Goodbye, Good Morning Man In a nostalgic farewell at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Kingston on Friday, hundreds of Jamaicans came together to bid farewell to media icon Alan Magnus, whose four-decade career touched the hearts of countless listeners across the...

Final stretch The general secretaries of the country’s two major political parties are oozing with confidence ahead of the political showdown on Monday when Jamaicans will decide who holds the reins in the 13 parish municipalities and the Portmore city...

No surprise Economist Dr Damien King and Opposition Spokesman on Finance Julian Robinson say they are unsurprised by the Bank of Jamaica’s (BOJ) assessment that inflation will remain higher than targeted until next year. King told The Gleaner on Thursday that...

Road to nowhere WESTERN BUREAU: Residents of Freeman’s Hall, Trelawny, are accusing their political representatives of abandoning them for 50 years, citing the degradation of their community’s roadways and the lack of an adequate water supply, street lights, and...

St Aloysius Primary reignites nat’l pride in Ja Day celebrations For the staff at the St Aloysius Primary School in Kingston, the Jamaica Day activities are more than just a commemoration, but provide a significant opportunity to foster patriotism and cultural retention for students. “We find out that our...

Barnes’ lawyers insist no evidence linking him to Tonia’s killing Defence attorneys representing Oscar Barnes on Friday reiterated that there was “absolutely” no evidence presented in the trial connecting him to Tonia McDonald’s murder, while imploring the jury to return a not-guilty verdict. Attorney-at-law...

Party loyalty and apathy upstaging issues in the west WESTERN BUREAU: Party loyalty and apathy are upstaging issues in western Jamaica as campaigning for Monday’s local government elections enters the final stretch. Electors in Trelawny, St James, Hanover, Westmoreland, and St Elizabeth readily point...

Local gov’t minister, executive director laud outgoing NSWMA board Despite a severe islandwide garbage collection crisis between 2022 and 2023 causing a black eye, the outgoing board members of the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) were on Friday lauded for bringing a culture of accountability to...

SLIM LEAD Just days before the majority of the island’s electors get a chance to cast ballots in the long-overdue local government elections, Jamaica’s two main political parties remain in a dogfight. The battle for the 228 divisions and a single mayorship...

Slow start to polls Scores of diehards from both major political parties were in high spirits yesterday as they converged on the headquarters of the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) in downtown Kingston to monitor the arrival of ballot boxes containing the votes of...