Man in police custody following brother's death
on May 24, 2020 at 5:40 pm
A man who was allegedly involved in a dispute with his brother on Friday, is now in police custody, after his brother died following the incident. The man was treated in hospital and released into police custody, the Jamaica Constabulary...
New York Times devotes front page to victims of COVID-19
by AP on May 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm
(AP)- The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns...
Former JFF president, Hugh Perry, dead
by Gareth Davis/Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 4:38 pm
Former president of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Hugh Perry has died. Perry died in hospital this morning after ailing for some time. Perry served as JFF president from 1981 to 1983. Last year, he was recognised by the...
Former correctional officer killed in road crash
by Gareth Davis/Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 3:44 pm
A former correctional officer died in a motor vehicle crash in Portland yesterday. He has been identified as Rollin Brown, a former warden. He was allegedly hit from his bicycle in Buff Bay as two motor vehicles sped and crashed into a...
$300m Tivoli bill - Figure set to increase with suits pending; public defender laments continued abuse of young men by cops, soldiers
by Livern Barrett - Senior Staff Reporter on May 24, 2020 at 5:29 am
Ten years after the 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion, there has been no systemic changes within the Jamaican security forces to ensure there is no repeat of the catastrophic events, one state agency has asserted. Compensation payouts for the death and...
30-y-o grandmas helping to raise child criminals, says counsellor - Dozens of teens feature in serious crimes, including murder and buggery, since March
by Corey Robinson - Senior Staff Reporter on May 24, 2020 at 5:28 am
Sharon Hollister* is thankful her 15-year-old son has completed another month without having a run-in with the law. That is to her knowledge at least. Though still a student, the teenager has been arrested by the police at least seven times in the...
US Republicans could be key to resuscitating Caribbean tourism
by Janet Silvera - Senior Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:27 am
WESTERN BUREAU: As Caribbean tourism rebounds, marketers are looking to Republican-leaning Americans to be among the first set of visitors to return to the region’s shores based on an in-depth social sentiment data analysis. The study of millions...
‘It is safer to be in Ja right now’ - Younger Jamaicans turning down job offers, eyeing return to land of birth
by Karyl Walker - Senior Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:26 am
Figures released by JN Bank in the United States indicate that Jamaicans who live in South Florida are making plans to return to the land of their birth and are putting their money where their mouth is. According to chief representative officer of...
Duggan ready for CMU challenge as interim president
by Erica Virtue - Senior Gleaner Writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:22 am
The new captain appointed to steer the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) ship through choppy seas as a corruption probe engulfs the institution says he will not be going in blind when he takes up the post as interim president on June 1. “I have...
Venda Anderson hopes for a brighter day
by Tamara Bailey - Sunday Gleaner writer on May 24, 2020 at 5:20 am
CHRISTIANA, Manchester: WHEN PAIN riddles your body and a reality of lack stares you in the face, it is easy for hope to be lost and faith to wane, but 59-year-old Venda Anderson says that is all she has left as she contends with impaired vision,...
A love like this – Part I
on May 24, 2020 at 5:18 am
“Proverbs 24:3-5 says through skilful and godly wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built and by understanding, it is established (on a sound) and good foundation. A healthy marriage calls for knowledge, which equals information;...
Health + Tech | Teletherapy and virtual mental-health services
on May 24, 2020 at 5:13 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a new normal for many of us. Most people are simply not used to having to stay away from friends and loved ones as long as we have been during isolation and quarantine. Humans are, by nature, social creatures,...
COVID & mental health
on May 24, 2020 at 5:12 am
Cecelia Campbell-Livingston Sunday Gleaner Writer Trapped in this nightmare I wish I’d wake As my whole life begins to shake Four walls surround me An empty gaze I can’t find my way out of this maze Madhouse, Anthrax Most Jamaicans have been...
What stops my prayers from being answered?
on May 24, 2020 at 5:11 am
Have you ever wanted the prayer life of Bible characters who brought the dead back to life, opened the eyes of the blind, and ended a three-year drought? Often, we think that ‘Prayers that Rock the World’ can only be done by the ‘superChristians’...
Inmate dies after trying to disarm correctional officers
on May 24, 2020 at 1:20 am
An inmate from the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre died today after trying to disarm correctional officers. Both the police and the Independent Commission of Investigations are probing the incident, which allegedly stemmed from a...
COVID recoveries reach 200
on May 24, 2020 at 12:48 am
Recovery from COVID-19 in Jamaica has increased to 36 per cent of cases. The Ministry of Health and Wellness, a short while ago, revealed that nine more persons were released from care, moving the number people who have recovered from...
Final lap as Suriname votes on Monday
by CMC on May 23, 2020 at 10:22 pm
(CMC): More than 383,000 voters in Suriname will go to the polls on Monday to elect a new government amid predictions that voter turnout could decline. In 2015, 70 per cent of voters participated in the election. Political observers note that two...
Broken main leaves some downtown communities without water
on May 23, 2020 at 9:52 pm
The National Water Commission (NWC) says a broken main along Studio One Boulevard is the cause of service disruption affecting parts of downtown Kingston. The incident has affected communities served by the Montgomery Corner tank. The...
Protest in Spain over government's handling of COVID crisis
on May 23, 2020 at 9:28 pm
Thousands of supporters of Spain’s far-right Vox party gathered today in their cars and on motorbikes in the centre of Madrid and other Spanish cities to protest the Spanish government’s handling of the nation’s COVID-19...
Eternally grateful - GoFundMe campaigns give brilliant teens shot at dream universities
by Jamila Litchmore/Special Projects and Engagement Editor on May 23, 2020 at 5:12 am
AS THEY campaign to raise funds to attend their dream universities, two Jamaican students are teaching the country an important lesson – there are no insurmountable boundaries or barriers to achieving one’s aims and objectives. Upper-sixth-form...