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Stories by Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The 2018 game bird season gets under way today and runs until Sunday, September 23, with two shooting sessions on Saturdays - from sunrise to 9 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to sunset. On Sundays, there will only be one shooting session - from sunrise to...

Published:Wednesday | August 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) last Friday gave the green light to game bird hunters to legally hunt the white-tailed deer that is wreaking havoc on crops in Portland and elsewhere.The agency used a forum at the Knutsford Court...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minutes after the swearing in of 30 foreign nationals as Jamaican citizens at the Police Officers' Club on Hope Road in St Andrew, Nigerian-born Oluwafunke Bayesha was celebrating her new status, having lived here for nine years."This right here...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Manager Anjeli Williams is confident that the Portland Bight Discovery Centre at Salt Pond, Clarendon - slated to be officially opened in September - will develop into a major eco-tourism hub. This is in keeping with the centre's mandate to raise...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Investments do not necessarily automatically translate into or contribute to economic growth unless there is significant value added, Prime Minister Andrew Holness explained during his keynote address at the 66th staging of the Denbigh Agricultural...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Agriculture minister in the Cayman Islands Juliana O'Connor-Connolly says her country has adopted Jamaica's mantra of 'eat what you grow, grow what you eat'.Speaking to The Gleaner on Saturday at the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has warned against complacency in light of any economic gains and has called for unity to achieve sustained growth and development."Although we may be doing well in terms of our economic indicators, we still remain...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The final two-kilometre-drive to get there can be testing to navigate, given the poor road conditions - either a rough and dusty roadway or water-laden potholes - but Jacob's Ladder provides a refreshing example of...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton made it clear yesterday that Jamaica's efforts to tap into the multibillion-dollar global medicinal marijuana industry would continue to be guided by public health concerns taking precedence over potentially...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Victoria Mutual Group copped six of seven sectionals awards en route to sweeping the Large Business Category at Tuesday's Service Excellence Awards 2018 hosted by the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel,...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Howard Mitchell, president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has called on political leaders to obey a higher moral and legal code of governance as an example for citizens to follow. Without this paradigm shift, he argued, no...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

"Hunt them!" is advice the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is expected to give to game bird hunters who encounter the white-tailed deer during the 2018 season which gets underway on Saturday, August 18 and runs until Sunday,...

Published:Tuesday | July 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has promised more funding for the cash-starved Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in order to ramp up the pace of operations.He told The Gleaner recently that there was a...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

An estimated 38,000 Jamaican youth between the ages of five and 17 years old are involved in child labour, and 26,000 work in hazardous conditions, as defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO).These are some of the findings contained in...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke has advised Jamaicans to take their business elsewhere if commercial banks fail to follow the lead of the central bank in reducing their interest rates."Medium-sized and small businesses need to demand of their...

Published:Saturday | June 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The influx of brown seaweed known as sargassum, which has been affecting beaches along Jamaica's north and south coasts, is projected to continue to affect the island's shorelinebut poses no threat to human life or the environment, the National...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Professor Errol Morrison, director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology, has lamented the unwillingness of Jamaican investors to support local research and science, even where there was ample proof that just a little more...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Everton Hansen is out as director general of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority.The Gleaner understands that the decision was announced during an emergency board meeting at the authority's office, 1 Willie Henry Drive, off...

Published:Monday | May 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA) O'Neil Grant has warned of major trouble on the industrial scene if more is not done to protect the rights of workers.In his president's address to the 99th annual general meeting of the JCSA...

Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's growing obesity problem comes under the microscope during this year's Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) symposium, which will run from Sunday, June 3, to Sunday, June 10.'Obesity: Do we even have a slim chance?' is the theme for the...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Business Developing Corporation (JBDC) is well aware of the inherent difficulties of the value-chain system, requiring as it does the same high level of input from each contributor along every step of the chain.Though cognisant of the...

Published:Thursday | May 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans should continue to track developments and brace for fallout from Tuesday's announcement by United States President Donald Trump that he intends to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, Leonard Green, past president of the Jamaica Gasolene...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

The Government's much-touted Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), the umbrella organisation under which all former crop commodity services, with the exception of banana, are being subsumed, has no chance of working,...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

After finally getting the green light to acquire the 1,000-acre Water Valley property in St Mary, the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) now finds itself saddled with two non-performing assets in the parish which the Government has failed to offload after...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Anticipation is high ahead of today's annual general meeting (AGM) of the Coconut Industry Board (CIB) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston where Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw is expected to...

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