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  • NWC conducting emergency repairs in St Andrew, St Catherine
    on November 28, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Several communities in St Andrew are now experiencing a disruption in their water supply due to a broken main along Long Lane, Upper Constant Spring.  The National Water Commission (NWC) says the affected communities have been...

  • NWA to repair malfunctioning stoplights in St James
    by JIS on November 28, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    The National Works Agency (NWA) says three traffic signals in Montego Bay, St. James have been malfunctioning and works to repair the lights will be undertaken shortly Community Relations Officer at the NWA, Janel Ricketts, says that...

  • St. Lucia extends COVID protocols to December 14
    by CMC on November 28, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    (CMC)- The St. Lucia government has extended, until December 14, the protocols aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 that has killed two people and infected nearly 250. Following a meeting of the National Emergency Management Advisory...

  • Bodies found along Dyke Road, Portmore
    on November 28, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Investigators are now along the Dyke Road in Portmore, St Catherine, where two bodies were found about 9:27 this morning.  The police say a passerby stumbled upon the bodies, which were wrapped in plastic. The identities of the...

  • Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist
    by Associated Press on November 28, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    (AP)- Iran’s supreme leader today demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear programme, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a...

  • Update| Third person being questioned in connection with businesswoman's murder
    on November 28, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    The police are questioning a third person in relation to the murder of Manchester businesswoman, Marcia Chin-Yoo.  The 63-year-old was found stabbed to death in her car in Ingleside, Mandeville on Thursday night.  Police reported that two...

  • One more COVID death; 32 fatalities being investigated
    on November 28, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    A 58 year-old woman from Clarendon is the latest person to have succumbed to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported.  In it's clinical summary management summary for Friday, November 27, the ministry said her death had...

  • Celebrities join campaign to stop December deportation of Jamaicans from Britain
    on November 28, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Eighty-two black public figures in Britain, including celebrities, have joined the protest to stop the deportation of some 50 people to Jamaica, Al Jazeera reports.  The plane is schedule to leave the United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 2....

  • Children of Parade Gardens plead for peace during Christmas
    by Jason Cross/ Gleaner Writer on November 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

    The children of Parade Gardens in Central Kingston have added their voices to the cries by some adults for the warring factions in the community to halt the violence as the Christmas season approaches. One teenager’s wish for the holidays is a...

  • JLP to name caretaker for Fellowship division in Portland
    by Gareth Davis Sr/Gleaner Writer on November 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

    The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is expected to name a caretaker for the Fellowship division of the Rio Grande Valley in Portland Eastern, in the wake of the recent passing of Irvin ‘Louie’ Brown, who died recently from complications associated with...

  • ‘I can achieve anything’ - Saskia Allen turns grief into purpose
    on November 28, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Being selected as one of four national champions in the 2020 NCB Foundation Scholarships and Grants Programme came as a shock to 20-year-old Saskia Allen but certainly a welcome reprieve from what has been a difficult few years. In December 2018,...

  • Brazilians assist Yvonne Sterling - Veteran singer grateful for donations as she settles in new home
    by Yasmine Peru/Senior Gleaner Writer on November 28, 2020 at 5:06 am

    Brazilian fans, led by disc jockey DJ Waldiney, as well as Jamaican entertainers Little Lenny and Richie Stephens, have made good on their promise to assist veteran singer Yvonne Sterling, who is facing multiple challenges. On Wednesday, Sterling’s...

  • Jamaican couple launches project to help black graduates
    on November 28, 2020 at 5:06 am

    Black university and college graduates who struggle to find internship opportunities, mentors, or employment in major corporate companies across Canada will now receive support through an initiative launched last month by two entrepreneurs – Wayne...

  • Update | Police arrest two men in connection with murder of Manchester woman
    on November 27, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    The police communications unit is reporting that two men have been arrested in relation to the murder of a Manchester businesswoman. Sixty-three-year-old Marcia Chin-Yoo was last night found stabbed to death in her car in the upscale...

  • Corporate Area merchants, shoppers enjoy Black Friday buzz
    on November 27, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Store owners and vendors are happy for the uptick in business, while shoppers revelled in deals as Jamaicans in the Corporate Area enjoyed Black Friday activities. In the downtown Kingston commercial district, shoppers were out early to take...

  • Trump administration remains committed to Ja’s development – Tapia
    on November 27, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    Defending Washington’s commitment to Kingston, United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Donald Tapia, said despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the American economy, the Trump administration, for the remaining two months in the White House, will not cut back on aid to the island and other developing countries.  

  • Scotiabank undertaking special initiatives to help seniors with digital banking
    on November 27, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Scotiabank Jamaica says it is to undertake a raft of new initiatives designed to help senior citizens to get more comfortable with its digital banking channels. On Saturday, November 28, and December 5, the bank will open branches in nine locations...

  • Gov’t to call out National Reserves to boost security
    on November 27, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the National Reserves of the Jamaica Defence Force will be deployed across the country as of December 1, to give support to the police during the Christmas season. “In our discussions yesterday [Thursday] at...

  • Manchester woman found dead with multiple stab wounds in driveway
    on November 27, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    The police in Manchester are probing the murder of former supermarket owner 63-year-old Marcia Chin-You who was found stabbed to death in her driveway in the usually quiet community of Ingleside Close. Commanding Officer for Manchester,...

  • Misinterpretation of UK immigration laws hurts many
    by Paul Clarke/Gleaner Writer on November 27, 2020 at 5:05 am

    The misinterpretation of United Kingdom (UK) immigration laws has resulted in too many persons making the wrong decisions and ending up being denied citizenship, laments immigration attorney Jennifer Housen. Housen told The Gleaner on Tuesday that...