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Stories by Andre Williams/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has urged councillors to continue the charge against the spread of the deadly coronavirus as the twin-parish leads the nation with positive cases. The call for greater attention to be placed...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

People’s National Party (PNP) supporters in St Catherine South East admit that Robert ‘Big Rob’ Miller, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in Thursday’s general election, has made his presence felt in the constituency. They, however,...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Director of Elections Glasspole Brown is taking a wait-and-see approach to determine whether the withdrawal of temporary election day workers because of quarantine threats from employers will affect operations at polling stations islandwide when...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Somerset district in St Andrew East Rural said, in mid-August, that the last time they saw their member of parliament, Juliet Holness, was during her campaign for the seat in the 2016 general election. From deplorable roads to no...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:18 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

COVID-19 and the nightly curfew restrictions imposed by the Government have hit an elderly Mannings Hill Road vendor in his pocket, after being the target of thieves three nights this week. Vendor of 25 years, Everton ‘Shut’ Richards, 58, said he...

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2020 | 12:15 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

People’s National Party (PNP) supporters from St Andrew Eastern say that they are not perturbed by the results of the latest Gleaner-commissioned Don Anderson poll of 300 registered voters in the constituency which showed incumbent Fayval Williams...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has cleared the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) of claims of excessive billing linked to the smart meters installed between January 2017 and June 2019 even as it continues to probe complaints lodged this year....

Published:Wednesday | August 26, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Two cops attached to the St Thomas Police Division are among the latest to have contracted the coronavirus, while approximately 100 members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF) are in quarantine because of exposure to contacts of suspected or...

Published:Friday | August 21, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Lawrence Tavern division in St Andrew West Rural is a very diverse space with each district having its own set of challenges, which will determine where residents place their ‘X’, come September 3. Residents of Rose Hall, Mahoney and Mount...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:28 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The wife of murdered Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Clarendon South East polling division captain has ruled out politics as the possible reason behind her husband’s gruesome killing, though she cannot pinpoint a motive. What she knows, however, is...

Published:Saturday | August 15, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Ramble Bridge in St Thomas is finally being repaired after much fanfare and now the residents are turning their attention to the deplorable road conditions, especially with election day 2020 approaching. Workmen were busily carrying out well-...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:24 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Despite admitting that Kari Douglas is a “good woman” who served them well as councillor, some of her staunchest supporters in St Andrew South Eastern say they will not side with the political turncoat as she mounts a challenge to incumbent People’...

Published:Friday | August 7, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

A 17-year-old girl decided to join the choir of the Mount Zion Victory House of Prayer in Sandy Bay, Clarendon, to “give them a hand” because of the flagging youth numbers in her mom’s church. No sooner had she done so than she was singing a...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:29 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Residents of Standpipe in St Andrew have until Friday, August 7, to regularise their electricity supply or be disconnected indefinitely. The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) said that more than 80 per cent of householders have been transferred...

Published:Tuesday | August 4, 2020 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The Constant Spring police are probing a suspected case of murder-suicide after a 60-year-old fisherman and his 25-year-old girlfriend were found dead last Friday at a house on Fairdene Avenue in Ackee Walk, St Andrew. The deceased woman has been...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

After four days of clearing lands for a section of the May Pen to Williamsfield leg of Highway 2000, a fierce protest by residents in Red Berry, Manchester, has halted China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). The order, which was revealed on...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2020 | 12:20 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Yesterday, as The Gleaner visited several gas stations across the Corporate Area, there seemed to be a general dampening of fears sparked by a deadly fire that claimed one life five months ago at the Heaven’s FESCO service station in Mandeville,...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rock the economy, a shortage of the popular, inexpensive, quick-meal Nissin ramen and cup soups has hit the local market. The situation is causing anxiety for consumers, suppliers and traders, who are unsure of...

Published:Monday | July 27, 2020 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

For 15 years, Nicholas Roach has made a living selling sweet potato pudding and other food from his bike-propelled mobile unit in St Elizabeth. And today, even with the coronavirus pandemic, he still motors from remote hamlets to bustling towns...

Published:Saturday | July 18, 2020 | 12:21 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Inner-city residents are complaining that they, too, have to deal with electricity theft as persons living in their communities throw up wires on their legal connections leading to disruptions of electricity from the Jamaica Public Service (JPS)....

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

Residents of the Magil Palms housing scheme in Old Harbour, St Catherine, are expressing great dissatisfaction with their water supply being provided by a private company. Bemoaning that what used to be a once-a-month lock-off has now blossomed...

Published:Wednesday | July 15, 2020 | 12:25 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

It took a confessed murderer 1,181 days before admitting to the role he played in the brutal stabbing death of a woman three years ago at her home in Stock Farm, St Andrew. Detectives had reportedly not made much ground in their probe of the...

Published:Tuesday | July 14, 2020 | 12:41 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Keith Austin was returning home Monday afternoon after a failed quest to obtain work having earlier been overtaken by “bad feeling” – Jamaican vernacular for ominous unease. Austin had barely alighted from the bicycle he had ridden to Waltham Park...

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

The authorities are trying to reduce tension at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre where prisoners have gone on a hunger strike in protest of the death of an inmate during an altercation with correctional officers last Saturday. The...

Published:Tuesday | July 7, 2020 | 12:26 AMAndre Williams/Staff Reporter

Whitfield Town Division Councillor Eugene Kelly is lamenting that the $180,000 allocated to him to help constituents improve their housing conditions is woefully inadequate. “For the last two years, each councillor gets $180,000 – and is Jamaican [...

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