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Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

Chronic lifestyle diseases, particularly diabetes and hypertension, continue their menace on the health sector, racking up medical expenditure and leaving many families in mourning. Yet many Jamaicans are still clinging to unhealthy food choices,...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Roughly 25 mainly international firms have expressed interest in participating in the bidding process to manage the island’s solid waste under a proposed public-private partnership (PPP) programme, which will see Jamaica embracing industry best...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:12 AMErica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has come a long way since the 1980s when citizens inflicted with HIV/AIDS faced rabid discrimination and stigmatisation. In the immediate years after the first case of the disease was reported in Los Angeles in 1981, it was noted to mainly...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMMark Titus - Sunday Gleaner Writer

For more than a decade, he lived among them, earned their trust, and did odd jobs on their properties. Now, residents in the middle-class community of Dunbar Pen in Norwood, St James, are reeling from the fact that the American man they all knew as...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMCorey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter

At eight years old, Dae-Jhuana Sewell and her sister, Davianna, five, have endured more gun violence than most adults. Already, they have survived a gang invasion, stepped over dead men in their own home, and continue to relive those frightening...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMBarbara Gayle - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The church family and friends of a 95-year-old woman are distressed that a Supreme Court order compelling two respondents and a funeral home to release her body to the executors of her estate was disobeyed. Instead, last week Wednesday, Ann...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

The seven states of emergency (SOEs) which were declared in sections of the island plagued with high crime rates on November 15 are set to fizzle on November 29 after the Government failed to win opposition support for their extension in the Senate...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

An alleged member of the Bobo Gang, who kidnapped and murdered a businessman as well as his deliveryman in Westmoreland more than a decade ago, was yesterday sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Dwayne Drummond, who also got two...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:10 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

Sandra Greenland was a vendor in Half Way Tree four years ago when she encountered members of the Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) having a silent protest to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW), which...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMAsha Wilks/Gleaner Writer

For the past five years, the streets leading to Eleven Miles in Bull Bay, St Thomas, have been largely deserted as fearful residents make a deliberate effort to lock themselves inside their homes, fearful that they could become targets of hits...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:09 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he is delighted to know that foreign investors RCD Hotels group will be investing in housing for hotel workers to support and enhance their luxury hospitality brand. In welcoming the investment,...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has challenged Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) to exercise its mandate of upholding the rights of citizens under the states of emergency (SOEs) across the island after the human rights lobby raised concerns...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMAlbert Ferguson/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: TRANSPORT MINISTER Audley Shaw has declared that vendors now occupying shops in the People’s Arcade in Montego Bay, St James, will not be removed by the Government or the Jamaica Railway Corporation (JRC), on whose property the...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:08 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

Although vendors are elated that the multimillion-dollar renovation at the Stony Hill Market in St Andrew has been completed and the facility is again open for business, they still have one major plea. That is for persons who are not willing to...

Published:Saturday | November 26, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Opposition Senator Damion Crawford has accused Prime Minister Andrew Holness of timing the recent declaration of states of emergency (SOEs) to coincide with the staging of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to benefit from an anticipated reduction in...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 7:40 AM

Fifteen private-sector groups are urging the parliamentary Opposition to support extension of the states of emergency (SOEs) until January 14. The Senate will meet to consider the matter on Friday following approval of the resolution in the House...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMJudana Murphy/Gleaner Writer

When Annetta Newell completed her secondary education at Clarendon College over three decades ago, she was seeking adventure and action but most importantly, the teenager wanted to serve her country. She joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:09 AMOlivia Brown/Gleaner Writer

Discrepancies with records are being blamed for the disruption of the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH) lunch programme at the Edwin Allen High School in Clarendon. That is according to Barrington Richardson, regional...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Petrojam’s chief financial officer (CFO) testified on Thursday that his relationship with fraud accused Floyd Grindley broke down after the former general manager of the state-owned refinery asked him to do something that was not right. Delroy...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:08 AMCecelia Campbell-Livingston/Gleaner Writer

The FIFA 2022 World Cup kicked off in Qatar on Sunday and has ignited fierce rivalries within families as love does not prevent against battle lines when the whistle blows. It can be an emotional roller-coaster as one relative eventually has to...

Published:Friday | November 25, 2022 | 12:05 AMSashana Small/ Staff Reporter

Arthur Russell has been selling FIFA World Cup paraphernalia for the last four stagings of the tournament dubbed the Greatest Show on Earth. A devout Argentina fan, the 53-year-old doesn’t allow his bias to come between himself and his money. So...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:13 AMSashana Small/Staff Reporter

A King’s Counsel and human-rights lobby are cautioning the Government against tabling legislation that would impose a minimum sentence for murder of 30 years, arguing that such decisions should be left to the discretion of the courts. Executive...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:12 AMAinsworth Morris/Staff Reporter

A decade after antagonism between Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago over trade and immigration issues reached a crescendo, officials from the latter believe that the CARICOM nations are now on good terms and are trying to leverage opportunities...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:12 AM

President of the Union of Technical, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel (UTASP), St Patrice Ennis, is pressing for answers as to whether public-sector workers will have to repay allowances they received effective April 1 this year. Those...

Published:Thursday | November 24, 2022 | 12:11 AMErica Virtue/Senior Gleaner Writer

When Brazil’s samba orchestra takes centre stage today at the Qatar World Cup, Jamaicans will join millions of football-crazy fans in supporting a team whose prowess and artistry have defined the beautiful game. The South Americans, who have...

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