Alleged Portmore serial rapist charged after being linked to another case
on March 31, 2020 at 2:54 pm
The St Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man accused of being a serial rapist to another case. Twenty-eight-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore, St Catherine has since been charged with...
Person of Interest in Flanker, St James fatal shooting surrenders
on March 31, 2020 at 2:34 pm
The police are reporting that one of the two Persons of Interest in the shooting death of a minor and the injuring of two others in the Flanker, St James has surrendered. According to the police, Martino Kellier, otherwise called ‘Tino...
Bartlett: Valuable lessons from COVID-19
on March 31, 2020 at 5:25 am
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett says there are some valuable lessons to be learnt from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), which, if heeded, should make the world a better place. Bartlett, in a podcast on tourism resilience and recovery on...
COVID shell shock - Crawford mulls killing birds as outbreak causes egg sales slump
by Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writer on March 31, 2020 at 5:24 am
The economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a harsh blow to the operations of Crafton Holdings, the liquid egg plant run by Damion Crawford. The academic-and-politician-turned-entrepreneur said that his company might be...
Bernard Lodge plan to move Portmore away from dormitory community – Shoucair
on March 31, 2020 at 5:23 am
THE GOVERNMENT has presented a major development plan for the Bernard Lodge area of St Catherine that will result in more affordable housing, expansion of jobs, sustainable agricultural production, upgrading of roads and informal communities, and...
Immigration Corner | Can I get married while visiting the US?
on March 31, 2020 at 5:18 am
Dear Mrs Walker-Huntington, I am in a relationship with a United States (US) citizen. We feel it is time that we bridge the distance between us and get married. What are the implications of travelling to the US to get married to him on a visitor’s...
Immigration Corner | Eligibility for a UK visa
on March 31, 2020 at 5:17 am
Dear Mr Bassie , I WOULD like to know on what basis a person can apply for a United Kingdom (UK) Ancestry visa. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. – B.B. Dear B.B., Persons can apply for a UK Ancestry visa if they are a...
Immigration Corner | Could professionals apply to Canada now?
on March 31, 2020 at 5:16 am
Dear Miss Powell, T HANK YOU for your weekly articles. Is Canada still accepting applications from professionals like teachers to live in Canada? Are teachers in demand in Canada? I have a diploma from a teacher’s college and a degree from The...
Growth & Jobs | Pinching pennies during a crisis - JN manager advises Jamaicans to spend wisely amid COVID-19 pandemic
on March 31, 2020 at 5:15 am
LIKE MANY Jamaicans, Millicent Powell*, a resident of Eight Miles in Bull Bay, St Andrew, is already feeling the economic crunch brought on by the ongoing restrictions on movement and social gatherings, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic....
Egg sales get cracking! - Farmer mystified by 30% jump in sales
on March 31, 2020 at 5:13 am
An unanticipated uptick in demand for table eggs over the past two weeks has Derrick Scott puzzled and apprehensive, even as he welcomes the increased business. From his farm in New River, St Elizabeth, last Friday, the businessman told The Gleaner...
Homeless persons express gratitude for feeding programme
by Judana Murphy/Gleaner Writer on March 31, 2020 at 5:12 am
THEY STROLLED from various directions and converged along Church Street in downtown Kingston, the vast majority before the 9 a.m. breakfast time. Sunday was the launch of the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation’s (KSAMC) special feeding...
Protect the vulnerable from COVID-19 economic fallout – Golding
on March 31, 2020 at 5:09 am
People’s National Party Shadow Minister of Finance Mark Golding is calling on the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now under way as a result of the...
Growth & Jobs | Alex Morrissey: Young entrepreneur extraordinaire
on March 31, 2020 at 5:05 am
STARTING A full-service digital media agency was nowhere near Alex Morrissey’s mind when he obtained his industrial design degree from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Now, seven years in as a young entrepreneur, the founder and...
JDF appeals for soldiers on leave to contact army
on March 31, 2020 at 12:14 am
The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has issued an urgent appeal for all soldiers on leave overseas to immediately contact their brigade. In a message posted on Twitter, the JDF did not say why the soldiers should make immediate contact. However, the...
PM announces nightly curfew for Jamaica from April 1-8
on March 31, 2020 at 12:03 am
Jamaica is to impose a nightly islandwide curfew from April 1-8 as the government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19. In making the announcement, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said the measure will run from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m. This means...
Closure of EOJ offices extended, publication of voters's list to be impacted
on March 30, 2020 at 10:45 pm
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has announced the extended closure of its offices islandwide amid the COVID-19 pandemic and alternative means of conducting business with the entity. “We closed them from the 14th of March and we had...
Air Canada to temporarily lay off more than 15,000 workers
on March 30, 2020 at 10:03 pm
TORONTO — Air Canada will temporarily lay off more than 15,000 unionised workers beginning this week as the airline struggles with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs will continue through April and May amid drastically reduced...
Time now for a comprehensive safety net - Golding
on March 30, 2020 at 9:57 pm
People’s National Party (PNP) Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding is calling for the Government to put in place a comprehensive safety net to protect vulnerable Jamaicans from the severe economic contraction now underway as a result of...
US embassy addresses COVID information for health professionals
on March 30, 2020 at 9:33 pm
The United States Embassy in Kingston says America is not seeking to get health professionals to abandon their nation's fight against COVID-19 to bolster its own capacity. The embassy was reacting to a Gleaner article today which highlighted...
Professor Colin Gyles appointed acting UTECH President
on March 30, 2020 at 6:11 pm
The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) Richard Powell today advised that Professor Colin Gyles, Deputy President, will be appointed as Acting President effective April 3. Powell said the Council of the University of...