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Published:Wednesday | September 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The global economic challenges caused by the COVID pandemic have also created lucrative opportunities for local businesses, chief executive officer of the Seprod Group, Richard Pandohie, assured stakeholders on Monday. COVID-19 is truly reshaping...

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:12 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Despite relocating its milk-production plant to Bog Walk in St Catherine in 2018 and last year’s closure of the Golden Grove Sugar Factory, in which it acquired major share holdings in 2009, the SEPROD Group of Companies has said that it has not...

Published:Saturday | September 19, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

THEIR SHOP was among the many trading establishments which adorned the roadway at the Content Gap square in St Andrew East Rural during the recent reopening ceremony for the resurfaced Guava Ridge to Content Road, all offering the same general...

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Some 80 farmers in the parishes of Clarendon, St Portland, Kingston, St Andrew, and St Ann are set to receive a total of 70,000 vegetable seedlings and 300 fruit trees, along with inputs such as chemicals and fertiliser, as well as technical...

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2020 | 12:05 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

From state minister for the former Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries where he served in the previous Jamaica Labour Party administration, Floyd Green has been promoted to take charge of the newly formed Ministry of...

Published:Friday | September 4, 2020 | 7:31 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Professor Peter Figueroa, one of Jamaica’s leading epidemiologists, has warned that participants at an impromptu party at Olympic Way in the St Andrew West Central constituency represented by Prime Minister Andrew may have put themselves and others...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Professor Emerita Carolyn Cooper has expressed concern that senior citizens who opt to vote on election day may be at undue risk of contracting COVID-19 unless special lines are established for the aged. Cooper, a public commentator and Gleaner...

Published:Wednesday | September 2, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Dalvey division in the St Thomas Eastern constituency is considered the forgotten section side of the parish, according to residents who admitted that they are suffering with very little economic stimulus and a significant decline in their...

Published:Tuesday | September 1, 2020 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown has given the assurance that her office remains fully operational and committed to carrying out its mandate, despite the fact that she has contracted the coronavirus. Parchment Brown told The Gleaner...

Published:Monday | August 31, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Political apathy is rife in St Thomas Eastern, a seat the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP’s) Dr Michelle Charles is seeking to wrest from the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) self-styled ‘Six-Star General’, Dr Fenton Ferguson, who has held power since...

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2020 | 12:24 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

While most Jamaicans support the removal of Queen Elizabeth II as head of State, the country’s two main political parties are still bitterly divided over the issue. The incumbent Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is insisting that the matter is one for...

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:21 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Most business operators canvassed in coronavirus high-risk communities in Kingston and St Andrew are increasingly worried about an anticipated fall-off in commerce when new curfew hours kick in this evening. The curfew measures, which will run from...

Published:Wednesday | August 19, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Coronavirus cases in the Americas have reached almost 11.5 million and over 400,000 deaths, an indication that the region continues to carry the heaviest burden of the coronavirus disease globally. With 55 per cent of the new cases reported in the...

Published:Friday | August 14, 2020 | 12:26 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Confidence is running high in the Jamaica Labour Party’s Franklin Witter’s camp in St Elizabeth South Eastern even as Dwaine Spencer, a medical doctor and younger brother of Kern Spencer, plots to wrest the seat from him for the People’s National...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Dr Peter Phillips isn’t too concerned that pollsters believe Andrew Holness is practising so much social distancing, Phillips might lose the September 3 general election. The opposition leader was flint-faced on Wednesday as he declared that he was...

Published:Tuesday | August 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The business community is warning that the Government’s failure to enforce the COVID-19 laws governing beach parties and other entertainment events could cost the country dearly, reversing the economic gains achieved since the easing of austerity...

Published:Saturday | August 8, 2020 | 12:07 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

A self-destructing palm tree that flowers once every 100 years and then dies is how the Nature Preservation Foundation website describes the century palm. However, during its final rites, which can take up to a year and a half to be completed, the...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:26 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Two of the presenters at Tuesday’s launch of a joint Jamaica Stock Exchange and International Development Bank project, ‘Innovating Social Sector Financing’, have said something is fundamentally wrong with the Jamaican society, citing as evidence...

Published:Wednesday | August 5, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) has been urged to extend interest-free credit to students of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, to cover incremental movements in tuition fees caused by recalculations based on the greenback. Hundreds of...

Published:Saturday | August 1, 2020 | 12:16 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

This year’s cancellation of what would have been the 68th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon because of coronavirus restrictions has resulted in significant financial losses, the Jamaica’s main farming lobby...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:28 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The CEO of the Sugar Industry Association (SIA), George Callaghan, has fired back at the management of Worthy Park Estate in St Catherine over its claims that the growing cess paid to keep the SIA operational is a burden on stakeholders. Speaking...

Published:Friday | July 31, 2020 | 12:09 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Method used to rehabilitate the Guava Ridge to Content Gap main road in East Rural St Andrew has set a new template for road development in Jamaica. St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament Juliet Holness told the official opening ceremony of...

Published:Thursday | July 30, 2020 | 12:19 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

St Andrew East Rural Member of Parliament (MP) Juliet Holness is banking on her record of performance, especially in the many farming communities of her constituency, to convince the electorate to give her a second term in the House of...

Published:Tuesday | July 28, 2020 | 12:22 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Seymour Arthur is being hailed for his unwavering commitment to regional integration with the recognition of his pivotal contribution to the formation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Arthur, 70...

Published:Friday | July 17, 2020 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Senior Gleaner Writer

As pressure increases over queries of nepotism related to his demand that government lands be given to his live-in partner, Lola Marshall-Williams, de facto Agriculture Minister J.C. Hutchinson declined to pronounce on whether he should step aside...

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