250 ship crew arrive today - Carnival Glory with homesick Jamaicans aboard to dock in Falmouth

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Another cruise ship with hundreds of Jamaican crew members aboard is due to dock in Falmouth Monday afternoon. Their return is part of the Government’s stated objective to bring home all nationals stranded at sea before the tentative date of May 31…

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Tivoli incursion - ten years on | Woman: I witnessed point-blank murders

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

The bloody firefights of May 24-26, 2010, triggered the collapse of the Coke dynasty that held Tivoli Gardens in its grip for more than two decades. But Nadine Sharpe’s enduring memories are of extrajudicial overreach and wartime bloodlust. That…

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Hoteliers back pretesting of tourists

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

WESTERN BUREAU: Pitching a working timeline of four to six weeks for the reopening of the tourism industry, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) says it fully supports the pretesting of guests. The group also backs the wearing of masks…

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Shaggy pushes for US visas for Bounty, Beenie

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

On the heels of last weekend’s titanic clash between dancehall artistes Beenie Man and Bounty Killer that captured the attention of international fans, media outlets, and industry players, there is a push for the two to be reissued with United…

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Tivoli incursion - ten years on | Gary Spaulding cried, ‘Yuh gwine mek dem kill wi!’

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Retired photographer Norman Grindley recalls his coverage of the May 2010 west Kingston operations. I remember going to KPH (with Gary Spaulding) when everything start to lick shot. During that time at the hospital …, whole heap of photographs…

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Tivoli incursion - ten years on | ‘It was one scary firefight’

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Current Chief Photo Editor Ricardo Makyn recalls covering the Tivoli Gardens incursion which sparked violence all across the city. I remember well the day after witnessing barricades being set up on Spanish Town Road in the vicinity of May Pen…

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Tivoli incursion - ten years on | Caught in crossfire at KPH

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Written by then Rural Editor Paul-Andre Walker and reprinted from the May 28, 2010 edition of The Gleaner. Loud bangs pierce the air, and we know we are in trouble. On Tuesday, journalists from The Gleaner are at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH…

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Will Jamaica still be blacklisted? - Opposition senator questions scale of COVID-19 effect on economy

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under Headline News -

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown is questioning whether Jamaica would be removed from the European Union financial blacklist, given the expected more than five per cent contraction in the economy because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jamaica was among…

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Labour Day project in St Catherine shut down by police

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Residents of Pear Tree Grove and surrounding areas in the Troja Division in St Catherine are expressing shock and dismay that they were ordered to discontinue their Labour Day project by the Riversdale Police.
 

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St Catherine man listed as person of interest in murder probe

Gleaner on May 25th, 2020 | File Under More News -

Detectives in the St Catherine South Division have named a man as a person of interest in relation to a murder in Naggo Head, St Catherine on Sunday. He is 23-year-old Shamar McDonald of Rosemarie Lane, Naggo Head in St Catherine. McDonald is being…

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