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Stories by Christopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

After half a century of dismal performances, the Jamaican economy is now poised for a sustained revival, with very little chance of things going off-track again, according to economist Dr Damien King.This is because the combination of economic and...

Published:Thursday | January 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The stench was stifling and the abundance of flies nauseating as the Gleaner news team approached the garbage pile-up on Blount Street in Hannah Town yesterday to get a close-up view and better appreciation of the public-health risk affecting Melody...

Published:Friday | December 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is scrambling to cauterise the worrying situation at the Minard Beef Cattle Station in Brown's Town, St Ann, which, in recent times, has claimed the lives of at least 50 head of cattle....

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The decision by the Ministry of Finance to divest the approval of bingo events to the Betting, Gaming, and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) has not been well received by persons who promote these activities.Since adding the processing of applications for...

Published:Monday | December 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Churches are among the main beneficiaries of the proceeds of gambling revenue collected by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to which they apply for sponsorship support and other ventures.It came to light last Thursday that despite...

Published:Tuesday | December 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) has released its 12 tips for a cleaner Jamaica ahead of today's launch of its 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Christmas - Bring a Bag a Bottle' campaign at Mall Plaza, Constant Spring Road.Persons can get a reusable Chico...

Published:Friday | December 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) is inviting the public to take part in its 'Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Christmas - Bring a Bag a Bottle' at Mall Plaza, Constant Spring Road in Half-Way Tree on Tuesday, December 12. There, persons can get a reusable '...

Published:Wednesday | December 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Poor lighting, absence of proper road markings and deplorable surfaces are among the challenges facing Jamaican road users, but most traffic crashes, especially those resulting in fatalities, happen in places where the road surfaces are much...

Published:Monday | December 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

President of Jamaica Trade and Invest (JAMPRO) Diane Edwards has challenged micro, small and medium-size business operators to get on board the Export Max III in order to access the range of services to be provided under the initiative .Launched...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, is a potential major spin-off benefit of the National Identification System (NIDS), which could result in significant financial and time savings as well as improved safety for patients.This was one of the...

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The National Identification System (NIDS) will be a major tool for curbing cybercrime, according to Richard Delapenha of the Office of the Prime Minister."In Jamaica, there was a study done some time ago and it says that we lose up to $64 billion...

Published:Wednesday | November 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans have been encouraged to get their businesses in order to tap into the huge export potential when Haiti opens up for duty-free trading less than a year from now.President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), Metry...

Published:Wednesday | November 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's energy policy has made the sector attractive for investment and a game changer, with the country now poised to be the leader in the Caribbean, according to Managing Director of MPC Capital, David Delaire.The company with headquarters in...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth Fulton has charged the Government and the private sector to provide greater support to local farmers by utilising more Jamaican produce. This is necessary, he said, to reduce the heavy...

Published:Thursday | November 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The time is long overdue for consumers, farmers, and the Jamaican economy to begin to benefit in a tangible way from the Eat Jamaican Campaign, which is now in its 15th year, according to President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Lenworth...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

'Hands across the Species' is the apt theme for Sunday's One Health Day conference to be hosted jointly by the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association and Caribbean College of Family Physicians at the Alhambra Inn, 1 Tucker Avenue, Kingston 6, which...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Two months after Michael Stern quit as chairman of the board of directors for the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Camille Beckford, communications and public relations officer and Celia Miles, a director, are still in the dark about...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Former Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, on Wednesday, accused Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) Shane Dalling of being the primary agent of discontent and dissent at the agency, citing the high...

Published:Tuesday | October 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA), Allan Rickards, has welcomed news that the long-overdue rationalisation plan for traditional sugar lands is now with Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

The failure of regional policymakers to pick up the significance of the Special Report on Climate Change at 1.5°C, released by the International Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation's highest scientific assessment body, on Monday, has irked...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Consultant agriculturalist Webster McPherson has ridiculed the announcement by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw that Jamaica will scale up mango production in short order to compete in the global export trade....

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

St Catherine, Clarendon, and Trelawny are the parishes where sugar land has been identified for divestment in the first phase of a plan by the Government to put thousands of idle acreage into crop production.Minister of Industry, Commerce,...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Jamaica continues to strengthen its traditional partnerships, while building new ones with like-minded countries around the world that see the global benefits in countries big and small, rich and poor, working together to solve issues too big for...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

A week after announcing a ban on single-use plastic bags and other plastic items, the government has established a plastic policy hotline to receive comments and queries about the ban, which takes effect on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The public is...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/ Gleaner Writer

Built in 1796 and located in the town's historic district, the Falmouth Parish Church, also known as the St Peter's Anglican Church, is the oldest public building in the Trelawny capital and the most visited tourist site in the parish.Though still...

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