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Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:48 AMDamion Mitchell/Integration Editor

Wayne Maitland is a broken father. From his St Andrew home, he spoke with The Gleaner on Tuesday ruing his daughter’s decision to travel on Monday from her Easter holiday trip to spend time with her relatives in Mandeville, Manchester. Janelle...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:47 AM

For the next three weekends ending May 4, partial lockdowns will be implemented with curfews beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays to 5 a.m. on Mondays. In a statement to Parliament to announce the new measures, Prime Minister...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:46 AM

With a clear gap between the number of meals being dished out daily and the homeless in Kingston and St Andrew, Mayor Delroy Williams said the municipal corporation was looking to ramp up numbers. Speaking at the corporation’s monthly meeting at...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:46 AMTanesha Mundle/Staff Reporter

Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald, who is accused of plotting the murders of his two wives in separate incidents, is to know on April 30 whether he will be granted bail. The fate of his co-accused, Oscar Barnes, in the murder of...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:46 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The cute heart-shape birthmark Jabari Osborne was born with has since mushroomed into a lump on his face that has attracted snide remarks from adults, and unpleasant stares and verbal and physical attacks from bullies. The 10-year-old no longer...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:45 AM

Some of the protocols under the Disaster Risk Management Act have been relaxed until May 4. Among the changes announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday is that the maximum number of people attending church has been increased from 12 to...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:44 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The return of public health nurse Novelette Stennett to the Linstead Anglican Church at 2:23 on Tuesday afternoon with the much-anticipated vials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine triggered excitement among the persons who had been waiting, some from...

Published:Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 5:44 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

In a shot across the bow directed at world powers like the United States, Prime Minister Andrew Holness cast Jamaica’s mass vaccination of more than 75,000 people over four days as a global marker and laid down the gauntlet for hoarders of the life...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:21 AMJovan Johnson and Hopeton Bucknor/Gleaner Writers

Under-fire Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) legislator George Wright could face the police as early as today as his party considers denouncing him and as public pressure mounts for him resign from Gordon House. Investigators confirmed on Monday that...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:21 AMRuddy Mathison/Gleaner Writer

Moments before bodies were flung on to the asphalt in a macabre canvas of blood and gore, the driver of an ill-fated Toyota Hiace minibus had been warned of ominous sounds that foreshadowed the carnage that would unfold late Monday morning. The...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:21 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans in St Vincent and the Grenadines have described the eruption of La Soufrière volcano, which has been spewing gas and ash since last week, as a frightening experience. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith has...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:20 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Concerned that the latest batch of COVID-19 vaccines shipped to Jamaica expires today, 20-year-old Hallie Fletcher was not daunted by the large turnout that greeted her at the Twickenham Park Open Bible Church in St Catherine on Monday. The...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:20 AM

The Andrew Holness administration is expected to announce today whether it will extend the weekend lockdowns and the halting of face-to-face learning for students preparing for exit exams as COVID-19 hospitalisations and infections soar. Jamaicans...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

COVID-19 vaccination operations at St Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston descended into confusion on Monday morning in stark contrast to the National Arena, where soldiers manned lines and maintained order. Waves of Jamaicans have turned out at...

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 12:17 AMCarl Gilchrist/Gleaner Writer

With the impending entry of global ride-sharing company Uber into Jamaica, north-coast outfit Aryvve (pronounced ‘Ar-rive’) has decided to expand into Kingston and Portmore where it will engage 500 drivers already operating legally in the transport...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 6:24 PM

A St Andrew man has been detained by the police in connection with the shooting death of his 35-year-old son. Ruel Knight was pronounced dead at hospital today after he was shot by his father at the meat and food distribution businessplace...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:20 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Reverend Canon Garth Minott, the single nominee put to the vote as the new Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, has failed to secure the required support of the Anglican Church in Jamaica. Archbishop of the West Indies and Bishop of Jamaica and The...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:20 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: Chairman of the Global Tourism Resilience...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMRomario Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jitters are now starting to set in for those waiting on the United States J-1 visa, used to access the lucrative work-and-travel programme. The Trump-era ban on the J-1 visa expired on March 31, 2021, and the Biden administration has not extended...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMJanet Silvera/Senior Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Weighed down under ash, thirsty for water and oxygen, accessible only by sea, predictions are it will take Vincentians three to four months to recover from the devastating volcanic eruption that has displaced 20,000 people in that...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMTamara Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Below-par take-up by critical groups on the priority list for COVID-19 vaccination has triggered the expansion of the inoculation of younger people that caused immunisation sites to swell with crowds and long lines on Sunday. That revelation...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:19 AMShanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Viola Scott and her husband, Stanley, have been married for more than 60 years. The couple, who live in Sunning Hill, St Thomas, have weathered many storms together, including hurricanes, floods, and recessions. No stranger to disaster, the 80-...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:16 AMDavid Salmon/Contributor

When 44-year-old farmer Kojo Stephen heard the rumblings from La Soufrière, he thought that he would not have to leave his beloved village of Chateaubelair. Little did he know that the rumblings from the mountain were only a harbinger of things to...

Published:Monday | April 12, 2021 | 12:15 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: In its bid to inoculate 8,000 Hanoverians by Wednesday, April 20, the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) has pumped $30 million into a Jamaica vaccine fund. The initiative kicks off on Monday, April 12, at the Hopewell Sports Centre...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2021 | 12:06 AM

Charles: Royal family ‘deeply grateful’ for world’s support LONDON (AP): Britain’s Prince Charles says the royal family is “deeply grateful’’ for outpouring of support they’ve received following the death of his father, Prince Philip. In a...

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