Tuesday | November 17, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Ten days after a teen was beaten at an illegal party, she is still hanging on to life in a coma at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Meanwhile, justice is being sought, with two women in custody and three still at large. The police are...

Published:Monday | November 16, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Marijuana smokers were drawn into the firing line of a Kingston pastor on Sunday, the minister using an International Men’s Day church service to rail against a practice he associated with non-productivity and the sense of malaise stymieing Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

An investigation has been launched into the death of a correctional officer who was stabbed by an inmate at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre yesterday morning. The deceased is Jimel Westley. The Gleaner understands that at about 9:45 a...

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2020 | 12:10 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two 45 records placed on the chests of Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert and Edward ‘Bunny Striker’ Lee, with music from the ‘60s era, is how long-time friend and fellow musician Herman Davis, popularly known as ‘Bongo Herman’, chose to part with the...

Published:Friday | November 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

With recent rains causing severe flooding and landslides in Gordon Town and other areas of St Andrew, Shawn Burgess is a picture of concern, with his house precariously positioned between the storied Hope River and a hillside he is praying will...

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Retired Major Johanna Lewin believes that occasions like Remembrance Day to honour war veterans are still momentous even when all the battle warriors have passed away. “They gave their lives for us. They made a lot of sacrifices, and many of them...

Published:Wednesday | November 11, 2020 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Going through hell. That’s how struggling 1970s reggae songbird Yvonne Sterling summed up her life after a weekend of flood rains swamped her humble home. Sterling, 64, is one of scores of residents of Riverside Drive in New Haven, western St...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

More than 30 applicants shortlisted for customer service and sales representative positions at a ghost call centre have raised an alarm and want the authorities to probe its operations. Some of the hundreds of jobseekers have reportedly paid over...

Published:Friday | November 6, 2020 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The mother of 49-year-old David Drummond has been having nightmares since the death of her son on July 16 in Palm district, Treadways, allegedly at the hands of contract killer Ashado ‘Boysie’ McFarlane. She still endures sleepless nights while...

Published:Saturday | October 31, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Chief parish judge Chester Crooks signalled yesterday to the prosecution and defence in the corruption case against former education minister Ruel Reid, Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) president Fritz Pinnock and their co-accused that he could...

Published:Thursday | October 29, 2020 | 12:12 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

When political violence erupted in the Olympic Gardens area of St Andrew West Central in the 1980s, Bradley McCallum Jr, who was living in the United States, saw the greatest exodus his community would experience. As the nation was gripped by...

Published:Wednesday | October 28, 2020 | 12:09 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Forty years after the bloody election campaign in 1980, Rosemarie ‘Debbie’ Maragh believes that she would not be alive today had it not been for her insistent sister and the heroic help of a man who braved heavy...

Published:Tuesday | October 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Threats by the underworld surrounding a missing illegal firearm hidden among trash on Whitehall Avenue and whisked away to the dump forced garbage collectors to travel under police escort up to a few weeks ago. The situation is still at a delicate...

Published:Friday | October 23, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Vineyard Town in Kingston have reacted with shock to news of a COVID-19 outbreak at the Golden Age Home in the community. On Tuesday, the Minister of Health and Wellness reported that a cluster of cases had been found at the home after...

Published:Wednesday | October 21, 2020 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Plum Lane off Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew are on tenterhooks following last Friday’s beheading of two men in the area, triggering fears of a possible reprisal because of the gruesome nature of the crime. So terrified are they that...

Published:Saturday | October 17, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two bullet-riddled bodies with heads severed, which were found at Plum Lane off Whitehall Avenue in St Andrew, have triggered an intense probe by senior investigators of the Major Investigation Division who are working diligently to piece together...

Published:Friday | October 16, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The National Works Agency (NWA) is blaming Jamaica’s decades-old drainage problem for flooding and subsequent damage to roadways across the island after heavy rainfall. NWA Executive Director E.G. Hunter told The Gleaner that a master drainage...

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2020 | 12:07 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A number of crime-plagued communities could be blacklisted by transport operators contracted to pick up and take home staff from several firms, including call centres, as a number of attacks on their routine late-night trips have left one driver...

Published:Thursday | October 8, 2020 | 12:14 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The 27 migrant farmer workers who reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus at an apple farm in Vermont in the United States last weekend are all Jamaicans, Champlain Orchards confirmed yesterday. In a telephone interview with The Gleaner, a...

Published:Wednesday | October 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The police force again plunged into mourning late Tuesday following a fatal traffic crash in which several of its members were also injured. Dead is Woman Detective Sergeant Maydeen Blackwood. Blackwood, who was pinned in the vehicle for...

Published:Friday | October 2, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Despite a 60 per cent drop in missing children reports between March and August this year when compared to the corresponding period last year, there remains a real concern over the safety of the nation’s young. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have...

Published:Wednesday | September 30, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Disbarred real estate attorney Jennifer Messado, who is facing several fraud charges, has been released after spending a week behind bars for breaching a civil court order. The court had sanctioned her for six weeks’ imprisonment. Justice Kissock...

Published:Thursday | September 24, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Grass-roots activists have urged the Holness administration to enlist community leaders in enforcing coronavirus compliance, using their outsize influence and, perhaps, muscle, to maintain health and public-safety laws. Despite painstaking pleas by...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:08 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Knowing the opposition from his dad which would meet his decision to purchase a motorcycle, Constable Kamal Foster waited more than a month before breaking the secret to his dad. Last Saturday, roughly six weeks since the day of truth, the 29-year-...

Published:Monday | September 21, 2020 | 12:11 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Prisoner rights activist Carla Gullotta has reiterated her call for the release of juveniles and low-risk inmates, proposing that at least 300 all told be freed from correctional facilities . Her advocacy comes hours after the Ministry of Health...

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