Manchester farmer arrested on firearm charges

A Manchester farmer is now behind bars on firearm charges after being arrested last night. The police say 28-year-old Nadar Campbell of Savoy Crescent in Christiana was held during an operation at a bar in Mount Moriah, St Ann about 11 p....more..


Jamaica boosting COVID-19 testing capacity

Come tomorrow, technicians will begin installing a machine at the National Public Health Laboratory to test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) more..


LISTEN: Paulwell backs call to suspend fuel tax and GCT on electricity

CLICK HERE The Opposition is backing a proposal by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for the suspension of General Consumption Tax (GCT) on light bills and the Special Consumption Tax (SCT) on fuel to make electricity cheaper for people amid the...more..


Pharmacies fear shortages, paranoia could cause chaos

Pharmacies across Jamaica have been hit hard by the COVID-19 scare, and it seems that those in the rural areas are hurting the most, as a shortage of medication for the symptoms, sanitisation products and fear of exposure to the respiratory disease...more..


St Ann teen suspected to have drowned

Seventeen-year-old Kingsley Campbell of Sterling district, Calderwood in St Ann is suspected to have drowned at a beach in Priory in the parish yesterday. The St Ann’s Bay police say about 4:49 p.m., Campbell was at the beach with a...more..


‘Free at last!’ - Bull Bay happy to be out of quarantine, stigma but still concerned about spread of coronavirus

“Free at last! Free at last!” one man shouted to The Sunday Gleaner team as he drove past on Morales Drive, heading out of Bull Bay, St Andrew, yesterday. Grinning from ear to ear, he sped off down the road. In the early hours of Saturday, March...more..


‘Look out for the elderly’ - Appeal for protection of the ageing population most affected by COVID-19

Winston Peneng* will be 82 years old in September. On Thursday, the elderly man sat patiently in a pharmacy awaiting his hypertension medication as others around him navigated each other cautiously and in hospital surgical masks. “I don’t look it,...more..


Prisons beef up COVID-19 security - Correctional services say no need for inmates and relatives to worry

Prisoners are already isolated from the rest of the population, but the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) admits that there are still holes through which the dreaded COVID-19 can seep into the institutions, and says it is doing its best to...more..


Coronavirus rewrites political culture - Veteran politicians say COVID-19 has created a new way of life in Jamaica

Motorcades and mass meetings, two of the major arteries of Jamaica’s political culture, may forever be altered by COVID-19, the highly contagious respiratory disease that has shut down world economies and caused the deaths of thousands. Two of...more..


JPS partner Korea East-West buying COVID rapid-test machine for Jamaica

Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) president and CEO Emanuel DaRosa has announced that the company will be donating $45 million to the national coronavirus fight. In a digital briefing on Saturday morning, DaRosa said, of...more..