MASK HURDLE - Deaf find innovative means as PPE affects communication in tough year

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With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic came the rise in wearing protective masks, which abruptly excised half of the face from communication, creating a challenge for members of the deaf community. The covering deemed a critical barrier to guard…

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‘It pains my heart’ - Rose Town man laments senseless loss of lives, wants to revive initiative to rescue youth

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Melbourne Absalom, a violence interrupter (VI) working with the Peace Management Initiative in Rose Town in Kingston, is calling on the “society at large” to play a greater role in curbing crime and violence in such inner-city communities. Absalom…

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US duo prepare pitch for local digitisation of medical records

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A pair of medical experts are planning a “deep dive” into Jamaica’s clogged health sector with an ambitious plan to completely overhaul the outdated paper-based medical record infrastructure with a world-class digital system. United States-based…

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Homeless man struggles to find room for rent

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At 10 o’ clock yesterday morning, scores of homeless and indigent people had already flocked to the gates of the St William Grant Park in downtown Kingston for their annual New Year’s Day breakfast from the mayor. Among them was 81-year-old Roy…

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Gordon Town unites to avoid garbage pile-up

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Since a major breakaway along the Gordon Town main road in rural St Andrew left a number of communities almost cut off, residents have been rallying to rid the area of waste and prevent a public health nightmare as the districts can no longer be…

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Blind vendor fights to support family

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Although Paul Calvin Brown has been blind since he was 16 years old, he is still blessed with vision to make an honest living as an avid salesman, inspiring people with his entrepreneurial spirit. The Gleaner caught up with the walking salesman as…

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August Town residents claim prayer and godliness for 2021

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Last year brought about several changes in the lives of residents of August Town in St Andrew, and some of them are looking to 2021 with expectations of a closer walk with God and the elimination of violence in the community. Dahlia Stephens was…

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Westmoreland man charged in connection with gun attack

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Cops assigned to the Westmoreland Police Division have arrested and charged a man with two counts of wounding with intent and illegal possession of firearm. Charged is 33-year-old Mushane Wedderburn, otherwise called ‘Quenger’, of Lime Tree…

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INDECOM investigating shooting death of 14-year-old in Westmoreland

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The Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) has launched a probe into yesterday’s fatal shooting of 14-year-old Yuhembi Bryson on Dexter Street in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland. INDECOM says it has been reported that a joint…

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Phone snatcher fatally shot at Coronation Market

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A man who grabbed a woman’s cell phone in a section of the Coronation Market in downtown Kingston met his demise this morning when he was shot dead. The incident took place about 8 o’clock. An eyewitness told The Gleaner that the woman was…

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